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All About

Living in Rio Rancho, NM

A town in New Mexico, Rio Rancho has a population of approximately 94,000. At an average age of just under 38, the city's residents are younger than most cities in New Mexico. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 79% of residents own their homes. With an average rent of $1,195 per month, exceeding the state average by $320 a month, relatively high rent costs may be a factor in the higher levels of ownership.

There are two primary industries in Rio Rancho: retail and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 14% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 9% of residents work in sales, making it the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of around $73K, Rio Rancho workers bring in more than the average New Mexico resident. Rio Rancho's average income, however, is nearly on par with the national average of $73,345. Rio Rancho has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 with an Associate's degree (7%) compared to the national average (5%). Further, 20% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.

Rio Rancho has an average commute time of about 31 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the most common means of commuting to work, opted for by 41% of commuters, while public transportation isn't used much. Relatively few residents walk to work.

What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Rio Rancho

It is a very quiet neighborhood. There is every kind of store down the street. My family lives close by.

The neighbour hood is safe. The public transport is good. There is good security and safety even during late nights and early mornings.

College town, large diversity! Everyone is nice and there is a good social scene near the college with lots of bars and restruants

Go to the db with the friends who are looking for. Please let me know if you need anything else from me and. Quiet and good clg we are going to be a little.

I enjoy having places I can eat nearby. Then it is nice being able to walk to most locations I want to spend time at.

I like the schools in my neighborhood. We have an ice ri k near by. My son can play hockey and skate.

Who Lives Here

Rio Rancho Demographics

Education

High School

21%

Associate's

25%

Bachelor's

13%

Master's

6%

Doctorate

35%

Family Size

2 people

45%

3 people

22%

4 people

17%

5 people

9%

6+ people

6%

Household Income

0-50k

36%

50-100k

38%

100-150k

16%

150-200k

6%

200k+

4%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

14%

20-45

32%

45-65

25%

65+

15%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Rio Rancho?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Sep '23$1109$1162$1315$1407
Aug '23$1130$1162$1315$1407
Jul '23$1130$1162$1315$1407
Jun '23$1848$1162$1315$1407
May '23$1848$1152$1285$1407
Apr '23$1848$1152$1285$1407
Mar '23$2016$1152$1285$1407
Feb '23$1906$1152$1285$1407
Jan '23$2016$1152$1285$1407
Dec '22$2016$1152$1285$1407
Nov '22$1452$1152$1285$1407
Oct '22$1795$1152$1285$1407
Sep '22$2016$1152$1260$1407

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Rio Rancho

Rio Rancho Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

19%

15-30 Mins

35%

30-40 Mins

21%

40-60 Mins

18%

60+ Mins

7%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 1515

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 34 of 44 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 25 of 44 renters

Percentage: 3333

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 22 of 44 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Coffee

Things To Do In Rio Rancho

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 73% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 42% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Rio Rancho serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 50% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 34% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Rio Rancho.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 30% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 13% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Rio Rancho.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 24% fewer parks than average
  3. 33% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Rio Rancho.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 28% fewer shops than average
  3. 29% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. An average number of gyms
  3. 14% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Rio Rancho could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 60% more pet facilities than average
  3. 97% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. An average number of fine art centers
  3. Significantly more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Rio Rancho's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 37% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 57% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 37% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 7% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Disco is definitely dead around here.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 100% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 100% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Rio Rancho Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 39 of 44 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 39 of 44 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 37 of 44 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 37 of 44 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 34 of 44 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 34 of 44 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 33 of 44 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 33 of 44 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 32 of 44 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 32 of 44 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 31 of 44 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 28 of 44 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 27 of 44 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 22 of 44 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 25 of 44 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 25 of 44 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 32 of 44 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 34 of 44 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 35 of 44 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 41 of 44 renters

Rio Rancho Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Rio Rancho

7/10
5/10

Rio Rancho Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

5/10
5/10

7 Bar Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

7/10
NRNo Rating
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All About

Living in Rio Rancho, NM

A town in New Mexico, Rio Rancho has a population of approximately 94,000. At an average age of just under 38, the city's residents are younger than most cities in New Mexico. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 79% of residents own their homes. With an average rent of $1,195 per month, exceeding the state average by $320 a month, relatively high rent costs may be a factor in the higher levels of ownership.

There are two primary industries in Rio Rancho: retail and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 14% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 9% of residents work in sales, making it the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of around $73K, Rio Rancho workers bring in more than the average New Mexico resident. Rio Rancho's average income, however, is nearly on par with the national average of $73,345. Rio Rancho has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 with an Associate's degree (7%) compared to the national average (5%). Further, 20% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.

Rio Rancho has an average commute time of about 31 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the most common means of commuting to work, opted for by 41% of commuters, while public transportation isn't used much. Relatively few residents walk to work.