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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Welcome to Las Cruces ...
The city of Las Cruces is located in southwest New Mexico.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Las Cruces has a population of 103,700 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Las Cruces.
The community of Las Cruces is 3,970 feet [1,210 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Las Cruces is ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Las Cruces lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Las Cruces: (575)
The ZIP code for Las Cruces: 88001<4>
Websites for Las Cruces ...
Official Website: www.las-cruces.org/
Chamber of Commerce: www.lascruces.org/
Junior League: www.jllc.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Las Cruces had an population of 103,700 people. This is an increase of 6.23% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 39.63% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Las Cruces had a population of 97,618 people (which is 46.66% of the total population of Dona Ana County). This makes Las Cruces the county's most populous community.
The population of Las Cruces represents 4.74% of the total population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 2nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 97,618 people, the population of Las Cruces increased 31.44% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 74,267 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Las Cruces.
Communities Also Named Las Cruces ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Las Cruces - it's located in California.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Las Cruces.
Communities near Las Cruces ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Las Cruces.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Las Cruces. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Las Cruces.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Las Cruces. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Las Cruces.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Las Cruces. Our list includes 53 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Las Cruces.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Las Cruces ...
Looking for more information about Las Cruces? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Las Cruces, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Las Cruces.
Adding Las Cruces to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Las Cruces in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Las Cruces was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Las Cruces on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Las Cruces: www.las-cruces.org/
The official website for Dona Ana County: www.co.dona-ana.nm.us/
The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/
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This page was last modified: 12 Sep 2022