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Population (year 2000): 10,692. Estimated population in July 2005: 10,481 (-2.0% change)
Males: 5,124 (47.9%), Females: 5,568 (52.1%)

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Median resident age: 35.1 years
Median household income: $29,529 (year 2000)
Median house value: $62,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Artesia:

  • White Non-Hispanic (51.7%)
  • Hispanic (45.0%)
  • Other race (21.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • American Indian (2.1%)
  • Black (1.4%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: English (8.1%), United States (7.5%), Irish (6.3%), German (5.6%), Dutch (1.8%), Scottish (1.6%).

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Elevation: 3379 feet

Land area: 8.0 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Artesia

  • High school or higher: 70.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Artesia city

  • Never married: 23.0%
  • Now married: 57.7%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

7.4% Foreign born (6.9% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -114 (-1.1%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: TX Odessa, (156.1 miles pop. 90,943).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Paso, TX El (156.2 miles pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Antonio, TX San (468.3 miles pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Arthur, NM (11.3 miles Lake NM (19.5 miles Hagerman, Hope, NM (22.2 miles) , NM (24.6 miles Dexter, North, NM (29.9 miles Carlsbad NM Carlsbad, (32.2 miles NM Roswell, (38.5 miles NM (44.2 miles Loving,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 11 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $97,200
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $157,700
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $109,100
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $166,600
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $157,900
  • 2005: 46 buildings, average cost: $190,200

Latitude: 32.84 N, Longitude: 104.41 W

Area code: 505


Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (19.7%), Educational,health and social services (16.1%), Retail trade (12.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +564 (+5.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,023 (69.7%)

Crime in Artesia (2002):
  • 2 murders (18.3 per 100,000)
  • 1 rape (9.2 per 100,000)
  • 5 robberies (45.9 per 100,000)
  • 102 assaults (935.4 per 100,000)
  • 136 burglaries (1247.2 per 100,000)
  • 267 thefts (2448.6 per 100,000)
  • 6 auto thefts (55.0 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 420.7 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

Crime in Artesia (2004):
  • 1 murder (9.4 per 100,000)
  • 8 rapes (74.9 per 100,000)
  • 2 robberies (18.7 per 100,000)
  • 34 assaults (318.4 per 100,000)
  • 344 burglaries (3221.3 per 100,000)
  • 430 thefts (4026.6 per 100,000)
  • 36 auto thefts (337.1 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 521.5 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.1)

Average climate in Artesia, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Artesia-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1976, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 19.0 miles away from the Artesia city center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 8/11/1974, a category 2 tornado 27.3 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Artesia:
  • ARTESIA GENERAL HOSPITAL (702 N 13TH ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Artesia:
  • CARLSBAD MEDICAL CENTER (about 31 miles; CARLSBAD, NM)
  • EASTERN NEW MEXICO MEDICAL CENTER (about 46 miles; ROSWELL, NM)
  • NEW MEXICO REHABILITATION CENTER (about 46 miles; ROSWELL, NM)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Artesia:
  • ROSWELL INDUSTRIAL AIR CENTER (about 33 miles; ROSWELL, NM; ID: ROW)
  • CAVERN CITY AIR TRML (about 37 miles; CARLSBAD, NM; ID: CNM)
  • LEA COUNTY RGNL (about 84 miles; HOBBS, NM; ID: HOB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Artesia:
  • ARTESIA MUNI (about 4 miles; ARTESIA, NM; ID: ATS)
  • LEA COUNTY-ZIP FRANKLIN MEMORIAL (about 71 miles; LOVINGTON, NM; ID: E06)
  • DELL CITY MUNI (about 82 miles; DELL CITY, TX; ID: 2E5)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 7 $21,034 $36,058 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 10 $22,730 $27,276 9 $1,194
Sewerage 3 $6,276 $25,104 1 $1,260
Solid Waste Management 11 $25,470 $27,785 0 $0
Streets and Highways 7 $16,976 $29,101 0 $0
Correction 4 $10,900 $32,700 0 $0
Firefighters 19 $64,518 $40,748 1 $148
Other and Unallocable 14 $34,062 $29,196 4 $2,244
Local Libraries 7 $14,166 $24,284 0 $0
Airports 1 $3,098 $37,176 3 $3,070
Financial Administration 4 $9,792 $29,376 0 $0
Police - Other 13 $28,486 $26,294 1 $1,754
Water Supply 12 $30,788 $30,788 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 22 $68,508 $37,368 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 4 $9,072 $27,216 2 $1,114
Totals for Government 138 $365,876 $31,815 21 $10,784


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Artesia:
  • EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 118 miles; PORTALES, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,955)
  • SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE (about 148 miles; LEVELLAND, TX; FT enrollment: 3,851)
  • ODESSA COLLEGE (about 152 miles; ODESSA, TX; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • EL PASO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 156 miles; EL PASO, TX; FT enrollment: 11,127)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO (about 163 miles; EL PASO, TX; FT enrollment: 12,071)
  • NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 167 miles; LAS CRUCES, NM; FT enrollment: 12,562)
  • NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY-DONA ANA (about 167 miles; LAS CRUCES, NM; FT enrollment: 2,380)
Public high school in Artesia:
  • ARTESIA HIGH (Students: 780; Location: 1006 W. RICHARDSON AVE.; Grades: 10 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Artesia:
  • ARTESIA INTERMEDIATE (Students: 566; Location: 1100 BULLOCK AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 07)
  • ARTESIA JH (Students: 550; Location: FIFTEENTH & CANNON; Grades: 08 - 09)
  • YESO ELEM (Students: 378; Location: 1812 CENTRE AVENUE; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • HERMOSA ELEM (Students: 362; Location: 601 HERMOSA DRIVE; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • GRAND HTS.EARLY CHD. (Students: 312; Location: 2302 W. GRAND AVENUE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • YUCCA ELEM (Students: 275; Location: 900 NORTH 13TH; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • ROSELAWN ELEM (Students: 168; Location: 600 N. ROSELAWN AVE.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CENTRAL ELEM (Students: 124; Location: 405 SOUTH SIXTH; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HOMEBOUND/HOSPITAL (Location: 1106 W QUAY; Grades: N - N )
Library in Artesia:
  • ARTESIA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $367,831; Location: 306 W. RICHARDSON AVE.; 47,632 books; 917 audio materials; 491 video materials; 177 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Artesia: Artesia Weather Station (A), Flynn-Welch-Yates Number Three Oil Well Historic Site (B), Blue Quail Center (C), Mauldin-Hall House (D), Edward R Gasler House Historic Site (E), William Baskin House Historic Site (F), Willie D Atkeson House (G), Artesia General Hospital Library (H), Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center (I), Artesia Public Library (J), John Acord House Historic Site (K), Hodges-Runyan-Brainard House Historic Site (L), Hodges-Sipple House Historic Site (M), Pecos Valley Railroad Depot (N), City Water Works (O), Baskin Building Historic Site (P), Moore-Ward Cobblestone House Historic Site (Q), Sipple-Ward Building Historic Site (R), Doctor Robert M Ross House Historic Site (S), Hardwick Hotel (T). their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Abo Shopping Center (1). its location on the map

Churches in Artesia include: Hermosa Drive Baptist Church (A), United Pentecostal Church (B), First Church of the Nazarene (C), Victory Mission Church (D), Trinity Church (E), Methodist Episcopal Church (F), First Christian Church (G), The Church of Latter Day Saints (H). their locations on the map

Parks in Artesia include: Artesia Historical Marker (1), City Park (2). their locations on the map

Post office: (A). its location on the map  


Artesia compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Artesia:
  • KSVP (990 AM; 1 kW; ARTESIA, NM)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KBIM (910 AM; 5 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KCRX (1430 AM; 5 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: ROSENDO CASAREZ, JR.)
  • KATK (740 AM; 1 kW; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: CARLSBAD RADIO, INC.)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCCC (930 AM; 1 kW; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: COMPASS ENTERPRISE, INC.)
  • KAMQ (1240 AM; 1 kW; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: KAMQ, INC.)
  • KYKK (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; HUMBLE CITY, NM; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTSM (690 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Artesia:
  • KTZA (92.9 FM; ARTESIA, NM; Owner: PECOS VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K218AK (91.5 FM; ARTESIA, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOC., INC.)
  • KBIM-FM (94.9 FM; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCDY (104.1 FM; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: KAMQ, INC.)
  • KEND (106.5 FM; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: BURKBERY COMMUNICATIONS GROUP INC.)
  • KPZE-FM (106.1 FM; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: RUNNELS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LLC, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)

TV broadcast stations around Artesia:
  • KOCT (Channel 6; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTEL-TV (Channel 25; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)

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