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Welcome to Rio Rancho ...

The city of Rio Rancho is located in central New Mexico.

Rio Rancho is primarily located in Bernalillo County<1>. A portion of Rio Rancho extends into Sandoval County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rio Rancho has a population of 99,399 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Rio Rancho.

The community of Rio Rancho is 5,510 feet [1,679 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Rio Rancho is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Rio Rancho lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Rio Rancho is located in the (505) area code.

The ZIP code for Rio Rancho: 87144<4>

Websites for Rio Rancho ...

Official Website:   www.ci.rio-rancho.nm.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.rrchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rio Rancho had an population of 99,399 people. This is an increase of 13.57% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 92.02% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rio Rancho had a population of 87,521 people (or 13.21% of the total population of Bernalillo County). This makes Rio Rancho the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Rio Rancho represents 4.25% of the total population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 87,521 people, the population of Rio Rancho increased 69.07% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 51,765 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rio Rancho.

Communities near Rio Rancho ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rio Rancho.

  • Albuquerque [Bernalillo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albuquerque
    • Albuquerque [Bernalillo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Rio Rancho
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 562,540 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albuquerque
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albuquerque<6>
  • Bernalillo [Sandoval County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bernalillo
    • Bernalillo [Sandoval County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Rio Rancho
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,865 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bernalillo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bernalillo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bernalillo<6>
  • Corrales [Bernalillo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corrales
    • Corrales [Bernalillo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Rio Rancho
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,701 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corrales
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corrales<6>
  • Los Ranchos de Albuquerque [Bernalillo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
    • Los Ranchos de Albuquerque [Bernalillo County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Rio Rancho
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,129 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • San Ysidro [Sandoval County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Ysidro
      • San Ysidro [Sandoval County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Rio Rancho
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Ysidro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Ysidro<6>
    • Paradise Hills [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise Hills
      • Paradise Hills [Bernalillo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Rio Rancho
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise Hills
    • Alameda [Bernalillo County]
    • Pueblo of Sandia Village [Sandoval County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pueblo of Sandia Village
      • Pueblo of Sandia Village [Sandoval County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Rio Rancho
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pueblo of Sandia Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pueblo of Sandia Village
    • North Valley [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Valley
      • North Valley [Bernalillo County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Rio Rancho
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Valley
    • Santa Ana Pueblo [Sandoval County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Ana Pueblo
      • Santa Ana Pueblo [Sandoval County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Rio Rancho
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Santa Ana Pueblo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Ana Pueblo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Ana Pueblo<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rio Rancho. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rio Rancho.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rio Rancho. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rio Rancho.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rio Rancho. See our Newspapers Page for Rio Rancho.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rio Rancho ...

Looking for more information about Rio Rancho? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Rio Rancho, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rio Rancho.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for New Mexico

About Bernalillo County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rio Rancho: www.ci.rio-rancho.nm.us/

The official website for Bernalillo County: www.bernco.gov/

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Bernalillo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rio Rancho.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rio Rancho - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Rio Rancho). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rio Rancho or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rio Rancho) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rio Rancho. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rio RanchoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rio Rancho. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2888, Longitude: -106.7096    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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