Pajarito Mesa, New Mexico

Pajarito Mesa is a census-designated place in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States. At the 2010 census, the population was 579.[1] It is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Pajarito Mesa, New Mexico
Pajarito Mesa is located in New Mexico
Pajarito Mesa
Pajarito Mesa
Coordinates: 34°59′51″N 106°47′50″W / 34.99750°N 106.79722°W / 34.99750; -106.79722Coordinates: 34°59′51″N 106°47′50″W / 34.99750°N 106.79722°W / 34.99750; -106.79722
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
 • Total12.5 sq mi (32.4 km2)
 • Land12.5 sq mi (32.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
5,480 ft (1,670 m)
 • Total579
 • Density46/sq mi (17.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code(s)505
FIPS code35-54940
GNIS feature ID2584171

Pajarito Mesa is a settlement located near the South Valley of Bernalillo County, NM. It has been sparsely populated since the 1970s, but its population is growing. It exhibits the same characteristics as a colonia - no piped water, sewage system, or utilities, and unsafe housing conditions - but is too far from the US Mexico Border to be considered a colonia by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a designation which would entitle the community to support infrastructure development.


Pajarito Mesa is located on the western side of the Rio Grande valley, southwest of Albuquerque.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 12.5 square miles (32.4 km2), all land.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Pajarito Mesa CDP, New Mexico". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved January 28, 2014.