Las Cruces population hits 100,000
According to statistics maintained by the City of Las Cruces, the city’s population surpassed the 100,000 mark as of April 1.
“This is tremendously important news for us as a community,” said Mayor Ken Miyagishima. “It signals a continued healthy economy, and proves Las Cruces remains a desirable place to live, work, play and retire.”
According to Tom Murphy, MPO Officer for the Metropolitan Planning Organization population is estimated by tracking building permits for housing units. Housing units are identified as single family, multi family, townhouses and triplexes.
“Our figures indicate the existence of 45,395 total housing units within the city limits," Murphy said. "Based on an occupancy rate of 97.8% that puts us at 44,409 occupied housing units. We estimate approximately 2.27 occupants per household in the City. “
Miyagishima said Las Cruces continued to be the second largest and one of the fastest growing cities in New Mexico.
"Hopefully, surpassing the 100,000 mark will make us even more attractive to businesses and industries interested in locating in cities with larger populations,” he said.