Las Cruces, New Mexico - Facts & Figures
Las Cruces is the home of New Mexico State University (NMSU), New Mexico's only land-grant university. The city's major employer is the federal government on nearby White Sands Test Facility and White Sands Missile Range. The Organ Mountains, 10 miles to the east, are dominant in the city's landscape, along with the Doña Ana Mountains, Robledo Mountains and Picacho Peak. Las Cruces lies 225 miles south of Albuquerque, 48 miles northwest of El Paso, Texas and 46 miles north of the Mexican border at Santa Teresa. Spaceport America, which lies 55 miles to the north and with corporate offices in Las Cruces, has seen the completion of several successful manned, suborbital flights. The city is also the headquarters for Virgin Galactic, the world's first company to offer sub-orbital spaceflights.
- Population: 101,759
- Industries: Agriculture, Aerospace, Defense
- Area Codes: 575
- ZIP Codes: 88001, 88004, 88006, 880011, 88013, 88003, 88005, 88007, 88012
- Surrounding Cities: Sunland Park, NM , El Paso, TX , Ciudad Juarez, Mexico , Juarez, Mexico , Socorro, TX