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Las Cruces, NM Metro Area


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2022 population: 223,337   ( 14,104 from 2010)
Land area: 3808.2 square miles
Population density: 58.6 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:58,300 26.10% 7.4%
Black:3,7681.69% 33.4%
Indian:1,7450.78% 14.7%
Asian:2,7631.24% 28.1%
2+ races:2,3841.07% 25.8%
Hispanic:154,37769.12% 12.3%
Total non-White:165,03773.90% 12.9%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:5,307 12.1
Deaths:5,29812.1
Net Migration: 2,5035.7
Net Immigration: 1,1762.7
Change in White population:-4,692 -2.2
Change in Non-White pop.:18,796 9.0




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
209,233
62,99230.11%
2,8251.35%
1,5210.73%
2,1571.03%
1,8950.91%
137,51465.72%
146,24169.89%

2000
174,682
56,68832.45%
2,2611.29%
1,2790.73%
1,3080.75%
1,8731.07%
110,66563.35%
117,99467.55%

1990
135,510
55,03140.61%
1,9621.45%
8240.61%
1,3741.01%
n/a
76,31956.32%
80,47959.39%

1980
96,340
43,37945.03%
1,5381.60%
5310.55%
4820.50%
n/a
50,17152.08%
52,96154.97%

1970
69,773
32,93047.20%
6540.94%
1020.15%
1270.18%
n/a
35,43950.79%
36,843 52.80%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
30,311 17.4
11,2516.4
7,5504.3
6,2023.6
6,304 3.6
28,247 16.2
1990's
NumberRate
30,621 22.6
9,1206.7
2,5811.9
10,8718.0
1,657 1.2
37,515 27.7
1980's
NumberRate
22,398 23.2
6,068 6.3
23,203 24.1
n/a
11,652 12.1
27,518 28.6
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
14,130 20.3
n/a
10,449 15.0
16,118 23.1

Age, Family & Household Data for Las Cruces, NM Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
33.2
52,448 23.5%
170,889 76.5%
35,342 15.8%
81,969
2.62
52,351 63.9%
34,476 65.9%
6,769 12.9%
29,618 36.1%

2010
NumberPercent
32.4
55,858 26.7%
153,375 73.3%
25,881 12.4%
75,532
2.71
51,863 68.7%
35,322 68.1%
7,109 13.7%
23,669 31.3%

2000
NumberPercent
30.6
51,831 29.7%
122,851 70.3%
18,735 10.7%
59,479
2.85
42,983 72.3%
31,652 73.6%
5,696 13.3%
16,496 27.7%

1990
NumberPercent
28.3
41,178 30.4%
94,332 69.6%
12,024 8.9%
45,043
2.92
33,471 74.3%
26,300 78.6%
3,521 10.5%
11,572 25.7%

1980
NumberPercent
24.8
31,154 32.3%
65,186 67.7%
6,968 7.2%
30,641
3.03
23,429 76.5%
19,526 83.3%
1,995 8.5%
7,212 23.5%

2022 Housing Data for Las Cruces, NM Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units90,294 
Median Value$187,400 
Occupied81,96990.8%
Vacant8,3259.2%
Owned52,51364.1%
Rented29,45635.9%
Median Rent$858 
Single-Family Units56,59362.7%
    Detached53,42859.2%
    Attached3,1653.5%
Buldings with 5+ Units9,15310.1%
Mobile Homes17,79819.7%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Las Cruces, NM Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0006,6898.2%
$10,000 to $14,9995,2766.4%
$15,000 to $19,9994,3775.3%
$20,000 to $24,9995,8817.2%
$25,000 to $29,9994,4085.4%
$30,000 to $34,9994,1925.1%
$35,000 to $39,9993,5494.3%
$40,000 to $44,9992,6383.2%
$45,000 to $49,9993,2564.0%
$50,000 to $59,9995,9697.3%
$60,000 to $74,9998,76410.7%
$75,000 to $99,9998,48810.4%
$100,000 to $124,9995,7347.0%
$125,000 to $149,9994,8836.0%
$150,000 to $199,9994,5805.6%
$200,000 or more3,2854.0%
Median Household Income51,232 
Per Capita Income26,900 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.82 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI4,9726.1%
Public Assistance5,5636.8%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps20,42124.9%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed25,91062.4%
Unemployed1,9714.7%
In Armed Forces7271.8%
Total Labor Force28,60868.9%
Not in Labor Force12,90131.1%
Real Unemployment Rate 35.8%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector31,19525,81054.7%
Non-Profit1,9353,31936.8%
Self-Employed5,7692,75167.7%
Local Government3,2393,89645.4%
State Government3,3595,09939.7%
Federal Government3,5721,81166.4%
Total Private + Self36,96428,56156.4%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.12,10514,12546.1%
Total49,06942,68653.5%
Pct. Govt.22.9%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts10,57811.5%
Sales and Office Occupations18,64320.2%
Professional, Technical22,81624.8%
Service Occupations20,33322.1%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1,4681.6%
All others19,71821.4%
White Collar 56.5%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance14,25915.5%
Educational services12,29813.4%
Retail trade10,10511.0%
Construction7,6618.3%
Accommodation and food services7,2057.8%
Public administration6,9437.5%
Professional, scientific, technical5,3215.8%
Other services4,2324.6%
Manufacturing3,9634.3%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.3,7754.1%
Transportation and warehousing3,6644.0%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting2,8583.1%
Finance and insurance2,8453.1%
Wholesale trade1,4991.6%
Arts, entertainment, recreation1,3251.4%
Utilities1,1031.2%
Information1,0641.2%
Real estate and rental and leasing1,0181.1%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction8630.9%
Management870.1%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Las Cruces, NM Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican133,39760.67%
Puerto Rican1,0050.46%
Cuban1860.08%
Dominican670.03%
Total Central American9660.44%
Costa Rican00.00%
Guatemalan2060.09%
Honduran1880.09%
Nicaraguan230.01%
Panamanian2100.10%
Salvadoran3390.15%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American2760.13%
Argentinean00.00%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean00.00%
Colombian1870.09%
Ecuadorian160.01%
Paraguayan120.01%
Peruvian170.01%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan440.02%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic15,6957.14%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Filipino7510.34%
Chinese3860.18%
Indian3840.17%
Korean2740.12%
Bangladeshi2730.12%
Japanese2620.12%
Vietnamese930.04%
Thai280.01%
Malaysian70.00%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English108,76952.6%
Spanish93,06045.0%
Other1,1110.5%
Arabic7240.4%
Other Indo-European6590.3%
German, other Germanic5420.3%
Tagalog5060.2%
French, Haitian, Cajun3520.2%
Other Asian3340.2%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German14,5826.6%
English12,5985.7%
Irish10,1994.6%
American5,5922.5%
Italian3,4171.6%
French2,5041.1%
Scottish2,2271.0%
European1,8730.9%
Polish1,6150.7%
Dutch1,5190.7%
Swedish1,3800.6%
Norwegian1,1620.5%
Scotch-Irish8840.4%
Arab6810.3%
Portuguese5910.3%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen202,33592.0%
Not a citizen17,5358.0%
Native185,63584.4%
Foreign-born34,23515.6%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Las Cruces, NM Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
13,719 10.2%11,023 8.2%30,199 22.5%38,537 28.7%23,076 17.2%17,790 13.2%
  Average years of education: 13.0
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 13,719 10.2%
9-12 Years 11,023 8.2%
H.S. Grad or GED 30,199 22.5%
Some College 38,537 28.7%
Bach. Degree 23,076 17.2%
Grad Degree 17,790 13.2%
Average years of education: 13.0

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Las Cruces, NM Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 120,206 110,642 9,564 8.0%
1991 119,774 109,860 9,914 8.3%
1992 122,018 112,040 9,978 8.2%
1993 123,784 113,800 9,984 8.1%
1994 125,476 114,272 11,204 8.9%
1995 128,824 117,176 11,648 9.0%
1996 132,800 119,824 12,976 9.8%
1997 133,874 122,170 11,704 8.7%
1998 137,000 125,214 11,786 8.6%
1999 141,786 130,492 11,294 8.0%
2000 151,924 142,488 9,436 6.2%
2001 153,062 143,696 9,366 6.1%
2002 157,384 147,634 9,750 6.2%
2003 162,110 151,568 10,542 6.5%
2004 163,012 152,922 10,090 6.2%
2005 167,946 158,284 9,662 5.8%
2006 169,076 161,148 7,928 4.7%
2007 171,364 164,526 6,838 4.0%
2008 175,714 167,716 7,998 4.6%
2009 178,140 165,874 12,266 6.9%
2010 185,792 171,964 13,828 7.4%
2011 185,746 172,248 13,498 7.3%
2012 187,740 174,280 13,460 7.2%
2013 188,568 174,518 14,050 7.5%
2014 188,910 175,316 13,594 7.2%
2015 189,948 175,894 14,054 7.4%
2016 192,740 178,780 13,960 7.2%
2017 193,162 180,178 12,984 6.7%
2018 194,308 183,256 11,052 5.7%
2019 197,182 185,598 11,584 5.9%
2020 194,306 178,160 16,146 8.3%
2021 197,110 183,464 13,646 6.9%
2022 199,064 190,334 8,730 4.4%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com