About This Place
Chaparral is a census-designated place (CDP) in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 14,631 at the 2010 census. A portion of Chaparral is also in Otero County, New Mexico, United States.
While there is some employment within Chaparral, Chaparral is primarily a bedroom community for the neighboring city of El Paso, Texas and the neighboring military installations of White Sands Missile Range and Fort Bliss. It is officially part of the Las Cruces Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Chaparral is located at 32°2′21″N 106°25′47″W / 32.03917°N 106.42972°W / 32.03917; -106.42972 (32.039072, -106.429630) and is geographically isolated from the rest of Doña Ana County, New Mexico due to its location on the east side of the Franklin Mountains.