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Rio Communities, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The City of Rio Communities had a population of 4,620 as of July 1, 2018. Rio Communities ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density 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 Communities is located at latitude 34.6472 and longitude -106.7028 in Valencia County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rio Communities (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Valencia County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,826 feet.

The City of Rio Communities (GNIS ID: 2771703) 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 "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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 Communities is located within Belen Division of Valencia County.

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Rio Communities, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,620
Population in Households 4,620
Population in Familes 3,682
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 738
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $45,441
Average Household Income $56,337
Per Capita Income $23,717


Total Housing Units 2,196 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,565 (71.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 380 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 251 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $141,381
Average Home Value $159,313


Total Households 1,945
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 1,253
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.27% -0.5%
Households -0.31% -0.53%
Families -0.61% -0.71%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Rio Communities, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rio Communities to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 50 89th
Population Density # 71 84th
Diversity Index # 212 52nd
Median Household Income # 138 69th
Per Capita Income # 162 64th

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