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La Mesa, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The La Mesa Census Designated Place had a population of 737 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for La Mesa is located at latitude 32.1244 and longitude -106.709 in Doña Ana County. The formal boundaries for the La Mesa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Doña Ana County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,825 feet.

The La Mesa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584130) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The La Mesa Census Designated Place is located within South Doña Ana Division of Doña Ana County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Mesa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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La Mesa, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 737
Population in Households 737
Population in Familes 639
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 311
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 277
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 202
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 307 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 200 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $136,765
Average Home Value $163,442


Median Household Income $38,694
Average Household Income $67,026
Per Capita Income $23,728
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% 0.11%
Households 0.23% 0.14%
Families 0.57% -0.1%
Median Household Income   0.39%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

La Mesa, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Mesa to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 187 58th
Population Density1 # 171 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 279 37th
Median Household Income # 215 52nd
Per Capita Income # 139 69th

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