Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, New Mexico

Las Cruces: City in and county seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States


Las Cruces is a city located in the county of Doña Ana in the U.S. state of New Mexico. Its population at the 2010 census was 97,618 and a population density of 489 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 105,096 inhabitants.

The city was created 174 years ago in 1848.

Las Cruces is a city in New Mexico, on the edge of the Chihuahuan Desert. The interactive New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum features livestock and gardens. On the Rio Grande, Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park has trails and birdlife. The Museum of Nature and Science includes desert animals and hands-on displays. In an old depot, the Railroad Museum has model trains and explores the local impact of railways.

Las Cruces has a population of about 100,000 people and offers many attractions for visitors. You can visit the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum or explore Bosque State Park on foot or by bike. There are also plenty of museums with exhibits about local history and trains.The elevation is 1,189 meters (3,900 feet) above sea level and it has a population of 102,950 people according to 2020 census data.

Mayor Ken Miyagishima was elected in 2014; he replaced Barbara Lewis who served as mayor since 2009. The city's area code is 575; it covers 199.5 square kilometers (77 square miles).

With so much to do in such a small space, it's easy to see why Las Cruces is such an appealing destination!

Quick Facts about Las Cruces

Population : 105,096 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New Mexico (United States)
County : Doña Ana County
Postal code : 88001
Phone Area Codes : 575
Area : 199.52 km2
Altitude : 3,999 feet / 1219 meters
Capital city : Las Cruces is capital of Doña Ana County
Establishment : January 01, 1849 (174 years ago)
Time Zone : Mountain Time Zone, UTC−07:00
Local time : 12:24:39 (1st February 2023)
Density : 527 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 7.12% (2010-2020)
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Las Cruces is located at 32°18'44"N 106°46'42"W (32.3123200, -106.7783400).

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The population of Las Cruces increased by 7.12% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 97,618 - census
2011 100,212 2.59% estimation process
2012 101,045 0.82% estimation process
2013 101,238 0.19% estimation process
2014 101,192 -0.05% estimation process
2015 101,113 -0.08% estimation process
2016 101,313 0.2% estimation process
2017 101,963 0.64% estimation process
2018 102,812 0.83% estimation process
2019 103,432 0.6% estimation process
2020 105,096 1.58% estimation process

Las Cruces zip code is 88001. County name: Doña Ana, County fips: 35013

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People born in Las Cruces (46)

People born in Las Cruces, including Yemeni-imam Anwar al-Awlaki, politician Jerry Apodaca, novelist Pamela Burford, .


Schools in Las Cruces

College & universities near Las Cruces, NM

Code Name City ZIP
188030 New Mexico State University-Main Campus Las Cruces (NM) 88003-8001
488651 Glitz School of Cosmetology Las Cruces (NM) 88001
488554 Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine Las Cruces (NM) 88001
187620 New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Las Cruces (NM) 88011

Stations (5)

Amtrak & bus stations near Las Cruces, NM

Code Name Address Type
LCR Las Cruces, New Mexico 304 Wyatt Drive BUS
ELB El Paso (Bus Station), Texas 200 W. San Antonio Ave. BUS
ELP Union Depot 700 San Francisco St. RAIL
DEM Deming station 400 East Railroad Avenue RAIL
TOC Truth or Consequences, New Mexico 8 South Date St. BUS

Post offices near Las Cruces

Post Office Name City ZIP
Las Cru Post Office Las Cruces (NM) 88001
Commer Post Office Las Cruces (NM) 88011
University Park Post Office Las Cruces (NM) 88003
Mesilla Park Post Office Mesilla Park (NM) 88047
Mesilla Post Office Mesilla (NM) 88046

Other cities in Doña Ana County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Doña Ana County , NM.

City Name Population Title
Sunland Park 18,449 City in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States
Anthony 9,276 City in New Mexico
Vado 3,194 City in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States of America
Mesilla 1,844 City in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States of America
Radium Springs 1,699 City in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States of America
Hatch 1,678 Village in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, New Mexico
White Sands 1,651 Census-designated place in New Mexico, United States
Doña Ana 1,211 Census designated place
San Ysidro 204 Census-designated place in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Las Cruces distances to largest New Mexico cities