Rio Rancho is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 94,171 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Rio Rancho is the third largest community in New Mexico.
Rio Rancho real estate is some of the most expensive in New Mexico, although Rio Rancho house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rio Rancho is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rio Rancho is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rio Rancho who work in office and administrative support (14.75%), sales jobs (11.53%), and management occupations (10.88%).
Also of interest is that Rio Rancho has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One downside of living in Rio Rancho is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Rio Rancho, the average commute to work is 31.13 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, Rio Rancho is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.62% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Rio Rancho in 2010 was $27,400, which is wealthy relative to New Mexico, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $109,600 for a family of four. However, Rio Rancho contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Rio Rancho is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rio Rancho home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rio Rancho residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Rio Rancho also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 38.95% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rio Rancho include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Rio Rancho is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.