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County has wide range of incomes, poverty rates

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During the Las Cruces City Council’s June 8 work session, Doña Ana Community College President Monica Torres said the median household income in the U.S. is $57,652, with a poverty rate of 12.3 percent; $46,718/19.7 percent in New Mexico, $39,114/26.3 percent in Doña Ana County; $40,924/24.4 percent in Las Cruces; $29,583/34 percent in Hatch; $28,231/38 percent in Sunland Park; $24,917/45.6 percent in Chaparral; and $24,398/48.6 percent in Anthony. The county’s average annual salary is $18,000 for people with less than a high school diploma, Torres said, $23,500 for those with a high school diploma, $27,100 with a post-secondary certificate, $31,300 with an associate degree and $40,900 with a bachelor’s degree.