Mesilla, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Mesilla, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Town of Mesilla had a population of 1,908 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Mesilla is located at latitude 32.2693 and longitude -106.8065 in Doña Ana County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mesilla (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Doña Ana County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,881 feet.

The Town of Mesilla (GNIS ID: 2412988) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Mesilla is located within Las Cruces Division of Doña Ana County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mesilla: La Mesilla, Old Mesilla.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 1,908
Population in Households 1,882
Population in Familes 1,413
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 345
Diversity Index2 61
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 848
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 508
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 971 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 497 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 351 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $247,756
Average Home Value $303,068
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,465
Average Household Income $70,028
Per Capita Income $30,057
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.35% -0.3%
Households -0.28% -0.26%
Families -0.19% -0.56%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
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.

Mesilla, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mesilla 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 # 85 81st
Population Density1 # 160 64th
Diversity Index2 # 273 39th
Median Household Income # 145 67th
Per Capita Income # 60 87th

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