Las Cruces is a city located in Doña Ana County, New Mexico. With a 2020 population of 104,148, it is the 2nd largest city in New Mexico (after Albuquerque) and the 301st largest city in the United States. Las Cruces is currently growing at a rate of 0.59% annually and its population has increased by 6.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 97,618 in 2010. Spanning over 77 miles, Las Cruces has a population density of 1,354 people per square mile.
The average household income in Las Cruces is $57,458 with a poverty rate of 24.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $779 per month, and the median house value is $150,200. The median age in Las Cruces is 32.5 years, 31 years for males, and 34.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.5 males.
“The City of the Crosses” serves as the county seat of Dona Ana County, where it is also the most populous city.
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.