Rio Rancho – Zip Codes: 87124 and 87144
Rio Rancho is the third largest city in New Mexico and is the growing economic hub of Sandoval County. Rio Rancho is located outside the northwest corner of Albuquerque with a population just over 87,000. A small portion of Rio Rancho extends into northern Bernalillo County. The City of Rio Rancho is characterized by affordable housing and wonderful views of the mountains and Albuquerque.
Rio Rancho infrastructure is supported by the city’s relationship with Intel as indicated by Intel’s greeting on Highway 528. Rio Rancho is the site of Intel’s Intel Fab 11X, one of the largest semiconductor fabrication plants in the world. The fully automated facility opened in 2002. The Railrunner Commuter Train Service has become the popular method for traveling from the Rio Rancho area to downtown and north to Santa Fe.