Dona Ana County is located in southwest New Mexico. The County Seat is Las Cruces and the largest city is Las Cruces. The Official Web Site is located at https://donaanacounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 213,676 and the 2010 census population was 209,241. The land area is 3,807.51 square miles and there are 55 persons per square mile.
92.2% of the population is White, 2.2% is Black or African American, 66.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.3% is Asian, 2.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 77.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 26.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $139,100, there are 73,797 households, an average of 2.79 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,565, the median household income is $37,933, and 27% of the persons in Dona Ana County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 15,497. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,925,550, and sales per capita were $9,715. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0.8%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29%.
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