Living in Las Cruces, NM

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Las Cruces SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
7
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
9

Las Cruces, NM Crime Report

4,040
Total Crimes
3,952.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
53.91%
Above National Average

Las Cruces, NM Cost Of Living

90
Las Cruces's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Las Cruces, New Mexico Info Snack

Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña 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 Doña 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 Doña Ana County and is part of the larger El Paso–Las Cruces combined statistical area.
Population
101,742
Unemployment
7.8%
Poverty
24.5%
Median Home
$150,200
Median Income
$40,551
Median Rent
$779

Las Cruces, NM Photos

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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 101,742 0.7%
2016 101,014 -0.4%
2015 101,459 0.3%
2014 101,164 0.8%
2013 100,360 1.2%
2012 99,186 1.8%
2011 97,393 2.3%
2010 95,233 2.5%
2009 92,897 -
Crime/100k Las Cruces NM USA
Violent Crime 404.1 856.6 368.9
Murder 4.9 8.0 5.0
Robbery 38.2 135.1 86.2
Aggravated Assault 306.3 648.9 246.8
Property Crime 3548.8 3419.7 2199.5
Burglary 514.7 767.8 376.0
Larceny 2756.3 2166.1 1594.6
Car Theft 277.9 485.8 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Las Cruces

White
32.8% (33,345)
African American
2.7% (2,759)
American Indian
0.9% (962)
Asian
1.7% (1,690)
Hawaiian
0.0% (24)
Other
0.2% (165)
Two Or More
1.6% (1,578)
Hispanic
60.2% (61,219)
Race Las Cruces NM USA
White 32.8% 37.7% 61.1%
African American 2.7% 1.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.9% 8.8% 0.7%
Asian 1.7% 1.4% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.6% 1.5% 2.4%
Hispanic 60.2% 48.5% 17.8%

Household Income For Las Cruces, New Mexico

Less than $10,000
12.2% (1,242,284)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.7% (679,995)
$15,000 to $24,999
14.1% (1,429,799)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.7% (1,190,820)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.1% (1,432,092)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.7% (1,601,518)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.7% (988,018)
$100,000 to $149,999
10.1% (1,026,999)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.2% (322,545)
$200,000 or more
2.6% (260,125)
Income Las Cruces NM USA
Less than $10,000 12.2% 9.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.7% 6.0% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 14.1% 12.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.7% 10.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.1% 13.6% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.7% 17.3% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.7% 11.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 10.1% 11.8% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.2% 4.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 2.6% 3.7% 7.0%

Gender in Las Cruces

Female
51.2% (52,050)
Male
48.8% (49,692)
Gender Las Cruces NM USA
Female 51.2% 50.5% 50.8%
Male 48.8% 49.5% 49.2%

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

< 9th Grade
6.0% (6,104)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (7,121)
High School / GED
21.0% (21,365)
Some College
25.0% (25,435)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (8,139)
Bachelor's Degree
19.0% (19,330)
Master's Degree
10.0% (10,174)
Professional Degree
2.0% (2,034)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (2,034)
Education Las Cruces NM USA
< 9th Grade 6.0% 7.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 21.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 25.0% 23.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 19.0% 15.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 10.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 2.0% 1.0%

3 Reviews & Comments About Las Cruces

Overall User Rating
4.3
/5

HomeSnacks User

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.


HomeSnacks User

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.


HomeSnacks User

I have lived in NM for many years, and I find NM very beautiful and the people are very pleasant and helpful. I have traveled extensively through NM from Las Cruces to Pie Town to Socorro to Roswell, to Hobbs to Taos, to Albuquerque to Pinehill, to Ramah to Tucumcari to Raton to Gallup to Zuni. People have always been nice and helpful. I realize that there are issues in NM as there are everywhere, in every state.

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