Rio Rancho, Sandoval County, New Mexico

Rio Rancho: City in New Mexico, United States


Rio Rancho is a city located in the county of Sandoval in the U.S. state of New Mexico. Its population at the 2010 census was 87,521 and a population density of 326 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 99,885 inhabitants.

The city was created 62 years ago in 1960.

Quick Facts about Rio Rancho

Population : 99,885 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New Mexico (United States)
County : Sandoval County
Different from : Rancho Rio de los Americanos
Phone Area Codes : 505
Area : 268.82 km2
Altitude : 5,282 feet / 1610 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1961 (62 years ago)
Time Zone : Mountain Time Zone
Local time : 02:52:37 (8th June 2023)
Postal code : 87124
Density : 372 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 12.38% (2010-2020)
Rio Rancho locator map
Location of Rio Rancho on New Mexico map.
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Rio Rancho Sprawl.
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Rio Rancho is located at 35°14'0"N 106°39'52"W (35.2333800, -106.6644700).

Rio Rancho map


The population of Rio Rancho increased by 12.38% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 87,521 - census
2011 89,499 2.21% estimation process
2012 90,444 1.04% estimation process
2013 91,334 0.97% estimation process
2014 91,963 0.68% estimation process
2015 93,116 1.24% estimation process
2016 94,511 1.48% estimation process
2017 96,285 1.84% estimation process
2018 97,982 1.73% estimation process
2019 99,178 1.21% estimation process
2020 99,885 0.71% estimation process

Rio Rancho zip code is 87124. County name: Sandoval, County fips: 35043

Rio Rancho, Rio Rancho Estates, Rio-Rancho, Рио-Ранчо

People born in Rio Rancho (1)

Player of American Football Alan Branch was born in Rio Rancho

Schools in Rio Rancho

College & universities near Rio Rancho, NM

Code Name City ZIP
493372 Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Rio Rancho Rio Rancho (NM) 87124-2575
440758 National American University-Albuquerque West Albuquerque (NM) 87114-0000
188216 Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Albuquerque (NM) 87120-3101
442967 Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque West Albuquerque (NM) 87114
405997 University of Phoenix-New Mexico Albuquerque (NM) 87113-1570

Stations (3)

Amtrak & bus stations near Rio Rancho, NM

Code Name Address Type
ABQ Alvarado Transportation Center 320 First Street SW RAIL
LMY Lamy station Santa Fe County Road 33 RAIL
SAF Santa Fe (Lamy Shuttle), New Mexico No specific stop location BUS

Post offices near Rio Rancho

Post Office Name City ZIP
Rio Ranch Post Office Rio Rancho (NM) 87124
Cottonwood Post Office Albuquerque (NM) 87114
Corral Post Office Corrales (NM) 87048
Richard J Pin Post Office Albuquerque (NM) 87114
Alameda Post Office Albuquerque (NM) 87114

Other cities in Sandoval County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Sandoval County , NM.

City Name Population Title
Bernalillo 10,865 Town of the United States
Corrales 8,701 Town in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States
Placitas 4,977 Census-designated place in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States
Santo Domingo Pueblo 2,456 Census designated place
San Felipe Pueblo 2,404 Census-designated place (CDP) in Sandoval County, New Mexico
Jemez Pueblo 1,788 Census-designated place in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States
Cuba 756 Town in New Mexico, United States
Jemez Springs 266 Human settlement in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Rio Rancho distances to largest New Mexico cities