Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
For many seniors, primarily those who have chronic diseases or those who are in need of continuing care, access to hospitals might be a significant factor in selecting which senior care facility is best for them. The top hospitals that service Rio Rancho include Christus St Vincent Regional Medical Center, Santa Fe Phis Indian Hospital, and Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center. In total, there are 3 hospitals located in Rio Rancho which offer emergency services and other healthcare.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a big influence when selecting which location works best. The sales tax in Rio Rancho is 5.13%. The cost of living index for Rio Rancho is 121.4 where a rating of 100 is the average rating, and any amount over 100 is costlier than said average. Rio Rancho has a grocery price index of about 96.2.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
The air quality, humidity, and air temperature of a city may have a serious influence on the well-being of a senior citizen. Rio Rancho has an oceanic/ warm-summer humid continental type of climate. The average air quality index rating in Rio Rancho is about 46.5. The average air quality conditions are rated as good. This means that there is no health advisory associated with the air quality for this destination. The air quality index score is at its peak score in December at about 64.4. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. On average, Rio Rancho has a humidity level of 37%. Humidity ratings are highest during the month of August at roughly 45%. Monthly, Rio Rancho receives around 1 inches of precipitation. The most rain historically happens in July with an average of 2 inches in a month. In terms of snow fall Rio Rancho gets an average of 26.20 inches of snow in a year. In the summertime, Rio Rancho is about 72F. The low summer temperature falls to around 53F in the month of June. The summer high rises to roughly 90F during June. In the winter, the average temperature falls to around 34F. The winter high is roughly 52F during the month of February. The low winter temperature gets to roughly 20 F in the month of January.
Demographics and Values
In terms of crime, Rio Rancho has 37.9 property crimes per 1000 residents and 3.5 violent crimes per 1000 residents. Demographically, Rio Rancho is 8.2% other or not specified, 2.7% black, 40.7% Hispanic, 0.2% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 79.9% white, 2.2% Native American, 1.6% Asian, and 5.2% mixed race. In Rio Rancho, 38.3% are nonbelievers. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Rio Rancho, out of the total population 0.8% practice Judaism, 0.8% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.3% practice Islam. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Rio Rancho 49.3% practice Catholicism, 2.8% practice another Christian faith, and 1.6% are Baptists. Out of the total population of Rio Rancho, 5.2% are widows, 13.2% have some form of disability, 7.4% do not have health insurance, and 63.2% participate in the labor force. Based on gender, 48.7% are male and 51.3% are female. In Rio Rancho, 33.9% of the population are over the age of 55, 10.8% are over the age of 60, 5.8% are over the age of 70, and 3.1% are over the age of 80. The median age of Rio Rancho is 38 years old. Of the population of Rio Rancho 24.5% have a high-school diploma, 11.9% have a graduate degree, and 30.2% have a college degree. In the previous presidential election, 8.8% voted for a third party candidate, 71.1% voted Democrat, and 20.1% voted Republican in Sandoval county. In Rio Rancho, 12.6% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Rio Rancho is considered friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Currently, the population of Rio Rancho consists of 96,159 people. Rio Rancho has a population density of 358 people per square mile. The current population of Rio Rancho is growing at a rate of 0.004%.
An overview of New Mexico
In terms of resources, New Mexico has a cost of living index of 92.8, a grocery index rating of 92.8, and a housing index rating of 100.9. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The natural beauty of New Mexico is ranked 23rd in the nation. The quality of life enjoyed by the average New Mexico citizen is ranked 46th nation-wide. Additionally, New Mexico is ranked 34th by standards of healthcare. The state of New Mexico has 47 hospitals and 137 health centers, providing care to a population of 2,097,463. The three highest ranked hospitals in New Mexico are Christus St Vincent Regional Medical Center, Lovelace Medical Center, and Presbyterian Espanola Hospital.
Social demographics of the state
During the latest presidential election, 40% voted for the Republican candidate while 48% voted for the Democratic candidate. Thirty-six percent of New Mexico residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 2,447 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-23%, Mainline Protestant-14%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In New Mexico there are 57 masonic lodges. The median age in the state is 38, and 31% of the population is over the age of 55. In terms of diversity, New Mexico ranks 6th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the winter falls to around 36F. The average high winter temperature is around 65F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 2F in the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 71F. The average high summer temperature is around 98F in the month of June. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 36F during the month of June. New Mexico experiences an average humidity rating of about 46%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 56% in the month of August. On average, New Mexico has an air quality index rating of around 45.5 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 61.7 AQI. The average monthly precipitation for the state of New Mexico is around 1.22 inches. The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 5.98 inches of precipitation a month. While residents of New Mexico mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in New Mexico can include earthquakes (moderate) and floods.
Wildlife to be found in New Mexico
The state of New Mexico has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of aspen trees, pinon-juniper, sagebrush, and evergreen conifers. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the western diamondbacks, the kangaroo rats, the jackrabbits, or the javelina. The state animal of New Mexico is the roadrunner.