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Rio Rancho is a city in Sandoval County, in the Albuquerque metro area.

The latitude of Rio Rancho is 35.233N. The longitude is -106.663W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,282 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 58,981.


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Median household income
Local
$47,169
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rio Rancho demographic reports
Rio Rancho is on a mesa overlooking the Rio Grande Valley
Former and merged names include:
· Rio Rancho Estates
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 193. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 3.4 per 1,000 people.
Sports teams: New Mexico Scorpions (CHL)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 113

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Rio Rancho residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rio Rancho ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rio Rancho was $20,322, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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25% of Rio Rancho residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Rio Rancho, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $678.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $955.


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Newspapers in Rio Rancho include Rio Rancho Observer

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Sandoval County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rio Rancho political report.

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The average commute time for Rio Rancho workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 13 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Rio Rancho between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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