Rio Rancho, NM Population

By | June 21, 2019

Population: 51,765. Estimated population in July 2020: 66,599 (+28.7% change)
Males: 25,106 (48.5%), Females: 26,659 (51.5%)

Zip codes: 87124.

Median resident age: 35.1 years
Median household income: $47,169
Median house value: $112,900

Races in Rio Rancho:

  • White Non-Hispanic (64.1%)
  • Hispanic (27.7%)
  • Other race (10.9%)
  • Two or more races (4.1%)
  • American Indian (3.4%)
  • Black (2.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (16.3%), Irish (11.2%), English (10.5%), Italian (6.6%), United States (5.7%), French (3.5%).

Land area: 73.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Rio Rancho

  • High school or higher: 91.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 24.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rio Rancho city

  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 60.5%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

4.8% Foreign born (1.7% Latin America, 1.4% Europe, 1.3% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +18,848 (+57.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Rio Rancho:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rio Rancho:

  • ALBUQUERQUE INTL SUNPORT (about 19 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Abbreviation: ABQ)
  • FOUR CORNERS REGIONAL (about 147 miles; FARMINGTON, NM; Abbreviation: FMN)
  • DURANGO-LA PLATA COUNTY (about 149 miles; DURANGO, CO; Abbreviation: DRO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rio Rancho:

  • DOUBLE EAGLE II (about 14 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Abbreviation: AEG)
  • MID VALLEY AIRPARK (about 38 miles; LOS LUNAS, NM; Abbreviation: E98)
  • SANDIA AIRPARK ESTATES EAST (about 38 miles; EDGEWOOD, NM; Abbreviation: 1N1)
Amtrak station near Rio Rancho:

  • 15 miles: ALBUQUERQUE (214 FIRST ST. SW). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rio Rancho:

  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ALBUQUERQUE NM CAMPUS (about 12 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Full-time enrollment: 3,261)
  • ALBUQUERQUE TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE (about 15 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Full-time enrollment: 9,188)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO-MAIN CAMPUS (about 17 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Full-time enrollment: 18,780)
  • NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS UNIVERSITY (about 112 miles; LAS VEGAS, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,278)
  • SAN JUAN COLLEGE (about 145 miles; FARMINGTON, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,837)
  • ADAMS STATE COLLEGE (about 161 miles; ALAMOSA, CO; Full-time enrollment: 4,147)
  • FORT LEWIS COLLEGE (about 161 miles; DURANGO, CO; Full-time enrollment: 4,051)

Schools

Public high schools in Rio Rancho:

  • RIO RANCHO HIGH SCH. (Students: 2,517; Location: 500 LASER ROAD NE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • RIO RANCHO ALTERN (Students: 384; Location: 7100 IDALIA ROAD; Grades: 08 – 12)
Private high school in Rio Rancho:

  • CHRISTIAN LIFE ACADEMY (Students: 41; Location: 3910 -A I9 TH AVE.; Grades: KG – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Rio Rancho:

  • RIO RANCHO MID HIGH (Students: 1,868; Location: 500 LASER ROAD NE; Grades: 08 – 09)
  • PUESTA DEL SOL ELEM (Students: 852; Location: 1100 HOOD ROAD SE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • COLINAS DEL NORTE EL (Students: 817; Location: 1001 23RD AVENUE NE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • MRTN L KING JR ELEM (Students: 767; Location: 1301 27TH STREET SE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • RIO RANCHO ELEM (Students: 762; Location: 4601 PEPE ORTIZ SE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • E. S. STAPLETON EL (Students: 681; Location: 4477 NINTH AVE. NE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW MID (Students: 675; Location: 4101 MONTREAL LOOP; Grades: 06 – 07)
  • ENCHANTED HILLS ELEM (Students: 654; Location: 5400 OBREGON RD. NE4; Grades: PK – 05)
  • LINCOLN MIDDLE (Students: 616; Location: 2287 LEMA ROAD SE; Grades: 06 – 07)
  • EAGLE RIDGE MIDDLE (Students: 610; Location: 800 FRUTA; Grades: 06 – 07)
Private primary/middle schools in Rio Rancho:

  • BRIGHT BEGINNINGS CHILD (Students: 120; Location: 501 QUANTUM RD NE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • KINDERCARE (Students: 33; Location: 4031 BARBARA LP RD; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Rio Rancho:

  • RIO RANCHO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $724,974; Location: 950 PINETREE RD. SE; 107,550 books; 750 audio materials; 1,200 video materials; 119 serial subscriptions)