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What Bert Has To Say About Las Cruces Metro Area

Las Cruces is a small agricultural and transportation center and home to 17,000 New Mexico State University students. It is also the gateway to historic, geologic, and recreational sites, including White Sands National Monument to the northeast. The downtown is small, clean, and quiet, with an old-west style historic district converted to a pedestrian mall. The campus lies south of downtown with commercial/retail areas just east.

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Quick Facts About Las Cruces

    The unemployment rate in Las Cruces is 7.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Las Cruces jobs have Decreased by 0.35 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Las Cruces's cost of living is 9.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Las Cruces's population is 101,643 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 63.61 percent.
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Las Cruces is $140,300. Home appreciation the last year has been -6.75 percent.
    Las Cruces public schools spend $10,353 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.4 students per teacher in Las Cruces.

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I've lived here since 1988, went to middle and HS here and always used to want to "get out" and live by the beach in Cali; always ended up coming back because other... (read more)
Avoid this city at all costs
I need to get out. I'm 16 and my experience living here my entire life to date is too much ugly graffiti and an ignorantly stupid community. There is no visibly... (read more)
I can only assume all the negative reviews that occurred in 2011, early 2012 were people looking for a cheaper way of life in Las Cruces from some other place, given the... (read more)
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