La Mesilla, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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La Mesilla, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The La Mesilla Census Designated Place had a population of 1,903 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for La Mesilla is located at latitude 35.9464 and longitude -106.0693 in Rio Arriba County. The formal boundaries for the La Mesilla Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,627 feet.

The La Mesilla Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584131) 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 Mesilla Census Designated Place is located within Santa Clara Pueblo Division of Rio Arriba County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Mesilla population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.


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La Mesilla Census Designated Place, NM Boundary Map



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La Mesilla, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,903
Daytime Population: Workers 98
Daytime Population: Residents 875
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 973
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.51
Population in Households 1,903
Population in Familes 1,585
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 426
Diversity Index3 72
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $68,299
Average Household Income $87,888
Per Capita Income $37,132

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 828 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 673 (81.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 131 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $251,406
Average Home Value $265,936
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 804
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 546
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.99% 0.33%
Households 1.06% 0.35%
Families 0.81% 0.18%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

La Mesilla, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Mesilla to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 88 80th
Population Density # 132 70th
Diversity Index # 119 74th
Median Household Income # 24 95th
Per Capita Income # 32 93rd

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