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Overview

Introduction to Artesia, New Mexico

Artesia, New Mexico, in Eddy county, is 137 miles NW of Odessa, Texas and 143 miles NE of El Paso, Texas.

Artesia History

Artesia was originally known as Miller. The city adopted its present name in 1903. It was named after the discovery of artesian wells in the area. Artesia was incorporated in 1905. Until the early 1920s, the city flourished as an agricultural oasis. Oil was discovered in the area in 1924. The city is located in Eddy County, which was organized on February 25, 1889.

Artesia and nearby Attractions

  • Artesia Historical Museum
  • Abo Shopping Center
  • Carlsbad Museum & Art Center
  • Living Desert State Park
  • Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Brantley Lake State Park

Things To Do In Artesia

While in Artesia, one can enjoy water skiing, fishing, boating and sailing at the Brantley Lake State Park. The Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center is also a popular local spot. The Abo Shopping Center is the local shopping destination. Local churches include the Hermosa Drive Baptist Church, Victory Mission Church and the United Pentecostal Church. The Artesia Country Club provides excellent facilities for golfers. The city hosts the Eddy County Fair every July.

Artesia Transportation

Facilities for air transportation are available from Lea County Airport .

Artesia Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Eastern New Mexico University, Odessa College and South Plains College.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,817
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens16.3%
Employed Population 16+5,107
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married51.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16%
Median Earnings25+$42,774
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,675
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,341

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,964
% Above Poverty Level82.3%
% Below Poverty Level17.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home0.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26.7%
Median Gross Rent$676
Median House Value$145,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)57.3%
German5.6%
English5.6%
Irish4.8%
Scottish1.3%
Italian0.8%
Swedish0.5%
Polish0.5%
French Except Basque0.5%
Welsh0.3%
Dutch0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Arab0.1%
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Artesia Almanac

CategoryValue
County Eddy County
Standard Zip Codes88210
P.O. Box Zip Codes88211
Phone Area Codes575, 505
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude32.84
Approximate Longitude-104.43

Artesia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationARTESIA 6 S
Distance5.3 miles
Jan Temp21 to 56 F
Apr Temp40 to 78 F
Jul Temp64 to 94 F
Oct Temp42 to 77 F
Annual Precip13.3 inches
StationCARLSBAD
Distance29.7 miles
Jan Temp28 to 58 F
Apr Temp46 to 79 F
Jul Temp68 to 96 F
Oct Temp47 to 79 F
Annual Precip14.1 inches
StationROSWELL AP
Distance32.6 miles
Jan Temp24 to 56 F
Apr Temp43 to 78 F
Jul Temp67 to 95 F
Oct Temp46 to 77 F
Annual Precip13.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dexter1,254$43,194
Hagerman999$31,731
Lake Arthur461$56,250

Artesia Public Libraries

Artesia Public Library
205 W. QUAY AVE.
Artesia, New Mexico
(575) 746-4252

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Artesia Hospitals

Artesia General Hospital
(Non-profit)
702 North 13th Street
(575) 748-3333
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