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Mesilla, New Mexico
Welcome to Mesilla ...
The town of Mesilla is located in southwest New Mexico.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Mesilla has a population of 1,844 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Mesilla.
The community of Mesilla is 3,880 feet [1,183 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Mesilla is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Mesilla lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
Mesilla is located in the (575) area code.
The ZIP code for Mesilla: 88046<4>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mesilla had an population of 1,844 people. This is a decrease of 16.03% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.41% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Mesilla had a population of 2,196 people. This makes Mesilla the county's 3rd most populous community.
The population of Mesilla represents 0.11% of the population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 45th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 2,196 people, the population of Mesilla has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,180 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Mesilla.
Communities near Mesilla ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mesilla.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mesilla. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mesilla.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mesilla. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mesilla.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mesilla. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Mesilla.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mesilla ...
Looking for more information about Mesilla? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Mesilla, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mesilla.
Adding Mesilla to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Mesilla in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Mesilla was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Mesilla on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mesilla. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Dona Ana County: www.co.dona-ana.nm.us/
The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022