Mesilla, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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Mesilla, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Town of Mesilla had a population of 1,966 as of July 1, 2018.

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 (see map below) 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, 2018)


Total Population 1,966
Population in Households 1,940
Population in Familes 1,447
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 355
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $51,408
Average Household Income $75,657
Per Capita Income $32,266


Total Housing Units 977 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 495 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 373 (38.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $265,000
Average Home Value $297,470


Total Households 868
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 516
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 0.1% 0.25%
Households 0.07% 0.18%
Families 0.05% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

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, 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 # 85 81st
Population Density # 159 64th
Diversity Index # 290 35th
Median Household Income # 100 78th
Per Capita Income # 60 87th

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