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Ruidoso Micro Area Population and Races


As of 2010, the total population of Ruidoso Area is 20,497. The Ruidoso Area population density is 4.24 people per square mile, which is much lower than the state average density of 17.11 people per square mile and is much lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Ruidoso Area is white, which represent 85.08% of the total population. The average Ruidoso Area education level is about the same as the state average and is about the same as the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010: 20,497. #919

Population Density, #936

Ruidoso Area
4.24 per square mile
New Mexico
17.11 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:17,439 (85.08%, #472)
Black:96 (0.47%, #855)
Hispanic:6,110 (29.81%, #85)
Asian:75 (0.37%, #849)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):499 (2.43%, #104)
One Race, Other:1,880 (9.17%, see rank)
Two or More Races:508 (2.48%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:4,747 (77.69%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:23 (0.38%, see rank)
Cuban:16 (0.26%, see rank)
Central American:5 (0.08%, see rank)
South American:21 (0.34%, see rank)

*Based on 2010 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

17,656 (86.38%) out of the total population of 20,440 reported first ancestry.

 Ruidoso Area% of the Total PopulationNew MexicoU.S.
Arab00.00%, see rank0.26%0.53%
Czech470.23%, see rank0.26%0.50%
Danish670.33%, see rank0.31%0.45%
Dutch2821.38%, see rank1.01%1.51%
English2,58212.63%, see rank7.24%8.53%
French6953.40%, see rank2.18%3.54%
German2,93714.37%, see rank9.88%15.79%
Greek330.16%, see rank0.22%0.42%
Hungarian900.44%, see rank0.24%0.48%
Irish3,21215.71%, see rank7.15%11.36%
Italian3301.61%, see rank2.41%5.66%
Norwegian1760.86%, see rank0.83%1.46%
Polish3001.47%, see rank1.16%3.13%
Portuguese110.05%, see rank0.21%0.46%
Russian710.35%, see rank0.46%0.97%
Scotch-Irish5702.79%, see rank0.97%1.07%
Scottish5722.80%, see rank1.60%1.81%
Subsaharan African1510.74%, see rank0.17%0.93%
Swedish1860.91%, see rank0.87%1.34%
Swiss330.16%, see rank0.22%0.31%
Ukrainian90.04%, see rank0.12%0.31%
American7153.50%, see rank3.97%6.72%
Welsh1820.89%, see rank0.50%0.60%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 10,068 (49.12%, see rank)
Females: 10,429 (50.88%, see rank)

Ruidoso Area
Male: 49.12%
Female: 50.88%
New Mexico
Male: 49.41%
Female: 50.59%
Male: 49.16%
Female: 50.84%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Ruidoso Area
49.40 years old
New Mexico
36.70 years old
37.20 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Ruidoso Area
48.70 years old
New Mexico
35.30 years old
35.80 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Ruidoso Area
50.00 years old
New Mexico
38.00 years old
38.50 years old

 Ruidoso Area% of the Total PopulationNew MexicoU.S.
Under 5 years9754.76%, see rank7.04%6.54%
5 to 9 years1,0975.35%, see rank6.96%6.59%
10 to 14 years1,0815.27%, see rank6.88%6.70%
15 to 19 years1,1315.52%, see rank7.28%7.14%
20 to 24 years8354.07%, see rank6.91%6.99%
25 to 34 years1,7728.65%, see rank12.98%13.30%
35 to 44 years2,0339.92%, see rank12.07%13.30%
45 to 54 years3,27015.95%, see rank14.18%14.58%
55 to 64 years3,79818.53%, see rank12.48%11.82%
65 to 74 years2,81713.74%, see rank7.47%7.03%
75 to 84 1,3346.51%, see rank4.20%4.23%
85 years and over3541.73%, see rank1.55%1.78%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Ruidoso AreaNew MexicoU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population15,264, 100%1,333,926204,336,017
Less Than High School2,104, 13.78%, see rank16.58%14.28%
High School Graduate3,970, 26.01%, see rank26.37%28.24%
Some College or Associate Degree5,390, 35.31%, see rank31.43%28.99%
Bachelor Degree2,493, 16.33%, see rank14.63%17.88%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree1,307, 8.56%, see rank11.00%10.61%
USA.com Education Index#13.41, see rank13.3213.47
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Ruidoso Area New MexicoU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten56481.74%18.26%80.81%19.19%70.05%29.95%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)1,70592.55%, see rank7.45%, see rank91.86%8.14%89.62%10.38%
High School (Grades 9-12)1,01795.97%, see rank4.03%, see rank92.02%7.98%90.52%9.48%
College1,01094.36%, see rank5.64%, see rank87.93%12.07%77.79%22.21%
Graduate School90100.00%, see rank0.00%, see rank79.47%20.53%58.62%41.38%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Ruidoso AreaNew MexicoU.S.
Total Households9,219, 100%791,395116,716,292
Average Household Size2.21, see rank2.552.58
1 Person Households2,808, 30.46%, see rank27.97%26.74%
2 or More Person Households6,411, 69.54%, see rank72.03%73.26%
Family Households (Families)5,859, 63.55%, see rank65.54%66.43%
Average Family Size2.72, see rank3.133.14
Married-Couple Family4,567, 49.54%, see rank45.28%48.42%
Nonfamily Households3,360, 36.45%, see rank34.46%33.57%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Ruidoso Area%New MexicoU.S.
15 Years and Over Total17,275see rank1,627,189248,042,237
Males, 15 Years and Over8,424100%, see rank797,594120,789,875
Never Married2,18625.95%, see rank35.51%35.08%
Married4,55454.06%, see rank50.31%52.93%
Widowed3574.24%, see rank2.75%2.53%
Divorced1,32715.75%, see rank11.44%9.46%
Females, 15 Years and Over8,851100%, see rank829,595127,252,362
Never Married1,60318.11%, see rank29.30%28.74%
Married4,93455.75%, see rank47.81%49.95%
Widowed8269.33%, see rank8.74%9.34%
Divorced1,48816.81%, see rank14.16%11.97%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Ruidoso Area%New MexicoU.S.
Native19,17593.81%, see rank90.24%87.13%
Born in the State of Residence8,44241.30%, see rank52.13%58.71%
Born in Different State10,48651.30%, see rank37.03%27.04%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
2471.21%, see rank1.08%1.38%
Foreign Born1,2656.19%, see rank9.76%12.87%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship4092.00%, see rank3.23%5.71%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship8564.19%, see rank6.53%7.16%
Born In Europe1950.95%, see rank0.73%1.56%
Born In Asia90.04%, see rank1.02%3.67%
Born In Africa00.00%, see rank0.12%0.51%
Born In Oceania140.07%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America1,0114.95%, see rank7.67%6.79%
Born In Northern America360.18%, see rank0.18%0.26%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Ruidoso Area%New MexicoU.S.
English6,05769.89%, see rank59.52%79.64%
Spanish2,29926.53%, see rank32.40%11.57%
Other Indo-European Languages2002.31%, see rank2.08%4.61%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages110.13%, see rank1.08%3.24%
Other991.14%, see rank4.93%0.94%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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