Mescalero, New Mexico Population 2022

1,244
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Mescalero is a city located in Otero County New Mexico. Mescalero has a 2020 population of 1,244. Mescalero is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -7.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,338 in 2010.

The average household income in Mescalero is $47,087 with a poverty rate of 30.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $348 per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Mescalero is 35.5 years, 32.8 years for males, and 37.1 years for females.

Mescalero Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mescalerowas:

  • Native American: 91.57%
  • White: 6.48%
  • Asian: 0.89%
  • Other race: 0.80%
  • Black or African American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Mescalero, New Mexico is 1,244 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,244.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,338.

Mescalero, New Mexico Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White736.48%
Black or African American30.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,03291.57%
Asian100.89%
Some Other Race90.80%
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Mescalero Population by Race

Mescalero Population Pyramid 2022

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Mescalero Median Age

38.1


Total

32.8


Male

46.1


Female

Mescalero Adults

There are 927 adults, (142 of whom are seniors) in Mescalero.

Mescalero Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

18.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Mescalero Sex Ratio

Female

530

47.03%

Male

597

52.97%

Mescalero Population by Age

Mescalero Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mescalero Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.6%11.4%
Male70.6%29.4%
Non Family65.2%34.8%
All65.1%34.9%
Female40.7%59.3%

65.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mescalero Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4012.765.1
Married795.5688.6
Male173.4170.6
Female813.8940.7
Non Family2241.2165.2

4.54

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

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Mescalero Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade212.46%
9th to 12th Grade15317.96%
High School Graduate23327.35%
Some College30736.03%
Associates Degree526.10%
Bachelors Degree515.99%
Graduate Degree354.11%
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Mescalero Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mescalero Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic806425
White25214
Native American77161782
Black11
Asian1010
Other Race92

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 31.25%.

Mescalero Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$21,558$21,957$20,968
Less Than 9th Grade$20,335$20,518$
High School Graduate$17,147$17,273$16,827
Some College$23,704$27,917$21,694
Bachelors Degree$34,625$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$21,558

Average Earnings

$21,957

Average Male

$20,968

Average Female

Mescalero Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mescalero Language by Age

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Mescalero Language

69.71% of Mescalero residents speak only English, while 30.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 27.42% of the population.

Mescalero Language

Mescalero Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black33100.00%
Native1,01731631.07%
White14321.43%
Other7NaN%
Hispanic1001717.00%

30.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.35%

Male Poverty Rate

32.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mescalero

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mescalero is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mescalero is Hispanic, with 17.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 45.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.85%.

Mescalero Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.92%
High School32.89%
Some College21.33%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Mescalero Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.82%
Male Unemployed54.05%
Female Employed18.10%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Mescalero Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mescalero Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$31,164$43,505
Families$48,393$63,989
Married Families$70,313-
Non Families$21,689$25,734
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Income by Household Type

Mescalero Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

20.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

16.6%

Male Marriage Rate

25.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Mescalero Married by Age and Sex

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Mescalero Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Mescalero Marital Status by Race

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Mescalero Marital Status

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40

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War14
First Gulf War5
Vietnam16
Korea
World War II

Mescalero Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 5414
55 to 6410
65 to 7413
75+3

Mescalero Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White34.48%
Native American354.18%
Other Race222.22%
Hispanic22.27%

Mescalero Veterans by Race

Mescalero Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mescalero Veterans by Education

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53.3%

Labor Force Participation

49.4%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Mescalero Employment by Age

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Mescalero Employment by Race

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Mescalero Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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89.00%

Born in Mescalero

99.38%

Native Born

0.62%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.38% of Mescalero residents were born in the United States, with 89.00% having been born in New Mexico. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Mescalero Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20101,3380.00%
20111,62728921.60%
20121,526-101-6.21%
20131,72519913.04%
20141,601-124-7.19%
20151,520-81-5.06%
20161,371-149-9.80%
20171,351-20-1.46%
20181,361100.74%
20191,244-117-8.60%
20201,2440.00%
20211,2440.00%
20221,2440.00%

Mescalero Population by Year