Las Cruces demographics profile

StatisticLas CrucesNew MexicoNational
Population101,4592,082,669318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,3191791
Median age32.137.237.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)48%52%55%
Speak English61%65%79%
Speak Spanish36%28%13%
Las Cruces, NM has a population of 101,459 and is the 307th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,319 per sq mi which is 7594% higher than the New Mexico average and 1356% higher than the national average. The median age in Las Cruces is 32 which is approximately 14% lower than the New Mexico average of 37. In Las Cruces, 48% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 61% speak English and 36% speak Spanish. 47% of Las Cruces residents were born in New Mexico, 41% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 11% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Las Cruces is 7594% higher than New Mexico.
  • The median age in Las Cruces is 14% lower than New Mexico.
  • In Las Cruces 87.31% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Las Cruces 2.32% of the population is African American.
  • In Las Cruces 1.92% of the population is Asian.

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Las Cruces population breakdown by race

RaceLas CrucesNew MexicoNational
Caucasian87.31%73.49%73.35%
African American2.32%2.01%12.63%
Asian1.92%1.40%5.22%
American Indian1.55%9.28%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.01%0.06%0.18%
Mixed race3.06%3.26%3.06%
Other race3.83%10.49%4.75%
In Las Cruces, 58.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Las Cruces age breakdown

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Source: The Las Cruces, NM demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).