Las Cruces, NM

101,760 Population
76.9 square miles 1,322.6 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
4.9%
was 4.9%
Ranked 2nd Highest in NM
Population Density
1,322.6
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
55.4%
was 53.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
10.9%
was 10.2%
Ranked 2nd Highest in NM
Percent Under 18
22.7%
was 24.7%
Ranked 3rd Highest in NM
Percent 65 and Over
16.0%
was 14.1%
Ranked 2nd Highest in NM

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.8
was 6.2
Ranked 6th Lowest in NM
Percent Living in Poverty
25.9%
was 24.2%
Ranked 4th Lowest in NM
Median Household Income
$41,215
was $39,495
Ranked 4th Highest in NM
Gini Income Distribution
 
47.4
48.8
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
2.9
was 5.9
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
262.2
was 325.5
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,954.7
was 4,263.4
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
43,943
was 43,554
Ranked 2nd Highest in NM
Median Rent
$762
was $696
Ranked 4th Highest in NM
Total Building Permits
504
was 659
 
Occupied Housing Units
39,169
was 39,299
 
Homeownership Rate
50.8%
was 55.5%
Ranked 4th Highest in NM
Single Family Building Permits
397
was 415
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
571.1
was 566.1
Ranked 3rd Highest in NM
Rental Vacancy Rate
19.8%
was 19.6%
Ranked 4th Highest in NM
Multifamily Building Permits
107
was 244
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.5
Ranked 2nd Highest in NM
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
11.6
was 15.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
5.0
was 6.5
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.7%
was 94.3%
Ranked 1st Highest in NM
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
89.8%
Ranked 3rd Highest in NM
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.3%
was 96.0%
Ranked 3rd Highest in NM

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
88.1%
was 86.6%
Ranked 4th Highest in NM
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
31.8%
was 36.1%
Ranked 4th Highest in NM

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