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The Mescalero Census Designated Place had a population of 1,330 as of July 1, 2020. 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 33.1576 and longitude -105.7742 in Otero County. The formal boundaries for the Mescalero Census Designated Place 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.
|Total Population||1,330 (100%)|
|Population in Households||1,326 (99.7%)|
|Population in Families||1,133 (85.2%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||4 ( 0.3%)|
|Median Household Income||$32,974|
|Average Household Income||$42,997|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||8%|
|Per Capita Income||$12,765|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||440 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||289 (65.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||121 (27.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||30 ( 6.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$60,000|
|Average Home Value||$165,451|
|Housing Affordability Index3||350|
|Average Household Size||3.23|
|Average Family Size||4|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||-0.1%|
|Per Capita Income||0.8%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.14%|
The table below compares Mescalero to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 117||74th|
|Population Density||# 324||27th|
|Median Household Income||# 326||27th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 436||98th|
|Per Capita Income||# 401||10th|
|Diversity Index||# 395||11th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Mexico Census Data Comparison Tool.