Las Cruces, NM Population

By | June 21, 2019

Population: 74,267. Estimated population in July 2020: 82,671 (+11.3% change)
Males: 36,036 (48.5%), Females: 38,231 (51.5%)

Zip codes: 88001, 88003, 88004, 88005, 88011, 88012.

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

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%).

Elevation: 3908 feet

Land area: 52.1 square miles

Population

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%).

Hospitals

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:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Las Cruces:

  • LAS CRUCES INTERNATIONAL (about 11 miles; LAS CRUCES, NM; Abbreviation: LRU)
  • BIGGS AAF (about 44 miles; FORT BLISS/EL PASO/, TX; Abbreviation: BIF)
  • EL PASO INTL (about 46 miles; EL PASO, TX; Abbreviation: ELP)
Other public-use airports nearest to Las Cruces:

  • DONA ANA COUNTY AT SANTA TERESA (about 32 miles; SANTA TERESA, NM; Abbreviation: 5T6)
  • HATCH MUNI (about 37 miles; HATCH, NM; Abbreviation: E05)
  • WEST TEXAS (about 56 miles; EL PASO, TX; Abbreviation: T27)
Amtrak station:
LAS CRUCES (490 VALLEY DR.) – Bus Station. Services: intercity bus service.

Colleges and Universities

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 (Full-time enrollment: 2,380; Location: 3400 S ESPINA; Public; Website: dabcc-www.nmsu.edu/)
  • BUSINESS SKILLS INSTITUTE (Full-time 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; Full-time enrollment: 11,127)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO-MAIN CAMPUS (about 188 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Full-time enrollment: 18,780)
  • ALBUQUERQUE TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE (about 190 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Full-time enrollment: 9,188)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ALBUQUERQUE NM CAMPUS (about 196 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Full-time enrollment: 3,261)
  • COCHISE COLLEGE (about 204 miles; DOUGLAS, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 2,585)
  • EASTERN ARIZONA COLLEGE (about 211 miles; THATCHER, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 3,085)

Schools

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)

Libraries

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)