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La Mesa, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The La Mesa Census Designated Place had a population of 733 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 733
Daytime Population: Workers 276
Daytime Population: Residents 401
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 677
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 733
Population in Familes 635
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 309
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $40,742
Average Household Income $66,727
Per Capita Income $23,495


Total Housing Units 301 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 202 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $156,250
Average Home Value $170,792


Total Households 274
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 199
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.09% 0.11%
Households 0.05% 0.15%
Families 0.28% -0.1%
Median Household Income   5.04%
Per Capita Income   3.53%

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, 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 # 186 58th
Population Density # 170 62nd
Diversity Index # 286 35th
Median Household Income # 183 59th
Per Capita Income # 167 63rd

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