Las Cruces, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Las Cruces, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The City of Las Cruces is the 2nd largest city in New Mexico with a population of 100,693 as of July 1, 2017. Las Cruces ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Las Cruces is located at latitude 32.3264 and longitude -106.7897 in Doña Ana County. The formal boundaries for the City of Las Cruces (see map below) encompass a land area of 76.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Doña Ana County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,907 feet.

The City of Las Cruces (GNIS ID: 2411629) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Las Cruces is located within Las Cruces Division of Doña Ana County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Las Cruces population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Las Cruces, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 100,693
Daytime Population: Workers 61,273
Daytime Population: Residents 56,727
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 118,000
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 99,090
Population in Familes 74,258
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,603
Population Density2 1,309
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $39,329
Average Household Income $54,155
Per Capita Income $21,953


Total Housing Units 44,658 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22,526 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,981 (40.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,151 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $161,451
Average Home Value $181,501


Total Households 40,507
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 24,015
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.43% 0.46%
Households 0.37% 0.43%
Families 0.05% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Las Cruces, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Las Cruces to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 100th
Population Density # 32 93rd
Diversity Index # 122 73rd
Median Household Income # 199 55th
Per Capita Income # 205 54th

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