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La Mesilla, New Mexico
Census-designated place
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Río Arriba
 • Total 6.82 sq mi (17.67 km2)
 • Land 6.78 sq mi (17.57 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
5,640 ft (1,719 m)
 • Total 1,772
 • Density 393/sq mi (151.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
GNIS feature ID 2584131

La Mesilla is a census-designated place in Río Arriba County, New Mexico, United States. Its population was 1,772 as of the 2010 census.


La Mesilla is located at coordinates 35°56′47″N 106°4′10″W / 35.94639°N 106.06944°W / 35.94639; -106.06944. According to the United States Census Bureau, La Mesilla has a total area of 17.67 square kilometers, of which 17.57 km² is land and (0.82%) 0.1 km² is water.


According to the 2010 census, 1772 people were living in La Mesilla. The population density was 151.9 inhabitants per square kilometer. Of the 1772 inhabitants, La Mesilla was composed by 68.34% White, 0.34% were African American, 1.35% were Native American, 0.4% were Asian, 0% were Pacific Islanders, the 25.62% were of other races and 3.95% from two or more races. Of the total population 73.36% were Hispanic or Latino of any race

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