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White Sands

White Sands is a census-designated place (CDP) in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. It consists of the main residential area on the White Sands Missile Range. As of the 2010 census the population of the CDP was 1,651. It is part of the Las Cruces Metropolitan Statistical Area.GeographyThe White Sands CDP is located in eastern Doña Ana County at, at the southern end of the White Sands Missile Range. It is 4mi south of U.S. Route 70 and east of Las Cruces, the county seat. The entrance to White Sands National Monument is to the northeast up US 70.According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.0km2, all of it land.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,323 people, 432 households, and 355 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 429.2 people per square mile (165.8/km²). There were 667 housing units at an average density of 216.4 per square mile (83.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 71.43% White, 11.56% African American, 0.98% Native American, 3.70% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 6.27% from other races, and 5.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.61% of the population.
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