The City of Rio Rancho is the 3rd largest city in New Mexico with a population of 94,592 as of July 1, 2016. Rio Rancho ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Rio Rancho is located at latitude 35.2851 and longitude -106.6989 in Sandoval County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rio Rancho (see map below) encompass a land area of 103.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.32 sq. miles. Sandoval County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,282 feet.
While the primary coordinates for City of Rio Rancho are located in Sandoval County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Bernalillo County.
The City of Rio Rancho (GNIS ID: 2410954) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Rio Rancho is located within Rio Rancho Division of Sandoval County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rio Rancho population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Rio Rancho: Rio Rancho Estates.
|Population in Households||94,382|
|Population in Familes||79,833|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||210|
|Average Household Size||2.77|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||36,461 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||26,177 (71.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||7,893 (21.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||2,392 ( 6.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$187,369|
|Average Home Value||$218,441|
|Median Household Income||$59,035|
|Average Household Income||$75,117|
|Per Capita Income||$27,118|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.53%|
|Per Capita Income||1.48%|
The table below compares Rio Rancho to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 3||100th|
|Population Density1||# 53||88th|
|Diversity Index2||# 119||74th|
|Median Household Income||# 38||92nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 87||81st|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Mexico Census Data Comparison Tool.