Ruidoso, NM
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
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Ruidoso, New Mexico Info Snack

Population
7,879
Unemployment
7.1%
Poverty
12.2%
Median Home
$204,900
Median Income
$43,847
Median Rent
$717

Ruidoso SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
7
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
6
Education
8
Commute
10

Ruidoso, NM Crime Report

237
Total Crimes
3,028.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
29.09%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Ruidoso
/ 100k People
New Mexico
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 237 3,028.4 3,620.2 2,346.0
Violent Crime 31 396.1 778.3 387.8
Murder 2 25.6 7.8 6.5
Robbery 1 12.8 99.0 73.9
Aggravated Assault 24 306.7 615.9 279.7
Property Crime 206 2,632.3 2,841.9 1,958.2
Burglary 77 983.9 648.8 314.2
Larceny 120 1,533.4 1,765.5 1,398.0
Car Theft 9 115.0 427.6 246.0

Ruidoso, NM Cost Of Living

93
Ruidoso's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Ruidoso New Mexico National Average
Overall 93 92 100
Services 88 92 100
Groceries 96 94 100
Health 97 98 100
Housing 92 87 100
Transportation 96 88 100
Utilities 84 91 100

Ruidoso, NM Photos

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Rankings for Ruidoso in New Mexico

Map Of Ruidoso, NM

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Population over time in Ruidoso

Year Population % Change
2020 7,879 1.6%
2019 7,757 0.2%
2018 7,740 -1.2%
2017 7,833 -0.6%
2016 7,884 -0.9%
2015 7,954 -0.9%
2014 8,027 -0.3%
2013 8,055 -0.5%
2012 8,092 -0.8%
2011 8,154 -

Race / Ethnicity in Ruidoso

White
61.4% (4,836)
African American
3.6% (286)
American Indian
0.1% (6)
Asian
0.4% (28)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
2.2% (172)
Hispanic
32.4% (2,551)
Race Ruidoso NM USA
White 61.4% 36.7% 60.1%
African American 3.6% 1.8% 12.2%
American Indian 0.1% 8.6% 0.6%
Asian 0.4% 1.5% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.3% 0.3%
Two Or More 2.2% 1.9% 2.8%
Hispanic 32.4% 49.2% 18.2%

Gender in Ruidoso

Female
51.9% (4,087)
Male
48.1% (3,791)
Gender Ruidoso NM USA
Female 51.9% 50.5% 50.8%
Male 48.1% 49.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Ruidoso for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (157)
9-12th Grade
8.0% (630)
High School / GED
27.0% (2,127)
Some College
21.0% (1,654)
Associate's Degree
11.0% (866)
Bachelor's Degree
24.0% (1,890)
Master's Degree
5.0% (393)
Professional Degree
2.0% (157)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Ruidoso NM USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 5.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 8.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 27.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 23.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 11.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 24.0% 16.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 2.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Ruidoso, New Mexico

Less than $10,000
11.5% (90,679)
$10,000 to $14,999
0.6% (4,701)
$15,000 to $24,999
23.6% (186,059)
$25,000 to $34,999
7.9% (62,243)
$35,000 to $49,999
8.8% (68,960)
$50,000 to $74,999
20.3% (159,639)
$75,000 to $99,999
7.3% (57,542)
$100,000 to $149,999
16.1% (127,174)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.4% (27,091)
$200,000 or more
0.5% (3,806)
Income Ruidoso NM USA
Less than $10,000 11.5% 8.4% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 0.6% 5.7% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 23.6% 11.2% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 7.9% 10.3% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 8.8% 13.2% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 20.3% 17.8% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 7.3% 11.7% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 16.1% 12.8% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.4% 4.7% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 0.5% 4.1% 8.3%

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