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Mescalero is a census-designated place (CDP) in Otero County, New Mexico, United States, located on the Mescalero Apache Reservation. The population was 1,233 at the 2000 census. The settlement was originally called Blazer's Mill, the location of a famous gunfight during the Lincoln County War.GeographyMescalero is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 17.9sqmi.17.9 square miles of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,233 people, 351 households, and 280 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 68.9 people per square mile (26.6/km²). There were 373 housing units at an average density of 20.9 per square mile (8.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 4.06% White, 0.16% African American, 90.59% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 2.27% from other races, and 2.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.68% of the population.Mescalero is in New Mexico (NM). Use our United States online road trip planner to arrange the details of your trip to Mescalero and other destinations.
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