Introduction to Deming, New Mexico

Deming, New Mexico, in Luna county, is 60 miles W of Las Cruces, New Mexico and 82 miles NW of El Paso, Texas. There are 14,116 residents in the city.

Deming History

The community was nicknamed "New Chicago" when it was founded in 1881. The city was officially incorporated in 1902. Deming is named in honor of Mary Ann Deming Crocker, the wife of Charles Crocker, an important figure in the local railroad industry.

Deming and nearby Attractions

  • Deming Luna Mimbres Museum
  • Western New Mexico University Museum
  • Columbus Historical Museum
  • Rockhound State Park
  • City of Rocks State Park
  • Rockhound State Park

Things To Do In Deming

The Seaman Field House Historic Site, the Luna County Courthouse Historic Site and the Mahoney Building Historic Site may prove interesting to those hoping to learn more about the area’s history. One can also enjoy the recreational facilities offered by the City of Rocks State Park, the Rockhound State Park, the Pancho Villa State Park and the Caballo Lake State Park.

Deming Transportation

El Paso International is the nearest major airport.

Deming Higher Education

New Mexico State University, the University of Texas at El Paso and Eastern Arizona College are the local institutions offering courses in higher education.


Total Population 14,667
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 19%
Employed Population 16+ 4,723
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 41.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.2%
Median Earnings25+ $15,776
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $10,547
Median Earnings With High School Degree $16,397


Median Family Income $33,718
% Above Poverty Level 66.9%
% Below Poverty Level 33.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%


People Living Alone 35.6%
Median Gross Rent $546
Median House Value $83,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 69.4%
US/American 0%
English 4%
Irish 5.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Deming Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 60 miles W of Las Cruces, New Mexico (center to center)
Nearest Large City 82 miles NW of El Paso, Texas
County Luna
Standard Zip Codes 88030
P.O. Box Zip Codes 88031
Phone Area Codes 505
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.268
Longitude -107.758

Deming Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GAGE 4 ESE
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 57 F
Apr Temp 39 to 78 F
Jul Temp 64 to 95 F
Oct Temp 44 to 78 F
Annual Precip 11.6 inches
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 57 F
Apr Temp 36 to 77 F
Jul Temp 61 to 95 F
Oct Temp 42 to 78 F
Annual Precip 11 inches
Distance 26 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 56 F
Apr Temp 38 to 74 F
Jul Temp 61 to 91 F
Oct Temp 43 to 74 F
Annual Precip 13.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Deming, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Denning (88030)

Sunshine (88030)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Deming Public Libraries

Marshall Memorial Library
Deming, New Mexico
(505) 546-9202

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Deming Hospitals

900 W ASH
(505) 546-2761
Emergency Service: Yes

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Deming High Schools

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Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

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Student/teacher ratio: 12

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Serves 9 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 90

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Serves 5 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5

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