Rio Rancho, NM 87124 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 87124: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Acceptable Alternative
Albuquerque, NM 87124

Not Acceptable, USPS
Panorama Heights, NM 87124
Rancho West, NM 87124

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,060
  • Single Family Addresses: 20,124
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,565
  • County: Sandoval County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.257, Longitude -106.697
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Rio Rancho, NM 87124 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 55,075
Population in Households 54,877
Population in Familes 45,492
Population in Group Qrtrs 198
Population Density1 787
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 20,554
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 14,200
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 22,070 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,500 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,054 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,516 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $179,540
Average Home Value $201,545


Median Household Income $56,692
Average Household Income $71,802
Per Capita Income $26,876
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.2% 0.89%
Households 1.05% 0.78%
Families 0.89% 0.67%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
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 Rancho, NM 87124 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 87124 to the other 329 ZIP Codes 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 # 6 98th
Population Density1 # 27 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 96 71st
Median Household Income # 34 90th
Per Capita Income # 81 76th

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