Las Cruces SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
7
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
9

Las Cruces, NM Photos

Source: Public Domain
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Las Cruces, New Mexico Info Snack

Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doņa Ana County, New Mexico, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 97,618, and in 2015 the estimated population was 101,643, making it the second largest city in the state, after Albuquerque. Las Cruces is the largest city in both Doņa Ana County and southern New Mexico. The Las Cruces metropolitan area had an estimated population of 213,676 in 2014. It is the principal city of a metropolitan statistical area which encompasses all of Doņa Ana County and is part of the larger El Paso?Las Cruces combined statistical area.
Population
101,014
Unemployment
8.3%
Poverty
24.4%
Median Home
$150,000
Median Income
$40,924
Median Rent
$770

2 Reviews & Comments About Las Cruces

Overall User Rating
4.0
/5

07/23/2018

I lived in Las Cruces, NM for 9 years. I moved there for college and then stayed for a time as I worked my first post college jobs. I lived in apartments and houses, depending on what I was renting. I lived there from 1992 to 2001.

I loved the food: they have their own local twist on Mexican food, the Mesilla Valley tradition, that is absolutely delicious. Hatch green chile and the local, southern NM spice mix are the underlying reasons. The local people are really friendly. The cost of living was very low.


08/05/2018

Beautiful weather, great scenery, low cost of living. Crime rate has increased, though, over the last two years.

Old Mesilla is a place where Billy the Kid was and is full of boutiques and great restaurants. There is bad construction in major streets that will often last over one year.

Rankings for Las Cruces in New Mexico

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Map Of Las Cruces, NM

Population over time in Las Cruces

Year Population % Change
2017 101,014 -0.4%
2016 101,459 0.3%
2015 101,164 0.8%
2014 100,360 1.2%
2013 99,186 1.8%
2012 97,393 2.3%
2011 95,233 2.5%
2010 92,897 -

Race / Ethnicity in Las Cruces

White
34.9% (35,264)
African American
2.4% (2,374)
American Indian
0.9% (926)
Asian
1.6% (1,648)
Hawaiian
0.0% (17)
Other
0.1% (147)
Two Or More
1.4% (1,439)
Hispanic
58.6% (59,199)
Race Las Cruces NM USA
White 34.9% 38.2% 61.5%
African American 2.4% 1.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.9% 8.7% 0.7%
Asian 1.6% 1.3% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.4% 1.6% 2.3%
Hispanic 58.6% 48.2% 17.6%

Household Income For Las Cruces, New Mexico

Less than $10,000
12.4% (1,252,573)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.9% (696,996)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.1% (1,323,283)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.9% (1,202,066)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.4% (1,454,601)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.1% (1,626,325)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.8% (989,937)
$100,000 to $149,999
9.6% (969,734)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.2% (323,244)
$200,000 or more
2.5% (252,535)
Income Las Cruces NM USA
Less than $10,000 12.4% 9.5% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.9% 6.2% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.1% 12.4% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.9% 10.8% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.4% 14.0% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.1% 17.3% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.8% 11.2% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 9.6% 11.4% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.2% 4.0% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 2.5% 3.4% 6.3%

Gender in Las Cruces

Female
51.0% (51,546)
Male
49.0% (49,467)
Gender Las Cruces NM USA
Female 51.0% 50.5% 50.8%
Male 49.0% 49.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Las Cruces for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.8% (5,902)
9-12th Grade
7.3% (7,396)
High School / GED
20.4% (20,599)
Some College
24.8% (25,089)
Associate's Degree
8.6% (8,673)
Bachelor's Degree
19.7% (19,905)
Master's Degree
9.4% (9,545)
Professional Degree
1.9% (1,882)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (2,019)
Education Las Cruces NM USA
< 9th Grade 5.8% 6.5% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 7.3% 8.5% 7.2%
High School / GED 20.4% 26.4% 27.3%
Some College 24.8% 23.5% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 8.6% 8.2% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 19.7% 15.1% 19.1%
Master's Degree 9.4% 8.3% 8.4%
Professional Degree 1.9% 1.6% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 1.8% 1.4%

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