Mesquite is a census-designated place (CDP) in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 948 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Las Cruces Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 948 people, 262 households, and 227 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,148.2 people per square mile (441.0/km²). There were 276 housing units at an average density of 334.3 per square mile (128.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 65.30% White, 0.42% African American, 0.84% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 29.01% from other races, and 4.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 94.83% of the population.