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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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  • Location: South-central New Mexico along Rio Grande Valley, 45 miles north of El Paso, Texas
  • Country: United States
  • State: New Mexico
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  • Metro Area: Las Cruces Metro Area

Quick Facts About Las Cruces

    The unemployment rate in Las Cruces Metro Area is 7.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Las Cruces Metro Area jobs have Decreased by 0.35 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Las Cruces Metro Area's cost of living is 10.50% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Las Cruces Metro Area's population is 214,295 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 58.14 percent.
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Las Cruces Metro Area is $136,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -5.97%.
    Las Cruces Metro Area public schools spend $10,305 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.4 students per teacher in Las Cruces Metro Area.

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