Artesia, New Mexico

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Population in 2017: 11,921 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +11.5%
 
Males: 6,080  (51.0%)
Females: 5,841  (49.0%)
Median resident age:

35.0 years
New Mexico median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 88210.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,159 (it was $29,529 in 2000)
Artesia:

$49,159
NM:

$46,744

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,472 (it was $13,911 in 2000)

Artesia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $158,131 (it was $60,500 in 2000)
Artesia:

$158,131
NM:

$171,300

Median gross rent in 2017: $765.

March 2019 cost of living index in Artesia: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.8%
(17.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.6% for Black residents, 24.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.7% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Artesia, NM (2010)
    • 5,85851.8%Hispanic
    • 5,11045.2%White alone
    • 1050.9%Black alone
    • 1060.9%Two or more races
    • 780.7%American Indian alone
    • 270.2%Asian alone
    • 140.1%Other race alone
    • 30.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Artesia detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Artesia, New Mexico as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Artesia is 656 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Artesia by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(26.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.4)
2
(16.4)
2
(16.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(37.7)
4
(37.9)
10
(95.6)
7
(61.3)
3
(26.3)
6
(52.7)
9
(78.1)
3
(25.1)
5
(41.1)
2
(16.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
8
(75.3)
3
(28.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(26.3)
5
(43.9)
4
(35.2)
1
(8.7)
6
(50.1)
6
(49.3)
1
(8.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
29
(273.0)
6
(56.8)
16
(153.0)
120
(1,050)
110
(965.8)
134
(1,178)
143
(1,241)
130
(1,086)
96
(788.2)
154
(1,243)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
298
(2,805)
228
(2,158)
303
(2,897)
172
(1,505)
257
(2,257)
104
(914.2)
104
(902.9)
244
(2,038)
171
(1,404)
208
(1,679)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
267
(2,513)
267
(2,528)
253
(2,419)
283
(2,477)
293
(2,573)
303
(2,664)
282
(2,448)
325
(2,715)
337
(2,767)
200
(1,614)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
24
(225.9)
31
(293.5)
26
(248.6)
17
(148.8)
30
(263.4)
30
(263.7)
14
(121.5)
18
(150.4)
32
(262.7)
13
(104.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(17.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.8)
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City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)422.3325.9426.5483.2562.0480.0484.2532.3468.1486.8

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City-data.com crime index in Artesia, NM

Crime rate in Artesia detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 47 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.50
New Mexico average:

1.29
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Ancestries: American (9.8%), English (3.4%), German (3.3%), Irish (2.5%), Scottish (1.2%), Scotch-Irish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1905

Elevation: 3379 feet

Land area: 7.97 square miles.

Population density: 1,496 people per square mile   (low).

Artesia, New Mexico map

492 residents are foreign born (3.4% Latin America).

This city:

4.1%
New Mexico:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $814 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $585 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Odessa, TX (137.4 miles , pop. 90,943).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (138.3 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (420.6 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Morningside, NM (1.2 miles ),
Atoka, NM (2.3 miles ),
Lake Arthur, NM (3.3 miles ),
Hope, NM (4.3 miles),
Hagerman, NM (4.4 miles ),
Loco Hills, NM (4.6 miles ),
Dexter, NM (5.0 miles ),
Southwest Chaves, NM (5.3 miles )

Latitude: 32.84 N, Longitude: 104.41 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,544 (+21.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,443 (69.9%)

Area code: 505

Distribution of median household income in Artesia, NM in 2017
Distribution of house value in Artesia, NM in 2017
Artesia satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
New Mexico:

4.6%
Historical population in Artesia, NM
Historical housing units in Artesia, NM
Most common industries in Artesia, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (15.9%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (5.3%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (21.1%)
  • Construction (11.2%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (6.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.3%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Utilities (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (14.8%)
  • Health care (11.9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (9.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.2%)
  • Social assistance (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Artesia, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)

Average climate in Artesia, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Artesia, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2008 was 22.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

22.1
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 3.99. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.99
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 0.0263. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0263
U.S.:

1.7894

Tornado activity:

Artesia-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1976, a category F2 (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 F2 tornado 27.0 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Artesia-area historical earthquake activity is below New Mexico state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 187.7 miles away from Artesia center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 212.1 miles away from Artesia center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 23.2 miles away from Artesia center
On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi) earthquake occurred 180.9 miles away from Artesia center
On 3/14/1999 at 22:43:17, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MD, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 21.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Eddy County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Fires: 3, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Artesia topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Artesia:

  • ARTESIA GENERAL HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 702 N 13TH STREET)
  • HOSPICE OF ARTESIA (702 NORTH 13TH STREET)
  • HEARTLAND CARE OF ARTESIA (1402 WEST GILCHRIST AVENUE)
  • ARTESIA DIALYSIS (DVA) (702 N 13TH ST)
  • J AND J HOME CARE, INC. (2314 WEST MAIN)

Airports and heliports located in Artesia:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Artesia:

  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 34 miles; Roswell, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,212)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 111 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • South Plains College (about 129 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 7,007)
  • El Paso Community College (about 137 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 19,576)
  • Odessa College (about 137 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 3,107)
  • Vista College (about 138 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 3,453)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 139 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,982)

Public high schools in Artesia:

  • ARTESIA HIGH (Students: 754, Location: 1006 WEST RICHARDSON, Grades: 10-12)
  • ARTESIA PARK JUNIOR HIGH (Location: 15TH AND CANNON, Grades: 8-9)

Public elementary/middle schools in Artesia:

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Library in Artesia:

  • ARTESIA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $535,415; Location: 306 W. RICHARDSON AVE.; 71,745 books; 3,060 audio materials; 959 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 149 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Under Notable Locations, Artesia now has a bronze sculpture site, complete with fountain, called the Derrick Floor and dedicated to the oil industry, along with the Sally Chism statue. All can be viewed by driving downtown Artesia on Main Street. Artesia is also currently working working another statue project to be completed within two years. In addition, the train depot is the site of the Artesia Chamber and houses a museum dedicated to the dairy and oil industry.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Artesia: Blue Quail Center (A), Flynn-Welch-Yates Number Three Oil Well Historic Site (B), Artesia Weather Station (C), Artesia General Hospital Library (D), Pecos Valley Railroad Depot (E), Hardwick Hotel (F), Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center (G), Artesia Fire and Emergency Medical Services (H), Artesia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Substation (I), Willie D Atkeson House (J), Artesia Public Library (K), Sun Country Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (L), Mauldin-Hall House (M), Sipple-Ward Building Historic Site (N), Doctor Robert M Ross House Historic Site (O), Moore-Ward Cobblestone House Historic Site (P), Robert-Sallie Chisum House Historic Site (Q), Hodges-Sipple House Historic Site (R), Edward R Gasler House Historic Site (S), John Acord House Historic Site (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Churches in Artesia include: The Church of Latter Day Saints (A), Victory Mission Church (B), First Church of the Nazarene (C), Church of Christ (D), Christian Science Society Church (E), Immanuel Lutheran Church (F), Gethsemane Methodist Church (G), First Methodist Church South (H), First Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Tourist attraction: Artesia Historical Museum & Art Center (505 West Richardson Avenue) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Best Western Pecos Inn Motel (2209 West Main Street) (1), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (2210 West Main Street) (2), Best Western Pecos Inn (2209 West Main Street) (3), Artesian Inn (First South) (4), Budget Inn Motel (922 South 1st Street) (5), Starlite Motel (1018 South 1st Street) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: New Mexico State - Courts- Eddy County Magistrate Court (105 North 15th Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Landry Jones - Football player, Alexa Havins - Film actor, Steve Jones (golfer) - Professional golfer, Kenny Dale - Country singer, Charles W. Henderson - Military writer.

Eddy County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Artesia and their reported violations in the past:

ARTESIA MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEM (Address: 612 N. ROSELAWN , Population served: 14,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-13-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from NOV-13-2009 to NOV-19-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-01-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-17-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-13-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-18-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
ARTESIA RURAL WATER COOPERATIVE (Address: 101 W CASTLEBERRY ROAD , Population served: 1,600, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-09-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-30-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-24-2012)
COTTONWOOD WATER MDWCA (Address: 260-R N THIRTEENTH STREET , Population served: 1,245, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-11-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-05-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-19-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-19-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-10-2012), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-10-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAY-10-2012), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAY-14-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-15-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-16-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-17-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-17-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-17-2007), St Public Notif received (MAY-23-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-17-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-08-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-07-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-10-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAY-31-2005 to MAY-31-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-23-2005), St Public Notif requested (DEC-23-2005), St Public Notif received (JAN-25-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-08-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (2 times from SEP-11-2012 to SEP-11-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-26-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-05-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-08-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-11-2012), St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-26-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-05-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-15-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-16-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-17-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MORNINGSIDE WATER USERS COOPERATIVE (Address: 2009 N. Pine , Population served: 500, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In MAY-11-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-20-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-20-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-08-2013)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In FEB-13-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-20-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-20-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-08-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-16-2012), St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-04-2013)
RIVERSIDE MDWA (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-22-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-22-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUL-14-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-18-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-23-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-10-2011), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-10-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-10-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-22-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-12-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-15-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-15-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-07-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-12-2011)
  • 3 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In APR-05-2014, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-13-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-13-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-13-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-23-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In APR-2014, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-13-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-13-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-13-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-23-2014)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In AUG-12-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-26-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In FEB-11-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-15-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-15-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-07-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-09-2011)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In FEB-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-15-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-15-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-04-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-12-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
CAPROCK WATER COMPANY (Population served: 120, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-08-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-08-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-14-2005)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Artesia that have no violations reported:

  • MORWEST CORPORATION (Population served: 140, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PURPLE SAGE RANCH (Serves TX, Population served: 74, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

69.4%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.2%
Whole state:

8.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
49 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
56 people in nursing homes in 2000
6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Artesia (2011 data):

  • First American Bank: Fletc Branch, Drive-In Branch, at 303 W Main Street. Info updated 2010/06/26: Bank assets: $732.3 mil, Deposits: $605.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: First Artesia Bancshares, Inc.
  • Western Bank, Artesia, New Mexico: at 320 West Texas Avenue, branch established on 1948/08/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $149.9 mil, Deposits: $133.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Western Bancshares Of New Mexico,inc.
  • Washington Federal: Artesia Branch at 604 North 26th Street, branch established on 2005/09/01. Info updated 2011/12/19: Bank assets: $13,653.0 mil, Deposits: $8,905.8 mil, headquarters in Seattle, WA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 174 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Artesia Branch at 610 West Main St, branch established on 1981/08/10. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First National Bank: Artesia Branch at 908 West Main Street, branch established on 2005/05/17. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $309.1 mil, Deposits: $270.3 mil, headquarters in Alamogordo, NM, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: First Alamogordo Bancorp Of Nevada, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Artesia:

Marital status in Artesia, NM
  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 51.6%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

For population 25 years and over in Artesia:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
New Mexico average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Artesia
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Artesia, NM (based on Eddy County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,56959
Catholic13,2546
Mainline Protestant3,01715
Other1,6047
Black Protestant5645
None18,821-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Eddy County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Eddy County:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Eddy County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Eddy County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
This county:

6.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Eddy County:

9.3%
State:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Eddy County:

27.4%
New Mexico:

22.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Artesia:

48.0%
New Mexico:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.8%
State:

47.6%

Average BMI:
Artesia:

28.8
New Mexico:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.4%
New Mexico:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.4%
New Mexico:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Artesia:

6.8
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
Artesia:

34.2%
State:

34.5%

General health condition:
Artesia:

53.8%
New Mexico:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.6%
New Mexico:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Artesia, NM Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 43$164,769$45,9820$0
Firefighters 34$165,908$58,5560$0
Police - Other 26$83,563$38,5680$0
Police Protection - Officers 25$169,652$81,4330$0
Streets and Highways 12$39,507$39,5070$0
Water Supply 12$46,150$46,1500$0
Solid Waste Management 11$36,824$40,1720$0
Local Libraries 10$33,956$40,7470$0
Welfare 8$23,108$34,6620$0
Sewerage 7$26,248$44,9970$0
Parks and Recreation 4$13,024$39,0720$0
Fire - Other 1$3,098$37,1760$0
Airports 1$5,317$63,8043$4,225
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 194$811,124$50,1733$4,225

Artesia government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,604,000 ($470.09)
    Air Transportation: $851,000 ($71.39)
    Police Protection: $737,000 ($61.82)
    Water Utilities: $708,000 ($59.39)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $660,000 ($55.36)
    Local Fire Protection: $269,000 ($22.57)
    Sewerage: $157,000 ($13.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000 ($1.17)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,465,000 ($458.43)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,070,000 ($257.53)
    General - Other: $2,578,000 ($216.26)
    Water Utilities: $2,033,000 ($170.54)
    Regular Highways: $1,841,000 ($154.43)
    General Public Buildings: $1,766,000 ($148.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,599,000 ($134.13)
    Sewerage: $1,419,000 ($119.03)
    Financial Administration: $1,314,000 ($110.23)
    Central Staff Services: $1,111,000 ($93.20)
    Libraries: $763,000 ($64.00)
    Air Transportation: $559,000 ($46.89)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $412,000 ($34.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $341,000 ($28.60)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $28,000 ($2.35)
    Correctional Institutions: $26,000 ($2.18)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $652,000 ($54.69)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $950,000 ($79.69)
    Sewerage: $761,000 ($63.84)
    Local Fire Protection: $724,000 ($60.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $281,000 ($23.57)
    Police Protection: $258,000 ($21.64)
    Regular Highways: $123,000 ($10.32)
    General Public Building: $88,000 ($7.38)
    Central Staff Services: $46,000 ($3.86)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,158,000 ($852.11)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $203,000 ($17.03)

Artesia government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,824,000 ($153.01)
    Sewerage: $1,674,000 ($140.42)
    Air Transportation: $443,000 ($37.16)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $86,000 ($7.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000 ($2.35)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,440,000 ($288.57)
    Fines and Forfeits: $130,000 ($10.91)
    Rents: $108,000 ($9.06)
    Interest Earnings: $58,000 ($4.87)
    Royalties: $35,000 ($2.94)
    Sale of Property: $13,000 ($1.09)
    Special Assessments: $6,000 ($0.50)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,822,000 ($236.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $8,257,000 ($692.64)
    Other: $1,036,000 ($86.91)
    Housing and Community Development: $151,000 ($12.67)
    Highways: $83,000 ($6.96)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,015,000 ($1007.89)
    Public Utilities Sales: $579,000 ($48.57)
    Other Selective Sales: $386,000 ($32.38)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $123,000 ($10.32)
    Property: $15,000 ($1.26)
    Other License: $7,000 ($0.59)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $6,000 ($0.50)

Artesia government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,930,000 ($2426.81)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,238,000 ($2284.88)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,692,000 ($141.93)

Artesia government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,790,000 ($3421.69)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,358,000 ($113.92)

6.25% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,294 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
New Mexico average:

6.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Chaves County, NM  0.41% ($39,915 average AGI)
from El Paso County, TX  0.36% ($44,597)
from Dona Ana County, NM  0.34% ($42,642)


7.00% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,568 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.00%
New Mexico average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Chaves County, NM  0.66% ($46,962 average AGI)
to Dona Ana County, NM  0.37% ($54,446)
to Lea County, NM  0.36% ($49,438)
Businesses in Artesia, NM
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Kmart1
Best Western1La-Z-Boy1
Burger King1Lane Furniture1
Chevrolet1Little Caesars Pizza1
Circle K1McDonald's1
FedEx4Nike1
Ford1Pizza Hut1
H&R Block1RadioShack1
Holiday Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Jones New York1Sprint Nextel1
KFC1UPS1
Kincaid1Walmart1

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.)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KATK (740 AM; 1 kW; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: CARLSBAD RADIO, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCCC (930 AM; 1 kW; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: COMPASS ENTERPRISE, 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.)
  • KAMQ (1240 AM; 1 kW; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: KAMQ, INC.)

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.)
  • KWMW (105.1 FM; MALJAMAR, NM; Owner: M.T.D. INC)
  • KPZE-FM (106.1 FM; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: RUNNELS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LLC, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)
  • KMTH (98.7 FM; MALJAMAR, NM; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS EASTERN N.M. UNIV.)

TV broadcast stations around Artesia:

  • KOCT (Channel 6; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KOBR (Channel 8; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: STANLEY S. HUBBARD REVOCABLE TRUST)
  • KTEL-TV (Channel 25; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Artesia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 167ft / 51.1mTotal length
  • $3,894,000Total costs
  • 94,592Total average daily traffic
  • 17,639Total average daily truck traffic
  • 223,462Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Artesia, NM - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 31960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Artesia, NM
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Artesia)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 126 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Artesia, NM)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 93 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Artesia)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 60 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Artesia)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 108. The highest number of fires - 205 took place in 2011, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Artesia, NM When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (54.6%), and Structure Fires (28.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Artesia, NM
    • 94754.6%Outside Fires
    • 50128.9%Structure Fires
    • 1679.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1186.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Artesia, NM

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Artesia, New Mexico:

  • Hotel Artesia, 203 N 2nd St, Artesia, New Mexico 88210 , Phone: (575) 746-2066, Fax: (575) 736-2066
  • Comfort Inn And Suites - Artesia, 115 N 26th St, Artesia, New Mexico 88210 , Phone: (575) 616-2000, Fax: (575) 616-2100
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites, 2207 W Main St, Artesia, New Mexico 88210 , Phone: (575) 736-2400, Fax: (575) 736-2401
  • Hampton Inn and Suites, 2501 S Permian Pavilion Loop, Artesia, New Mexico 88210 , Phone: (575) 746-0707, Fax: (575) 746-0808
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Artesia, New Mexico
Most common first names in Artesia, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James9574.7 years
John7873.6 years
Mary7678.1 years
William6675.5 years
George5775.2 years
Robert5371.6 years
Charles4473.6 years
Thomas2775.1 years
Frank2570.8 years
Manuel2472.0 years
Most common last names in Artesia, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4074.6 years
Williams3274.3 years
Brown3075.1 years
Hernandez2967.1 years
Miller2971.9 years
Jones2876.7 years
Wilson2674.7 years
Garcia2176.2 years
Martinez1961.2 years
Martin1977.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Artesia, NM
  • 69.1%Utility gas
  • 28.9%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Artesia, NM
  • 51.5%Electricity
  • 43.8%Utility gas
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%No fuel used


Artesia compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Artesia on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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