U.S. Census: Rio Rancho Grew 69%

The City of Rio Rancho, NM grew 69% from 2000-2010 to a total estimated population of 87,521. Rio Rancho is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area (Population: 930,048). Only 30-years-old, Rio Rancho is the third largest city in the State, surpassing Santa Fe. The City is strategically located in the northwest quadrant of the MSA and comprises over 100 square miles of land. The City is just 30 minutes from the Albuquerque International Sunport and 45 minutes from Santa Fe, the cultural center of the Southwest.

The City has a strong existing business climate anchored by Intel Corporation and complemented by the administrative and manufacturing operations of Hewlett Packard, Bank of America, U.S. Cotton, Lectrosonics, Victoria’s Secret, Sprint PCS, Insight Lighting, Stainless Motors, and ClingZ, Inc. The RREDC and the city work together to aggressively attract new business and industry to the community. * Rio Rancho Economic Development