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Mesilla, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Town of Mesilla had a population of 1,992 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Mesilla is located at latitude 32.2701 and longitude -106.8008 in Doña Ana County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mesilla encompass a land area of 5.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Doña Ana County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,881 feet.

The Town of Mesilla (GNIS ID: 2412988) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Mesilla is located within Las Cruces Division of Doña Ana County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mesilla: La Mesilla, Old Mesilla.

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Mesilla, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Mesilla, NM Housing Affordability Index is 91
State of New Mexico Housing Affordability Index is 127
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Mesilla, NM Wealth Index is 81
State of New Mexico Wealth Index is 71
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,992 (100%)
Population in Households 1,967 (98.7%)
Population in Families 1,465 (73.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 25 ( 1.3%)
Population Density 360
Diversity Index2 61
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,897
Average Household Income $70,831
Per Capita Income $30,343
Wealth Index4 81

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 997 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 558 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 327 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $273,596
Housing Affordability Index3 91
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 885
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 521
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.24% 0.31%
Households 0.29% 0.36%
Families 0.15% -0.04%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   2.07%

Mesilla, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mesilla to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 83 81st
Population Density # 158 65th
Diversity Index # 289 35th
Median Household Income # 159 64th
Per Capita Income # 76 83rd

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