Ruidoso demographics profile

StatisticRuidosoNew MexicoNational
Population density (sq mi)4861791
Median age50.737.237.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)59%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1827%42%43%
Speak English73%65%79%
Speak Spanish23%28%13%
Ruidoso, NM has a population of 7,833 and is the 4,776th largest city in the United States. The population density is 486 per sq mi which is 2736% higher than the New Mexico average and 436% higher than the national average. The median age in Ruidoso is 51 which is approximately 36% higher than the New Mexico average of 37. In Ruidoso, 59% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 73% speak English and 23% speak Spanish. 36% of Ruidoso residents were born in New Mexico, 53% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 9% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Ruidoso is 2736% higher than New Mexico.
  • The median age in Ruidoso is 36% higher than New Mexico.
  • In Ruidoso 86.65% of the population is White.
  • In Ruidoso 0.75% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Ruidoso 0.88% of the population is Asian.

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Ruidoso population breakdown by race

RaceRuidosoNew MexicoNational
Black or African American0.75%2.01%12.63%
American Indian2.27%9.28%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.06%0.18%
Mixed race4.74%3.26%3.06%
Other race4.71%10.49%4.75%
In Ruidoso, 26.2% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Ruidoso, NM demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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