Sunland Park, New Mexico

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Sunland Park is a city in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 13,309 at the 2000 census. Though it lies directly across from El Paso, Texas, being in Doña Ana County makes it instead a part of the Las Cruces Metropolitan Statistical Area, some 30 miles to the north.

The city is at the foot of Mount Cristo Rey, next to the Rio Grande, and is named for Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. The location was formerly called Anapra, New Mexico. The city is along the United States-Mexico border and is bordered to the south by Puerto de Anapra, Chihuahua, Mexico.



Sunland Park is located at 31°48′24″N 106°34′48″W / 31.80667°N 106.58°W / 31.80667; -106.58 (31.806719, -106.579985).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.8 square miles (28.0 km²), of which, 10.6 square miles (27.4 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (2.31%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 13,309 people, 3,355 households, and 2,969 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,260.6 people per square mile (486.6/km²). There were 3,617 housing units at an average density of 342.6/sq mi (132.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.80% White, 0.53% African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 26.02% from other races, and 2.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 96.44% of the population.

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