Las Cruces, New Mexico

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
View of Las Cruces, NM with the Organ Mountains National Monument
Nickname(s): The City of the Crosses
Motto: People Helping People
Location of Las Cruces within Doña Ana County and New Mexico
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
County Doña Ana
Founded 1849
Incorporated 1907[1]
 • Type Council–manager
 • Mayor Ken Miyagishima
 • City Manager Robert Garza
 • City 76.31 sq mi (122.81 km2)
 • Land 76.29 sq mi (122.77 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 4,000 ft (1,219 m)
Population (2011)[2][3]
 • City 101,324 (US: 285th)
 • Metro 214,700 (US: 199th)
1,045,180 (El Paso–Las Cruces CSA)
Time zone Mountain (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) DST (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 575
FIPS code 35-39380
GNIS feature ID 0899715

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. Mexico, New (December 22, 2010). "Detailed Tables – American FactFinder". Retrieved 2-10-11.
  3. Mexico, New (2010-12-25). "Census numbers show continued growth for Albuquerque area - NM Business Weekly". Retrieved 2010-12-25.

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