Rio Rancho, New Mexico 

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Population

94,171

188% Growth

Unemployment Rate

6.5%

Median Income

$59,243

Avg. Home Price

$171,981

Best Places to Live in Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Mid-sized city/College town - Near the center of New Mexico
Pros
-Arts and culture
-Attractive setting
-Year-round climate
Cons
-Crime rate
-Urban sprawl
-Economic cycles

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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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: New Mexico
County: Sandoval County
Metro Area: Albuquerque Metro Area
City: Rio Rancho
Zip Codes: 87124 87144
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 5314 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Rio Rancho is 6.5% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Rio Rancho jobs have increased by 0.23%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Rio Rancho's cost of living is 3.40% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Rio Rancho's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Rio Rancho's population is 94,171 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 187.80%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Rio Rancho is $171,981. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -2.90%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Rio Rancho

It's a good time to buy in Rio Rancho. Home Appreciation is up 2.0% in the last 12 months. Browse Rio Rancho Real Estate.

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Love it here - 2/25/2015
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)

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87124 87144