Las Cruces, New Mexico Population 2022

105,292
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Las Cruces is a city located in Doña Ana County New Mexico. Las Cruces has a 2020 population of 105,292. Las Cruces is currently growing at a rate of 0.59% annually and its population has increased by 7.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 98,284 in 2010.

The average household income in Las Cruces is $60,116 with a poverty rate of 23.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $805 per month, and the median house value is $161,100. The median age in Las Cruces is 32.3 years, 31.3 years for males, and 33.5 years for females.

“The City of the Crosses” serves as the county seat of Dona Ana County, where it is also the most populous city.

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. Increase 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.

Las Cruces Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Las Cruceswas:

  • White: 78.74%
  • Two or more races: 8.12%
  • Other race: 7.47%
  • Black or African American: 2.82%
  • Asian: 1.67%
  • Native American: 1.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
The current population of Las Cruces, New Mexico is 105,292 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 105,292.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 98,284.

Las Cruces, New Mexico Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2010210,0970.00%
2011213,1263,0291.42%
2012214,4501,3240.62%
2013214,288-162-0.08%
2014213,933-355-0.17%
2015214,0341010.05%
2016214,6636290.29%
2017216,1741,5110.70%
2018217,2781,1040.51%
2019218,1959170.42%
2020219,1129170.42%
2021220,0299170.42%

Las Cruces Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White81,05878.74%
Black or African American2,9032.82%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,1561.12%
Asian1,7161.67%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander630.06%
Some Other Race7,6927.47%
Two or More Races8,3628.12%
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Las Cruces Population by Race

Las Cruces Population Pyramid 2022

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Las Cruces Median Age

32.5


Total

30.7


Male

34.4


Female

Las Cruces Adults

There are 79,264 adults, (16,526 of whom are seniors) in Las Cruces.

Las Cruces Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Las Cruces Sex Ratio

Female

52,061

50.57%

Male

50,889

49.43%

Las Cruces Population by Age

Las Cruces Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Las Cruces Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.1%22.9%
All55.3%44.7%
Male47.2%52.8%
Female47.2%52.8%
Non Family40.5%59.5%

55.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Las Cruces Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All41,4672.4555.3
Married15,2353.2377.1
Male2,5322.9147.2
Female6,1853.5547.2
Non Family17,5151.3140.5

3.15

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Las Cruces Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,8706.14%
9th to 12th Grade3,3775.36%
High School Graduate12,41619.70%
Some College14,60923.18%
Associates Degree5,5528.81%
Bachelors Degree12,91420.49%
Graduate Degree10,28316.32%
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Las Cruces Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Las Cruces Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian1,2851,152852
Islander636338
White24,94823,94812,985
Black1,6681,449808
Native American787698337
2+ Races4,3133,7371,579
Hispanic33,82228,0377,987
Other Race5,1203,944899

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.30%.

Las Cruces Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,240$34,557$27,478
Less Than 9th Grade$14,904$25,150$11,549
High School Graduate$21,857$25,011$20,382
Some College$27,732$30,004$26,459
Bachelors Degree$38,102$50,406$31,667
Graduate Degree$56,597$65,797$55,545

$31,240

Average Earnings

$34,557

Average Male

$27,478

Average Female

Las Cruces Earnings by Educational Attainment

Las Cruces Language by Age

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Las Cruces Language

62.61% of Las Cruces residents speak only English, while 37.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 33.73% of the population.

Las Cruces Language

Las Cruces Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple8,2922,47229.81%
Native1,11831928.53%
Hispanic61,12716,30426.67%
Black2,87161821.53%
Asian1,71530317.67%
White33,6975,84817.35%
Other1,627NaN%

23.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.03%

Male Poverty Rate

25.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Las Cruces

The race most likely to be in poverty in Las Cruces is Multiple, with 29.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Las Cruces is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.40%.

Las Cruces Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.15%
High School17.46%
Some College19.82%
Bachelors or Greater6.98%

Las Cruces Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed14.05%
Male Unemployed38.59%
Female Employed17.03%
Female Unemployed45.97%

Las Cruces Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Las Cruces Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,140$60,220
Families$55,377$72,434
Married Families$73,045$91,118
Non Families$26,475$39,710
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Income by Household Type

Las Cruces Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.8%

Male Marriage Rate

39.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Las Cruces Married by Age and Sex

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Las Cruces Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Las Cruces Marital Status by Race

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Las Cruces Marital Status

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7,974

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,543
First Gulf War1,483
Vietnam2,486
Korea781
World War II88

Las Cruces Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,029
35 to 542,121
55 to 641,399
65 to 741,752
75+1,673

Las Cruces Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6,80910.81%
Black40019.24%
Native American16716.28%
Asian201.45%
Other Race3976.46%
2+ Races1813.41%
Hispanic3,2857.39%

Las Cruces Veterans by Race

Las Cruces Veterans by Education

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10.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Las Cruces Veterans by Education

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58.4%

Labor Force Participation

53.6%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Las Cruces Employment by Age

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Las Cruces Employment by Race

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Las Cruces Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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48.81%

Born in Las Cruces

88.50%

Native Born

11.50%

Foreign Born

6.53%

Non Citizen

4.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.50% of Las Cruces residents were born in the United States, with 48.81% having been born in New Mexico. 6.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Las Cruces Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19103,8360.00%
19203,9691330.34%
19305,8111,8423.89%
19408,3852,5743.73%
195012,3253,9403.93%
196029,36717,0429.07%
197037,8578,4902.57%
198045,0867,2291.76%
199062,12617,0403.26%
200074,26712,1411.80%
201098,28424,0172.84%
2011100,2121,9281.96%
2012101,0458330.83%
2013101,2381930.19%
2014101,192-46-0.05%
2015101,113-79-0.08%
2016101,3132000.20%
2017101,9636500.64%
2018102,8128490.83%
2019103,4326200.60%
2020104,0526200.60%
2021104,6726200.60%
2022105,2926200.59%

Las Cruces Population by Year