Rio Rancho

Offers a vibrant and delightful living experience that residents cherish.

Welcome to Rio Rancho

Rio Rancho, New Mexico, offers a vibrant and delightful living experience that residents cherish. Nestled against the backdrop of the Sandia Mountains, this city boasts breathtaking desert landscapes, wide-open spaces, and stunning sunsets, providing an ever-changing natural masterpiece. The community thrives on a strong sense of togetherness, hosting events like the Rio Rancho Art Association's Art in the Park and the annual Pork & Brew Festival, where neighbors come together to celebrate creativity and indulge in delectable treats.
 
Rio Rancho's commitment to education shines through its top-notch schools, and the city's love for sports finds expression in the Santa Ana Star Center, an arena for thrilling hockey matches and concerts. For outdoor enthusiasts, the nearby Petroglyph National Monument offers a glimpse into ancient history with its fascinating rock carvings, while the J&R Vintage Auto Museum delights car enthusiasts with its classic collection. The city's culinary scene is a fusion of flavors, from local New Mexican cuisine at the Turtle Mountain Brewing Company to international delights at Joe's Pasta House. Living in Rio Rancho means embracing a spirited community, enjoying cultural diversity, and relishing the perfect blend of scenic beauty and modern amenities. It's not just a place to live; it's a lively and engaging experience that residents treasure.

Overview for Rio Rancho, NM

102,403 people live in Rio Rancho, where the median age is 38.7 and the average individual income is $31,797. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

102,403

Total Population

38.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$31,797

Average individual Income

Around Rio Rancho, NM

There's plenty to do around Rio Rancho, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

8
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
23
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Baked. By Christiana, Gnomad Coffee, and Big Boss Hotlinks.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.16 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.26 miles 11 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 3.44 miles 16 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 4.12 miles 20 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Active 4.11 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.36 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Rio Rancho, NM

Rio Rancho has 37,307 households, with an average household size of 2.73. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Rio Rancho do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 102,403 people call Rio Rancho home. The population density is 990.73 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

102,403

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38.7

Median Age

48.95 / 51.05%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
37,307

Total Households

2.73

Average Household Size

$31,797

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Rio Rancho, NM

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The following schools are within or nearby Rio Rancho. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Puesta Del Sol Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
St Thomas Aquinas School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Leap International Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Sandoval Academy Of Bilingual Education
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Cielo Azul Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Vista Grande Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Sandia Vista Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
5/5
Ernest Stapleton Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Maggie Cordova Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Rio Rancho Cyber Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Martin King Junior Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Independence High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Enchanted Hills Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Explore Academy - Rio Rancho
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Colinas Del Norte Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5

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