Rio Rancho, NM Profile: Facts & Data

Advertisement

Rio Rancho Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Rio Rancho Content

Also See: Rio Rancho, NM ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Rio Rancho, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The City of Rio Rancho is the 3rd largest city in New Mexico with a population of 100,934 as of July 1, 2019. Rio Rancho ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index 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 35.2334 and longitude -106.6645 in Sandoval County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rio Rancho 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rio Rancho: Rio Rancho Estates.

Jump to... (On This Page!)
  1. Rio Rancho 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for Rio Rancho (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. New Mexico Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. New Mexico Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

Rio Rancho, NM - Most Popular Things to Do

Also See: Nearby Photos | Nearby Hotels | Driving Directions

Use HTL Address Research for a New Mexico Address and get...

Boundary Maps, Demographic Data, School Zones Review maps and data for the neighborhood, city, county, ZIP Code, and school zone. July 1, 2019, data includes home values, household income, percentage of homes owned, rented or vacant, etc.


Advertisement

Rio Rancho, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Rio Rancho, NM Housing Affordability Index is 144
State of New Mexico Housing Affordability Index is 127
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Rio Rancho, NM Wealth Index is 71
State of New Mexico Wealth Index is 71
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

These new demographic attributes are availiable for cities, Counties, ZIP Codes and even neighborhoods (Census Blocks) when you search by a specific New Mexico address.

See our:

  1. New 2-Minute Introduction and Concise Guide to Big Data which will help you make the most effective use of HomeTownLocator Tools.
  2. References & Data Sources page for more information about methodology and sources of data.

POPULATION

Total Population 100,934
Population in Households 100,727
Population in Familes 84,799
Population in Group Qrtrs 207
Population Density 976
Diversity Index1 73
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,602
Average Household Income $72,520
Per Capita Income $26,068
Wealth Index3 71

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 38,796 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 28,032 (72.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,221 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,543 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $189,999
Housing Affordability Index2 144
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 36,253
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 25,876
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.57% 5.14%
Households 1.41% 5.0%
Families 1.18% 4.84%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

Rio Rancho, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

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, 2019 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 # 3 100th
Population Density # 45 90th
Diversity Index # 110 75th
Median Household Income # 72 84th
Per Capita Income # 122 73rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Mexico Census Data Comparison Tool.

Quick & Easy Ways to...

  1. Get Current Demographic Data for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  2. View Boundary Maps, for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  3. Locate Physical, Cultural, and Historical Features

New Mexico Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare New Mexico July 1, 2019 Data
Data:
Locations:
Highest or Lowest:
Results:
Advertisement