Las Cruces, New Mexico Houses for Sale

Las Cruces is situated in the southern part of New Mexico and is the seat of Doña Ana county. Las Cruces is situated along the Rio Grande, approximately 38 miles northwest from El Paso, Texas. The city was established after the Mexico-American War, where there are many theories as to how the town was named; however, there was none that was verified to be true. It was popularly thought that the name was taken and was suggested that crude wooden crosses were erected to mark the names of the graves of the soldiers and the travelers who had died either from the war or while traversing the area. Thus, the name Las Cruces came into view. There were fields of cotton and pecans that were grown in the area and which is also flooded by the Elephant Butte Dam. By the end of the 1990s, the city was named as one of the fastest-growing cities in the western part of the country.

Las Cruces, NM Prices for Houses for Sale

367,124 +24%
318,041 +18%

Relative Price (per sqft.)


Listings of Las Cruces Homes for Purchase

462 -15%
172 -14%

Market Duration of Homes Sold

40 -7%

Crime & Safety

Total Arrests 1,076 (2020)
Total Incidents 7,704 (2020)
CrimeScore 49.37  
National Rank 4160th  
Statewide Rank 8th  

Local Statistics

Population 105,096 (0.01%)
House Size (sqft.) 1,982 (1.98%)

Criminal Offenses

Animal Cruelty 4
Arson 4
Assault Offenses 1,991
Bribery 1
Burglary/Breaking & Entering 633
Counterfeiting/Forgery 117
Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property 1,553
Drug/Narcotic Offenses 268
Embezzlement 64
Extortion/Blackmail 4
Fraud Offenses 449
Homicide Offenses 9
Kidnapping/Abduction 27
Larceny/Theft Offenses 2,714
Motor Vehicle Theft 392
Pornography/Obscene Material 6
Robbery 31
Sex Offenses 117
Sex Offenses, Non-forcible 16
Stolen Property Offenses 21
Weapon Law Violations 91

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