Zip Code 88340 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameMescalero
Zip Code StateNew Mexico
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Otero
Area Code575
Current Population:3616
Racial Majority: 2.07%
Unemployment Rate:4.7%
Median Household Income$27323
Average Adjusted Gross Income$30530
School Test Performance:Poor
Average Commute Time20 Minutes
Time Zone:Mountain Daylight Time
Elevation Range5781 - 10217 ft.
Area711 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)33.17993700, -105.61021100

Zip Code 88340 Description

Zip Code 88340 is located in the state of New Mexico in the El Paso metro area. Zip code 88340 is primarily located in Otero County. The official US Postal Service name for 88340 is MESCALERO, New Mexico. Portions of zip code 88340 are contained within or border the city limits of Mescalero, NM, Ruidoso, NM, . The area code for zip code 88340 is 575. 88340 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in New Mexico.

The current unemployment level in 88340 is 4.7% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 6.4% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 4.9% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 3.6%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 88340 increased to 3616 from 3107 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 88340 is while the majority ethnicity attending 88340 public schools is . % of students in 88340 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 78 2.07% 98 -20%
 Black Or African American 8 0.21% 10 -20%
 Hispanic 436 11.56% 374 +17%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 3249 86.16% 3078 +6%
 Asian 0 0% 3 -100%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 0 +0%
 Other Race 0 0% 0 +0%
 Two Or More Races 53 0% 53 -100%

Zip Code 88340 Race/Ethnicity

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 Black Or African American %
 Hispanic %
 Asian %
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander %
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Zip Code 88340 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population36163107
Male Population48.40%
Female Population51.60%
Total Households1021
Test Score PerformancePoor
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$27323
Income Under $50K Per Year75.00%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year21.00%
Income Above $100K Per Year4.00%
88340 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
New Mexico District 2Xochitl Torres SmallDemocrat
Related Maps: Map of All New Mexico Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$260044
Average Real Estate Sale Price$156504
Current Unemployment Level 4.7%
Previous Month Unemployment Level5.2%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago7.5%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 7b: 5F to 10F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfb - Humid Continental Mild Summer, Wet All Year
Ecoregion 23b - Madrean Lower Montane Woodlands
Average First Frost DatesOctober 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesMay 11 - 20

Zip Code 88340 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)21232833404853514737272236
Avg Max Temp (°F)47515764737680787466544864
Avg Precip (In.)1.12.941.06.661.041.433.534.32.711.651.261.3121.02
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Alamogordo, NM
CBSA Type88340
CBSA Population65579
Time ZoneMountain Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-7 Hours