Mescalero, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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Mescalero, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Mescalero Census Designated Place had a population of 1,305 as of July 1, 2018. Mescalero 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 Mescalero is located at latitude 33.1346 and longitude -105.7999 in Otero County. The formal boundaries for the Mescalero Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Otero County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,614 feet.

The Mescalero Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408821) 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 Mescalero Census Designated Place is located within Mescalero Division of Otero County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mescalero: South Fork, White Sulfur Springs, White Sulphur Springs.

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


Total Population 1,305
Population in Households 1,302
Population in Familes 1,116
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 73
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $25,546
Average Household Income $36,381
Per Capita Income $10,610


Total Housing Units 435 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 270 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 125 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $110,135
Average Home Value $152,685


Total Households 395
Average Household Size 3.3
Family Households 289
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.3% -0.14%
Households -0.27% -0.1%
Families 0.25% -0.35%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

Mescalero, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mescalero 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 # 120 73rd
Population Density # 324 27th
Diversity Index # 393 12th
Median Household Income # 421 5th
Per Capita Income # 429 3rd

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