Ruidoso, New Mexico

Population 8,055

Ruidoso is located in Lincoln County, NM. The population is 8,055, making Ruidoso the largest city in Lincoln County.

There are 5 public schools in Ruidoso with an average Homefacts rating of B-. The total crime rate for Ruidoso is high , and there are 16 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Ruidoso is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Ruidoso property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Ruidoso include Ruidoso Downs, Nogal and Capitan.

Ruidoso Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 8.9%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 62.8%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 28.2%

Crime Rate

17.73% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 115
  • Violent Crimes: 396
  • Robbery: 13
  • Burglary: 984
  • Property Crime: 2
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

31.82% Higher than national avg.
  • 16 offenders in Ruidoso
  • 19.86 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

28 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 0
  • Registered Polluters: 0
  • Superfunds: 2
  • Tanks & Spills: 26


Moderate 4.4%
  • New Mexico unemployment average: 4.4%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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5 Public Schools view public schools

There are 5 K-12 public schools in Ruidoso, NM and 1 private school. Homefacts rates Ruidoso's schools as Above average, with an overall B- rating.
1 Private School

Sierra Blanca Christian Academy

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16 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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59 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Ruidoso, NM issued 59 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Ruidoso, NM issued 63 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $610
  • 1 Bedroom: $627
  • 2 Bedrooms: $779
  • 3 Bedrooms: $994
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,311

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Environmental Hazards

28 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (156/156)
    Ruidoso, NM has 100% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Ruidoso, NM is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 6.86 Average
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 35.4°
  • February 37.4°
  • March 49.27°
  • April 57.67°
  • May 63.37°
  • June 75.3°
  • July 81.23°
  • August 75.83°
  • September 68.13°
  • October 57.27°
  • November 44.03°
  • December 36.2°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Ruidoso, NM

Ruidoso, NM has a moderate risk of earthquakes.
Ruidoso, NM has no risk of hurricanes.
Ruidoso, NM has a very low risk of hail storms.
Ruidoso, NM has a very low risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Ruidoso, NM: $40,032


Unemployment in Ruidoso is 4.4%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 4.4% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 46.27%
White Collar - 53.73%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Susana Martinez
  • Sen. Martin Heinrich
  • Sen. Tom Udall

City Representatives

  • Steve Pearce

Neighborhood Info

1 Airport view all

Nearest Major Airports

6 FCC Towers view all

1 Hospital view all

1 Library view all

0 Retirement Homes view all

  • No retirement homes found in Ruidoso, NM
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