Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico

Horse racing at Ruidoso Downs
Horse racing at Ruidoso Downs

Ruidoso Downs is a village that grew into a town in the early 2000's. The original basis for the settlement was to build a racetrack outside the city limits of Ruidoso. Today, the town contains Ruidoso Downs, the Hubbard Museum of the American West and the Billy the Kid Casino (on Indian-owned land). The town has also hosted the Lincoln Cowboy Symposium (an annual event celebrating the cowboy/ranching lifestyle) for more than 20 years.

The population of Ruidoso Downs is up more than 53% since 2000.

Fast Facts about uidoso Downs, New Mexico
Ruidoso Downs, Lincoln County, NM 88346
Latitude: 33.33169°N
Longitude: 105.596079°W
Incorporated: 1941
Elevation: 6,417'

High School or Higher: 73.9%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 9.4%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 1.8%
2012 Cost of Living Index for Ruidoso Downs: 83.8

2015 Estimates:
Estimated Median Household Income: $39,400
Estimated Median Home Value: $122,100
Median Resident Age: 37.1 Years
Major Industries:
Construction, Retail Trade, Lodging & Food Services, Government, Entertainment & Recreation, Agriculture, Waste Management Services
Unemployed (August 2014): 4.6%
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population 2,815
Males 1,340
Females 1,475
Population by Age
Under 18 757
18 & over 2,058
20-24 159
25-34 358
35-49 554
50-64 542
65 & over 369
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino 1,411
Non Hispanic or Latino 1,404
Population by Race
White 2,055
African-American 28
Asian 8
Native American 147
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 5
Other 510
Two or more 62