Las Cruces is a mid-size city in New Mexico with a population of slightly more than 100,000. Young adults aged 15-24 should feel right at home, as they make up an above-average percentage of the community. With an average age of just under 37, the city's population is younger than most cities in New Mexico. A slim majority of residents own their homes (54%) as opposed to renting (46%) in Las Cruces. At $817 per month, the average rent is slightly below the state average.
There are four primary industries in Las Cruces: healthcare, education, entertainment, and retail. Combined, these industries make up 24% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in sales, as 7% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of about $55K, Las Cruces workers earn less than the average New Mexico resident. Las Cruces's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Twenty percent of Las Cruces residents older than 25 possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
Las Cruces residents have an average commute of about 20 minutes, faster than the New Mexico average of about 23 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the most common means of commuting to work, opted for by 39% of workers, while public transportation isn't used extensively. Few workers commute on foot.