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Welcome to Ruidoso Downs ...

The village of Ruidoso Downs is located in southeast New Mexico.

Ruidoso Downs is located in Lincoln County<1>.

The location of Ruidoso Downs has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ruidoso Downs has a population of 2,612 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Ruidoso Downs.

The community of Ruidoso Downs is 6,400 feet [1,951 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Ruidoso Downs is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Ruidoso Downs: (575)

Websites for Ruidoso Downs ...

Official Website: www.ruidosodowns.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ruidoso Downs had an population of 2,612 people. This is a decrease of 7.21% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 43.2% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ruidoso Downs had a population of 2,815 people (or 13.73% of the total population of Lincoln County). This makes Ruidoso Downs the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Ruidoso Downs represents 0.14% of the population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 42nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,815 people, the population of Ruidoso Downs increased 54.33% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,824 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ruidoso Downs.

Communities near Ruidoso Downs ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ruidoso Downs.

  • Ruidoso [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruidoso
    • Ruidoso [Lincoln County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Ruidoso Downs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,061 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruidoso
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruidoso<6>
  • Capitan [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capitan
    • Capitan [Lincoln County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Ruidoso Downs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,457 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Capitan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capitan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Capitan<6>
  • Alpine Cellars Village [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine Cellars Village
    • Alpine Cellars Village [Lincoln County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Ruidoso Downs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpine Cellars Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine Cellars Village
  • Alto [Lincoln County]
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    • Carrizo [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrizo
      • Carrizo [Otero County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Ruidoso Downs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrizo
    • Sierra Vista [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sierra Vista
      • Sierra Vista [Lincoln County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Ruidoso Downs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sierra Vista
    • Glencoe [Lincoln County]
    • Bonito [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonito
      • Bonito [Lincoln County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Ruidoso Downs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonito
    • Fort Stanton [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Stanton
      • Fort Stanton [Lincoln County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Ruidoso Downs
    • Mescalero [Otero County]

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 Ruidoso Downs. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ruidoso Downs.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ruidoso Downs. 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 Ruidoso Downs.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ruidoso Downs ...

Looking for more information about Ruidoso Downs? 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 Ruidoso Downs, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ruidoso Downs.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ruidoso Downs: www.ruidosodowns.us/

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 Lincoln, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ruidoso Downs.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ruidoso Downs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Ruidoso Downs) 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 Ruidoso Downs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ruidoso DownsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ruidoso Downs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3320, Longitude: -105.5960       In this case, the coordinates for Ruidoso Downs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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