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Las Cruces, NM

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Las Cruces is the 2nd biggest city in New Mexico with a 2010 population of 101,047. The city is often referred to as the “City of the Crosses” and it is considered to be part of the El Paso metro area. Las Cruces has several federal government facilities and is also the home of New Mexico State University. The city’s landscape is surrounded by the Organ Mountains, the Dona Ana Mountains, and an agricultural region in the Mesilla Valley.

Apartments in Las Cruces NM

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Vista Montana
Beds: 2-4
Baths: 1-2


Tuscan Retreat with Views in Picacho Hills
Beds: 3
Baths: 2


Really nice; 3bd2b Las Colinas
Beds: 3
Baths: 2


Great Home
Beds: 4
Baths: 3


Very Nice Home in Tortugas
Beds: 3
Baths: 2


Fantastic Tuscan Home In Picacho Hills
Beds: 3
Baths: 3

Key City Stats

The average age of Las Cruces, NM is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 9.11%
  • 7.07%
  • 6.22%
  • Female
  • 7.98%
  • 6.52%
  • 5.91%
is average rent in Las Cruces, NM
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 6.81%
  • 5.74%
  • 4.94%
of units are available for rent in Las Cruces
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 1376
  • 338
  • 946
Getting Around in Las Cruces, NM

Las Cruces has several different options for transportation. Those options include airports, highways, railroad systems, and bus transit. Major highways such as Interstates 10, 25, 70, 180, and State Routes 28, 185, 292, 373, 101, 188, and 320 are all significant local routes. Rail is run through the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and the city’s bus system is operated by RoadRUNNER Transit, which is well known across the city for its one dollar fares.

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The average commuter time in Las Cruces is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 2.71%
  • 6.53%
  • 0.76%

New Mexico State University

<p>New Mexico State University, often shortened to NMSU or NMSU-Las Cruces, is the city's principal institution of higher learning. It is the site of major studies and is considered a research institution. It awards all levels of degrees, from associate's and bachelor's to master's and doctoral degrees. NMSU plays division one sports and their football and basketball teams hold major rivalries with the University of New Mexico in competitions that draw tens of thousands of viewers and spur economic activity for the entire city.</p>

New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

<p>The New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum rests on a nearly 50 acre plot of land. The museum's main goal is to help impart knowledge about the state's long history of ranching and farming, which is a history that extends almost 3,000 years into the past. The museum has multiple amenities inside, such as a snack bar and a theater, and also offers educational programs to children that take advantage of the museum on school field trips. The museum itself was built in the mid-1990s and has been serving the community ever since.</p>

Day of the Dead

<p>The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that is celebrated en masse by much of the city of Las Cruces. As a city with a strong Hispanic influence in cultural life, and with such a close proximity to Mexico, celebrations are expected. During the early November holiday, celebrations are held for the deceased where loved ones honor their lives. There have been years when there were parades in the city of Las Cruces for the holiday, but that is mostly a tradition that is performed in Spain.</p>