About Deming

Deming is in Luna County, nestled in the beautiful desert of Southern New Mexico.

Population:
Approximately 26,000 people live in Luna County

ALTITUDE:
4,335 feet above sea level.

CULTURAL:
Deming Arts Council, Luna Mimbres Museum, Del Canto Theater, Deming Performing Arts Theater, art galleries and antique stores.

ECONOMY:
Agribusiness, ranching, tourism, trade with Mexico, industrial park

EDUCATION:
Over 5,000 students in the public school system which includes many elementary schools, one middle school, one high school and a community college.

AGRICULTURE:
Growing season is long with commercial crops grown ranging from green/red chile, onions, melons, lettuce, cotton, grains, pumpkins, pecans, and a variety of vegetables.

MOTELS-RV PARKS-RESTAURANTS IN LUNA COUNTY:
16 motels with over 300 rooms; 11 RV parks; over 40 restaurants.

RECREATION:
18-hole public golf course, Sam Baca Aquatic Center, tennis courts, movie theater and bowling complex coming soon, amphitheater under construction, rock hounding.

TRANSPORTATION:
Amtrak; bus; Deming Aviation also offers fuel sales; senior citizen center van service. Easy access to I-10.

COMMUNITY FACILITIES:
Library; over 40 churches; over 80 organizations; civic center; public auditorium; senior citizen center with meals on wheels and activities.

WINERIES:
Luna Rossa Winery and St. Clair Winery, both award winners!

Deming, New Mexico is elevated 4,335 feet above sea level. 'The driest months are April and May; the wettest are July, August and September. Hours of daylight range from 14:15 in late June to 10:03 in late December.

Winter temperatures average 59-27 with 1.57 inches of precipitation. Spring temperatures average 76-41 with 0.89 of an inch precipitation. Summer temperatures average 94- 62 with 3.98 inches precipitation. Autumn temperatures average 77-45 with 2.53 inches precipitation. The average growing season (last freeze to first) is April 16-October 31. The all-time record extreme temperatures are 112 and 7 below zero. Snowfall averages 3 inches per year.

HISTORY - DEMING:
• Preserved original late 1800's U.S. Custom House • Railroad town, founded over 100 years ago and named for Mary Deming Crocker, wife of railroad magnate. • Camp Cody and later the Holy Cross Sanitarium here in the early 1900's • Active WWII military base. • Many historical buildings from the turn of the century remain. • Mimbres Indians farmed this area A.D. 650-1150. Their legacy is black and white Mimbreno pottery. • Butterfield State Trail stop in the 1850's.

HISTORY - COLUMBUS:
• Noted for the Pancho Villa Raid of March 9, 1916, the last invasion of the U.S. by a foreign country. • 32 miles south of Deming and 3 miles from Las Palomas, Mexico. • Historical Museum in old railroad depot. • Old Customs House • Pancho Villa State Park

OTHER NEARBY ATTRACTIONS:
• Rockhound State Park with free rock samples • City of Rocks State Park • Spring Canyon State Park • Cliff Dwellings • CATWALK • Lake Roberts • Shakespeare Ghost Town

STATE FLOWER: Yucca

STATE BIRD: Roadrunner

ANNUAL WEATHER AVERAGES:
January: High 57; Low 26; Precipitation: 0.41
February: High 62; Low 29; Precipitation: 0.52
March: High 68; Low 34; Precipitation: 0.42
April: High 76; Low 41; Precipitation: 0.25
May: High 85; Low 49; Precipitation: 0.22
June: High 95; Low 59; Precipitation: 0.43
July: High 95; Low 65; Precipitation: 1.86
August: High 92; Low 63; Precipitation: 1.69
September: High 88; Low 57; Precipitation: 1.35
October: High 78; Low 45; Precipitation: 0.76
November: High 66; Low 33; Precipitation: 0.42
December: High 57; Low 27; Precipitation: 0.64

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