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Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexRuidosoNew MexicoNational
Income per capita$27,233$24,459$29,829
Median household income$43,847$45,674$55,322
Median income owner occupied$66,306$55,941$70,586
Median income renter occupied$19,191$29,282$35,192
Median earnings male$26,064$31,150$36,919
Median earnings female$21,484$22,439$26,250
Unemployment rate4.0%5.0%4.7%
Poverty level12.2%20.9%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Ruidoso is 9% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Ruidoso is 21% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Ruidoso is 15% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Ruidoso is 19% lower than the national average

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      $29,228 $43,847 $87,694
      $30,446 $45,674 $91,348
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Ruidoso median earnings by income bracket

      Ruidoso employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry23.5%23.5%
      Manufacturing sector0.3%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services4.2%4.2%
      Wholesale & retail services22.8%22.8%
      Public administration5.2%5.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.0%7.0%
      Education, health & social services7.0%7.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Capitan, NM1,356$43,31021.7%
      Nogal, NM126$38,57130.3%
      Ruidoso Downs, NM2,611$31,53643.0%
      Mescalero, NM1,127$31,16443.7%
      Bent, NM151$0100.0%
      Ruidoso, NM7,879$43,84720.7%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Baltimore Highlands, MD7,880$53,2053.8%
      Grand Blanc, MI7,881$62,78413.5%
      Landen, OH7,882$90,66163.9%
      La Malbaie, QC7,875n/a 
      Woodlawn CDP (Prince George's County), MD7,873$64,55916.7%
      Ruidoso, NM7,879$43,84720.7%
      Source: The Ruidoso, NM employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).