This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Las Cruces has a very low population density. Las Cruces is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Las Cruces, NM is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Las Cruces has a population density of 1,784, with 92,919 current residents.
Out of the 92,919 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 50% of the residents are married and 50% are single.
- 81% Sun
- 8% Rain
- 2% Snow
60°F average temperature
- 23 years Median home age
- $158,100 Median home price
- -9.14% Home appreciation rate
- 7.6% Annual property tax
As for living in Las Cruces, the air quality is 47% and the weather, on average, is 81% sunny, 8% rainy, and 2% snowy. The average temperature is 60°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Las Cruces, you should know that 54.4% of homes are owned while 36.6% of homes are rented, and 9% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $158,100, the median age of homes is 23 years, the annual home appreciation is -9.14% and the annual property tax is 7.60%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)6
When looking at the community of Las Cruces, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Las Cruces’s crime rate is 6 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Las Cruces is 32 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 58.14% Democratic, 40.51% Republican, and 1.34% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:14
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
81%High school diploma
6%Some college or associates degree
12%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Las Cruces, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 5.60% of residents are unemployed in Las Cruces (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Las Cruces residents: 9.9% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 27.79% are in the arts and sciences field, 17.8% are in the customer service field, 28.2% are in the sales field, 0.22% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 8.4% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 7.7% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:14. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 81.08%, 6.42% of residents have an associate’s degree, 16.74% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 12.46% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Las Cruces, you should be aware that the average commute time is 21 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Las Cruces have a few different options. 78% of commuters use their own cars, 14% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.