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Ruidoso
  • Town in New Mexico

Report Card

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

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Ruidoso is a town in New Mexico with a population of 7,696. Ruidoso is in Lincoln County. Living in Ruidoso offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Ruidoso there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Ruidoso and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Ruidoso are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$224,800
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$850
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Ruidoso 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
    306.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    25.6
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    51.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    12.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    983.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,533.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    115
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    43%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    national  11%

Working in Ruidoso

Jobs
grade C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,033
National
$75,149

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