La Mesa, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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La Mesa, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The La Mesa Census Designated Place had a population of 760 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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


Total Population 760
Population in Households 760
Population in Familes 657
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 320
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $42,497
Average Household Income $75,744
Per Capita Income $26,658


Total Housing Units 315 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 200 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 84 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $160,294
Average Home Value $172,750


Total Households 284
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 205
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.52% 0.62%
Households 0.48% 0.63%
Families 0.61% 0.39%
Median Household Income   5.34%
Per Capita Income   3.62%

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, 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 # 184 59th
Population Density # 168 62nd
Diversity Index # 294 34th
Median Household Income # 172 61st
Per Capita Income # 105 77th

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