Ruidoso, NM Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 7,574 housing units in Ruidoso. This represents a 13.4% growth from 6,677 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 6,635 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 939 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Ruidoso is about 75.9%. Ruidoso's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 54.5%. Average household size is 2.2 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Ruidoso were built after 1978.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type0.80%
One Bedroom10.20%
Two Bedrooms36.90%
Three Bedrooms43.70%
Four Bedrooms7.40%
Five Bedrooms or more1%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.22
Median year structure was built1978
Median Value of occupied units$113,900
Median Price asked for vacant units$129,500

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.14
Median year structure was built1975
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$477

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0%
Second Mortgage4%
Home Equity Loan1.60%
Simple Mortgage53.80%
Debt Free40.60%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs15.4%