Also See: Rio Rancho, NM ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps
The City of Rio Rancho is the 3rd largest city in New Mexico with a population of 102,865 as of July 1, 2021. 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 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.
|Total Population||102,865 (100%)|
|Population in Households||102,659 (99.8%)|
|Population in Families||86,217 (83.8%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||206 ( 0.2%)|
|Median Household Income||$73,656|
|Average Household Income||$88,895|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||12%|
|Per Capita Income||$32,362|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||39,725 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||30,130 (75.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||7,293 (18.4%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||2,302 ( 5.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$218,076|
|Average Home Value||$258,181|
|Housing Affordability Index3||190|
|Average Household Size||2.74|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.22%|
|Per Capita Income||2.19%|
|Owner Occupied HU||4.84%|
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, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 3||100th|
|Population Density||# 44||90th|
|Median Household Income||# 30||93rd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 312||70th|
|Per Capita Income||# 85||81st|
|Diversity Index||# 106||76th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Mexico Census Data Comparison Tool.