About Bernalillo County
Bernalillo County covers the populous area including and surrounding Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Rio Grande River flows through the center of the county, north to south, and a wide valley surrounding it covers most of the County. The Sandia Mountains cover the northeast corner of the county. The population, at 2010, is 662,564, and the land area is 1,169 square miles.
Albuquerque lies at the center of the county, and is it's county seat. Bernalillo County was established in 1852. Interstate 40 crosses from east to west, and Interstate 25 travels north and south through the county. Historic Route 66 passes through Albuquerque and traverses the county from east to west. The elevation ranges from 4,890 feet on the Rio Grande to 10,678 at the Sandia Crest.