Mesita, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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Mesita, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Mesita Census Designated Place had a population of 806 as of July 1, 2018. Mesita ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mesita is located at latitude 35.0184 and longitude -107.3128 in Cibola County. The formal boundaries for the Mesita Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 10.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Cibola County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,669 feet.

The Mesita Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408822) 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 Mesita Census Designated Place is located within Laguna Division of Cibola County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mesita: Tsech' echii.

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Mesita, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 806
Population in Households 774
Population in Familes 668
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density2 75
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $41,484
Average Household Income $53,762
Per Capita Income $16,829


Total Housing Units 237 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 191 (80.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $73,311
Average Home Value $85,209


Total Households 222
Average Household Size 3.49
Family Households 169
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.03% 0.17%
Households 0.05% 0.18%
Families -1.47% 0.12%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   1.71%

Mesita, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mesita to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 176 60th
Population Density # 322 28th
Diversity Index # 415 7th
Median Household Income # 182 59th
Per Capita Income # 344 23rd

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