Las Cruces, New Mexico

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
City
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, New Mexico is located in the US
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Location in 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
County Doña Ana
Founded 1849
Incorporated 1907:135
Government
 • Type Council–manager
 • Mayor Ken Miyagishima
 • City Manager Stuart C. Ed
Area
 • City 76.6 sq mi (198.5 km2)
 • Land 76.5 sq mi (198.1 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 3,900 ft (1,200 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 97,618 (US: 300th)
 • Estimate (2016) 101,759
 • Metro 209,233 (US: 225th)
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
Primary Airport El Paso International Airport
ELP (Major/International)
Secondary Airport Las Cruces International Airport
LRU (General Aviation)
Interstates I-10 (NM).svg I-25 (NM).svg
Website www.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.

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