Las Cruces, NM Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 31,652 housing units in Las Cruces. This represents a 23.3% growth from 25,676 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 31,507 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 145 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Las Cruces is about 58.5%. Las Cruces's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 7.9%. Average household size is 2.47 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Las Cruces were built after 1978.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type3.20%
One Bedroom14.80%
Two Bedrooms29.50%
Three Bedrooms41.70%
Four Bedrooms9.30%
Five Bedrooms or more1.50%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.63
Median year structure was built1980
Median Value of occupied units$91,200
Median Price asked for vacant units$98,600

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.25
Median year structure was built1977
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$419

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.10%
Second Mortgage7.10%
Home Equity Loan3.50%
Simple Mortgage55.70%
Debt Free33.50%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs17.3%