Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico

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Population in 2019: 2,574 (83% urban, 17% rural).
Population change since 2000: +41.1%
Males: 1,090  (42.4%)
Females: 1,484  (57.6%)
Median resident age:

40.9 years
New Mexico median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 88346.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $29,907 (it was $29,375 in 2000)
Ruidoso Downs:

$29,907
NM:

$51,945

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $17,796 (it was $12,144 in 2000)

Ruidoso Downs village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $138,155 (it was $58,700 in 2000)
Ruidoso Downs:

$138,155
NM:

$180,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $159,787; detached houses: $226,431; mobile homes: $136,062

Median gross rent in 2019: $523.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ruidoso Downs: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 19.0%
(25.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 8.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Ruidoso Downs, NM (2019)
    • 1,34652.2%White alone
    • 1,18445.9%Hispanic
    • 361.4%Black alone

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



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 10, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ruidoso Downs is 438 to 1.


Crime rates in Ruidoso Downs by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.7)
0
(0.0)
4
(146.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(39.1)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.8)
0
(0.0)
4
(154.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(38.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(250.1)
1
(48.1)
16
(602.4)
1
(37.9)
35
(1,277)
10
(351.2)
22
(788.2)
9
(337.6)
16
(615.9)
30
(1,177)
37
(1,455)
19
(743.1)
18
(699.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
42
(2,101)
41
(1,971)
30
(1,130)
39
(1,478)
20
(729.9)
27
(948.4)
14
(501.6)
28
(1,050)
13
(500.4)
20
(784.9)
24
(943.8)
37
(1,447)
32
(1,243)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
71
(3,552)
77
(3,702)
73
(2,748)
76
(2,881)
64
(2,336)
63
(2,213)
81
(2,902)
148
(5,551)
98
(3,772)
117
(4,592)
78
(3,067)
91
(3,559)
73
(2,835)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(400.2)
14
(673.1)
3
(113.0)
7
(265.4)
5
(182.5)
3
(105.4)
4
(143.3)
5
(187.5)
4
(154.0)
4
(157.0)
5
(196.6)
6
(234.6)
7
(271.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
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City-Data.com crime index371.2349.5359.9247.5531.4233.6331.1408.1367.6486.7495.5442.3373.6

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Crime rate in Ruidoso Downs detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 10 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
New Mexico average:

1.29
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Ancestries: Irish (9.3%), German (7.2%), European (5.6%), Scottish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6420 feet

Land area: 2.13 square miles.

Population density: 1,209 people per square mile   (low).

Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico map

276 residents are foreign born (10.7% Latin America).

This village:

10.7%
New Mexico:

9.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Ruidoso Downs village:

0.7% ($429)
New Mexico:

0.7% ($699)

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)

Latitude: 33.33 N, Longitude: 105.60 W

Area code: 505

Distribution of median household income in Ruidoso Downs, NM in 2019
Distribution of house value in Ruidoso Downs, NM in 2019
Ruidoso Downs satellite photo by USGS

Ruidoso Downs tourist attractions:

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.7%
New Mexico:

7.3%
Most common industries in Ruidoso Downs, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (14.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (11.6%)
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Public administration (7.8%)
  • Health care (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (14.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.0%)
  • Public administration (8.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (18.1%)
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.6%)
  • Public administration (7.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.7%)
Most common occupations in Ruidoso Downs, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.9%)
  • Cashiers (5.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Construction laborers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (8.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.0%)

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 significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 482% 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 3/26/2020 at 15:16:27, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 5.9 mi) earthquake occurred 143.8 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 6/29/2014 at 04:59:35, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 213.7 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
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 (24) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Fires: 9, Storms: 9, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 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)

Points of interest:

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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

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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Ruidoso Downs:

Marital status in Ruidoso Downs, NM
  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 35.7%
  • Separated: 10.4%
  • Widowed: 13.4%
  • Divorced: 20.9%

For population 25 years and over in Ruidoso Downs:

  • High school or higher: 82.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.6
New Mexico average:

12.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Ruidoso Downs
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Religion statistics for Ruidoso Downs, NM (based on Lincoln County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,61125
Catholic2,7459
Mainline Protestant1,19410
Other4572
None12,490-
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: 4
Lincoln County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Lincoln County:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

17.39 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lincoln County:

6.2%
State:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

17.4%
New Mexico:

22.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

13.8%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ruidoso Downs:

46.9%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ruidoso Downs:

44.5%
New Mexico:

47.6%

Average BMI:
Ruidoso Downs:

29.0
New Mexico:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.3%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ruidoso Downs:

10.5%
New Mexico:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ruidoso Downs:

33.5%
State:

34.5%

General health condition:
This city:

53.2%
New Mexico:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.2%
State:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ruidoso Downs, NM Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 18$37,774$25,1831$693
Police Protection - Officers 11$42,993$46,9010$0
Streets and Highways 4$9,340$28,0200$0
Water Supply 3$12,872$51,4880$0
Parks and Recreation 2$4,787$28,7220$0
Judicial and Legal 2$8,450$50,7002$1,353
Financial Administration 2$14,158$84,9480$0
Transit 2$6,674$40,0442$2,259
Natural Resources 1$4,987$59,8440$0
Police - Other 1$2,336$28,0320$0
Firefighters 1$3,313$39,7560$0
Sewerage 1$1,880$22,5600$0
Electric Power 1$4,251$51,0120$0
Totals for Government 49$153,813$37,6685$4,305

Ruidoso Downs government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $259,000 ($100.62)
    General - Other: $174,000 ($67.60)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,223,000 ($475.14)
    Parks and Recreation: $640,000 ($248.64)
    Water Utilities: $630,000 ($244.76)
    Financial Administration: $564,000 ($219.11)
    Regular Highways: $499,000 ($193.86)
    Sewerage: $487,000 ($189.20)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $433,000 ($168.22)
    Central Staff Services: $289,000 ($112.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $286,000 ($111.11)
    Local Fire Protection: $130,000 ($50.51)
    Health - Other: $106,000 ($41.18)
    General - Other: $96,000 ($37.30)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $57,000 ($22.14)
    Correctional Institutions: $19,000 ($7.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $44,000 ($17.09)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Transit Utilities: $133,000 ($51.67)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $14,000 ($5.44)
    Local Fire Protection: $14,000 ($5.44)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $18,000 ($6.99)

Ruidoso Downs government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $375,000 ($145.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $278,000 ($108.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $202,000 ($78.48)
    Other: $3,000 ($1.17)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $247,000 ($95.96)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $204,000 ($79.25)
    Fines and Forfeits: $96,000 ($37.30)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($3.11)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $493,000 ($191.53)
    Transit Utilities: $22,000 ($8.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,581,000 ($614.22)
    Other: $332,000 ($128.98)
    Transit Utilities: $166,000 ($64.49)
    Health and Hospitals: $8,000 ($3.11)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,332,000 ($905.98)
    Property: $474,000 ($184.15)
    Other Selective Sales: $190,000 ($73.82)
    Public Utilities Sales: $82,000 ($31.86)
    Other License: $17,000 ($6.60)

Ruidoso Downs government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,396,000 ($542.35)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,333,000 ($517.87)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $63,000 ($24.48)

Ruidoso Downs government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,510,000 ($1752.14)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $89,000 ($34.58)

8.02% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,577 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.02%
New Mexico average:

6.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Otero County, NM  0.83% ($31,887 average AGI)
from Chaves County, NM  0.46% ($72,353)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.43% ($39,656)


7.62% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,788 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.62%
New Mexico average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Otero County, NM  0.86% ($28,672 average AGI)
to Dona Ana County, NM  0.54% ($39,775)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.50% ($31,486)
Businesses in Ruidoso Downs, NM
NameCountNameCount
Big O Tires1Lane Furniture2
Circle K1Ramada1
Days Inn1Sears1
Dennys1Walmart1
La Quinta1

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 count11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents21
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:2
  • Fatalities17
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents38
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • New Mexico average
  • Fatal accident count4201
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents5684
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons1328
  • Fatalities4833
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents11485
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents433
See more detailed statistics of Ruidoso Downs fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 20ft / 6.2mTotal length
  • $723,000Total costs
  • 41,970Total average daily traffic
  • 3,425Total average daily truck traffic
  • 41,534Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast 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, Cancellation Date: 01/03/2015, 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: 02/23/2016, Expiration Date: 03/29/2026, Cancellation Date: 05/26/2020, Certifier: Robin J Cohen, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, 2nd Fl, 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, Cancellation Date: 09/19/2013, 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182F (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3512U , Serial Number: 18254912, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 06/27/1963, Certificate Issue Date: 06/19/2015
    Registrant (LLC): Harvey Aviation LLC, 110 W Circle Dr, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
  • Aircraft: BEECH 35R (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E185 SERIES (205 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 87813 , Serial Number: D-122R-14, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 06/19/1975, Certificate Issue Date: 01/04/2017
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Jonathan R Taylor, 102 Miriam Dr, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346, Other Owners: Randy Bailey

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

  • Days Inn, 2088 Hwy 70 W, Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico 88346 , Phone: (505) 378-4299
  • Best Western Pine Springs Inn, 1420 W Hwy 70, Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico 88346 , Phone: (505) 378-8100, Fax: (505) 378-8215
  • Ramada, 2191 Hwy 70 W, Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico 88346 , Phone: (505) 378-1199, Fax: (505) 378-1234
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Ruidoso Downs, 26147 Us Hwy 70, Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico 88346 , Phone: (575) 378-3333, Fax: (575) 378-1004
  • Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton Ruidoso Downs, 26141 US Hwy 70E, Ruidoso downs, New Mexico 88346 , Phone: (575) 378-1199, Fax: (575) 378-1234
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ruidoso Downs, NM
  • 80.7%Utility gas
  • 10.2%Electricity
  • 9.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ruidoso Downs, NM
  • 78.8%Utility gas
  • 21.3%Electricity


Ruidoso Downs compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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