Las Cruces, NM


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Las Cruces is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 101,643 people and 26 constituent neighborhoods, Las Cruces is the second largest community in New Mexico.

Unlike some cities, Las Cruces isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Las Cruces are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Las Cruces is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Las Cruces who work in office and administrative support (14.64%), sales jobs (10.22%), and teaching (9.53%).

Also of interest is that Las Cruces has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Las Cruces is a nice balance between life in a moderately big city and the interesting diversions and culture that come from having a big college student population. The thousands of students who arrive on campus every fall will find that Las Cruces has plenty of amenities and opportunities for them, while residents of Las Cruces enjoy the lectures, music, art, and economic trickle-down that colleges typically provide. "Town and Gown" complement each other in Las Cruces.

The overall education level of Las Cruces citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.57% of adults in Las Cruces have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Las Cruces in 2010 was $21,782, which is upper middle income relative to New Mexico, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,128 for a family of four. However, Las Cruces contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Las Cruces is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Las Cruces home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Las Cruces residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Las Cruces also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 56.68% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Las Cruces include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Las Cruces is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.