Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM

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Population

110,373

0.434% decline

Median Age

32.3


Median Household Income

$39,843

0.682% growth

Poverty Rate

25.7%


Number of Employees

44,835

0.187% decline

Median Property Value

$148,800

1.02% growth

About

In 2017, Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM had a population of 110k people with a median age of 32.3 and a median household income of $39,843. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM declined from 110,854 to 110,373, a -0.434% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,573 to $39,843, a 0.682% increase.

The population of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM is 59.6% Hispanic or Latino, 33.9% White Alone, and 2.37% Black or African American Alone. 40% of the people in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM speak a non-English language, and 92.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM are New Mexico State University-Main Campus (3,680 degrees awarded in 2016), New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (1,878 degrees), and Massage Therapy Trainining Institute (45 degrees).

The median property value in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM is $148,800, and the homeownership rate is 54%. Most people in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM is 2 cars per household.

Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM borders Doña Ana County (Outer) PUMA, NM.

Economy

The economy of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM employs 44.8k people. The largest industries in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM are Restaurants & Food Services (4,708 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (3,153 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,103 people), and the highest paying industries are National security & international affairs ($87,268), Scientific research & development services ($86,998), and Aerospace products & parts manufacturing ($79,928).

Median household income in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM is $39,843. Males in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,397. The income inequality in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,843

2017 value

± $2,050

0.682%

1 Year Growth

± 7.43%

Households in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM have a median annual income of $39,843, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $39,573 in 2016, which represents a 0.682% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$50,309

Average Male Salary

± $9,202

$37,397

Average Female Salary

± $6,006

In 2017, full-time male employees in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Black

    $65,341 ± $52,107

  2. Asian

    $49,511 ± $55,909

  3. Two or More Races

    $41,055 ± $32,913

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM workers was Black. These workers were paid 1.32 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.476

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.262% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM was Albuquerque City (Northwest Mesa), Paradise Hills & Navajo Nation-Tohajiilee Chapter PUMA, NM with a value of $66,962, followed by Albuquerque City (Far Northeast Heights) PUMA, NM and Santa Fe County PUMA, NM, with respective values of $65,217 and $58,821.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM (27.4k out of 107k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    22,715 ± 1,398

  2. Hispanic

    18,800 ± 1,415

  3. Black

    448 ± 209

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

44.8k

2017 Value

-0.187%

1 Year decline

± -0.187%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM declined at a rate of -0.187%, from 44.9k employees to 44.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM, are Waiters & waitresses (1,596 people), Customer service representatives (1,506 people), and Personal care aides (1,392 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM, by number of employees, are Waiters & waitresses (1,596 people), Customer service representatives (1,506 people), and Personal care aides (1,392 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Miscellaneous media & communication workers (5.13 times higher than expected), Interviewers, except eligibility & loan (5.07 times), and Other education, training, & library workers (4.32 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($256,295), Pharmacists ($113,204), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($109,220).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

44.8k

2017 Value

-0.187%

1 Year decline

± -0.187%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM declined at a rate of -0.187%, from 44.9k employees to 44.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM, are Restaurants & Food Services (4,708 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (3,153 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,103 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM, though some of these residents may live in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (4,708 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (3,153 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,103 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM has an unusually high number of Aerospace products & parts manufacturing (6.39 times higher than expected), Other motor vehicle dealers (5.28 times), and Vocational rehabilitation services (4.84 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM, by average salary, are National security & international affairs ($87,268), Scientific research & development services ($86,998), and Aerospace products & parts manufacturing ($79,928).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Mexico to other states, or from other states to New Mexico.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $12.9B

  2. $12.8B

  3. $7.72B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $12.9B, followed by Crude petroleum ($12.8B) and Electronics ($7.72B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Mexico products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$69.2B

2015 Value

$110B

Projected 2045 Value

59.8% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Mexico trade was $69.2B. This is expected to increase 59.8% to $110B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Mexico trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Mexico to other states, or from other states to New Mexico.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $9.94B

  2. $8.59B

  3. $5.67B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $9.94B, followed by Arizona with $8.59B and Oregon and $5.67B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Mexico shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.3% of the population of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM has health coverage, with 37.1% on employee plans, 24.3% on Medicaid, 9.76% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 2.41% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM was $7,214 in 2014. This is a 5.16% increase from the previous year ($6,860).

Primary care physicians in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM see 1325 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.684% increase from the previous year (1316 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1544 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 271 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.7%). Additionally, McKinley County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,325 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New Mexico see an average of 1,325 patients per year. This represents a 0.684% increase from the previous year (1,316 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New Mexico in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,214

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,155

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,445

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,663

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Mexico (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.16%, from $6,860 to $7,214.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.7%

Uninsured

37.1%

Employer Coverage

24.3%

Medicaid

9.76%

Medicare

13.7%

Non-Group

2.41%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 12.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.7% prevalence

  2. 13.3% prevalence

  3. 10.9% prevalence

Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico, at 13.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM is home to a population of 110k people, from which 92.2% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM is composed of 65.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (59.6%), 37.4k White Alone residents (33.9%), 2.62k Black or African American Alone residents (2.37%), 1.77k Asian Alone residents (1.6%), 1.55k Two or More Races residents (1.4%), 1.02k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.923%), 136 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.123%), and 27 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0245%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM are Spanish (38,074 speakers), Arabic (675 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (408 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM was 32.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

11.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

13k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM was 11.7%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    9,534 ± 2,291 people

  2. Other Asia, not specified

    466 ± 529 people

  3. Saudi Arabia

    411 ± 497 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM was Mexico, the natal country of 9,534 Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM residents, followed by Other Asia, not specified with 466 and Saudi Arabia with 411.

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Citizenship

92.2%

2017 Citizenship

92.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.2% of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM was 92.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    65.8k ± 2.64k

  2. White Alone

    37.4k ± 1.13k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.62k ± 335

In 2017, there were 1.76 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (65.8k people) in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 37.4k White Alone and 2.62k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    38,074 speakers (37%)

  2. Arabic

    675 speakers (0.656%)

  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    408 speakers (0.396%)

40% of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM was Spanish. 37% of the overall population of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM are native Spanish speakers. 0.656% speak Arabic and 0.396% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,690 ± 384

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,418 ± 489

  3. Korea

    933 ± 239

Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM awarded 5,603 degrees. The student population of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM is skewed towards women, with 10,280 male students and 12,963 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM are Hispanic or Latino (3,025 and 58.1%), followed by White (1,634 and 31.4%), Unknown (150 and 2.88%), and Black or African American (137 and 2.63%).

The largest universities in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM by number of degrees awarded are New Mexico State University-Main Campus (3,680 and 65.7%), New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (1,878 and 33.5%), and Massage Therapy Trainining Institute (45 and 0.803%).

The most popular majors in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM are General Studies (798 and 14.2%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (334 and 5.96%), and General Business (189 and 3.37%).

The median tuition costs in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,956 and $18,514 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 161 degrees awarded

  2. 118 degrees awarded

  3. 222 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 161 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,680 degrees awarded

  2. 1,878 degrees awarded

  3. 45 degrees awarded

$4,956

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM institution with the largest number of graduating students was New Mexico State University-Main Campus with 3,680 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,403

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,200

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,403 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM, which is 0.751 times less than the 3,200 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    3,025 degrees awarded

  2. White

    1,634 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    150 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 3,025 degrees mean that there were 1.85 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1,634 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM was $148,800 in 2017, which is 0.684 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $147,300 to $148,800, a 1.02% increase. The homeownership rate in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM is 54%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM have an average commute time of 17.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$39,843

Median Household Income

± $2,050

N/A

Number of Households

± N/A

In 2017, the median household income of the N/A households in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM grew to $39,843 from the previous year's value of $39,573.

The following chart displays the households in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$148,800

2017 Median

± $3,933

$147,300

2016 Median

± $5,416

In 2017, the median property value in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM grew to to $148,800 from the previous year's value of $147,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

54%

2017 Homeownership

54.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54% of the housing units in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 54.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

17.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM have a shorter commute time (17.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.959% of the workforce in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.8%

  2. Carpooled

    11.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.52%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM was Drove Alone (78.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.5%) and those who Worked At Home (3.52%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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