Living in Rio Rancho, NM

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Rio Rancho SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8
Affordability
7
Diversity
9
Safety
7
Amenities
8
Education
8.5
Commute
5

Rio Rancho, NM Crime Report

1,792
Total Crimes
1,839.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
-28.36%
Below National Average

Rio Rancho, NM Cost Of Living

95
Rio Rancho's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Rio Rancho, New Mexico Info Snack

Rio Rancho (Spanish: Río Rancho) is the largest city and economic hub of Sandoval County in the U.S. state of New Mexico. A small portion of the city extends into northern Bernalillo County. It is the third-largest and also one of the fastest expanding cities in New Mexico. As of the 2010 census, Rio Rancho had a population of 93,820.
Population
94,765
Unemployment
7.0%
Poverty
10.8%
Median Home
$184,600
Median Income
$63,014
Median Rent
$1,106

Rio Rancho, NM Photos

Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Rio Rancho in New Mexico

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6

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Map Of Rio Rancho, NM

Population over time in Rio Rancho

Year Population % Change
2017 94,765 1.6%
2016 93,317 0.4%
2015 92,966 1.3%
2014 91,807 1.3%
2013 90,627 1.7%
2012 89,098 2.3%
2011 87,068 3.2%
2010 84,355 4.1%
2009 81,056 -
Crime/100k Rio Rancho NM USA
Violent Crime 202.3 856.6 368.9
Murder 4.1 8.0 5.0
Robbery 29.8 135.1 86.2
Aggravated Assault 149.9 648.9 246.8
Property Crime 1637.7 3419.7 2199.5
Burglary 244.4 767.8 376.0
Larceny 1225.9 2166.1 1594.6
Car Theft 167.4 485.8 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Rio Rancho

White
49.9% (47,264)
African American
2.8% (2,694)
American Indian
2.0% (1,851)
Asian
1.5% (1,427)
Hawaiian
0.2% (154)
Other
0.1% (133)
Two Or More
2.7% (2,545)
Hispanic
40.8% (38,697)
Race Rio Rancho NM USA
White 49.9% 37.7% 61.1%
African American 2.8% 1.8% 12.3%
American Indian 2.0% 8.8% 0.7%
Asian 1.5% 1.4% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.7% 1.5% 2.4%
Hispanic 40.8% 48.5% 17.8%

Household Income For Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Less than $10,000
5.2% (495,543)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.7% (259,173)
$15,000 to $24,999
7.6% (717,453)
$25,000 to $34,999
7.6% (716,062)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.3% (1,452,981)
$50,000 to $74,999
22.2% (2,104,529)
$75,000 to $99,999
15.3% (1,452,425)
$100,000 to $149,999
14.6% (1,380,958)
$150,000 to $199,999
6.1% (575,074)
$200,000 or more
3.4% (322,297)
Income Rio Rancho NM USA
Less than $10,000 5.2% 9.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.7% 6.0% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 7.6% 12.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 7.6% 10.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.3% 13.6% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 22.2% 17.3% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 15.3% 11.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 14.6% 11.8% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 6.1% 4.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 3.4% 3.7% 7.0%

Gender in Rio Rancho

Female
51.4% (48,693)
Male
48.6% (46,072)
Gender Rio Rancho NM USA
Female 51.4% 50.5% 50.8%
Male 48.6% 49.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Rio Rancho for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (1,895)
9-12th Grade
5.0% (4,738)
High School / GED
24.0% (22,743)
Some College
28.0% (26,534)
Associate's Degree
11.0% (10,424)
Bachelor's Degree
19.0% (18,005)
Master's Degree
9.0% (8,528)
Professional Degree
1.0% (947)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (947)
Education Rio Rancho NM USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 7.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 5.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 24.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 28.0% 23.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 11.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 19.0% 15.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

2 Reviews & Comments About Rio Rancho

Overall User Rating
3.5
/5

HomeSnacks User

It's not the worst place you could live but it is NO where close to the best. I moved here a year ago and I already want to leave. Of course we are in New Mexico. So we are the best of the worst-! The hype and advertising of the city worked on us. But after being here a few months we saw the true side of this town. The government is a joke. Everyone talks about "community" and that the crime is low....false advertising! The crime is still ridiculous. People here are very rude. There are more "bad" areas of the city than good. Even the neighborhood I live in, that is deemed a "nicer" community, is still riddled with trash. No standards are present. The intelligence level of the majority is lacking to say the least. The list goes on but I am sure you know what direction we are now going.

Nothing stands out. It's a poor town full of people that are either too blind to see the squaller and idiocy they live in or they are in denial. On the only positive note, the view of the mountains are beautiful.


HomeSnacks User

We moved here 2 1/2 yrs. ago. My wife loves it. I feel that living in NM is more like doing time. Why keep building more federal prisons when we have NM- Offenders could be sentenced to live here. And we live in Rio Rancho which is supposed to be one of the best places in the state. If that's the case, I shudder to imagine the worst...

I know, if I don't like it...blah, blah, blah."

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