Las Cruces, New Mexico

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
City of Las Cruces
View of Las Cruces with the Organ Mountains to the east
View of Las Cruces with the Organ Mountains to the east
Nickname(s): 
The City of the Crosses
Motto(s): 
People Helping People
Location of Las Cruces within Doña Ana County and New Mexico
Location of Las Cruces within Doña Ana County and New Mexico
Las Cruces is located in New Mexico
Las Cruces
Las Cruces
Location within New Mexico
Las Cruces is located in the United States
Las Cruces
Las Cruces
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 32°18′52″N 106°46′44″W / 32.31444°N 106.77889°W / 32.31444; -106.77889Coordinates: 32°18′52″N 106°46′44″W / 32.31444°N 106.77889°W / 32.31444; -106.77889
Country United States
State New Mexico
CountyDoña Ana
Founded1849
Incorporated1907[1]:135
Government
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • MayorKen Miyagishima (D)
 • City ManagerIfo Pili
Area
 • City77.03 sq mi (199.51 km2)
 • Land76.93 sq mi (199.26 km2)
 • Water0.10 sq mi (0.25 km2)
Elevation
3,900 ft (1,200 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • City97,618
 • Estimate 
(2019)
103,432
 • Density1,344.43/sq mi (519.09/km2)
 • Metro
217,522 (US: 208th)
1,058,667 (El Paso–Las Cruces CSA)
Time zoneUTC−07:00 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−06:00 (DST)
ZIP Codes
88001, 88003-88007, 88011-88013
Area code(s)575
FIPS code35-39380
GNIS feature ID0899715
Websitewww.las-cruces.org

Las Cruces is the second largest city in the American state of New Mexico. The current population is about 90,000. The city is known for it large Urban Renewal Project that tore down much of its historic Main Street area.

The main campus of New Mexico State University is in Las Cruces.

References[change | change source]

  1. Harris, Linda G. (1993). Las Cruces: An Illustrated History. Las Cruces: Arroyo Press. ISBN 0-9623682-5-3.
  2. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.

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