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Rio Rancho, New Mexico 18 Reviews | Leave a Comment  Add Favorite


-Arts and culture
-Attractive setting
-Year-round climate


-Crime rate
-Urban sprawl
-Economic cycles

What Bert Has To Say About Albuquerque Metro Area

Albuquerque, located at the crossroads of the state’s travel routes, is the largest city in New Mexico. Clear, sunny, dry days; an attractive mountain landscape; and a mostly healthy economy attract new residents from around the country. Not only is the physical climate excellent, but the area also has a favorable tax climate, and the state’s fiscal health is among the best in the country. The area is a center for the high-tech industry and especially research-oriented activities, centered on the giant Sandia Laboratories nuclear research facility south of town. There are over 100 mostly small- and medium-size tech related companies, and the area has experienced some vulnerability to tech industry economic cycles.

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Quick Facts About Rio Rancho

    The unemployment rate in Rio Rancho is 6.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Rio Rancho jobs have Increased by 0.23 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Rio Rancho's cost of living is 3.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Rio Rancho's population is 94,171 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 187.80 percent.
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Rio Rancho is $171,981. Home appreciation the last year has been -2.90 percent.
    Rio Rancho public schools spend $8,961 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.4 students per teacher in Rio Rancho.

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Love it here
Rio Rancho has been great to my family. Cost of living is low, crime is low, good schools, food is great and the weather is unparalleled. If you enjoy the desert... (read more)
Get me out of here!!
I've written 2 reviews, one shortly after we moved here and another after almost 3 years in RR, NM. Well, now going on to 5 years and HATE IT! People are rude, overly... (read more)
Land of Enchantment
This is a suburb of Albuquerque and as such if you want theatre, good restaurants and special services you must drive. However it isn't as crime ridden and the lots can... (read more)
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