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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
La Luz is a town in New Mexico with a population of 1,472. La Luz is in Otero County. Living in La Luz offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in La Luz and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in La Luz are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$80,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$619
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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La Luz Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    5%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    24%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    43%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in La Luz

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$31,215
National
$55,322
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