The city is at the foot of Mount Cristo Rey, next to the Rio Grande, and is named for Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, which lies within the city limits.
Sunland Park is a city in southern Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States, on the borders of Texas and the Mexican state of Chihuahua, with Ciudad Juárez adjoining it on the south and El Paso, Texas on the east.
The location was formerly called “Anapra”, a name shared by an adjacent area of Ciudad Juárez.
Sunland Park was formed when the unincorporated communities of Anapra, Sunland Park, and Meadow Vista voted to incorporate as Sunland Park on July 13, 1983.
Sunland Park has a total area of 11.6 square miles, of which 11.4 square miles is land and 0.2 square miles, or 2.02%, is covered by water.
The estimated population of Sunland Park is 17,081.
Sunland Park is served by the Gadsden Independent School District, which operates these schools located in the city: Santa Teresa High School, Santa Teresa Middle School, Desert View Elementary School, Riverside Elementary School & Sunland Park Elementary School.
The elevation of Sunland Park is 1,155 m above sea level.
The median age of Sunland Park population is 28.8 years.
The geographic Coordinates of Sunland Park: 31°48′24″N 106°34′48″W.