Ruidoso is located close to the center of New Mexico. Ruidoso is part of Lincoln County. Ruidoso has 16.12 square miles of land area and 0.02 square miles of water area. As of 2010, the total Ruidoso population is 8,029, which has grown 4.30% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 13.20% and is much lower than the national average rate of 9.71%. Ruidoso median household income is $46,120 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 24.29% since 2000. The income growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 23.31% and is higher than the national average rate of 19.17%. Ruidoso median house value is $189,300 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 66.20% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 49.12% and is higher than the national average rate of 50.42%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Ruidoso is better than the state average in quality. The Ruidoso area code is 575.
Ruidoso, NM Map, Border, and Nearby Locations
* Based on the U.S. 2010 Data