Introduction to Clovis, New Mexico

Clovis, New Mexico, in Curry county, is 96 miles SW of Amarillo, Texas and 201 miles E of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The city has a population of 32,667.

Clovis History

The community was originally known as Riley’s Switch. The Clovis group was an early group of Native Americans who resided in the eastern region of New Mexico. The town was officially incorporated in 1909.

Clovis and nearby Attractions

  • Miles Mineral Museum
  • Oasis State Park
  • Roosevelt County Museum
  • Clovis Depot Model Train Museum
  • Hotel Clovis Historic Site
  • Natural History Museum

Things To Do In Clovis

The North Plains Mall offers facilities for shopping. The town celebrates the Curry County Fair every August.

Clovis Transportation

Flights are available from Clovis Municipal Airport.

Clovis Higher Education

Clovis Community College is the local institution offering higher education. Other nearby institutions include South Plains College, Amarillo College, Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus and Texas Tech University.


Total Population 39,466
Male Share of the Population 51.2%
Female Share of the Population 48.8%
Senior Citizens 11.5%
Employed Population 16+ 17,038
Age of the Population 31


% of people married 46.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.8%
Median Earnings25+ $30,377
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,663
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,468


Median Family Income $50,307
% Above Poverty Level 77.8%
% Below Poverty Level 22.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 29.4%
Median Gross Rent $767
Median House Value $127,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 54.6%
US/American 0%
English 6.9%
Irish 9.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Clovis Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 96 miles SW of Amarillo, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 201 miles E of Albuquerque, New Mexico
County Curry
Standard Zip Codes 88101
P.O. Box Zip Codes 88102, 88103
Phone Area Codes 505
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.404
Longitude -103.204

Clovis Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CLOVIS
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 51 F
Apr Temp 42 to 72 F
Jul Temp 64 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 73 F
Annual Precip 18.5 inches
Station CLOVIS 13 N
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 53 F
Apr Temp 38 to 74 F
Jul Temp 62 to 91 F
Oct Temp 43 to 74 F
Annual Precip 17.6 inches
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 54 F
Apr Temp 41 to 75 F
Jul Temp 64 to 92 F
Oct Temp 43 to 75 F
Annual Precip 17.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Melrose 634 $40,000
Portales 12,416 $38,560
Texico 1,355 $36,579

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Clovis Public Libraries

Clovis-carver Public Library
701 MAIN
Clovis, New Mexico
(505) 769-7840

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Clovis Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(505) 769-2141
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 1,585 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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