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Rio Communities, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The City of Rio Communities had a population of 4,544 as of July 1, 2016. Rio Communities 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 Communities is located at latitude 34.6472 and longitude -106.7028 in Valencia County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rio Communities (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Valencia County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,826 feet.

The City of Rio Communities (GNIS ID: 2771703) 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 "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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 Communities is located within Belen Division of Valencia County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rio Communities population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Rio Communities, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,544
Population in Households 4,544
Population in Familes 3,643
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 726
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 1,913
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 1,241
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,161 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,535 (71.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 378 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 248 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $136,911
Average Home Value $158,274


Median Household Income $42,337
Average Household Income $52,978
Per Capita Income $22,303
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.62% -0.5%
Households -0.68% -0.56%
Families -0.96% -0.75%
Median Household Income   0.68%
Per Capita Income   0.8%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rio Communities, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rio Communities 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 51 89th
Population Density1 # 70 84th
Diversity Index2 # 210 53rd
Median Household Income # 163 63rd
Per Capita Income # 184 59th

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