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The 2014 Ruidoso, New Mexico, population is 8,055. There are 500 people per square mile (population density).

Family in Ruidoso, New Mexico

The median age is 48.2. The US median is 37.2. 53.17% of people in Ruidoso, New Mexico, are married. 19.89% are divorced.

The average household size is 2.25 people. 32.51% of people are married, with children. 11.78% have children, but are single.

Race in Ruidoso, New Mexico

84.42% of people are white, 0.80% are black, 0.00% are asian, 3.08% are native american, and 8.16% claim 'Other'.

25.18% of the people in Ruidoso, New Mexico, claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 74.82% are non-hispanic).

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  PEOPLERuidoso, New MexicoUnited States
  Population  8,055309,138,711
  Population - 2010  8,029308,745,538
  Population - 2000  7,943285,036,114
  Population - 1990  4,611251,960,433
  Pop. 1990 to Now  74.69%22.69%
  Pop. 2000 to Now  1.41%8.46%
  Pop. Density  50088
  Land Area  16.1223,531,905.42
  Water Area  0.019264,836.79
  Median Age  48.237.2
  Female Population  51.02%50.83%
  Male Population  48.98%49.18%
  Age 0 to 4  5.34%6.51%
  Age 5 to 9  5.21%6.57%
  Age 10 to 14  7.26%6.68%
  Age 15 to 17  3.41%4.17%
  Age 18 to 20  1.83%4.45%
  Age 21 to 24  1.88%5.52%
  Age 25 to 34  10.83%13.32%
  Age 35 to 44  10.40%13.34%
  Age 45 to 54  12.18%14.44%
  Age 55 to 59  6.52%6.37%
  Age 60 to 64  9.92%5.48%
  Age 65 to 74  15.43%7.12%
  Age 75 to 84  7.08%4.25%
  Age 85 and over  2.72%1.78%
  White  84.42%74.17%
  Black  0.80%12.56%
  Asian  0.00%4.81%
  Native American  3.08%0.82%
  Hawaiian, Pacific Islander  0.00%0.17%
  Other  8.16%4.79%
  Two or More Races  3.55%2.68%
  Hispanic  25.18%16.35%
  Non-Hispanic  74.82%83.65%
  Households  3,558115,226,802
  Family Households  1,93576,595,548
  Non Family Households  1,62338,631,254
  Household Size  2.252.61
  Married Population  53.17%51.40%
  Single Population  46.83%48.60%
  Now Married  51.27%49.23%
  Married but Separated  1.90%2.17%
  Never Married  20.67%31.83%
  Widowed  6.27%6.02%
  Divorced  19.89%10.75%
  Married, w/children  32.51%32.53%
  Married, no children  51.94%41.14%
  Single, w/children  11.78%16.88%
  Single, no children  3.77%9.45%


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re: RUIDOSO-12 YR VETERAN - 10/23/2010
I lived in Ruidoso and I felt the same way about the people there. A lot of rich texan/ californians, not a lot of young people with kids. Then, we moved to Alamogordo,... (read more)
The best thing about Ruidoso is its climate. To me, it is perfect... you get all four seasons. It seems to be never too cold, never too hot. It is usually sunny so you... (read more)
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Ruidoso I wish you were closer
The climate is wonderful! It is seems to always feel crisp and clean. The cool nights are invigorating and the day's heat is never oppresive. The terraine has a... (read more)
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Retirement Village/Welfare Town
Too small for an aspiring person to grow. The work force is pretty weak. Most decent employees didn't grow up here; they transplanted from areas where a person has to... (read more)
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Health care
The climate is wonderful. The atmosphere is the best I've ever seen. The only problem is that the health care is next to nothing. To get a specialist in any health... (read more)
re: RuiDoso, NM - 9/12/2012
So you don't recommend living there for a working family ? I am from Albuquerque New Mexico have been gone for quite some time and looking to return, but I don't want to... (read more)
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