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Population (year 2000): 74,267. Estimated population in July 2005: 82,671 (+11.3% change)
Males: 36,036 (48.5%), Females: 38,231 (51.5%)

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Median resident age: 31.2 years
Median household income: $30,375 (year 2000)
Median house value: $91,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Las Cruces:

  • Hispanic (51.7%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (42.0%)
  • Other race (21.6%)
  • Two or more races (4.1%)
  • American Indian (2.7%)
  • Black (2.3%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (10.3%), English (7.5%), Irish (7.0%), United States (4.1%), French (1.9%), Italian (1.8%).

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Elevation: 3908 feet

Land area: 52.1 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Las Cruces

  • High school or higher: 80.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Las Cruces city

  • Never married: 33.7%
  • Now married: 46.4%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

10.5% Foreign born (8.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +11,143 (+17.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Paso, TX El (43.5 miles pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: AZ Phoenix, (374.4 miles pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Park, NM (3.1 miles University NM Mesilla, (4.1 miles Ana, NM (6.0 miles Dona NM (11.9 miles Mesquite, Springs, NM (15.0 miles Radium NM (15.3 miles Vado, Sands, NM White (18.9 miles NM Anthony, (24.5 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 379 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 1997: 329 buildings, average cost: $100,600
  • 1998: 368 buildings, average cost: $97,400
  • 1999: 351 buildings, average cost: $116,200
  • 2000: 285 buildings, average cost: $130,500
  • 2001: 327 buildings, average cost: $124,100
  • 2002: 530 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2003: 796 buildings, average cost: $144,900
  • 2004: 838 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 2005: 1616 buildings, average cost: $146,800

Latitude: 32.32 N, Longitude: 106.77 W

Area code: 505


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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (30.0%), Retail trade (12.7%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,486 (+12.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 24,631 (78.2%)


 

Crime in Las Cruces by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2003 2004
Murders 8 7 0 1 3
    per 100,000 10.8 9.4 0.0 1.3 4.0
Rapes 60 56 65 83 81
    per 100,000 80.8 75.4 87.5 111.8 109.1
Robberies 102 93 79 99 106
    per 100,000 137.3 125.2 106.4 133.3 142.7
Assaults 371 304 268 232 162
    per 100,000 499.5 409.3 360.9 312.4 218.1
Burglaries 1,185 1,190 928 808 705
    per 100,000 1595.6 1602.3 1249.5 1088.0 949.3
Thefts 4,547 4,944 4,208 3,036 3,230
    per 100,000 6122.5 6657.1 5666.0 4088.0 4349.2
Auto thefts 185 171 192 245 199
    per 100,000 249.1 230.3 258.5 329.9 268.0
560.7 555.9 473.9 414.6 396.0


Average climate in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Birthplace of: Brennen Jeffers - College basketball player (New Mexico State Aggies), J.R. Patton - Craftsman Truck series NASCAR driver (born: Sep 12, 1983).


Hospitals/medical centers in Las Cruces:
  • MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER INC (2450 SOUTH TELSHOR BLVD)
  • MESILLA VALLEY HOSP (3751 DEL REY BOULEVARD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Las Cruces:
  • ALLIANCE HOSPITAL OF SANTA TERESA (about 31 miles; SANTA TERESA, NM)
  • EL PASO SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (about 42 miles; EL PASO, TX)
  • IHS HOSPITAL AT EL PASO (about 42 miles; EL PASO, TX)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Las Cruces:
  • LAS CRUCES INTERNATIONAL (about 11 miles; LAS CRUCES, NM; ID: LRU)
  • BIGGS AAF (about 44 miles; FORT BLISS/EL PASO/, TX; ID: BIF)
  • EL PASO INTL (about 46 miles; EL PASO, TX; ID: ELP)
Other public-use airports nearest to Las Cruces:
  • DONA ANA COUNTY AT SANTA TERESA (about 32 miles; SANTA TERESA, NM; ID: 5T6)
  • HATCH MUNI (about 37 miles; HATCH, NM; ID: E05)
  • WEST TEXAS (about 56 miles; EL PASO, TX; ID: T27)

Amtrak station:
LAS CRUCES (490 VALLEY DR.) - Bus Station. Services: intercity bus service.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Housing and Community Development(Local) 24 $87,413 $43,706 1 $525
Water Supply 52 $151,681 $35,003 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 85 $212,325 $29,975 28 $14,442
Sewerage 49 $146,073 $35,772 3 $961
Gas Supply 65 $142,440 $26,296 0 $0
Local Libraries 31 $76,737 $29,704 6 $2,417
Other and Unallocable 89 $272,059 $36,682 3 $1,478
Judicial and Legal 36 $102,898 $34,299 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 54 $163,575 $36,350 0 $0
Health 7 $19,992 $34,272 0 $0
Welfare 25 $61,033 $29,295 16 $9,371
Airports 4 $12,509 $37,527 0 $0
Streets and Highways 83 $291,002 $42,072 4 $1,302
Fire - Other 8 $38,490 $57,735 0 $0
Firefighters 97 $347,724 $43,017 0 $0
Police - Other 71 $139,698 $23,610 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 172 $563,698 $39,327 33 $8,878
Other Government Administration 43 $173,397 $48,389 0 $0
Financial Administration 86 $281,213 $39,239 2 $2,809
Transit 28 $66,484 $28,493 15 $13,306
Totals for Government 1109 $3,350,441 $36,253 111 $55,489


Colleges/Universities in Las Cruces:
  • NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 12,562; Location: HORSESHOE DRIVE; Public; Website: www.nmsu.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY-DONA ANA (FT enrollment: 2,380; Location: 3400 S ESPINA; Public; Website: dabcc-www.nmsu.edu/)
  • BUSINESS SKILLS INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 344; Location: 1400 El Paseo Road; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Las Cruces:
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO (about 42 miles; EL PASO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 12,071)
  • EL PASO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; EL PASO, TX; FT enrollment: 11,127)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO-MAIN CAMPUS (about 188 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; FT enrollment: 18,780)
  • ALBUQUERQUE TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE (about 190 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; FT enrollment: 9,188)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ALBUQUERQUE NM CAMPUS (about 196 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; FT enrollment: 3,261)
  • COCHISE COLLEGE (about 204 miles; DOUGLAS, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,585)
  • EASTERN ARIZONA COLLEGE (about 211 miles; THATCHER, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,085)
Public high schools in Las Cruces:
  • MAYFIELD HIGH (Students: 2,450; Location: 1955 N. VALLEY DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LAS CRUCES HIGH (Students: 2,449; Location: 1755 EL PASEO ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Las Cruces:
  • MESILLA VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOO (Students: 426; Location: 3850 STERN DRIVE; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Las Cruces:
  • SIERRA MIDDLE (Students: 1,020; Location: 1700 E. SPRUCE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • VISTA MIDDLE (Students: 921; Location: 4465 ELKS ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CAMINO REAL MIDDLE (Students: 905; Location: 2961 ROADRUNNER PKWY; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ZIA MIDDLE (Students: 862; Location: 1300 W. UNIVERSITY AVE.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LYNN MIDDLE (Students: 772; Location: 950 SOUTH WALNUT; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • PICACHO MIDDLE (Students: 748; Location: 6800 NE MAIN; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • TOMBAUGH ELEM (Students: 696; Location: 226 CARVER ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • HIGHLAND ELEMENTARY (Students: 631; Location: 5221 N. MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • DESERT HILLS ELEM (Students: 590; Location: 280 N. ROADRUNNER PKWY; Grades: PK - 05)
  • HILLRISE ELEMENTARY (Students: 579; Location: 1400 S. CURNUTT; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Las Cruces:
  • LAS CRUCES CATHOLIC/HOLY CROSS (Students: 238; Location: 1331 N MIRANDA; Grades: PK - 8)
  • LAS CRUCES CATHOLIC/IHM CAMPUS (Students: 121; Location: 865 EAST IDAHO; Grades: PK - 5)
  • COLLEGES HEIGHTS KINDERGARTEN (Students: 120; Location: 1210 WOFFORD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • NOAH'S ARK LEARNING CENTER (Students: 106; Location: 1605 S VALLEY; Grades: PK - KG)
  • AGAPELAND CHRISTIAN (Students: 32; Location: 1301 HOAGLAND; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Las Cruces:
  • THOMAS BRANIGAN MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,034,381; Location: 200 E. PICACHO AVE.; 129,718 books; 3,715 audio materials; 3,509 video materials; 431 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Las Cruces: Clyde W Tombaugh Observatory (A), Fort Filmore Historic Site (B), Mesquite Street Original Townsite Historic District (C), 131 Airport Interchange (D), 135-US 70 Jack Rabbit Interchange (E), State University Weather Station (F), Thomas-Brown Hall (G), Jett Hall (H), Garrett Hall (I), Walden Hall (J), Collins Casa del Sol (K), William Hall (L), Womens Residence Center (M), Goddard Hall (N), Guthrie Hall (O), Dona Ana County Occupational Education Center (P), Young Hall (Q), Dona Ana Branch Community College Library Media Center (R), Zohn Theatre (S), Rhodes Hall (T). their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Mesilla Valley Mall (1). its location on the map

Churches in Las Cruces include: Mesilla Park Baptist Church (A), Greater Saint John Church of God in Christ (B), Valley View Baptist Church (C), University Presbyterian Church (D), United Pentecostal New Life Church (E), United Pentecostal Church (F), Seconed Baptist Church (G), Apostolic Tabernacle (H). their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Odd Fellow Cemetery (1), Tortugas Cemetery (2), Saint Joseph Cemeteries (3). their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Burn Lake (A), Chandler Tank (B), Las Cruces Reservoir (C). their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Las Cruces Arroyo (A), Tortugas Arroyo (B). their locations on the map

Parks in Las Cruces include: Frenger Park (1), Las Cruces on the Camino Real Historical Marker (2), Young Park (3), Preciado Park (4), Pioneer Park (5), Memorial Stadium (6), Apodaca Park (7). their locations on the map

Post offices: Mesilla Park Post Office (A), Las Cruces Post Office (B). their locations on the map


Las Cruces compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Las Cruces:
  • KSNM (570 AM; 5 kW; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: SUNRISE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KOBE (1450 AM; 1 kW; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: EDWARDS MEDIA LTD. CO.)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KTSM (690 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXPL (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: K-FINA RESULTS, INC.)
  • KROD (600 AM; 5 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF EL PASO, INC.)
  • KAMA (750 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KBNA (920 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KSVE (1150 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KHEY (1380 AM; 5 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Las Cruces:
  • KHQT (103.1 FM; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: RICHARDSON COMMERCIAL CORPORATION)
  • K211EN (90.1 FM; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K220GF (91.9 FM; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KGRT-FM (103.9 FM; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: SUNRISE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KROL (99.5 FM; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: RIO GRANDE CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING CO)
  • KOFX (92.3 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTSM-FM (99.9 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K216CK (91.1 FM; TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCE, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOC., INC.)
  • K219BX (91.7 FM; EL PASO, ETC., TX; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KKVS (98.7 FM; TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCE, NM; Owner: RICHARDSON COMMERCIAL CORPORATION)
  • KVLC (101.1 FM; HATCH, NM; Owner: RADIO PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • KSII (93.1 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF EL PASO, INC.)
  • KINT-FM (93.9 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KHEY-FM (96.3 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLAQ (95.5 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF EL PASO, INC.)
  • KRWG (90.7 FM; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KRUX (91.5 FM; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: BD OF REGENTS, NEW MEXICO ST. UNIV.)
  • KRUC (88.9 FM; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KHRO (94.7 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KPRR (102.1 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Las Cruces:
  • K46DH (Channel 46; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: COUNCIL TREE COMMUNICATIONS VI, L.P.)
  • K42DJ (Channel 42; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • KRWG-TV (Channel 22; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K54GR (Channel 54; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV.)
  • KTYO (Channel 48; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: COUNCIL TREE COMMUNICATIONS VI, L.P.)
  • KLCP-LP (Channel 30; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN B/CING., INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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