University Park, New Mexico

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University Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 2,732 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Las Cruces Metropolitan Statistical Area. The CDP is approximately the area bounded by University Avenue, Interstate 10, and Interstate 25[1] and is thus very nearly coextensive with the Las Cruces campus of New Mexico State University.


University Park is located at 32°16′37″N 106°45′5″W / 32.27694°N 106.75139°W / 32.27694; -106.75139 (32.276861, -106.751408)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,732 people, 417 households, and 351 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,741.2 people per square mile (671.9/km²). There were 615 housing units at an average density of 392.0/sq mi (151.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 66.69% White, 4.98% African American, 5.60% Native American, 5.67% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 12.48% from other races, and 4.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 37.15% of the population.

There were 417 households out of which 64.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 24.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.8% were non-families. 12.9% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 16.5% under the age of 18, 63.2% from 18 to 24, 17.9% from 25 to 44, 2.3% from 45 to 64, and 0.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 20 years. For every 100 females there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.

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