Las Cruces, New Mexico Population 2019
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.
City Size and Population Density
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.
Population Demographics of Las Cruces
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.
Growth in the Las Cruces Population
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.
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