Rio Rancho, New Mexico Population 2021

101,570
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Rio Rancho is a city located in Bernalillo County and Sandoval County New Mexico. With a 2020 population of 101,570, it is the 3rd largest city in New Mexico (after Albuquerque and ) and the 316th largest city in the United States . Rio Rancho is currently growing at a rate of 1.19% annually and its population has increased by 16.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 87,521 in 2010. Rio Rancho reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 104 miles, Rio Rancho has a population density of 982 people per square mile.

The average household income in Rio Rancho is $79,720 with a poverty rate of 9.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,167 per month, and the median house value is $190,800. 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: 81.03%
  • Other race: 7.01%
  • Two or more races: 4.29%
  • Black or African American: 3.10%
  • Native American: 2.63%
  • Asian: 1.67%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.28%
The current population of Rio Rancho, New Mexico is 101,570 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 99,178.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 87,521.

Rio Rancho, New Mexico Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White77,96281.03%
Some Other Race6,7407.01%
Two or More Races4,1284.29%
Black or African American2,9813.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,5302.63%
Asian1,6021.67%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2670.28%
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Rio Rancho Population by Race

Rio Rancho Population Pyramid $2021

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Rio Rancho Median Age

38.4


Total

37.5


Male

39


Female

Rio Rancho Adults

There are 72,723 adults, (14,859 of whom are seniors) in Rio Rancho.

Rio Rancho Age Dependency

66.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Rio Rancho Sex Ratio

Female

49,497

51.45%

Male

46,713

48.55%

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
Female63.6%36.4%
Non Family67.5%32.5%
All77.5%22.5%
Male78.4%21.6%
Married85.8%14.2%

77.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rio Rancho Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All34,5762.7777.5
Married18,6963.3385.8
Non Family9,6221.2967.5
Female4,3673.3363.6
Male1,8913.4778.4

3.24

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

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Rio Rancho Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2571.93%
9th to 12th Grade3,3545.16%
High School Graduate15,89324.46%
Some College17,48526.91%
Associates Degree7,17111.04%
Bachelors Degree12,62919.44%
Graduate Degree7,17711.05%
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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
White35,74134,39212,494
Hispanic23,38620,5045,398
Other Race4,6563,560620
2+ Races2,0151,846575
Black1,9381,748715
Native American1,5081,431262
Asian1,2381,160540
Islander14911069

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.23%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 46.31%.

Rio Rancho Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,811$45,073$34,096
Less Than 9th Grade$25,274$27,344$21,798
High School Graduate$32,033$38,458$26,858
Some College$36,483$43,090$29,506
Bachelors Degree$50,534$59,231$46,432
Graduate Degree$65,965$74,493$59,128

$39,811

Average Earnings

$45,073

Average Male

$34,096

Average Female

Rio Rancho Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rio Rancho Language by Age

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Rio Rancho Language

82.68% of Rio Rancho residents speak only English, while 17.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.59% of the population.

Rio Rancho Language

Rio Rancho Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic39,6714,60911.62%
White46,9183,6047.68%
Other6,6511,17517.67%
Multiple4,0813849.41%
Native2,47934914.08%
Black2,9812267.58%
Asian1,602684.24%
Islander2673011.24%

9.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.13%

Male Poverty Rate

10.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rio Rancho

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rio Rancho is Other, with 17.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rio Rancho is Asian, with 4.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.49%.

Rio Rancho Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.83%
High School12.50%
Some College6.73%
Bachelors or Greater3.99%

Rio Rancho Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed24.16%
Male Unemployed19.98%
Female Employed6.02%
Male Employed4.05%

Rio Rancho Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rio Rancho Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$66,856$79,720
Families$75,554$89,657
Married Families$85,670$101,037
Non Families$40,660$48,844
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Income by Household Type

Rio Rancho Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

49.7%

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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8,414

Number of Veterans

7,390

Male Veterans

1,024

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,196
First Gulf War2,198
Second Gulf War1,605
Korea520
World War II149

Rio Rancho Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,400
35 to 542,067
55 to 641,862
75+1,464
18 to 34621

Rio Rancho Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7,34712.38%
Hispanic2,0647.49%
Black35817.01%
Other Race3065.62%
2+ Races2148.83%
Native American1247.50%
Asian513.86%
Islander147.82%

Rio Rancho Veterans by Race

Rio Rancho Veterans by Education

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4.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rio Rancho Veterans by Education

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63.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.8%

Employment Rate

6.7%

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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50.11%

Born in Rio Rancho

94.73%

Native Born

5.27%

Foreign Born

1.41%

Non Citizen

3.85%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.73% of Rio Rancho residents were born in the United States, with 50.11% having been born in New Mexico. 1.41% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021101,5701,1961.19%
2020100,3741,1961.21%
201999,1781,1961.22%
201897,9821,6971.76%
201796,2851,7741.88%
201694,5111,3951.50%
201593,1161,1531.25%
201491,9636290.69%
201391,3348900.98%
201290,4449451.06%
201189,4991,5221.73%
201087,97736,2125.45%
200051,76519,2604.76%
199032,50522,52012.53%
19809,9850.00%

Rio Rancho Population by Year