Las Cruces, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area NM Demographic Data and Boundary Map


Las Cruces, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area Boundary Map

Las Cruces, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 220,081
Population in Households 215,500
Population in Familes 176,478
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,581
Population Density1 58
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 79,365
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 53,703
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 87,529 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 48,862 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 30,503 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,164 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $139,936
Average Home Value $177,826


Median Household Income $37,136
Average Household Income $53,825
Per Capita Income $19,674
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.81% 0.59%
Households 0.8% 0.58%
Families 0.56% 0.42%
Median Household Income   0.55%
Per Capita Income   1.12%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.