Rio Rancho, New Mexico Population 2020

101,475

Rio Rancho is a city located in New Mexico. With a 2020 population of 101,475, it is the 3rd largest city in New Mexico (after Albuquerque and Las Cruces) and the 312th largest city in the United States. Rio Rancho is currently growing at a rate of 1.73% annually and its population has increased by 15.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 87,521 in 2010. Spanning over 104 miles, Rio Rancho has a population density of 981 people per square mile.

The average household income in Rio Rancho is $75,602 with a poverty rate of 10.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,106 per month, and the median house value is $184,600. The median age in Rio Rancho is 38.3 years, 37.3 years for males, and 38.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.6 males.

Rio Rancho Demographics

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

  • White: 80.36%
  • Other race: 7.95%
  • Two or more races: 4.59%
  • Black or African American: 3.01%
  • Native American: 2.28%
  • Asian: 1.56%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.25%
The current population of Rio Rancho, New Mexico is 101,475, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 98,023.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 87,521.

Rio Rancho, New Mexico Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White76,15280.36%
Some Other Race7,5367.95%
Two or More Races4,3504.59%
Black or African American2,8493.01%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,1652.28%
Asian1,4771.56%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2360.25%

Rio Rancho Population Pyramid 2020

Rio Rancho Median Age

38.3


Total

37.3


Male

38.9


Female

Rio Rancho Adults

There are 71,319 adults, (13,802 of whom are seniors) in Rio Rancho.

Rio Rancho Age Dependency

64.8

Age Dependency Ratio

24

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Rio Rancho Sex Ratio

Female

48,693

51.38%

Male

46,072

48.62%

Rio Rancho Households and Families

Rio Rancho Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Rio Rancho Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.5%14.5%
All77.2%22.8%
Female68.1%31.9%
Non Family67.9%32.1%
Male62.6%37.4%

77.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All34,0782.7777.2
Married18,4303.3585.5
Non Family9,9501.3167.9
Female4,0213.3868.1
Male1,6773.5762.6

3.28

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

7.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Rio Rancho Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2832.01%
9th to 12th Grade3,3025.19%
High School Graduate15,47024.30%
Some College17,64227.71%
Associates Degree6,77410.64%
Bachelors Degree12,32419.35%
Graduate Degree6,88010.80%

Rio Rancho Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White35,50034,05412,493
Hispanic22,68419,8054,821
Other Race4,7363,635624
Multiple Races2,0421,874747
Black1,9261,798638
Native American1,2561,205182
Asian1,0861,052587
Islander14010261

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 96.87%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.05%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,451$43,829$32,273
Less Than High School$25,614$26,010$24,844
High School Grad$30,592$35,308$25,154
Some College$35,789$41,864$29,074
Bachelors Degree$49,844$63,811$44,838
Graduate Degree$60,594$73,611$54,267

$38,451

Average Earnings

$43,829

Average Male

$32,273

Average Female

Rio Rancho Language

Rio Rancho Language by Age

Rio Rancho Language

82.41% of Rio Rancho residents speak only English, while 17.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.71% of the population.

Rio Rancho Poverty

Rio Rancho Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic38,3794,93212.85%
White47,0694,2328.99%
Other7,4451,41018.94%
Multiple4,2353859.09%
Native2,10930614.51%
Black2,8492568.99%
Asian1,4721439.71%
Islander236239.75%

10.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.39%

Male Poverty Rate

12.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rio Rancho

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rio Rancho is Other, with 18.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rio Rancho is Black, with 8.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.71%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.01%
High School14.56%
Some College7.83%
Bachelors or Greater5.41%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed25.73%
Male Unemployed21.97%
Female Employed5.93%
Male Employed4.95%

Rio Rancho Income

Rio Rancho Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$63,014$75,602
Families$71,433$85,525
Married Families$79,554$95,640
Non Families$40,083$47,329

Rio Rancho Marital Status

Rio Rancho Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.0%

Male Marriage Rate

50.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Rio Rancho Married by Age and Sex

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

Rio Rancho Veterans

8,700

Number of Veterans

7,800

Male Veterans

900

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,231
First Gulf War2,259
Second Gulf War1,498
Korea511
World War II182
Age Group Veterans
35 to 542,473
65 to 742,359
55 to 641,935
75+1,362
18 to 34571
Name Veterans % of Total
White7,42712.74%
Hispanic2,0617.73%
Black40019.41%
Other3967.15%
2 or More25810.67%
Indian1127.93%
Asian897.35%
Hawaiian1811.04%

$Rio Rancho Veterans by Education

5.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rio Rancho Employment Status

62.9%

Labor Force Participation

58.2%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Rio Rancho Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

48.34%

Born in New Mexico

94.32%

Native Born

5.68%

Foreign Born

1.75%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.32% of Rio Rancho residents were born in the United States, with 48.34% having been born in New Mexico. 1.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020101,4751,7261.73%
201999,7491,7261.76%
201898,0231,7971.87%
201796,2261,7261.83%
201694,5001,3921.50%
201593,1081,1511.25%
201491,9576280.69%
201391,3298980.99%
201290,4319541.07%
201189,4771,5131.72%
201087,96436,1995.45%
200051,76519,2604.76%
199032,50522,52012.53%
19809,9850.00%