Mesilla, New Mexico

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Mesilla, New Mexico

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High Points

Mesilla strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New Mexico):

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Mesilla College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 8% Mesilla Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 8% Mesilla Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 9% Mesilla People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 9% Mesilla Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 11% Mesilla Well-Paid Single Men
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Mesilla Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Mesilla Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Mesilla, New Mexico

Comparing Mesilla to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New Mexico (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Racial Diversity 8 3
Senior Citizens 7 8
Female Share of the Population 6 9
Male Share of the Population 5 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 8 10
People in Middle Class or Better 8 10
People Above Poverty 6 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 6
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Working at Home 7 6
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
Housing Recently Built 6 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 2
People Living Alone 5 5
Affordability of Rents 4 2

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Mesilla Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SW of Las Cruces, New Mexico (center to center)
Nearest Large City 37 miles NW of El Paso, Texas
County Dona Ana
Metro Area Las Cruces
P.O. Box Zip Codes 88046
Phone Area Codes 505
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.24
Longitude -106.76

Mesilla Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station LA TUNA 1 S
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 60 F
Apr Temp 45 to 81 F
Jul Temp 68 to 97 F
Oct Temp 49 to 81 F
Annual Precip 8.9 inches
Distance 26.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 57 F
Apr Temp 37 to 77 F
Jul Temp 63 to 95 F
Oct Temp 40 to 78 F
Annual Precip 11.4 inches
Station YSLETA
Distance 45.5 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 61 F
Apr Temp 47 to 81 F
Jul Temp 69 to 99 F
Oct Temp 48 to 81 F
Annual Precip 9.7 inches
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Mesilla Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,180 100%
Male 1,038 47.6%
Female 1,142 52.4%
Under 18 483 22.2%
18+ 1,697 77.8%
65+ 374 17.2%
Median Age 42.9
Average Family Size 2.99
White 1,613 74%
African-American 5 0.2%
Asian 5 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 22 1%
Other 451 20.7%
Mixed Race 83 3.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,138 52.2%

Estimated Mesilla Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,205
Growth 25
Growth % 1.1%

Mesilla Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 65.4%
English 5.8%
Irish 5.5%
German 5.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.9%
US/American 2.5%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Italian 1.5%
Eastern European 1.4%
Dutch 1.3%
Polish 1.2%
European 1.1%
Russian 0.9%
Scottish 0.8%
Brazilian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
British 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mesilla 2,180 $51,181
Las Cruces 74,267 $37,670
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Mesilla High Schools (2004)

A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 202 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

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