Las Cruces, New Mexico Population 2018

Las Cruces is a city located in the state of New Mexico. “The City of the Crosses” serves as the county seat of Dona Ana County, where it is also the most populous city. Its population also ranks as the second largest in the state, falling only behind Albuquerque. The US Census of 2010 showed a population of 97,618 in Las Cruces. Estimates show that this number has since risen to 101,759. The city of Las Cruces has an area of 76.6 square miles, and its population density of over 1,425 people per square mile.

Las Cruces’ population is 34.3% white, 2.4% black, 1.7% Native American, 1.6% Asian, 3.5% mixed race, and 56.8% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. The largest age group residing in Las Cruces is between the ages of 25 to 44, with this group making up 26.9% of the total population. Over one-quarter of residents are under age 18, while more than 13% are at least 65 years old. There are more females than males living in this city, with 94.3 men for every 100 women. Approximately 23.3% of the population lives below the federal poverty line. Las Cruces is known for its culture, hosting many annual cultural events every year that brings in visitors from around the country. The city is also home to New Mexico State University, which draws in a large student population. The city’s population has seen nothing but growth since its incorporation. Growth since the 1930s has been in the double-digit percentages at each 10-year census. Current estimates show that the population now exceeds 100,000 and is up over 4% since the last census in 2010, indicating that this city still has plenty of growing left to do in its future.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017101,7127390.73%
2016100,9732350.23%
2015100,738-147-0.15%
2014100,88580.01%
2013100,877-29-0.03%
2012100,9067630.76%
2011100,1431,7911.82%
201098,35224,08532.43%
200074,26712,14119.54%
199062,12617,04037.79%
198045,0867,22919.10%
197037,8578,49028.91%
196029,36717,042138.27%
195012,3253,94046.99%
19408,3852,57444.30%
19305,8111,84246.41%
19203,9691333.47%
19103,8360.00%

Las Cruces Population in 2018Source: User:Sanogo700 [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White88,582
Some Other Race3,887
Two or More Races3,105
Black or African American2,354
Asian1,949
American Indian and Alaska Native1,570
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander12

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Las Cruces Population Pyramid 2018

0k0k0k0k0k0k0k Male Population0k0k0k0k0k0k0k Female Population757065605550454035302520151050

Las Cruces Median Age

32.1


Total

30.5


Male

33.7


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 77,301 adults in Las Cruces.

Las Cruces Age Dependency

62.9

Age Dependency Ratio

23.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Las Cruces Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.3
Houses Without Mortgage
8,150
Houses With Mortgage
12,912
Vacancy Rate
10.9
Median Rent
757
Median Home Value
149,200
Renter-Occupied Units
18,024
Owner-Occupied Units
21,062
Total Housing Units
43,887

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Las Cruces for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 6.1% and the labor force participation rate is 61.4%.

Las Cruces Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.55
Average Family Size
3.19
Total Households
39086
Married Couple Households
15623
Male Householder (no wife) Families
2046
Female Householder (no husband) Families
6172
Non Family Households
15245
Total Families
23841
Households With Own Children
11050
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
7
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.4

Las Cruces Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
4,807
$10,000 to $14,999
2,719
$15,000 to $24,999
5,371
$25,000 to $34,999
4,404
$35,000 to $49,999
5,689
$50,000 to $74,999
6,609
$75,000 to $99,999
4,079
$100,000 to $149,999
3,328
$150,000 to $199,999
1,228
Over $200,000
852

Las Cruces Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Las Cruces

New Mexico

$41,215

$45,674

$55,448

$63,057

Under 10k10k - 15k15k - 25k25k - 35k35k - 50k50k - 75k75k - 100k100k - 150k150k - 200kOver 200k00.0450.090.1350.18

Las Cruces Education Data

Las Cruces Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
3,4985.74%
9th to 12th Grade
4,7997.88%
High School Graduate
12,33520.25%
Some College
14,61223.98%
Associates Degree
5,4118.88%
Bachelors Degree
11,73019.25%
Graduate Degree
8,53814.01%