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Retire To Las Cruces, NM
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Las Cruces, New Mexico is one of the great places in the U.S. to live in retirement. Find city facts on home sales prices, air quality, water quality, medical care, cost of living, taxes, weather and other demographics.



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Read the city profile and recent blog posts from local real estate and community experts. The EPA map on page 3 shows superfund cleanups in the area and the interactive map below provides a birds-eye view of the city.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Las Cruces, New Mexico


Las Cruces Population
. 1990 2000 2010
Las Cruces Metro Area blank blank 209,233
Las Cruces 62,126 74,267 97,618



Las Cruces
Home Sales Prices
(new & existing homes)
. Monthly Average Annual Average Yr-Over-Yr Change
2014 .$231,95212.6%
Jul $247,259 . .
Jun $242,617 . .
May $243,673 . .
Apr $259,504 . .
Mar $215,198 . .
Feb $177,937 . .
Jan $197,688 . .
2013 .$206,0405.3%
2012 .$195,753-3.3%
2011 .$202,469-1.5%
2010 . $205,506 9.1%
2009 . $188,447 -7.6%





Home Sales Price to Big City Comparison
(2014)
. Las Cruces GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $231,952 $354,000
Nearest Big City El Paso na
Home Sales Price in El Paso $141,000 $251,000
Home Sales Price Bargain Index 132% of El Paso home prices 137%



Home Sales Price to Renting Comparison
(2014)
. Las Cruces GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $231,952 $354,000
Monthly Rent $907 $1,363
Price/Rent Index 17.2 times the annual rent 17.0



Las Cruces
Cost of Living (2014)
87% GPTR 99 City Average
118%



Las Cruces Taxes
(2013)
blank Tax Rate Days Worked to Pay State Rank Tax Rate
(99 City Avg)
Days Worked to Pay
(99 City Avg)
State and Local Sales Tax 7.3% -- 16* 6.8% --
Federal, State and Local Tax -- 93 days 46* -- 105 days
* State rank of 1 pays the highest taxes



Las Cruces Building Permits
(single family homes)
2013 397
2012 445
2011 439
2010 576
2009 630



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