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Las Cruces is a city in Dona Ana County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for crosses marking the graves of slain settlers.
The latitude of Las Cruces is 32.312N. The longitude is -106.777W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,907 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 76,990.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Las Cruces demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dona Ana County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Las Cruces area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 88012 ZIP code.
10% of Las Cruces residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Las Cruces ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Las Cruces was $15,704, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Las Cruces residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Las Cruces include Alameda-Depot Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Las Cruces, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $399. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $825.
Libraries in Las Cruces include Thomas Branigan Memorial Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Las Cruces include Las Cruces Sun-News
TV stations in Las Cruces include KRWG, KTDO.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KRWG.
Dona Ana County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Las Cruces political report.
The average commute time for Las Cruces workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 25 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Las Cruces between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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