Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico

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Population in 2013: 2,690 (83% urban, 17% rural). Population change since 2000: +47.5%
Males: 1,300  (48.3%)
Females: 1,390  (51.7%)
Median resident age:  37.1 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 88346.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,176 (it was $29,375 in 2000)
Ruidoso Downs:

$30,176
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,020 (it was $12,144 in 2000)

Ruidoso Downs village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $113,615 (it was $58,700 in 2000)
Ruidoso Downs:

$113,615
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $130,961; Detached houses: $184,899; Townhouses or other attached units: $152,824; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $109,889; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $136,543; Mobile homes: $82,267; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $56,114

Median gross rent in 2012: $663.

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  • Hispanic - 1,411 (50.1%)
  • White alone - 1,225 (43.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 122 (4.3%)
  • Two or more races - 27 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 19 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.1%)

Races in Ruidoso Downs detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ruidoso Downs: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (12.0%), Irish (8.4%), English (6.7%), French (2.5%), Scottish (2.2%), Polish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6420 feet

Land area: 2.13 square miles.

Population density: 1,263 people per square mile   (low).

Ruidoso Downs,NM real estate house value index trend

Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Ruidoso Downs:

  • High school or higher: 77.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ruidoso Downs village:

  • Never married: 27.4%
  • Now married: 43.6%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 16.4%

494 residents are foreign born

This village:  17.4%
New Mexico:  9.6%



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico as of May 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Ruidoso Downs to the number of sex offenders is 457 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $724 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $394 (0.5%)

Ruidoso Downs satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Las Cruces, NM (97.6 miles , pop. 74,267).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (117.0 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (374.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Ruidoso, NM (2.0 miles ), Capitan, NM (3.8 miles ), Mescalero, NM (4.0 miles ), Nogal, NM (4.1 miles) , Bent, NM (4.4 miles) , Hondo, NM (5.0 miles ), Carrizozo, NM (5.2 miles ), Twin Forks, NM (5.2 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $169,800
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $121,500
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $32,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $145,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.33 N, Longitude: 105.60 W

Area code: 505

Ruidoso Downs household income distribution Ruidoso Downs home values distribution

Crime rates in Ruidoso Downs by Year
Type 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Murders 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0130010
per 100,000 0.052.2154.20.00.037.70.0
Robberies 5310010
per 100,000 268.8156.551.40.00.037.70.0
Assaults 1692751161
per 100,000 860.2469.51387.5250.148.1602.437.9
Burglaries 4232342413039
per 100,000 215.11199.81181.92101.11971.21129.51478.4
Thefts 4317714171777376
per 100,000 2311.89233.27245.63551.83701.92748.52881.0
Auto thefts 315781437
per 100,000 161.3782.5359.7400.2673.1113.0265.4
Arson 1210001
per 100,000 53.8104.351.40.00.00.037.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 307.2) 342.0640.2749.4340.2320.4329.9226.9

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Ruidoso Downs detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 15 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.87
New Mexico average:

2.22

Ruidoso Downs tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.5%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)

Work and jobs in Ruidoso Downs: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Ruidoso Downs-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below New Mexico state average. It is 88% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 248.5 miles away from the city center
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 107.5 miles away from Ruidoso Downs center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 160.6 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 631.3 miles away from the city 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 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 583.9 miles away from Ruidoso Downs center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lincoln County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Fires: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ruidoso Downs topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ruidoso Downs:

  • LINCOLN COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 3 miles away; RUIDOSO, NM)
  • HOME HEALTH OF LINCOLN COUNTY (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; RUIDOSO, NM)
  • RUIDOSO HOM CARE AND HOSPICE (Hospital, about 3 miles away; ALTO CREST, NM)
  • RUIDOSO HOME CARE LLC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; RUIDOSO, NM)
  • FRONTIER MEDICAL HOME HEALTH HOSPICE (Hospital, about 3 miles away; RUIDOSO, NM)
  • HOME HEALTH UNLIMITED (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; RUIDOSO, NM)
  • RUIDOSO CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; RUIDOSO, NM)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ruidoso Downs:

  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 62 miles; Roswell, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,212)
  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus (about 99 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 14,497)
  • New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (about 99 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 5,640)
  • El Paso Community College (about 117 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 19,576)
  • Vista College (about 117 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 3,453)
  • The University of Texas at El Paso (about 121 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 18,008)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 135 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)

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Notable location: Ruidoso Downs Department of Public Safety (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Ruidoso Downs include: Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Ruidoso Word Ministries (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Ruidoso Downs: Ruidoso Downs Race Track (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium (Museums; 841 West Highway 70), Hubbard Museum of the American West (841 West Highway 70), Billy the Kid National Scenic Byway Visitor Center (841 Highway 70 West).

Hotels: Best Western Pine Springs Inn (West Highway 70), Days Inn (2088 Highway 70), Bestway Inn (2052 West Highway 70), Ramada Limited (W Hwy 70), Amerihost Inn & Suites (2191 West Highway 70), LA Hacienda Restaurant (307 Highway 70), Ramada Limited Ruidoso (1420 Hwy. 70 Box 2100), Economy Inn (2019 Highway 70 West).

Court: Magistrate Court (301 Highway 70).

Lincoln 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
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Ruidoso Downs and their reported violations in the past:

RUIDOSO DOWNS WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 2,815, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-08-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-08-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-11-2008), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-20-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-20-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-14-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-14-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-22-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-14-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-14-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-22-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2011)
  • 31 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.7%
(17.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 50.1% for other race residents, 2.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  67.2%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  7.8%
Whole state:  8.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Ruidoso Downs compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.

Banks with branches in Ruidoso Downs (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Ruidoso Downs Branch at 1764 W Highway 70, branch established on 1997/10/15. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico:

  • Days Inn, 2088 Hwy 70 W, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346 , Phone: (505) 378-4299
  • Best Western Pine Springs Inn, 1420 W Hwy 70, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346 , Phone: (505) 378-8100, Fax: (505) 378-8215
  • Ramada, 2191 Hwy 70 W, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346 , Phone: (505) 378-1199, Fax: (505) 378-1234
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Ruidoso Downs, 26147 Us Hwy 70, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346 , Phone: (575) 378-3333, Fax: (575) 378-1004
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Ruidoso Downs travel time to work - commute Ruidoso Downs mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (63%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ruidoso Downs village (based on Lincoln County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.17%
Here: 46.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)United Methodist ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents48.6%17.1%7.4%6.2%4.5%
Congregations24.3%18.9%2.7%8.1%5.4%
NameChurches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the NazareneOther
Adherents3.9%3.7%2.8%1.6%4.4%
Congregations8.1%2.7%10.8%2.7%16.2%
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: 4
Lincoln County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Lincoln County:

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 36
Here:

17.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.2%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

17.4%
New Mexico:

22.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.8%
State:

11.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$12,124$72,7440$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 11$21,662
Judicial and Legal 2$6,356$38,1361$620
Police Protection - Officers 6$23,293$46,5860$0
Police - Other 5$14,451$34,6825$2,241
Firefighters 1$3,188$38,2560$0
Streets and Highways 5$10,882$26,1170$0
Parks and Recreation 13$27,310$25,2092$2,099
Water Supply 5$15,201$36,4820$0
Transit 2$5,785$34,7104$3,418
Other and Unallocable 5$15,564$37,3540$0
Totals for Government 46$134,154$34,99723$30,040

Ruidoso Downs government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $805,000 ($299.26)
    Police Protection: $757,000 ($281.41)
    General - Other: $487,000 ($181.04)
    Water Utilities: $416,000 ($154.65)
    Sewerage: $266,000 ($98.88)
    Regular Highways: $157,000 ($58.36)
    Fire Protection: $152,000 ($56.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $132,000 ($49.07)
    Parks & Recreation: $97,000 ($36.06)
    Corrections - Other: $18,000 ($6.69)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($1.86)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $709,000 ($263.57)

Ruidoso Downs government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $240,000 ($89.22)
    All Other: $17,000 ($6.32)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $100,000 ($37.17)
    Interest Earnings: $34,000 ($12.64)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $363,000 ($134.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,036,000 ($385.13)
    All Other: $69,000 ($25.65)
    Highways: $41,000 ($15.24)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,067,000 ($396.65)
    Property: $152,000 ($56.51)
    Other Selective Sales: $82,000 ($30.48)
    Public Utilities: $63,000 ($23.42)
    NEC: $38,000 ($14.13)
    Motor Vehicle License: $5,000 ($1.86)

Ruidoso Downs government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $85,000 ($31.60)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $45,000 ($16.73)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $40,000 ($14.87)

Ruidoso Downs government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,727,000 ($642.01)

7.31% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,055 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.31%
New Mexico average:

6.50%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Otero County, NM  0.73% ($37,679 average AGI)
from El Paso County, TX  0.48% ($50,629)
from Dona Ana County, NM  0.45% ($30,727)


7.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,232 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.57%
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 Dona Ana County, NM  0.65% ($28,426 average AGI)
to Otero County, NM  0.56% ($31,049)
to Chaves County, NM  0.47% ($27,765)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ruidoso Downs:

  • KRUI (1490 AM; 1 kW; RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM; Owner: M.T.D., INC.)
  • KBUY (1360 AM; 5 kW; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: WALTON STATIONS-NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KBIM (910 AM; 5 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTSM (690 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCRX (1430 AM; 5 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: ROSENDO CASAREZ, JR.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KAMA (750 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KSNM (570 AM; 5 kW; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: SUNRISE BROADCASTING INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ruidoso Downs:

  • K249DD (97.7 FM; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: ROSWELL CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • KNMB (96.7 FM; CLOUDCROFT, NM; Owner: MTD, INC.)
  • KIDX (101.5 FM; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: MTD, INC.)
  • K240CN (95.9 FM; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: FRIENDS OF KHFM-RUIDOSO)
  • K297AE (107.3 FM; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • KWES (93.5 FM; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: WALTON STATIONS-NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • K205DE (88.9 FM; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL EVANGELISM)
  • K256AI (99.1 FM; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KZZX (105.3 FM; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: BURT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K215EC (91.1 FM; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KRSY-FM (92.7 FM; LA LUZ, NM; Owner: RUNNELS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LLC, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)
  • KNMZ (103.7 FM; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: RUNNELS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LLC, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)

TV broadcast stations around Ruidoso Downs:

  • K55AC (Channel 55; CAPITAN, RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • K58AH (Channel 58; RUIDOSO, ETC., NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K30GM (Channel 30; CAPITAN/RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • KGDR-LP (Channel 47; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN B/CING., INC.)
Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico:
  • Fatal accident count: 11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 21
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 13
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 31
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
New Mexico average:
  • Fatal accident count: 129
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 185
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 54
  • Fatalities: 142
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 352
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 22
See more detailed statistics of Ruidoso Downs fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total costs: $628,000
Total average daily traffic: 27,704
Total average daily truck traffic: 4,432
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 33,464

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1461 Highway 70 West (Lat: 33.402944 Lon: -105.474028), Call Sign: WQBM302
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.187 MHz, 462.487 MHz, 467.187 MHz, 463.737 MHz, 468.737 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/03/2004, Expiration Date: 11/03/2014, Certifier: John Feresse
    Registrant: Sjm Industrial Radio, 1212 E Imperial Avenue, El Segundo, CA 90245, Phone: (310) 640-2700, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • MERLYN, NM0120, Merlyn Drive (Lat: 33.309806 Lon: -105.657583), Type: Pole, Structure height: 44.5 m, Overall height: 48.5 m, Call Sign: WQEQ997
    Assigned Frequencies: 10623.1 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/29/2006, Expiration Date: 03/29/2016, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • GRAPEVINE, 600 Spring Street (Lat: 33.327361 Lon: -105.585167), Type: Mast, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQPA725
    Assigned Frequencies: 10715.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/21/2012, Expiration Date: 03/21/2022, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ruidoso Downs)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A185F (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1011F , Serial Number: 18502681, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 02/28/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Mike Collins, Po Box 285, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
  • Aircraft: DAVIS V R J4B2 BARNETT (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: SUBARU ALL MDLS A/B (400 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 1066V , Serial Number: 318-2, Airworthiness Date: 08/14/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Verble R Davis, 311 Parkway, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O 470R (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2861Y , Serial Number: 18253861, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 02/13/1962
    Registrant (Individual): Steve Harms, Po Box 285, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-235 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3112Q , Serial Number: 28-7710023, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 09/22/1986
    Registrant (Corporation): Lincoln Transportation Inc, Po Box 780, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
  • Aircraft: BEECH 58TC (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 123 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6751W , Serial Number: TK-121, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 04/07/1980
    Registrant (Corporation): Conley Nursey Inc, Po Box 585, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182D (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9093X , Serial Number: 18253493, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 06/28/1961
    Registrant (Corporation): A E Beavers Sand And Gravel Inc, Po Box 522, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T210K (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9490M , Serial Number: 21059390, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 11/25/1970
    Registrant (Individual): Mike Collins, Po Box 0285, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 13
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Ruidoso Downs

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ruidoso Downs, NM
Most common first names in Ruidoso Downs, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1271.4 years
William975.9 years
Mary678.3 years
Dorothy579.6 years
Betty477.0 years
Raymond472.7 years
Robert475.0 years
Edward371.3 years
Charles377.0 years
Carol378.7 years
Most common last names in Ruidoso Downs, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sanchez1169.6 years
Miller969.7 years
Jones779.4 years
Herrera547.2 years
Salas574.6 years
Rue466.5 years
Wright477.8 years
Pior473.5 years
Silva480.0 years
Hale476.2 years
Businesses in Ruidoso Downs, NM
NameCountNameCount
Big O Tires1Lane Furniture2
Circle K1Ramada1
Days Inn1Sears1
Dennys1Walmart1
La Quinta1
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