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People

Total Population 2,674
Male Share of the Population 44.6%
Female Share of the Population 55.4%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,023
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 36.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $31,212
% Above Poverty Level 67.9%
% Below Poverty Level 32.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 34%
Median Gross Rent $552
Median House Value $111,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 63.5%
US/American 0%
English 3.6%
Irish 6.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ruidoso Downs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 95 miles NE of Las Cruces, New Mexico (center to center)
Nearest Large City 120 miles NE of El Paso, Texas
County Lincoln
Standard Zip Codes 88346
Phone Area Codes 505
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.328
Longitude -105.603

Ruidoso Downs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station RUIDOSO
Distance 4.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 50 F
Apr Temp 30 to 65 F
Jul Temp 49 to 80 F
Oct Temp 33 to 67 F
Annual Precip 22.7 inches
Station CARRIZOZO 1 SW
Distance 27.1 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 52 F
Apr Temp 37 to 73 F
Jul Temp 59 to 91 F
Oct Temp 39 to 73 F
Annual Precip 13.5 inches
Station CLOUDCROFT
Distance 27.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 41 F
Apr Temp 28 to 57 F
Jul Temp 46 to 71 F
Oct Temp 31 to 59 F
Annual Precip 28.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Capitan 1,306 $34,063
Ruidoso 7,884 $52,348

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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