Las Cruces, NM

101,644 Population
76.9 square miles 1,318 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
4.9%
was 4.9%
Ranked 2nd Highest in NM
Population Density
1,318
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
58.0%
was 53.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
11.7%
was 10.2%
Ranked 2nd Highest in NM
Percent Under 18
24.5%
was 24.7%
Ranked 2nd Highest in NM
Percent 65 and Over
15.5%
was 14.1%
Ranked 2nd Highest in NM

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5.8
was 6.2
Ranked 3rd Lowest in NM
Percent Living in Poverty
22.2%
was 24.2%
Ranked 4th Lowest in NM
Median Household Income
$40,994
was $39,495
Ranked 4th Highest in NM
Gini Income Distribution
 
47.9
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
43,386
was 43,554
Ranked 2nd Highest in NM
Median Rent
$742
was $696
Ranked 4th Highest in NM
Total Building Permits
504
was 659
 
Occupied Housing Units
38,641
was 39,299
 
Homeownership Rate
51.6%
was 55.5%
Ranked 4th Highest in NM
Single Family Building Permits
397
was 415
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
563.9
was 566.1
Ranked 3rd Highest in NM
Rental Vacancy Rate
20.2%
was 19.6%
Ranked 3rd 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
96.1%
was 94.3%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
84.2%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.7%
was 96.0%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
84.2%
was 86.6%
Ranked 4th Highest in NM
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
28.4%
was 36.1%
Ranked 4th Highest in NM

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