Cedar Crest is a census-designated place (CDP) in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 958 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Cedar Crest is located in eastern Bernalillo County at 35°6′26″N 106°22′25″W (35.107145, -106.373543), along the eastern base of the Sandia Mountains. It is bordered by the village of Tijeras to the south.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.1 km2), all land.
At the 2000 census there were 1,060 people, 470 households, and 322 families in the CDP. The population density was 323.9 people per square mile (125.2/km2). There were 501 housing units at an average density of 153.1 per square mile (59.2/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.89% White, 1.23% African American, 1.42% Native American, 1.13% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 6.89% from other races, and 2.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.81%.
Of the 470 households 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 26.0% of households were one person and 5.1% were one person aged 65 or older.