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Welcome to Sunland Park ...

The city of Sunland Park is located in southwest New Mexico.

Sunland Park is located in Dona Ana County<1>.

The location of Sunland Park has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sunland Park has a population of 18,040 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Sunland Park.

The community of Sunland Park is 3,740 feet [1,140 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Sunland Park is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Sunland Park lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Sunland Park is within the boundaries of the (575) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sunland Park had an population of 18,040 people. This is an increase of 27.89% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 35.55% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sunland Park had a population of 14,106 people (which is 6.74% of the total population of Dona Ana County). This makes Sunland Park the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Sunland Park represents 0.69% of the total population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 14th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,106 people, the population of Sunland Park increased 5.99% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 13,309 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sunland Park.

Communities near Sunland Park ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sunland Park.

  • El Paso (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Paso
    • El Paso lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Sunland Park and is located in El Paso County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 681,534 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Paso
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for El Paso<6>
  • Anthony (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
  • Anthony (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anthony
    • Anthony lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Sunland Park and is located in El Paso County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,257 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anthony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anthony
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anthony<6>
  • Vinton (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
    • Vinton lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Sunland Park and is located in El Paso County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,168 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton<6>
  • Santa Teresa (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Teresa
    • Santa Teresa lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Sunland Park and is located in Dona Ana County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Santa Teresa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Teresa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Teresa<6>
  • Prado Verde (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prado Verde
    • Prado Verde lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Sunland Park and is located in El Paso County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prado Verde have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prado Verde
  • Canutillo (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
  • Fort Bliss (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Bliss
    • Fort Bliss lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Sunland Park and is located in El Paso County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Bliss
  • La Union (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Union
    • La Union lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Sunland Park and is located in Dona Ana County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Union
  • Westway (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westway
    • Westway lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Sunland Park and is located in El Paso County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westway

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 Sunland Park. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sunland Park.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sunland Park. 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 Sunland Park.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sunland Park. See our Newspapers Page for Sunland Park.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sunland Park ...

Looking for more information about Sunland Park? 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 Sunland Park, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sunland Park.

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About Dona Ana County

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sunland Park. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Dona Ana County: www.co.dona-ana.nm.us/

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Dona Ana, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sunland Park.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sunland Park - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sunland Park) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sunland Park. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sunland ParkOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunland Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8093, Longitude: -106.5840       In this case, the coordinates for Sunland Park have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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