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Las Cruces, NM Ranks Among the Poorest Large Cities in the Nation | New Mexico

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Major cities and metropolitan areas have long been centers of economic activity and prosperity in the United States. Large employers who can pay enough to attract top talent from across the country often have operations in places like Austin, Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. As a result, these cities, and many others like them, have a high concentration of high-income residents. But while some American cities stand out for the economic opportunities they offer, many others stand out for the opposite reason.

There are 384 metropolitan areas in the United States, and in dozens of them incomes are well below average and severe financial hardship is widespread.

The typical household in the Las Cruces metropolitan area of ​​New Mexico earns $45,178 a year – the eighth lowest among the 384 U.S. metro areas for which data is available, and about $24,540 less than the national median income households of $69,717.

Las Cruces also has an above average poverty rate. An estimated 19.4% of the metro area’s population lives below the poverty line, compared to 12.8% of all Americans nationally.

In large populations, income tends to rise with education, and in the Las Cruces area, only 30.1% of adults 25 and older have a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 35.0% of all Americans of the same age group.

All data in this story is based on one-year estimates from the US Census Bureau’s 2021 American Community Survey.

Rank subway station Median household income, 2021 ($) Poverty rate, 2021 (%) Adults with a bachelor’s degree, 2021 (%)
1 Beckley, West Virginia 38,737 22.7 20.4
2 Valdosta, Georgia 42,233 27.6 22.3
3 Sumter, South Carolina 43,210 20.3 22.0
4 Morristown, TN 43,213 19.5 18.2
5 Greenville, North Carolina 44,450 22.5 33.6
6 McAllen-Edinburgh-Mission, TX 44,818 29.3 20.0
seven Monroe, LA 45,001 27.2 23.9
8 Las Cruces, New Mexico 45,178 19.4 30.1
9 Gadsden, AL 45,298 16.8 18.2
ten Anniston-Oxford, AL 46,524 19.8 19.4
11 Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 46,616 18.2 15.1
12 Decatur, IL 46,807 17.6 19.0
13 Pine Bluff, AR 46,826 15.0 23.3
14 Alexandria, LA 47,032 19.9 21.6
15 Homosassa Springs, Florida 47 197 16.1 20.8
16 Goldsboro, North Carolina 47,595 19.9 20.3
17 Dothan, AL 47,665 19.5 20.5
18 Hot springs, AR 47,694 13.4 23.8
19 Farmington, New Mexico 47,819 26.7 15.6
20 Jonesboro, AR 47,935 21.0 28.7
21 Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 48 115 24.7 20.6
22 Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 48,164 21.4 25.8
23 Sebring-Avon Park, Florida 48,564 13.4 18.3
24 Albany, Georgia 48,659 18.7 23.0
25 Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA 48,771 16.9 21.9
26 Grants Pass, OR 48,785 16.7 21.0
27 Fort Smith, AR-OK 49,065 19.6 20.3
28 Danville, IL 49,091 20.9 15.9
29 Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 49,362 16.9 22.5
30 Lawton, okay 49,422 20.1 24.3
31 Mobile, AL 49,691 17.9 22.3
32 Florence, South Carolina 49,724 19.3 21.4
33 Hinesville, Georgia 49,733 19.3 20.8
34 College Station-Bryan, TX 49,927 23.4 38.1
35 Texarkana, TX-AR 50,070 18.1 20.9
36 Terre Haute, IN 50,440 18.0 19.7
37 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 50,456 17.3 22.7
38 Muncie, IN 50,497 18.1 24.5
39 Saginaw, MI 50,606 21.8 22.5
40 Carbondale-Marion, Illinois 50,953 17.1 28.9
41 El Paso, TX 51,002 20.1 26.0
42 Johnson City, TN 51 119 15.1 29.8
43 Mansfield, Ohio 51 158 12.3 17.4
44 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 51,194 16.6 25.0
45 Cumberland, MD-WV 51,440 13.5 22.8
46 Lima, Ohio 51,497 15.5 18.5
47 Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 51,639 17.4 24.8
48 Rocky Mount, North Carolina 51,769 15.1 21.2
49 El Centro, California 51,809 16.4 13.5
50 Laredo, TX 51,867 22.4 20.6