Anthony is a census-designated place (CDP) in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USA. The population was 7,904 at the 2000 census. It is located south of Las Cruces on the New Mexico–Texas state line in the Upper Mesilla Valley along Interstate 10. The city is also part of the Las Cruces Metropolitan Statistical Area. In an election held on January 5, 2010, Anthony residents voted in favor of incorporating the community. A total of 561 votes were cast, with 410 (73.1%) supporting the measure and 151 (26.9%) opposed. The new municipality will become official on July 1, 2010. In accordance with New Mexico state law, the city must elect and seat a mayor, city council, and judge by that date.