Las Cruces, NM (University Park / New Mexico State U-Main Campus)




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About Las Cruces, NM (University Park / New Mexico State U-Main Campus)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

University Park / New Mexico State U-Main Campus real estate is primarily composed of apartments and renters, so no median house value data are available. The average rental price in University Park / New Mexico State U-Main Campus is currently $714, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 69.3% of New Mexico neighborhoods.

University Park / New Mexico State U-Main Campus is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

University Park / New Mexico State U-Main Campus real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the University Park / New Mexico State U-Main Campus neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

University Park / New Mexico State U-Main Campus has a 12.6% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 65.8% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: People

The University Park / New Mexico State U-Main Campus neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in the United States. The University Park / New Mexico State U-Main Campus neighborhood also has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (90.5%) than found in 99.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.

In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the University Park / New Mexico State U-Main Campus neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 74.9% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

100.0% of the real estate in the University Park / New Mexico State U-Main Campus neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.

In addition, the University Park / New Mexico State U-Main Campus neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 85.2% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. In the University Park / New Mexico State U-Main Campus neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 99.4% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in University Park / New Mexico State U-Main Campus choose to walk to work each day (43.6%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 3.7% of residents in the University Park / New Mexico State U-Main Campus neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 95.8% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the University Park / New Mexico State U-Main Campus neighborhood has more Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry.

University Park / New Mexico State U-Main Campus is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Hindi, which is the official language of India at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The University Park / New Mexico State U-Main Campus neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the University Park / New Mexico State U-Main Campus neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 59.8% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the University Park / New Mexico State U-Main Campus neighborhood in Las Cruces are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 99.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 90.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 99.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the University Park / New Mexico State U-Main Campus neighborhood, 41.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (23.8%), and 8.9% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the University Park / New Mexico State U-Main Campus neighborhood in Las Cruces, NM, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (38.7%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (11.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (7.1%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (5.9%), along with some Native American ancestry residents (3.0%), among others. In addition, 14.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the University Park / New Mexico State U-Main Campus neighborhood is English, spoken by 64.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Chinese, South Asian languages and Hindi (which is the official language of India).

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in University Park / New Mexico State U-Main Campus neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (59.8% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (45.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (43.6%) and 5.7% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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University Park / New Mexico State U-Main Campus 0.101011101001110
Las Cruces 0.101011101001110
New Mexico 6.56
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University Park / New Mexico State U-Main Campus 0.101011101001110
Las Cruces 0.101011101001110
New Mexico 36.97
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University Park / New Mexico State U-Main Campus 0.101011101001110
Las Cruces 0.101011101001110
New Mexico 26

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS


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Better than of NM school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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