Rio Rancho, NM 87144 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 87144: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Rio Rancho, NM 87144

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 118
  • Single Family Addresses: 13,851
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 342
  • County: Sandoval County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.251, Longitude -106.676
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Rio Rancho, NM 87144 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 38,324
Population in Households 38,321
Population in Familes 33,248
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 307
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 13,114
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 10,034
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,058 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,471 (74.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,643 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 944 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $215,706
Average Home Value $299,945


Median Household Income $62,090
Average Household Income $81,014
Per Capita Income $27,722
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.35% 1.39%
Households 1.3% 1.41%
Families 1.09% 1.28%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
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 87144 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 87144 to the other 313 ZIP Codes in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 18 95th
Population Density1 # 41 87th
Diversity Index2 # 67 79th
Median Household Income # 22 93rd
Per Capita Income # 55 83rd

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