Las Cruces, NM

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2022 Population
111,273
1.22% 1-year growth
2022 Median Age
31.8
2.75% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
23.1%
5.8% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$51,013
6.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$197,200
17.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
48,558
3.88% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Las Cruces, NM had a population of 111k people with a median age of 31.8 and a median household income of $51,013. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Las Cruces, NM grew from 109,934 to 111,273, a 1.22% increase and its median household income grew from $47,722 to $51,013, a 6.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Las Cruces, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (31.4%), White (Hispanic) (30.7%), Two+ (Hispanic) (15.7%), Other (Hispanic) (14.1%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.45%).

None of the households in Las Cruces, NM reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.1% of the residents in Las Cruces, NM are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Las Cruces, NM are New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (1,277 degrees awarded in 2022) and Glitz School of Cosmetology (154 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Las Cruces, NM was $197,200, and the homeownership rate was 53.8%.

Most people in Las Cruces, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19 minutes. The average car ownership in Las Cruces, NM was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Las Cruces, NM is home to a population of 111k people, from which 94.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.7% of Las Cruces, NM residents were born outside of the country (11.9k people).

In 2022, there were 1.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.9k people) in Las Cruces, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 34.1k White (Hispanic) and 17.5k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.1%
2022 Citizenship
93.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.1% of Las Cruces, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Las Cruces, NM was 93.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Las Cruces, NM
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    34.9k ± 1.41k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    34.1k ± 2.86k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    17.5k ± 2.2k
61.7%
Hispanic Population
68.7k people

In 2022, there were 1.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.9k people) in Las Cruces, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 34.1k White (Hispanic) and 17.5k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

61.7% of the people in Las Cruces, NM are hispanic (68.7k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    128,832 ± 8,539 people
  2. Philippines
    5,882 ± 1,880 people
  3. Germany
    4,070 ± 1,565 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 128,832 New Mexico residents, followed by Philippines with 5,882 and Germany with 4,070.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
11.9k people
11%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
12.1k people

As of 2022, 10.7% of Las Cruces, NM residents (11.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Las Cruces, NM was 11%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,831 ± 659
  2. Vietnam
    2,239 ± 357
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,208 ± 326

Las Cruces, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Las Cruces, NM employs 48.6k people. The largest industries in Las Cruces, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,116 people), Educational Services (7,234 people), and Retail Trade (5,789 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,318), Public Administration ($69,907), and Transportation & Warehousing ($59,050).

Males in New Mexico have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,740. The income inequality in New Mexico (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

48.6k
2022 Value
± 2,430
3.88%
1 Year growth
± 6.92%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Las Cruces, NM grew at a rate of 3.88%, from 46.7k employees to 48.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Las Cruces, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,545 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (4,972 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,279 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Las Cruces, NM.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

48.6k
2022 Value
± 2,430
3.88%
1 Year growth
± 6.92%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Las Cruces, NM grew at a rate of 3.88%, from 46.7k employees to 48.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Las Cruces, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,116 people), Educational Services (7,234 people), and Retail Trade (5,789 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Las Cruces, NM, though some of these residents may live in Las Cruces, NM and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$34,557
Median earning men ± $1,779
$28,249
Median earning women ± $2,714

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($97,857), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,370), and Wholesale Trade ($46,435).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,792), Public Administration ($49,454), and Wholesale Trade ($49,265).

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Civics

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Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Las Cruces, NM awarded 1,431 degrees. The student population of Las Cruces, NM in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,635 male students and 4,195 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Las Cruces, NM are Hispanic or Latino (1,005 and 72.5%), followed by White (274 and 19.8%), Two or More Races (31 and 2.24%), and Black or African American (24 and 1.73%).

The largest universities in Las Cruces, NM by number of degrees awarded are New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (1,277 and 89.2%) and Glitz School of Cosmetology (154 and 10.8%).

The most popular majors in Las Cruces, NM are General Studies (394 and 27.5%), General Business (87 and 6.08%), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (75 and 5.24%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 6,830 students enrolled in Las Cruces, NM, 38.6% men and 61.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 4,931 records, of which 63.5% were women and 36.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 394 degrees awarded
  2. 66 degrees awarded
  3. 65 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Las Cruces, NM was General Studies with 394 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Las Cruces, NM according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,277 degrees awarded
  2. 154 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was New Mexico State University-Dona Ana with 1,277 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 539 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Las Cruces, NM, which is 0.604 times less than the 892 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 1,005 degrees mean that there were 3.67 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 274 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,040) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($198) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,240) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.05% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.86% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (454k), Some college (398k), and Secondary Education (257k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Las Cruces, NM was $197,200 in 2022, which is 0.7 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $167,800 to $197,200, a 17.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Las Cruces, NM is 53.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Las Cruces, NM have an average commute time of 19 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Las Cruces, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Las Cruces, NM is $51,013. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Las Cruces, NM was Census Tract 12.04 with a value of $114,219, followed by Census Tract 12.05 and Census Tract 1.04, with respective values of $86,250 and $60,256.

Property

$197,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,583
$24,391
Median Property Taxes
±$1,516

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Las Cruces, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Las Cruces, NM compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

53.8%
Homeownership
2022
68.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 53.8% of the housing units in Las Cruces, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 56.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 12.04
  2. Census Tract 12.05
  3. Census Tract 1.04

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Las Cruces, NM was Census Tract 12.04 with a value of $114,219, followed by Census Tract 12.05 and Census Tract 1.04, with respective values of $86,250 and $60,256.

The following map shows all of the places in Las Cruces, NM colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$51,013
Median Household Income
± $2,703
45.3k
Number of Households
± 2,155

In 2022, the median household income of the 45.3k households in Las Cruces, NM grew to $51,013 from the previous year's value of $47,722.

The following chart displays the households in Las Cruces, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Las Cruces, NM is from New Mexico.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in New Mexico
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in New Mexico

In 2022, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.44% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New Mexico was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Mexico in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.7%)
  2. Carpooled (10.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.66%)

In 2022, 76.7% of workers in Las Cruces, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.7%) and those who worked at home (7.66%).

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Commute Time

19 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Las Cruces, NM have a shorter commute time (19 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.18% of the workforce in Las Cruces, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

23.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Las Cruces, NM (25.5k out of 110k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Las Cruces, NM is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

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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Health

91.4% of the population of Las Cruces, NM has health coverage, with 31.1% on employee plans, 31.4% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 16.2% on non-group plans, and 1.95% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Doña Ana County, NM see 1592 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.748% decrease from the previous year (1604 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1691 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 298 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,592 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Doña Ana County, NM

Primary care physicians in Doña Ana County, NM see an average of 1,592 patients per year. This represents a 0.748% decrease from the previous year (1,604 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.7% under 18 years, 29.4% between 18 and 34 years, 30.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.56%
Uninsured
31.1%
Employer Coverage
31.4%
Medicaid
10.9%
Medicare
16.2%
Non-Group
1.95%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Las Cruces, NM grew by 7.21% from 7.98% to 8.56%.

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