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Rio Rancho Population

Rio Rancho is a city in New Mexico, State of United States, Rio Rancho population in 2023 is estimated to be 107,489, covers city area of 103.62 sq mi (268.38 sq km), ranks third largest city in New Mexico State, three-hundred-fifth city in the United States. Rio Rancho population as per 2020 census is 104,046 compared to 2010 population of 87,521 with the increase number of 16,525 people and growth of 18.9 percent. Rio Rancho city in Sandoval County, part of the Albuquerque metropolitan area.

Below is the Rio Rancho population by year:
YearPopulationChange %
2021 *105,8031.689
2022 *107,1661.31
2023 *107,4890.31
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, 2020 US Census & 2021 estimates updated

Rio Rancho Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, Total Rio Rancho population is 99,159, out of these 48,314 are male, 50,845 are female, The sex ratio of Rio Rancho is 95. The median age of the Rio Rancho population is 37.9, Rio Rancho population by age are, under 18 years is 23,910, 16 years and over is 77,772, 18 years and over is 75,249, 21 years and over is 71,607, 65 years and over is 20,431. 48.7% are male, 51.3% are female, Population of Rio Rancho by age percent-wise is, 24.1% are under 18 years old, 78.4% are 16 years and over, 75.9% are 18 years and over, 72.2% are 21 years and over, 16.6% are 65 years and over. There are total 37,285 housing units, The voting population of Rio Rancho are 73,544, out of these 35,681 are male voters, 37,863 are female voters, 48.5% are male, 51.5% are female. Rio Rancho population in 2022 is estimated to be 107,166, and in 2021 is estimated to be 105,803.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -55,4865.5%
5 - 96,8696.9%
10 - 147,3117.4%
15 - 196,7496.8%
20 - 245,6555.7%
25 - 3414,45914.6%
35 - 4412,72412.8%
45 - 5410,81010.9%
55 - 596,2016.3%
60 - 646,4286.5%
65 - 749,8459.9%
75 - 844,7224.8%
85 and over1,9001.9%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates

Rio Rancho Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Rio Rancho by race are:

White Population

White population in Rio Rancho, New Mexico are 79,745, percentage wise 80.4 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Rio Rancho, New Mexico are 3,519, percentage wise 3.5 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Rio Rancho, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Rio Rancho are 2,745, percentage wise 2.8 percent are asians.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Rio Rancho, New Mexico are 43,376. Percentage wise 43.7 percent are hispanics, out of these 24,692 are Mexican people, 976 are Puerto Ricans, 445 are Cubans, and 17,263 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race99,159Percent
Black or African American3,5193.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,6613.7%
Asian Population2,7452.8%
Hispanic or Latino43,37643.7%
Puerto Rican9761.0%
Other Hispanic or Latino17,263
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)

Nativity by Place of Birth

According to 2019 estimates, Rio Rancho native population is 93,324, out of these 49,316 born in the New Mexico state and 40,761 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 5,835, out of these 4,130 are Naturalized US citizen, 693 are in Europe, 1,113 in Asia, 199 in Africa, 2,087 in Latin America and 38 in Northern America. Non-US Citizens, Total Foreigners living in Rio Rancho are 1,705, out of these 235 are from Europe, 383 are from Asia, 86 from Africa, 924 are from Latin America and 77 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Born in state of residence49,316
Born in other state in the United States40,761
Born outside the United States3,247
Puerto Rico214
U.S. Island Areas0
Born abroad of American parent(s)3,033
Foreign born
Born outside of United States5,835
Naturalized U.S. citizen4,130
Latin America2,087
Northern America38
Not a U.S. citizen1,705
Latin America924
Northern America77
Source: US Census 2019 estimates

Rio Rancho Housing

According to 2019 census estimates, Total number of houses in Rio Rancho, New Mexico are 37,285, Occupied housing units are 35,765, Rental vacancy rate is 4. Percentage of occupancy is 96, 77.28% of houses are owner occupied and 18.64% of houses are renter occupied in Rio Rancho. There are 88.13 percent of one-unit detached, 3.05 percent of one-units attached, 2.01 percent of three or four unit homes. 0.90 percent are residing in mobile homes. Average household size of owner occupied is 3 and average household size of renter occupied is 3. 25.13 percent are available with one vehicle, 34.68 percent are available with two vehicles, 34.63 percent are available with three or more vehicles and 1.48 percent are no vehicles available. Total number of Rio Rancho rental homes or apartments are 6,951, occupied by Renter, The median value of Rio Rancho average rental rate is $1,335.

Total housing units37,285
Occupied housing units35,765
Occupied housing units percent96
Rental vacancy rate4
Structure TypeUnits
1-unit, detached32,861
1-unit attached1,136
2 units0
3 or 4 units751
Mobile home334
Boat, RV, van, etc.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit3
Average household size of renter-occupied unit3
Source: US Census 2019 housing estimates

Rio Rancho Housing Market

The median value of housing unit in Rio Rancho, New Mexico is $192,700, According to 2019 estimated US census of housing market, 0.82 percent of houses are less than $50,000, 2.40 percent are between $50,000 to $100,000, 10.94 percent are between $100,000 to $150,000, 26.98 percent are between $150,000 to $200,000, 23.10 percent are between $200,000 to $300,000, 11.62 percent are between $300,000 to $500,000, 1.24 percent are between $500,000 to one million, 0.19 percent are over one million and above.

Housing unit valueUnits
Less than $50,000305
$50,000 to $99,999894
$100,000 to $149,9994,078
$150,000 to $199,99910,060
$200,000 to $299,9998,612
$300,000 to $499,9994,331
$500,000 to $999,999462
$1,000,000 or more72
Median (dollars)192,700
Source: US Census 2019 housing market estimates

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