Las Cruces, New Mexico

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Population in 2013: 101,324 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +36.4%
Males: 49,633  (49.0%)
Females: 51,691  (51.0%)
Median resident age:  32.4 years
New Mexico median age:  36.9 years

Zip codes: 88001, 88003, 88011, 88012, 88033.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,495 (it was $30,375 in 2000)
Las Cruces:

$39,495
NM:

$43,872

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,311 (it was $15,704 in 2000)

Las Cruces city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $150,900 (it was $83,700 in 2000)
Las Cruces:

$150,900
NM:

$159,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $153,716; Detached houses: $168,012; Townhouses or other attached units: $106,266; In 2-unit structures: $112,794; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $273,232; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $103,522; Mobile homes: $40,675

Median gross rent in 2013: $696.

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  • Races in Las Cruces, NM (2013)

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    • 55,31754.6%Hispanic
    • 39,75739.2%White alone
    • 2,1272.1%Black alone
    • 1,9381.9%Two or more races
    • 1,2171.2%American Indian alone
    • 9610.9%Asian alone

Races in Las Cruces detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Las Cruces: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (7.3%), English (5.6%), Irish (5.5%), United States (2.7%), Italian (1.4%), French (1.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1946

Elevation: 3908 feet

Land area: 52.1 square miles.

Population density: 1,945 people per square mile   (low).

Las Cruces,NM real estate house value index trend

Las Cruces, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Las Cruces:

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Las Cruces city:

  • Never married: 39.7%
  • Now married: 40.2%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

7,812 residents are foreign born (8.5% Latin America).

This city:

10.5%
New Mexico:

8.2%



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists there were 157 registered sex offenders living in Las Cruces, New Mexico as of August 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Las Cruces to the number of sex offenders is 644 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,246 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,015 (0.7%)

Las Cruces satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (41.7 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (319.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: University Park, NM (1.8 miles ), Mesilla, NM (2.0 miles ), Dona Ana, NM (2.4 miles ), Dona Ana-Hill, NM (3.0 miles ), Mesquite, NM (3.4 miles ), Organ, NM (3.5 miles ), Fairacres, NM (3.7 miles ), Radium Springs, NM (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 329 buildings, average cost: $100,600
  • 1998: 368 buildings, average cost: $97,400
  • 1999: 351 buildings, average cost: $116,200
  • 2000: 285 buildings, average cost: $130,500
  • 2001: 327 buildings, average cost: $124,100
  • 2002: 530 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2003: 796 buildings, average cost: $144,900
  • 2004: 838 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 2005: 1616 buildings, average cost: $146,800
  • 2006: 1526 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2007: 980 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 2008: 632 buildings, average cost: $133,900
  • 2009: 630 buildings, average cost: $167,900
  • 2010: 576 buildings, average cost: $175,500
  • 2011: 439 buildings, average cost: $184,200
  • 2012: 415 buildings, average cost: $183,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 32.32 N, Longitude: 106.77 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,555 (+8.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 32,826 (73.7%)

Area code: 505

Las Cruces household income distribution Las Cruces home values distribution

Crime rates in Las Cruces by Year
Type 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 013536443356
per 100,000 0.01.33.86.23.66.84.34.33.13.05.05.9
Rapes 658381969440372311175627
per 100,000 87.0109.5103.6119.1112.245.540.224.511.317.256.126.5
Robberies 79991061019796789662687074
per 100,000 105.8130.6135.6125.4115.8109.184.8102.163.968.970.172.5
Assaults 268232162263321295372341332336263225
per 100,000 358.9306.0207.2326.4383.1335.4404.4362.7342.0340.4263.5220.6
Burglaries 9288087057507608608699641,1101,120991724
per 100,000 1,242.71,065.9901.9930.8907.0977.7944.81,025.31,143.61,134.6992.7709.8
Thefts 4,2083,0363,2302,9542,8643,1583,3123,3873,0263,1643,2143,454
per 100,000 5,634.84,005.04,132.13,666.23,417.93,590.33,600.73,602.33,117.53,205.33,219.73,386.0
Auto thefts 192245199245282260238240190262214171
per 100,000 257.1323.2254.6304.1336.5295.6258.7255.3195.7265.4214.4167.6
Arson 8137151487911296
per 100,000 10.717.19.018.616.79.17.69.611.32.09.05.9
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 291.9) 518.9462.7432.1458.0446.4395.3387.6376.8331.4346.0352.8304.9

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Las Cruces detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 266 (177 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
New Mexico average:

2.22

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Las Cruces tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.6%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +11,143 (+17.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Las Cruces: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Las Cruces-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below New Mexico state average. It is 119% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/4/2006 at 08:32:32, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.6 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 429.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 245.4 miles away from Las Cruces center
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 579.2 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 523.0 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 525.2 miles away from Las Cruces center
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 578.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dona Ana County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Fires: 2, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Las Cruces topographic map

Birthplace of: Anwar al-Awlaki - US born Yemeni Al-Qaeda terrorist killed in September 2011, Doug Eddings - Baseball umpire, James D. Nichols - Jockey, Jon Barela - Businessman, Louisa Burton - Fantasy writer, David Campos Guaderrama - District Judge, Patricia Ryan (author) - Romantic fiction writer, Brennen Jeffers - College basketball player (New Mexico State Aggies), Freddy Juarez - Soccer player, J.R. Patton - Craftsman Truck series NASCAR driver (born: Sep 12, 1983).

Hospitals in Las Cruces:

  • HOSPICE CARE OF DONA ANA COUNTY (903 E LOHMAN BOX 6805)
  • HSA VALLEY VIEW HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 3751 N DEL REY BLVD)
  • MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER INC (Proprietary, 2450 SOUTH TELSHOR BLVD)
  • MESILLA VALLEY HOSP (3751 DEL REY BOULEVARD)
  • MESILLA VALLEY HOSPICE, INC (299 EAST MONTANA AVENUE)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, 4311 EAST LOHMAN AVENUE)
  • NEW HOPE HOSPICE INC (555 TELSHOR BLVD SUITE 201)
  • REHABILITATION HOSPITAL OF SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO (4441 EAST LOHMAN AVE)

Dialysis Facilities in Las Cruces:

  • LAS CRUCES DIALYSIS (FMC) (3875 FOOTHILLS RD)
  • LAS CRUCES RENAL CENTER (DSI) (3961 E LOHMAN AVE STE 29)
  • LAS CRUCES SOUTH DIALYSIS (FMC) (2525 S TELSHOR BLVD STE B)

Home Health Centers in Las Cruces:

  • ALPHA NURSES OF LAS CRUCES (1065 SOUTH MAIN BLDG A BOX 14)
  • AMBERCARE HOME HEALTH (850 N TELSHORE SUITE A)
  • ENCOMPASS HOME HEALTH OF NEW MEXICO (850 N MOTEL BLVD SUITE B)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (1005 SOUTH TELSHOR BLVD SUITE B)
  • HOME KARE INC OF DONA ANA (1853 E LOHMAN AVE)
  • MATRIX HOME CARE SERVICES OF NM (1100 SOUTH MAIN STE 201)
  • MAXIM HOME HEALTH (3050 ROADRUNNER PKWY SUITE C UNIT 1)
  • MEMORIAL HOME HEALTH (1705 EAST UNIVERSITY AVENUE)
  • QUANTUM HOMECARE OF NEW MEXICO (151 SOUTH WALNUT AVENUE, SUITE B 13)
  • WELLCARE OPTIONS,LLC (1740 W PICACHO AVENUE)

Nursing Homes in Las Cruces:

  • CASA DE ORO CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1005 LUJAN HILL ROAD)
  • CASA DEL SOL CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (2905 EAST MISSOURI)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY LAS CRUCES VILLAGE (3025 TERRACE DRIVE)
  • LAS CRUCES HEALTH CARE CENTER (2029 SAGECREST COURT)
  • MOUNTAIN SHADOWS HEALTH CARE CENTER (1005 HILL ROAD)
  • SAGECREST NURSING AND REHABILITATION (2029 SAGECREST COURT)
  • UNIVERSITY TERRACE GOOD SAMARITAN (3025 TERRACE DRIVE)
  • VILLAGE AT NORTHRISE (THE) - DESERT WILLOW I (2884 NORTH ROAD RUNNER PARKWAY)

Airports and heliports located in Las Cruces:

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Amtrak station:

LAS CRUCES (490 VALLEY DR.) - Bus Station . Services: intercity bus service.

Colleges/Universities in Las Cruces:

  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus (Full-time enrollment: 14,497; Location: 2850 Weddell Street; Public; Website: www.nmsu.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (FT enrollment: 5,640; Location: 3400 S Espina; Public; Website: dabcc.nmsu.edu/)
  • Massage Therapy Trainining Institute (FT enrollment: 35; Location: 2701 W Picacho Ave Ste 4; Private, for-profit; Website: www.mtti.org)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Las Cruces:

  • The University of Texas at El Paso (about 41 miles; El Paso, TX; Full-time enrollment: 18,008)
  • Vista College (about 43 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 3,453)
  • El Paso Community College (about 45 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 19,576)
  • Western New Mexico University (about 95 miles; Silver City, NM; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 148 miles; Roswell, NM; FT enrollment: 2,212)
  • Eastern Arizona College (about 179 miles; Thatcher, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,810)
  • Cochise College (about 185 miles; Douglas, AZ; FT enrollment: 8,597)

Public high schools in Las Cruces:

Private high school in Las Cruces:

  • MESILLA VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 489; Location: 3850 STERN DR; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Las Cruces:

Private elementary/middle schools in Las Cruces:

  • LAS CRUCES CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 251; Location: 1331 N MIRANDA ST; Grades: PK - 9)
  • COLLEGE HEIGHTS KINDERGARTEN (Students: 100; Location: 1210 WOFFORD; Grades: PK - TK)
  • MISSION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 74; Location: 2752 N ROADRUNNER PKWY; Grades: PK - 5)
  • WHITLEY MONTESSORI (Students: 23; Location: 1044 WILEY AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Las Cruces, School District: LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Library in Las Cruces:

  • THOMAS BRANIGAN MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,630,700; Location: 200 E. PICACHO AVE.; 164,743 books; 10,422 audio materials; 12,458 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 502 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Las Cruces has a 3rd High School named Onate. They also have another major hospital named Mountain View Regional Medical Center -- mountainviewregional.com
  • Add Onate High School to list. added by Elvis
  • The county (Dona Ana) information has been omitted from Las Cruces. It can be found at http://www.city-data.com/county/Dona_Ana_County-NM.html (the city data site).
  • MountainView Regional Medical Center is a 168-bed acute care hospital that was built in 2002.
  • (2) new hospitals in the area: MountainView Regional Medical Center 4311 E. Lohman Ave. Las Cruces, NM 88001 Telephone: (505) 556-7600 Fax: (505) 556-7619 Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico. 4441 East Lohman Avenue Las Cruces, NM 88011 Telephone: 505.521.6400 Fax: 505.521.6423
  • Please add the Jewish Temple to your religious listings. Thank you
  • Add public high school: ONATE HIGH (Students: 2,047; Location: 5700 MESA GRANDE DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • 104.9 Magic 105 is a major station here.
  • Please add the following to your list of churches: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church http://www.standrewlc.org/

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Notable locations in Las Cruces: Clyde W Tombaugh Observatory (A), Mesquite Street Original Townsite Historic District (B), Fort Filmore Historic Site (C), State University Weather Station (D), Pan American Center (E), Garcia Annex (F), Thomas Branigan Memorial Library (G), Dona Ana Branch Community College Library Media Center (H), Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility Library (I), Southwest Area Learning Resource Center (J), Las Cruces Fire Department Station 7 (K), Doña Ana County Occupational Education Center (L), Las Cruces Fire Department Station 6 (M), Las Cruces Fire Department Station 5 (N), Las Cruces Fire Department Station 4 (O), Las Cruces Fire Department Station 3 (P), Branigan Cultural Center (Q), New Mexico State University Art Gallery (R), Las Cruces Fire Department Station 2 (S), Memorial General Hospital Library (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Mesilla Valley Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Las Cruces include: Fountain of Life Apostolic Church (A), First Assembly of God Church (B), Apostolic Tabernacle (C), Spanish Assembly of God Church (D), Wesley Foundation Church (E), Hill Baptist Church (F), Peace Lutheran Church (G), Presbyterian Campus Ministry Church (H), Northminster Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Joseph Cemeteries (1), Odd Fellow Cemetery (2), Tortugas Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Burn Lake (A), Chandler Tank (B), Las Cruces Reservoir (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Las Cruces Arroyo (A), Tortugas Arroyo (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Las Cruces include: Apodaca Park (1), Frenger Park (2), Las Cruces on the Camino Real Historical Marker (3), Young Park (4), Memorial Stadium (5), Pioneer Park (6), Preciado Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Las Cruces City Government - Museum of Fine Arts & Culture (490 North Water) (1), Las Cruces City Government - Las Cruces Museum of Natural History- Mesilla Valley (700 South Telshor Boulevard) (2), Space Murals Inc (Museums; 12450 East USHighway 70) (3), New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum (4100 Dripping Springs Road) (4), Las Cruces City Government - Public Services Director- Museums- Log Cabin Mu (671 North Main Street) (5), Institute of Historical Survey (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 3035 South Main Street) (6), Tilt (Amusement & Theme Parks; 700 South Telshor Boulevard) (7), Parker Amusement (Arcades & Amusements; 102 East Willoughby Avenue) (8), Adventure Travel & Cruise Center (Recreational Trips & Guides; 2460 Missouri Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Scoggin Blue LLC (1300 Avenida De Mesilla) (1), SpringHill Suites Las Cruces (1611 Hickory Loop) (2), Villa Del Telshor Apartments & Corporate Suites (1955 South Telshor Boulevard Apt 47) (3), Century 21 Motel (2454 North Main Street) (4), Desert Oasis Inn (1765 West Picacho Avenue) (5), T.R.H. Smith Mansion B&B (Ip) (909 N Alameda Blvd) (6), La Quinta Inn Las Cruces (790 Avenida De Mesilla) (7), Hampton Inn Las Cruces (755 Avenida De Mesilla) (8), Comfort Suites Las Cruces (2101 South Triviz) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: United States Government - Social Security Administration- Local Office- Las Cruces Of (2141 Summit Court) (1), Las Cruces City Government - Municipal Court (135 East Griggs Avenue) (2), New Mexico State Government - District Court- Clerk's Offices (201 West Picacho Avenue Suite A) (3), Third Judicial District Attorney (201 West Picacho Avenue Suite B) (4), New Mexico State Government - District Court- Court Information (201 West Picacho Avenue Suite A) (5), New Mexico State Government - Magistrate Court- Civil Division (301 South Church Street Suite C) (6), New Mexico State Government - Dona Ana County Magistrate Court- Courts- Magistrate C (151 North Church Street) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Dona Ana County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 338. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

338
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 was 0.409. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.409
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 3.13. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.13
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 24.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.57. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.57
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Las Cruces and their reported violations in the past:

LAS CRUCES MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEM (Address: 680 N MOTEL BLVD , Population served: 93,030, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-11-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-28-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-21-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2006)
  • 38 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY (Population served: 24,302, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-09-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-16-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-16-2007), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-25-2007 to DEC-09-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-06-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-06-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-09-2011)
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JAN-02-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-2011), St Other (FEB-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-17-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-15-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-29-2007), St Public Notif requested (APR-03-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-03-2007), St Public Notif received (APR-17-2007)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-15-2011)
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 16 other older monitoring violations
CAMINO REAL REGIONAL UTILITY AUTHORITY (Address: 845 NORTH MOTEL BLVD. , Population served: 20,881, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-16-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-16-2013), St Public Notif requested (APR-02-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-02-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-16-2013), St Public Notif requested (JAN-07-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-07-2014), St Public Notif received (FEB-05-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-12-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2013), St Public Notif received (FEB-05-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-16-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-16-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2013)
  • 2 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-18-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-19-2013), St Public Notif received (FEB-05-2014)
LOWER RIO GRANDE PUBLIC WWA EAST MESA (Population served: 2,397, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
LEASBURG MDWCA (Population served: 903, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-28-2005)
MESA DEVELOPMENT CENTER INC (Address: 5051 JIMMIE LANE , Population served: 900, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
MESILLA PARK MANOR WATER SYSTEM (Address: 225 E. IDAHO, Suite 15 , Population served: 761, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
SUMMER WIND MOBILE HOME PARK (Address: 3914 CRYSTAL COURT , Population served: 476, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-24-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-24-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-1993, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule

Drinking water stations with addresses in Las Cruces that have no violations reported:

  • HACIENDA ACRES WATER SYSTEM (Address: 225 E. IDAHO, Suite 15 , Population served: 2,995, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PICACHO MDWCA (Population served: 1,200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SAN ANDRES ESTATES WATER SYSTEM (Address: 225 E. IDAHO, Suite 15 , Population served: 804, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAS ALTURAS ESTATES (Address: 225 E. IDAHO, Suite 15 , Population served: 675, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SAN PABLO MDWCA (Population served: 570, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
  • COUNTRY MOBILE MANOR (Address: 5501 SANTA GERTRUDIS DR , Population served: 222, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SONTERA ACRES MOBILE MANOR (Address: 5501 SANTA GERTRUDIS DR , Population served: 171, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • YUCCA REST AREA-STATE HWY DEPT (Address: PO Drawer 2469 , Population served: 164, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TALAVERA MDWCA (Address: 845 NORTH MOTEL BLVD. , Population served: 160, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.2%
(17.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.5% for Black residents, 28.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.8% for American Indian residents, 21.4% for other race residents, 16.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.7%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.9%
Whole state:  8.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Las Cruces in 2010:

  • 811 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 296 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 251 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 85 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 84 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 24 people in college/university student housing
  • 17 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Las Cruces in 2000:

  • 826 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 797 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 448 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 243 people in nursing homes
  • 48 people in halfway houses
  • 23 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 7 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 7 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 7 people in other group homes

Las Cruces, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

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Las Cruces compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Arena or stadium:
  • Pan American Center. New Mexico State University.

Banks with most branches in Las Cruces (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: South Main Branch, South Main Motor Branch, North Main Branch, Las Cruces El Paseo & Univ Branch, Wal-Mart Las Cruces Branch, Telshor Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Citizens Bank of Las Cruces: University Telshor Branch, Country Club Branch, Roadrunner Branch, Picacho Branch, Citizens Bank Of Las Cruces. Info updated 2007/07/31: Bank assets: $393.7 mil, Deposits: $342.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Amador Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of the Rio Grande, National Association: Northrise Branch, Telshor Branch, Bank Of The Rio Grande, National Association. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $101.7 mil, Deposits: $86.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Las Cruces B.R.g., Inc.
  • Pioneer Bank: University Avenue Branch, Las Cruces Branch, South Telshor Branch. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $594.7 mil, Deposits: $436.4 mil, headquarters in Roswell, NM, positive income, 13 total offices
  • First American Bank: East Lohman Branch at 2145 East Lohman Avenue, branch established on 1999/08/02; Mesilla Branch at 1553 Avenida De Mesilla, Suite 225, branch established on 1998/04/09. Info updated 2010/06/26: Bank assets: $732.3 mil, Deposits: $605.7 mil, headquarters in Artesia, NM, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: First Artesia Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of the West: Telshor Branch at 795 South Telshore, branch established on 1981/10/13; Las Cruces Branch at 201 North Church Street, branch established on 1914/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Washington Federal: 1800 Telshor Branch at 1800 Telshor, branch established on 1926/01/01; 301 W. Amador Branch at 301 W. Amador, branch established on 1926/01/01. Info updated 2011/12/19: Bank assets: $13,653.0 mil, Deposits: $8,905.8 mil, headquarters in Seattle, WA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 174 total offices
  • Compass Bank: Idaho Branch at 225 East Idaho Avenue, branch established on 1996/01/04; Lohman Branch at 3800 East Lohman Avenue, branch established on 1974/04/22. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Telshor at 691 S Telshor Boulevard, branch established on 1934/09/01; Amador Branch at 250 West Amador Avenue, branch established on 1976/08/09. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • 8 other banks with 9 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Las Cruces, New Mexico:

  • A Day's End Lodge, 755 N Vly Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88005 , Phone: (505) 524-7753
  • Days Inn, 2600 S Vly Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88001 , Phone: (505) 526-4441
  • Hampton Inn, PO Box 2736, Las Cruces, NM 88004 , Phone: (505) 526-8311
  • La Quinta Inn, 790 Avenida De Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88005 , Phone: (505) 524-0331, Fax: (505) 525-8360
  • Hotel Encanto De Las Cruces, 705 S Telshor Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88001 , Phone: (505) 522-4300, Fax: (505) 521-4707
  • Plaza Suites, 301 E University Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88004 , Phone: (505) 525-5500
  • Royal Host Motel, 2146 W Picacho, Las Cruces, NM 88001 , Phone: (505) 524-8536
  • Super 8 Motel East, 4411 N Main, Las Cruces, NM 88001 , Phone: (505) 382-1490
  • 24 other hotels and motels
All 32 fire-safe hotels and motels in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.4
New Mexico average:

13.6

Las Cruces travel time to work - commute Las Cruces mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Las Cruces city (based on Dona Ana County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic66,49126
Evangelical Protestant22,120114
Other6,70525
Mainline Protestant6,64017
Black Protestant3533
Orthodox301
None106,894-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 19
Dona Ana County:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Dona Ana County:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 54
Dona Ana County:

2.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 106
Here:

5.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.7%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Dona Ana County:

22.7%
New Mexico:

22.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

11.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 76$312,031$49,2680$0
Other Government Administration 73$345,008$56,7147$23,376
Judicial and Legal 25$93,069$44,6730$0
Police Protection - Officers 179$820,924$55,0340$0
Police - Other 69$193,816$33,70713$12,764
Firefighters 133$560,823$50,6010$0
Fire - Other 4$15,341$46,0230$0
Streets and Highways 97$383,523$47,4460$0
Airports 4$15,641$46,9230$0
Welfare 34$96,872$34,19023$29,242
Health 9$28,808$38,4110$0
Solid Waste Management 46$139,317$36,3440$0
Sewerage 32$99,101$37,1630$0
Parks and Recreation 100$285,631$34,27669$39,285
Housing and Community Development(Local) 14$47,313$40,5540$0
Water Supply 41$134,048$39,2340$0
Gas Supply 52$185,011$42,6950$0
Transit 32$91,312$34,2425$7,800
Local Libraries 24$74,031$37,01613$16,034
Other and Unallocable 224$729,127$39,06017$22,720
Totals for Government 1,268$4,650,747$44,013147$151,221

Las Cruces government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $8,870,000 ($87.54)
    Regular Highways: $3,734,000 ($36.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,358,000 ($23.27)
    Air Transportation: $408,000 ($4.03)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $28,689,000 ($283.14)
    Police Protection: $14,635,000 ($144.44)
    Housing and Community Development: $11,692,000 ($115.39)
    Water Utilities: $9,098,000 ($89.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,887,000 ($87.71)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,651,000 ($85.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,870,000 ($77.67)
    Regular Highways: $7,433,000 ($73.36)
    Sewerage: $6,746,000 ($66.58)
    General - Other: $5,373,000 ($53.03)
    Central Staff Services: $4,697,000 ($46.36)
    Hospitals: $3,308,000 ($32.65)
    Financial Administration: $3,009,000 ($29.70)
    Transit Utilities: $2,869,000 ($28.32)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,523,000 ($24.90)
    Libraries: $2,253,000 ($22.24)
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,064,000 ($20.37)
    General Public Buildings: $1,855,000 ($18.31)
    Correctional Institutions: $1,777,000 ($17.54)
    Health - Other: $104,000 ($1.03)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,328,000 ($42.71)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $5,771,000 ($56.96)
    Water Utilities: $5,242,000 ($51.74)
    Gas Utilities: $1,536,000 ($15.16)
    Housing and Community Development: $524,000 ($5.17)
    Transit Utilities: $447,000 ($4.41)
    General - Other: $415,000 ($4.10)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $204,000 ($2.01)
    Police Protection: $63,000 ($0.62)
    Libraries: $33,000 ($0.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000 ($0.28)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $48,047,000 ($474.19)

Las Cruces government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $11,829,000 ($116.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,854,000 ($97.25)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,801,000 ($27.64)
    All Other: $1,222,000 ($12.06)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $7,592,000 ($74.93)
    All Other: $4,674,000 ($46.13)
    Air Transportation: $622,000 ($6.14)
    Transit Utilities: $601,000 ($5.93)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $7,012,000 ($69.20)
    Interest Earnings: $6,573,000 ($64.87)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,498,000 ($24.65)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $30,498,000 ($300.99)
    Water Utilities: $16,235,000 ($160.23)
    Transit Utilities: $233,000 ($2.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $21,372,000 ($210.93)
    General Local Government Support: $1,273,000 ($12.56)
    Highways: $695,000 ($6.86)
    Transit Utilities: $688,000 ($6.79)
    Public Welfare: $122,000 ($1.20)
    Health and Hospitals: $30,000 ($0.30)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $58,975,000 ($582.04)
    Property: $8,483,000 ($83.72)
    Other License: $4,308,000 ($42.52)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,573,000 ($35.26)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,426,000 ($14.07)

Las Cruces government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $101,095,000 ($997.74)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,829,000 ($639.82)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,050,000 ($434.74)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $43,381,000 ($428.14)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $42,244,000 ($416.92)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,784,000 ($76.82)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,137,000 ($11.22)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $1,809,000 ($17.85)
    Beginning: $1,378,000 ($13.60)

Las Cruces government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,633,000 ($65.46)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $109,705,000 ($1082.71)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,984,000 ($473.57)

6.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,985 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
New Mexico average:

6.50%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($603 average AGI)
Dona Ana County:

0.09%
New Mexico average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from El Paso County, TX  1.33% ($29,763 average AGI)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.34% ($29,746)
from Otero County, NM  0.25% ($30,944)


6.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,176 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
New Mexico average:

6.43%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($315 average AGI)
Dona Ana County:

0.06%
New Mexico average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to El Paso County, TX  1.18% ($28,647 average AGI)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.44% ($32,003)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.22% ($36,713)

Strongest AM radio stations in Las Cruces:

  • KSNM (570 AM; 5 kW; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: SUNRISE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KOBE (1450 AM; 1 kW; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: EDWARDS MEDIA LTD. CO.)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KTSM (690 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXPL (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: K-FINA RESULTS, INC.)
  • KROD (600 AM; 5 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF EL PASO, INC.)
  • KAMA (750 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KBNA (920 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KSVE (1150 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KHEY (1380 AM; 5 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Las Cruces:

  • KHQT (103.1 FM; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: RICHARDSON COMMERCIAL CORPORATION)
  • K211EN (90.1 FM; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K220GF (91.9 FM; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KGRT-FM (103.9 FM; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: SUNRISE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KROL (99.5 FM; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: RIO GRANDE CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING CO)
  • KOFX (92.3 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K216CK (91.1 FM; TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCE, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOC., INC.)
  • KTSM-FM (99.9 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKVS (98.7 FM; TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCE, NM; Owner: RICHARDSON COMMERCIAL CORPORATION)
  • K219BX (91.7 FM; EL PASO, ETC., TX; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KVLC (101.1 FM; HATCH, NM; Owner: RADIO PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • KRWG (90.7 FM; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KRUC (88.9 FM; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KSII (93.1 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF EL PASO, INC.)
  • KINT-FM (93.9 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KHEY-FM (96.3 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLAQ (95.5 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF EL PASO, INC.)
  • K201CC (88.1 FM; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOC., INC.)
  • KMVR (104.9 FM; MESILLA PARK, NM; Owner: EDWARDS MEDIA LTD. CO.)
  • KMBN (89.7 FM; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)

TV broadcast stations around Las Cruces:

  • K46DH (Channel 46; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: COUNCIL TREE COMMUNICATIONS VI, L.P.)
  • KRWG-TV (Channel 22; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K42DJ (Channel 42; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K54GR (Channel 54; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV.)
  • KTYO (Channel 48; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: COUNCIL TREE COMMUNICATIONS VI, L.P.)
  • KLCP-LP (Channel 30; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN B/CING., INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Las Cruces fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 56m184ftTotal length
  • $932,000Total costs
  • 131,329Total average daily traffic
  • 33,096Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 22000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Las Cruces, NM
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Las Cruces)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 265 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Las Cruces, NM)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 58 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 117 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 807 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Las Cruces)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 196 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Las Cruces)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED280$133,340164$122,265648$135,16533$63,6805$2,920,614119$118,73645$51,257
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$144,69520$93,84666$135,0378$38,6780$018$104,3487$53,444
APPLICATIONS DENIED31$143,26140$75,643294$124,82763$37,9762$300,00040$87,29733$48,545
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$160,52919$139,769224$143,2549$57,3720$017$132,9645$84,880
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$143,2703$113,86347$141,8155$89,8200$03$95,1275$102,064

Detailed mortgage data for all 13 tracts in Las Cruces, NM

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED23$176,17427$182,2634$149,115
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$139,23814$179,2994$123,470
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$196,0307$195,4160$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$151,3332$113,1750$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$230,1600$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Most common first names in Las Cruces, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John34474.6 years
Mary29378.5 years
William28375.3 years
Robert26871.4 years
James24271.2 years
Maria16877.1 years
Jose15873.2 years
Charles14675.0 years
George14375.4 years
Helen12280.0 years
Most common last names in Las Cruces, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15576.0 years
Garcia13374.5 years
Martinez9174.8 years
Hernandez8874.4 years
Lopez8175.4 years
Sanchez8070.9 years
Chavez7872.6 years
Gonzales7672.9 years
Johnson7478.2 years
Miller6876.8 years
Businesses in Las Cruces, NM
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3La-Z-Boy1
Aeropostale1Lane Furniture3
Albertsons3Little Caesars Pizza2
American Eagle Outfitters1Long John Silver's1
Applebee's2Lowe's1
Arby's2Marriott3
Ashley Furniture1Marshalls1
AutoZone6MasterBrand Cabinets8
Barnes & Noble1McDonald's8
Baskin-Robbins1Men's Wearhouse1
Bath & Body Works1Motherhood Maternity1
Bed Bath & Beyond1New Balance1
Best Western1Nike6
Big O Tires1Nissan1
Blockbuster1OfficeMax1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Old Navy1
Burger King4Olive Garden1
Carl\s Jr.1Outback1
Charlotte Russe1Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet1Pac Sun1
Chick-Fil-A2Payless3
Chico's1Penske1
Chuck E. Cheese's1PetSmart1
Circle K3Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut3
ColorTyme1Quality1
Comfort Inn1Quiznos2
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack3
Cricket Wireless6Ramada1
Curves3Red Lobster1
Dairy Queen2Ruby Tuesday1
Dennys1Rue211
Discount Tire1SONIC Drive-In5
Express1Sam's Club1
Famous Footwear1Sears2
FedEx13Sprint Nextel1
Finish Line1Staples1
Foot Locker1Starbucks4
Ford1Subway13
GNC1Super 82
GameStop3T-Mobile7
Goodwill2Taco Bell3
H&R Block5Target1
Hilton2The Room Place1
Hobby Lobby1Toyota1
Holiday Inn2True Value1
Hollister Co.1U-Haul2
Home Depot1UPS17
Honda1Vans3
Hot Topic1Verizon Wireless4
IHOP1Victoria's Secret1
JCPenney1Village Inn2
Jones New York3Volkswagen1
Journeys1Walgreens5
Justice1Walmart2
KFC3Wendy's2
Kmart2Wet Seal1
Kohl's1World Gym1
La Quinta2

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