Rio Rancho, New Mexico Population 2022

107,350
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Rio Rancho is a city located in Bernalillo County and Sandoval County New Mexico. With a 2020 population of 107,350, it is the 3rd largest city in New Mexico and the 317th largest city in the United States. Rio Rancho is currently growing at a rate of 1.56% annually and its population has increased by 3.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 104,046 in 2020. Spanning over 104 miles, Rio Rancho has a population density of 1,038 people per square mile.

The average household income in Rio Rancho is $79,720 with a poverty rate of 8.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,157 per month, and the median house value is $200,800. The median age in Rio Rancho is 38.4 years, 37.5 years for males, and 39 years for females.

Rio Rancho Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Rio Ranchowas:

  • White: 77.85%
  • Two or more races: 8.83%
  • Other race: 5.79%
  • Black or African American: 3.22%
  • Native American: 2.38%
  • Asian: 1.68%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.26%
The current population of Rio Rancho, New Mexico is 107,350 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 104,046.

Rio Rancho, New Mexico Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White76,27577.85%
Black or African American3,1503.22%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,3312.38%
Asian1,6441.68%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2520.26%
Some Other Race5,6745.79%
Two or More Races8,6508.83%
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Rio Rancho Population by Race

Rio Rancho Population Pyramid 2022

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Rio Rancho Median Age

38.4


Total

37.2


Male

39.6


Female

Rio Rancho Adults

There are 73,848 adults, (15,602 of whom are seniors) in Rio Rancho.

Rio Rancho Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Rio Rancho Sex Ratio

Female

50,156

51.19%

Male

47,820

48.81%

Rio Rancho Population by Age

Rio Rancho Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rio Rancho Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.4%13.6%
All79.4%20.6%
Male77.6%22.4%
Non Family69.6%30.4%
Female69.4%30.6%

79.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rio Rancho Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All35,4762.7579.4
Married19,7893.386.4
Male1,7263.2777.6
Female4,6123.1969.4
Non Family9,3491.2769.6

3.19

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

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Rio Rancho Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0391.57%
9th to 12th Grade3,1024.70%
High School Graduate15,81323.95%
Some College17,00325.76%
Associates Degree8,20412.43%
Bachelors Degree12,56719.04%
Graduate Degree8,29012.56%
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Rio Rancho Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rio Rancho Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Islander166128112
Asian1,1191,060482
White35,68934,44212,587
Black1,9871,802679
2+ Races4,8864,5841,457
Native American1,4881,419423
Hispanic24,55121,9796,219
Other Race3,9223,242549

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.51%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 67.47%.

Rio Rancho Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,105$46,850$34,791
Less Than 9th Grade$30,396$36,453$24,250
High School Graduate$32,866$37,982$26,624
Some College$37,497$42,037$31,141
Bachelors Degree$51,702$63,013$43,924
Graduate Degree$61,692$70,650$57,555

$40,105

Average Earnings

$46,850

Average Male

$34,791

Average Female

Rio Rancho Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rio Rancho Language by Age

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Rio Rancho Language

82.51% of Rio Rancho residents speak only English, while 17.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.81% of the population.

Rio Rancho Language

Rio Rancho Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native2,32635715.35%
Black3,15033910.76%
Hispanic41,8434,39910.51%
Multiple8,5985476.36%
White46,4832,8956.23%
Asian1,644935.66%
Other963NaN%

8.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.14%

Male Poverty Rate

9.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rio Rancho

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rio Rancho is Native, with 15.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rio Rancho is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.42%.

Rio Rancho Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.29%
High School11.88%
Some College5.49%
Bachelors or Greater3.98%

Rio Rancho Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.33%
Male Unemployed15.21%
Female Employed5.83%
Female Unemployed21.71%

Rio Rancho Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rio Rancho Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$66,733$81,276
Families$75,504$90,475
Married Families$85,791-
Non Families$42,885$50,231
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Income by Household Type

Rio Rancho Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

52.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Rio Rancho Married by Age and Sex

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Rio Rancho Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Rio Rancho Marital Status by Race

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Rio Rancho Marital Status

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8,131

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,856
First Gulf War2,355
Vietnam3,171
Korea470
World War II141

Rio Rancho Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34537
35 to 542,104
55 to 641,578
65 to 742,480
75+1,432

Rio Rancho Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7,02212.05%
Black41318.55%
Native American603.72%
Asian1209.89%
Islander53.01%
Other Race2305.16%
2+ Races2815.02%
Hispanic2,0417.09%

Rio Rancho Veterans by Race

Rio Rancho Veterans by Education

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4.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rio Rancho Veterans by Education

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62.9%

Labor Force Participation

58.5%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Rio Rancho Employment by Age

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Rio Rancho Employment by Race

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Rio Rancho Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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48.81%

Born in Rio Rancho

94.87%

Native Born

5.13%

Foreign Born

1.53%

Non Citizen

3.60%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.87% of Rio Rancho residents were born in the United States, with 48.81% having been born in New Mexico. 1.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rio Rancho Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19809,9850.00%
199032,50522,52012.53%
200051,76519,2604.76%
201087,52135,7565.39%
201189,1731,6521.89%
201290,8251,6521.85%
201392,4771,6521.82%
201494,1291,6521.79%
201595,7811,6521.76%
201697,4331,6521.72%
201799,0851,6521.70%
2018100,7371,6521.67%
2019102,3891,6521.64%
2020104,0461,6571.62%
2021105,6981,6521.59%
2022107,3501,6521.56%

Rio Rancho Population by Year