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Rio Rancho
  • Suburb of Albuquerque, NM

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B+
  4. Nightlife
    grade B minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade A
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B minus

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Rio Rancho is a suburb of Albuquerque with a population of 104,351. Rio Rancho is in Sandoval County and is one of the best places to live in New Mexico. Living in Rio Rancho offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Rio Rancho there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Rio Rancho and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Rio Rancho are highly rated.

About

About Rio Rancho...
Population
104,351

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$246,700
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,357
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Rio Rancho Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    368.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    2.8
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    47.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    38.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    190.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,287.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    193.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    national  11%

Working in Rio Rancho

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$78,978
National
$75,149

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