Mesilla, New Mexico

Mesilla, New Mexico, in Dona Ana county, is 6 miles SW of Las Cruces, New Mexico (center to center) and 37 miles NW of El Paso, Texas. The town is part of the Las cruces metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 2,180 people live in Mesilla.

The People and Families of Mesilla

In Mesilla, about 56% of adults are married.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Mesilla had a median family income of $51,181. Overall, families in Mesilla are likely to be financially secure. Not many of the people of the town are below middle class. Mesilla does not have a large underclass. It turns out that people in the town tend to be educated, and a lot of them are college grads. It turns out that Mesilla is home to a lot of successful single people.

Political Inclinations

In 2004, John Kerry garnered more political contributions ($2000) in Mesilla than did the other Presidential candidates. The Democratic party was the top fund-raiser among political parties in the town.

Mesilla Housing

Of the houses, apartments, etc. in Mesilla, about 69% are lived in by their owners, not renters. Renting one (or even zero) bedroom apartments is pretty common in the town. The average property tax bill in Mesilla is higher than that of most other communities in New Mexico.


In Mesilla, 94% of commuters drive to work. In the town, people like to walk or ride bicycles. Commuters in Mesilla enjoy easier drives to work than most people.

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