Ruidoso Information

Ruidoso Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Ruidoso, NM

General Ruidoso Information

State: New Mexico

County: Lincoln County

Close cities: Lovington, NM, Alamogordo, NM, Artesia, NM, Alto, NM, Ruidoso, NM, Mescalero, NM, Capitan, NM, Ruidoso Downs, NM, Cloudcroft, NM, Carrizozo, NM, Bent, NM

Ruidoso Population (census data)
Total 8,899 (+15.1% since 2000)
Male 4,222 (47.4%)
Female 4,677 (52.6%)

Population Density: 623 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 85.8 (US Avg is 100)

Ruidoso Elevation: 6,720 feet above sea level

Land Area: 14.3 square miles

Median Household Income: $44,545

Zip Codes: 88355, and 88345.

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Ruidoso Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (78.1%)
  • Hispanic (18.2%)
  • Other race (7.4%)
  • American Indian (3.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
Ancestry Information:
  • English (15.0%)
  • German (14.7%)
  • Irish (13.4%)
  • United States (9.2%)
  • Italian (3.0%)
  • French (2.7%)
Foriegn Born: 537 people (6.0%)
  • Latin America (88.5%)
  • Europe (11.5%)

Local Ruidoso Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks
NFL Football: Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos
NBA Basketball: Phoenix Suns, Denver Nuggets
NHL Hockey:
NCAA Sports: New Mexico State University, University of New Mexico

Ruidoso School Information

High Schools
Ruidoso High (125 Warrior Drive, Ruidoso, NM, 88345 - Ruidoso Municipal Schools District)
Middle Schools
Ruidoso Middle (100 Reese Drive, Ruidoso, NM, 88345 - Ruidoso Municipal Schools District)
Elementary Schools
Nob Hill Elementary (100 Sutton Drive, Ruidoso, NM, 88345 - Ruidoso Municipal Schools District)
White Mountain Elementary (203 White Mountain Drive, Ruidoso, NM, 88345 - Ruidoso Municipal Schools District)
Other/Private Schools
Gavilan Canyon (819 Gavilan Canyon Road, Ruidoso, NM, 88345 - Ruidoso Municipal Schools District)
Sierra Vista Primary (199 White Mountain Drive, Ruidoso, NM, 88345 - Ruidoso Municipal Schools District)
White Mountain Intr (201 White Mountain Drive, Ruidoso, NM, 88345 - Ruidoso Municipal Schools District)

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