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Population in 2010: 4,723. Population change since 2000: +12.1%
Males: 2,225  (47.1%)
Females: 2,498  (52.9%)

Median resident age:  46.2 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 87002.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,172 (it was $33,125 in 2000)
Rio Communities:

$36,172
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,888

Rio Communities CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $132,386 (it was $97,600 in 2000)
Rio Communities:

$132,386
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $142,733; Detached houses: $159,952; Townhouses or other attached units: $117,673; Mobile homes: $43,735

Median gross rent in 2012: $852.

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  • White alone - 2,784 (49.5%)
  • Hispanic - 2,520 (44.8%)
  • Black alone - 190 (3.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 94 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 20 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 17 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rio Communities: 94.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (11.7%), United States (10.0%), Irish (8.0%), English (6.8%), Italian (3.3%), French (1.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 6.14 square miles.

Population density: 769 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Rio Communities:

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 14.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rio Communities CDP:

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 54.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

211 residents are foreign born (0.7% Europe, 0.4% Asia).

This place:  3.8%
New Mexico:  9.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $810 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $841 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albuquerque, NM (33.1 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (315.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Los Trujillos-Gabaldon, NM (1.5 miles ), Pueblitos, NM (1.8 miles ), Belen, NM (1.8 miles ), Sausal, NM (1.8 miles ), Madrone, NM (1.8 miles ), Jarales, NM (1.9 miles ), Casa Colorada, NM (2.1 miles) , Adelino, NM (2.3 miles ).

Latitude: 34.64 N, Longitude: 106.73 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 505

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.4%
New Mexico:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (24%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Rail and water transportation workers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Average climate in Rio Communities, New Mexico

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Earthquake activity:

Rio Communities-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 26% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 15.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/8/1990 at 10:46:53, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MD, Depth: 3.8 mi) earthquake occurred 15.2 miles away from Rio Communities center
On 1/31/1990 at 01:08:19, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 15.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/4/1998 at 08:05:31, a magnitude 4.0 (3.6 MB, 4.0 ML, 3.8 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 31.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/27/1990 at 13:23:22, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 48.3 miles away from Rio Communities center
On 11/15/1990 at 07:25:24, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MD, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 14.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Valencia County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Rio Communities:

  • AMBERCARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; BELEN, NM)
  • BELEN MEADOWS HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BELEN, NM)
  • VALENCIA PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 4 miles away; BELEN, NM)

Amtrak station near Rio Communities:

  • 4 miles: BELEN (420 N MAIN ST.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rio Communities:

  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 31 miles; Albuquerque, NM; Full-time enrollment: 8,765)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 32 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,438)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 40 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 5,120)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 109 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,197)
  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus (about 162 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 14,681)
  • New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (about 164 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • San Juan College (about 169 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 3,028)

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Notable location: Rio Grande Estates Fire and Rescue Main Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Valencia County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 7.98. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.98
U.S.:

11.39


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.7%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 55.6% for Black residents, 12.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.9% for American Indian residents, 18.0% for other race residents, 25.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.0%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.1%
Whole state:  8.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rio Communities, NM


9 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children in 2000

Rio Communities compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (95%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Rio Communities CDP (based on Valencia County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.07%
Here56.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents78.8%6.4%2.8%2.7%2.6%
Congregations20.4%12.2%4.1%6.1%4.1%
NameAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents1.3%1.1%1.0%0.8%2.7%
Congregations10.2%6.1%6.1%6.1%24.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Valencia County:

1.55 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Valencia County:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Valencia County:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

3.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.4%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Valencia County:

25.8%
New Mexico:

22.1%

8.32% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,202 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.32%
New Mexico average:

7.94%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($240 average AGI)
Valencia County:

0.06%
New Mexico average:

0.21%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Bernalillo County, NM  3.29% ($34,822 average AGI)
from Socorro County, NM  0.27% ($25,705)
from Dona Ana County, NM  0.20% ($23,667)


7.47% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,498 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.47%
New Mexico average:

7.42%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Bernalillo County, NM  3.57% ($30,732 average AGI)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.22% ($36,083)
to Sandoval County, NM  0.21% ($32,739)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rio Communities:

  • KARS (860 AM; 1 kW; BELEN, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KNML (610 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXKS (1190 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KANM (1600 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: ARAGON BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.L.C.)
  • KABQ (1350 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKJY (1550 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: VANGUARD MEDIA, L.L.C)
  • KDEF (1150 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: RAMH CORPORATION)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KKNS (1310 AM; 5 kW; CORRALES, NM; Owner: SIMMONS-NM, LS, LLC)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rio Communities:

  • KIOT (102.5 FM; LOS LUNAS, NM; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KTEG (104.7 FM; BOSQUE FARMS, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KNKT (107.1 FM; ARMIJO, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF ALBUQUERQUE, INC.)
  • KLVO (97.7 FM; BELEN, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KLYT (88.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KTZO (103.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUNM (89.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO)
  • KKOB-FM (93.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KANW (89.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BD. OF EDUC. CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE, NM)
  • KRST (92.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBZU (96.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBQI (107.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMGA (99.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZRR (94.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KPEK (100.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K265CA (100.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFLQ (91.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • KYLZ (106.3 FM; LOS LUNAS, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • K213BT (90.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KXTC (99.9 FM; THOREAU, NM; Owner: KXTC, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Rio Communities:

  • KWBQ (Channel 19; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF NEW MEXICO, LLC)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED27$122,84017$76,11695$124,73611$24,5987$94,7393$102,920
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$013$152,4012$43,1600$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$174,7153$130,31037$138,1397$45,7692$205,8402$125,330
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$103,7502$125,33030$138,2232$109,5603$107,0702$68,890
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$59,7604$151,8900$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9710.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$125,3301$112,0501$104,580
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9710.00

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