Meadow Lake is a census-designated place (CDP) in Valencia County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 4,491 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.7 square miles (25 km2), of which, 9.6 square miles (25 km2) of it is land and 0.10% is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,491 people, 1,339 households, and 1,084 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 465.3 people per square mile (179.7/km²). There were 1,543 housing units at an average density of 159.9 per square mile (61.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 54.02% White, 1.27% African American, 4.07% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 33.60% from other races, and 6.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 57.89% of the population.