The city is commonly referred to as "The City of the Crosses." It is also a top economic destination for the region. There are multiple agricultural efforts that occur every day in the city. In addition, many residents work for the local schools, health care facilities, the city, and the county. NASA also employs many residents. Las Cruces is home to many top schools, including New Mexico State University. This campus serves over 18,000 students and attracts residents to the area. The city also has numerous elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools. Most of them are public; however, there are several private schools that cater to Catholic and Christian children.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico is the county seat of Dona Ana County, and it has a population of over 100,000. The city is part of the El-Paso region, and it is the largest region in the county and in southern New Mexico. There are many affordable homes for residents of the area. Several of them have a unique design that resembles the culture and geography of the area. The average home has a few bedrooms and is around 2,000 square feet.

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