Deming, New Mexico
Sunset in Deming
Deming was incorporated in 1902 but had been founded in 1881 at the site of the "Silver Spike:" the meeting point of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad with the Southern Pacific Railroad, completing the second transcontinental railroad in America. One of the principals in the venture was Charles Crocker and Deming was named in honor of his wife, Mary Ann Deming Crocker.
Prior to the arrival of the Europeans, this area had been home to members of the Native American Mimbres and Casas Grandes cultures for thousands of years. The countryside used to be littered with native pottery artifacts, beads, stone carvings and implements, etc., but a hundred years of European presence has seen much of that antique material removed into private collections, in spite of federal and state laws against the practice.
Deming is in a location in the northern Chihuahuan Desert about halfway between Lordsburg and Las Cruces. Because of that location, in the Deming industrial park the US Border Patrol has built a new agent training center as part of a 10-acre forward operating base named Border Wolf, an integral part of the Department of Homeland Security operations along the Mexican border (which is 25 miles to the south).
The population of Deming is up about 6% since 2000.
The Florida Mountains, southeast of Deming
High School or Higher: 57.6%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 9.7%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 4.0%
Cost of Living Index for Deming: 82.5
Median Household Income: $25,565
Median Home Value: $88,520
Median Resident Age: 34.9 Years
Lodging & Food Services, Construction, Educational Services, Government, Health Care, Social Services, Retail Services, Finance & Insurance Services
Unemployed (August 2014): 13.1%
|Population by Age|
|18 & over||10,748|
|65 & over||2,741|
|Population by Ethnicity|
|Hispanic or Latino||10,190|
|Non Hispanic or Latino||4,665|
|Population by Race|
|Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||17|
|Two or more||393|