Ruidoso, NM 88345 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 88345: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ruidoso, NM 88345

Not Acceptable, USPS
Alto Crest, NM 88345
Hollywood, NM 88345
Sierra Blanca, NM 88345

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 662
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,997
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 62
  • County: Lincoln County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.341, Longitude -105.668
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Ruidoso, NM 88345 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,798
Population in Households 8,798
Population in Familes 6,533
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 144
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 4,168
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 2,429
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,615 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,916 (30.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,252 (13.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,447 (56.7%)
Median Home Value $185,382
Average Home Value $231,687


Median Household Income $42,319
Average Household Income $58,628
Per Capita Income $27,775
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.27% -0.29%
Households -0.16% -0.24%
Families -0.5% -0.44%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.

Ruidoso, NM 88345 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 88345 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 # 61 82nd
Population Density1 # 69 79th
Diversity Index2 # 209 37th
Median Household Income # 121 64th
Per Capita Income # 70 79th

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