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Population (year 2000): 7,698. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,812 (+14.5% change)
Males: 3,653 (47.5%), Females: 4,045 (52.5%)

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Median resident age: 46.2 years
Median household income: $37,107 (year 2000)
Median house value: $113,900 (year 2000)

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Races in Ruidoso:

  • White Non-Hispanic (78.1%)
  • Hispanic (18.2%)
  • Other race (7.4%)
  • American Indian (3.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: English (15.0%), German (14.7%), Irish (13.4%), United States (9.2%), Italian (3.0%), French (2.7%).

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Elevation: 6720 feet

Land area: 14.3 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Ruidoso

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ruidoso village

  • Never married: 15.0%
  • Now married: 59.8%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

7.0% Foreign born (5.4% Latin America, 0.7% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,062 (+66.0%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cruces, NM Las (103.4 miles pop. 74,267).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Paso, TX El (119.2 miles pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: AZ Phoenix, (440.6 miles pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Downs, NM Ruidoso (4.9 miles NM (14.9 miles Mescalero, NM Capitan, (15.1 miles NM (25.5 miles Carrizozo, NM Cloudcroft, (27.2 miles NM Tularosa, (30.5 miles Luz, NM (31.7 miles La NM Alamogordo, (36.5 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 141 buildings, average cost: $132,700
  • 1997: 136 buildings, average cost: $133,900
  • 1998: 191 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 1999: 149 buildings, average cost: $168,700
  • 2000: 168 buildings, average cost: $160,100
  • 2001: 145 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2002: 180 buildings, average cost: $173,400
  • 2003: 182 buildings, average cost: $171,200
  • 2004: 222 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2005: 256 buildings, average cost: $171,600

Latitude: 33.34 N, Longitude: 105.67 W

Area code: 505


Industries providing employment: Retail trade (17.4%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (16.4%), Educational,health and social services (16.1%), Construction (11.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,235 (+16.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,218 (68.1%)

Crime in Ruidoso (2002):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 2 rapes (25.5 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 133 assaults (1694.3 per 100,000)
  • 110 burglaries (1401.3 per 100,000)
  • 135 thefts (1719.7 per 100,000)
  • 17 auto thefts (216.6 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 543.8 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

Crime in Ruidoso (2004):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 4 rapes (47.6 per 100,000)
  • 2 robberies (23.8 per 100,000)
  • 100 assaults (1190.9 per 100,000)
  • 158 burglaries (1881.6 per 100,000)
  • 142 thefts (1691.1 per 100,000)
  • 20 auto thefts (238.2 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 526.6 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.1)

Average climate in Ruidoso, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Hospital/medical center in Ruidoso:
  • LINCOLN COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (211 SUDDERTH)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Ruidoso:
  • PHS INDIAN HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; MESCALERO, NM)
  • GERALD CHAMPION REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTE (about 41 miles; ALAMOGORDO, NM)
  • EASTERN NEW MEXICO MEDICAL CENTER (about 78 miles; ROSWELL, NM)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ruidoso:
  • SIERRA BLANCA REGIONAL (about 12 miles; RUIDOSO, NM; ID: SRR)
  • HOLLOMAN AFB (about 46 miles; ALAMOGORDO, NM; ID: HMN)
  • ROSWELL INDUSTRIAL AIR CENTER (about 80 miles; ROSWELL, NM; ID: ROW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ruidoso:
  • CARRIZOZO MUNI (about 26 miles; CARRIZOZO, NM; ID: Q37)
  • ALAMOGORDO-WHITE SANDS REGIONAL (about 42 miles; ALAMOGORDO, NM; ID: ALM)
  • ARTESIA MUNI (about 90 miles; ARTESIA, NM; ID: ATS)


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Judicial and Legal 3 $6,514 $26,056 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 26 $84,783 $39,130 0 $0
Police - Other 6 $11,889 $23,778 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $1,672 $20,064 0 $0
Correction 8 $17,207 $25,810 0 $0
Streets and Highways 17 $35,422 $25,003 0 $0
Airports 10 $25,702 $30,842 0 $0
Welfare 2 $4,727 $28,362 1 $1,118
Solid Waste Management 17 $34,742 $24,523 0 $0
Sewerage 13 $34,875 $32,192 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 8 $16,919 $25,378 0 $0
Natural Resources 1 $2,170 $26,040 0 $0
Water Supply 22 $52,328 $28,542 0 $0
Local Libraries 6 $12,414 $24,828 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 12 $28,576 $28,576 0 $0
Firefighters 19 $43,412 $27,418 0 $0
Financial Administration 11 $27,159 $29,628 0 $0
Other Government Administration 18 $38,524 $25,682 0 $0
Totals for Government 200 $479,034 $28,742 1 $1,118


College/University in Ruidoso:
  • EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY-RUIDOSO (Full-time enrollment: 268; Location: 709 MECHEM DR; Public; Website: www.ruidoso.enmu.edu/)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ruidoso:
  • NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 105 miles; LAS CRUCES, NM; Full-time enrollment: 12,562)
  • NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY-DONA ANA (about 105 miles; LAS CRUCES, NM; FT enrollment: 2,380)
  • EL PASO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 121 miles; EL PASO, TX; FT enrollment: 11,127)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO (about 123 miles; EL PASO, TX; FT enrollment: 12,071)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO-MAIN CAMPUS (about 137 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; FT enrollment: 18,780)
  • ALBUQUERQUE TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE (about 137 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; FT enrollment: 9,188)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ALBUQUERQUE NM CAMPUS (about 140 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; FT enrollment: 3,261)
Public high school in Ruidoso:
  • RUIDOSO HIGH (Students: 710; Location: 125 WARRIOR DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Ruidoso:
  • WHITE MOUNTAIN INTR (Students: 400; Location: 201 WHITE MTN. DRIVE; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • RUIDOSO MIDDLE (Students: 397; Location: 100 REESE DRIVE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • WHITE MOUNTAIN ELEM (Students: 341; Location: 203 WHITE MTN. DRIVE; Grades: 03 - 04)
  • SIERRA VISTA PRIM. (Students: 303; Location: 199 WHITE MTN. DRIVE; Grades: 01 - 02)
  • NOB HILL ELEM (Students: 216; Location: 100 SUTTON DRIVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • GAVILAN CANYON (Students: 13; Location: 819 GAVILAN CANYON R; Grades: 04 - 12)
Library in Ruidoso:
  • RUIDOSO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $301,469; Location: 107 KANSAS CITY ROAD; 54,150 books; 3,250 audio materials; 132 serial subscriptions)
 

Ruidoso compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Ruidoso:
  • KBUY (1360 AM; 5 kW; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: WALTON STATIONS-NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KRUI (1490 AM; 1 kW; RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM; Owner: M.T.D., 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)
  • KTSM (690 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KAMA (750 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KBIM (910 AM; 5 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KBNA (920 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:
  • 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:
  • 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.)
  • K49EW (Channel 49; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY)
  • K13OX (Channel 13; MUD CANYON, NM; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K16BZ (Channel 16; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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