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Mesilla is a town in Dona Ana County, in the Las Cruces metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for "table"
The latitude of Mesilla is 32.27N. The longitude is -106.8W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,881 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,149.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mesilla demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dona Ana County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Las Cruces area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 88005 ZIP code.
7% of Mesilla residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mesilla ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mesilla was $25,922, compared with $21,587 nationally.
44% of Mesilla residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Mesilla, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $419. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,029.
Dona Ana County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mesilla political report.
The average commute time for Mesilla workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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