Rio Communities, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 4,723. Population change since 2000: +12.1%
Males: 2,161  (45.8%)
Females: 2,562  (54.2%)
Median resident age:  42.1 years
New Mexico median age:  36.9 years

Zip codes: 87002.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,422 (it was $33,125 in 2000)
Rio Communities:

$39,422
NM:

$43,872

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,960 (it was $18,260 in 2000)

Rio Communities CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $131,806 (it was $97,600 in 2000)
Rio Communities:

$131,806
NM:

$159,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $129,610; Detached houses: $136,382; Townhouses or other attached units: $115,001; Mobile homes: $53,848

Median gross rent in 2013: $953.

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  • Races in Rio Communities, NM (2010)

    Rio Communities races chart
    • 2,31349.0%White alone
    • 2,18346.2%Hispanic
    • 1032.2%Black alone
    • 471.0%American Indian alone
    • 451.0%Two or more races
    • 210.4%Asian alone
    • 100.2%Other race alone
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Rio Communities detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Rio Communities: 94.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (14.1%), German (11.1%), Irish (7.0%), English (5.8%), Italian (3.4%), French (1.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 6.14 square miles.

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

Rio Communities,NM real estate house value index trend

Rio Communities, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Rio Communities:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rio Communities CDP:

  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 52.3%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

183 residents are foreign born (2.0% Latin America, 1.3% Europe, 0.6% Asia).

This place:

4.3%
New Mexico:

8.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $986 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $945 (0.6%)

Rio Communities satellite photo by USGS

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

Rio Communities household income distribution Rio Communities home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.3%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (23%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Rio Communities: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Rio Communities, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Rio Communities-area historical earthquake activity is near New Mexico state average. It is 151% greater 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 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 560.2 miles away from Rio Communities center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 552.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 523.9 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
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 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 537.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rio Communities topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • LOS LUNAS COMMUNITY PROGRAM/BEHAVIORAL SERVICES CE (Hospital, about 6 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: 19,398)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 32 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 40 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 78 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 108 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 157 miles; Roswell, NM; FT enrollment: 2,212)
  • Western New Mexico University (about 158 miles; Silver City, NM; FT enrollment: 2,456)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 69.7. This is about average.

City:

69.7
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 7.98. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.98
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.3%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.3% for Black residents, 14.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.4% for American Indian residents, 18.9% for other race residents, 18.6% 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
9 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children in 2000

Rio Communities compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
New Mexico average:

13.6

Rio Communities travel time to work - commute Rio Communities mode of transportation to work chart

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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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic21,58412
Evangelical Protestant6,88945
Other2,18011
Mainline Protestant1,7038
None44,213-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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%

6.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,136 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
New Mexico average:

6.50%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($307 average AGI)
Valencia County:

0.05%
New Mexico average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bernalillo County, NM  2.68% ($30,545 average AGI)
from Socorro County, NM  0.22% ($28,944)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.20% ($27,040)


6.32% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,802 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
New Mexico average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bernalillo County, NM  3.04% ($28,971 average AGI)
to Sandoval County, NM  0.22% ($31,161)
to Socorro County, NM  0.17% ($28,512)

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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