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The Mesita Census Designated Place had a population of 798 as of July 1, 2017. 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 35.0138 and longitude -107.3306 in Cibola County. The formal boundaries for the Mesita Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mesita: Tsech' echii.

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


Total Population 798
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 578
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 578
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 766
Population in Familes 663
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density2 75
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $40,835
Average Household Income $55,211
Per Capita Income $17,241


Total Housing Units 236 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 184 (78.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $73,377
Average Home Value $83,967


Total Households 221
Average Household Size 3.47
Family Households 169
Average Family Size 4
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.1% -0.1%
Households 0.0% -0.09%
Families -1.67% -0.24%
Median Household Income   0.38%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

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, 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 # 174 61st
Population Density # 322 28th
Diversity Index # 412 7th
Median Household Income # 182 59th
Per Capita Income # 345 22nd

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