Roswell, New Mexico

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Population in 2013: 48,611 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.3%
 
Males: 23,686  (48.7%)
Females: 24,925  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  33.5 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 88201.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,636 (it was $27,252 in 2000)
Roswell:

$40,636
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,272 (it was $14,589 in 2000)

Roswell city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $93,801 (it was $55,800 in 2000)
Roswell:

$93,801
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $102,386; Detached houses: $107,496; Townhouses or other attached units: $162,236; In 2-unit structures: $106,048; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $82,334; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $78,817; Mobile homes: $37,058; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $44,641

Median gross rent in 2012: $620.

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  • Hispanic - 25,553 (53.1%)
  • White alone - 20,466 (42.5%)
  • Black alone - 929 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 552 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 386 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 220 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 43 (0.09%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 18 (0.04%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Roswell: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (7.3%), Irish (7.3%), German (7.1%), United States (4.4%), Italian (1.6%), French (1.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1903

Elevation: 3573 feet

Land area: 28.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,680 people per square mile   (low).

Roswell,NM real estate house value index trend

Roswell, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Roswell:

  • High school or higher: 79.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Roswell city:

  • Never married: 31.1%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

5,847 residents are foreign born

This city:  12.1%
New Mexico:  9.6%



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists there were 71 registered sex offenders living in Roswell, New Mexico as of May 24, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Roswell to the number of sex offenders is 683 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $688 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $468 (0.6%)

Roswell satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Las Cruces, NM (149.5 miles , pop. 74,267).

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

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (435.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Mountain View, NM (1.8 miles) , Midway, NM (2.8 miles ), Dexter, NM (4.0 miles ), Southeast Chaves, NM (4.4 miles ), Southwest Chaves, NM (4.6 miles ), Northwest Chaves, NM (4.6 miles ), Hagerman, NM (4.7 miles ), Lake Arthur, NM (5.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 146 buildings, average cost: $84,700
  • 1998: 60 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 1999: 34 buildings, average cost: $89,600
  • 2000: 30 buildings, average cost: $122,700
  • 2001: 27 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2002: 29 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 2003: 33 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $189,700
  • 2005: 27 buildings, average cost: $175,200
  • 2006: 20 buildings, average cost: $176,600
  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $176,300
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $176,400
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $176,300
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $176,300
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $176,300
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $176,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.39 N, Longitude: 104.53 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Alien Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: +903 (+1.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 14,521 (77.1%)

Area code: 505

Roswell household income distribution Roswell home values distribution

Crime rates in Roswell by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012
Murders 7297810367658
per 100,000 14.14.419.515.717.821.96.513.215.312.710.216.5
Rapes 613936414330212031161528
per 100,000 122.585.677.992.195.865.745.843.968.033.930.757.6
Robberies 573635484324454942363642
per 100,000 114.479.075.8107.895.852.698.2107.592.176.273.686.4
Assaults 375338422381377374275311301293244228
per 100,000 752.8742.1913.6855.8839.6819.0600.3682.3659.8620.3498.9468.9
Burglaries 826609704724701745508651779541619552
per 100,000 1658.21337.21524.11626.21561.11631.31108.91428.21707.61145.31265.71135.3
Thefts 2,0721,9742,2902,4442,2602,3171,6511,7151,9311,7141,9781,988
per 100,000 4159.64334.34957.85489.45032.85073.63603.83762.54232.93628.44044.44088.6
Auto thefts 11986137130146130106134133708975
per 100,000 238.9188.8296.6292.0325.1284.7231.4294.0291.5148.2182.0154.2
Arson 111418241724172119132114
per 100,000 22.130.739.053.937.952.637.146.141.627.542.928.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 302.9) 636.0551.9659.9690.9670.2639.5456.4523.5578.2453.3448.4471.5

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Roswell detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 112 (80 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
New Mexico average:

2.22

Roswell tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.6%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +666 (+1.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Work and jobs in Roswell: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Roswell, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Roswell-area historical earthquake activity is below New Mexico state average. It is 48% 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 225.5 miles away from the city 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 110.3 miles away from Roswell center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 219.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 154.1 miles away from the city center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.4 miles away from Roswell center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 244.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chaves County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Roswell topographic map

Birthplace of: Demi Moore - Actress, John Denver - Singer-songwriter, Susan Graham - Singer, Michael Levitt (producer) - Television producer, Austin St. John - Film actor, Joe Skeen - Politician, Laura E. Gómez - Professor of Law, Mike E. Smith - Jockey, Paul K. Carlton, Jr. - General, Peter Guttman (photographer) - Television personality.

Hospitals in Roswell:

  • EASTERN NEW MEXICO MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 405 W COUNTRY CLUB ROAD)
  • LOVELACE REGIONAL HOSPITAL - ROSWELL (Physician, 117 EAST 19TH STREET)
  • NEW MEXICO REHABILITATION CENTER (31 GAIL HARRIS)
  • ROSWELL HOSPICE HOME CARE (1107 SOUTH MAIN STREET)
  • ST MARY'S ROSWELL HOSPICE (SOUTH MAIN & CHISUM STREETS)

Dialysis Facilities in Roswell:

  • SOUTHEASTERN NM KIDNEY CENTER (FMC) (2801 N MAIN SUITE H)

Home Health Centers in Roswell:

  • ADVANCED HOME CARE OF ROSWELL (315 WEST COUNTRY CLUB ROAD)
  • ENCOMPASS HOME HEALTH OF NEW MEXICO (110 WEST COLLEGE BLVD, SUITE A)
  • FRONTIER MEDICAL HOME CARE, INC (217-A NORTH MAIN STREET)
  • ROSWELL HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (400 EAST COLLEGE, SUITE A)

Nursing Homes in Roswell:

  • CASA MARIA HEALTHCARE CENTER AND PECOS VALLEY REHA (1601 SOUTH MAIN STREET)
  • MISSION ARCH CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (3200 MISSION ARCH DRIVE)
  • ROSWELL NURSING CENTER (3200 MISSION ARCH)
  • SUNSET VILLA CARE CENTER (1515 SOUTH SUNSET)
  • SUNSET VILLA NURSING HOME (1515 S SUNSET AVE)

Airports and heliports located in Roswell:

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Colleges/Universities in Roswell:

  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (Full-time enrollment: 2,212; Location: 52 University Blvd; Public; Website: www.roswell.enmu.edu)
  • New Mexico Military Institute (FT enrollment: 532; Location: 101 W. College Blvd.; Public; Website: www.nmmi.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Roswell:

  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 88 miles; Portales, NM; Full-time enrollment: 4,263)
  • South Plains College (about 126 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 7,007)
  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus (about 150 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 14,497)
  • New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (about 151 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 5,640)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 153 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • Texas Tech University (about 154 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 29,251)
  • El Paso Community College (about 155 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 19,576)

Public high schools in Roswell:

Private high schools in Roswell:

  • GATEWAY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 278; Location: 1900 N SYCAMORE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 210; Location: 505 N SYCAMORE AVE; Grades: 1 - 12)
  • LIGHTHOUSE ACADEMY (Students: 17; Location: 602 S MISSISSIPPI; Grades: KG - 12)
  • THE ACADEMY (Students: 12; Location: 1200 W ALAMEDA ST; Grades: 6 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Roswell:

Private elementary/middle schools in Roswell:

  • GENERATIONS OF LEARNING - NORTH (Students: 156; Location: 2601 W BERRENDO RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • NOAH''S ARK CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN (Students: 138; Location: 501 N SYCAMORE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 121; Location: 2808 N KENTUCKY; Grades: PK - 7)
  • ST ANDREWS EPISCOPAL (Students: 107; Location: 505 N PENNSYLVANIA AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Roswell

Library in Roswell:

  • ROSWELL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,276,863; Location: 301 N. PENNSYLVANIA AVE; 162,145 books; 6,725 audio materials; 3,159 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 158 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Roswell: Roswell Industrial Air Center (A), Roswell Country Club (B), Roswell Weather Station (C), City of Roswell Fire Department Station 6 (D), City of Roswell Fire Department Station 5 (E), City of Roswell Fire Department Station 4 (F), City of Roswell Fire Department Station 3 (G), Museum of the Horse (H), City of Roswell Fire Department Station 1 (I), City of Roswell Fire Department Station 2 (J), Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico (K), Roswell Museum and Art Center (L), Milne-Bush Ranch (M), South Springs Ranch Outbuildings (N), Telephone Building Roswell (O), Urton Orchards Farmhouse and Milkhouse (P), J P White and T Lou House (Q), Saunders-Crosby House (R), Millhiser-Baker Farmhouse (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Roswell Mall (1), Broadmoor Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Roswell include: Peoples Baptist Church (A), Roswell Baptist Church (B), Central Church of the Nazarene (C), First Church of Christ Scientist (D), South Manor Baptist Church (E), Poor Clares Monastery (F), First Spanish Baptist Church (G), Mountain View Baptist Church (H), Westside Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: South Park Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Roswell include: Cahoon Park (1), High Plains Historical Marker (2), Chisums South Springs Ranch Historical Marker (3), Castano de Sosas Route Historical Marker (4), Chisum Trail Historical Marker (5), Hondo Park (6), Carpenter Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: International UFO Museum & Research Center (114 North Main Street) (1), Robert H Goddard Planetarium (Museums; 11th & N Main) (2), Schools-Public - Roswell- Administrative Offices- Planetarium (Museums; 11 & W Martin Street) (3), Anderson Museum Of Contemporary Art (409 East College Boulevard) (4), Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico (Museums; 200 North Lea Avenue) (5), Roswell-City - Museum & Art Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 11th Street & Main) (6), Wilson Cobb History & Genealogy Research Lbrry (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 301 South Richardson Avenue) (7), American Music & Vending (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2503 North Michigan Avenue) (8), Roswell Visitor Center (426 North Main Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Super 8 Motel (3575 North Main Street) (1), Cozy Cowboy Furnished Rentals (1205 North Lea Avenue) (2), Crane Motel (1212 West 2nd Street) (3), Ramada Limited (2803 West 2nd Street) (4), Jd's Patio and Grille (2000 North Main Street) (5), Budget Inn (2200 West 2nd Street) (6), Budget Inn West (2200 West 2nd Street) (7), Best Western El Rancho Palacio (2205 North Main Street) (8), Leisure Inn (2700 West 2nd Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: New Mexico State - Child Support-9th Judicial District- Roswell Field (400 North Pennsylvania Avenue) (1), Magistrate Court (400 North Virginia Avenue) (2), Social Security Administration - Roswell OFC (501 East 5th Street) (3), Municipal Court (403 North Richardson) (4), New Mexico State Government - District Court- Courthouse Roswell- Court C (400 North Pennsylvania Avenue) (5), United States Government - Courts Federal- District Court- District Judges' Cham (500 North Richardson Avenue) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 39.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

39.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 24.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 7.52. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.52
U.S.:

9.14

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

ROSWELL MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 48,500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St No addtl Formal Action needed (APR-06-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-29-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St No addtl Formal Action needed (APR-06-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-29-2011)
  • One minor monitoring violation
BERRENDO COOPERATIVE WUA (Address: 2004 E 19TH STREET , Population served: 3,220, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-1993, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-16-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-16-2004), St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-23-2005)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-1993, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-16-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-16-2004), St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-23-2005)
CUMBERLAND COOPERATIVE WUA (Population served: 583, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-08-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-08-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUL-26-2005)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-08-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-08-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUL-26-2005)
NORTH PARK MDWCA (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-04-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-20-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-16-2011)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In MAY-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Site Visit (enforcement) (JUN-05-2008), St Boil Water Order (JUN-05-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-05-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-09-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2008), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-13-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-30-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-05-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-09-2008), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-13-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-30-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-21-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-21-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-13-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-30-2008), St Compliance achieved (NOV-13-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-30-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-19-2014)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In DEC-30-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-09-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-09-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-19-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-19-2013)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In MAY-14-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-20-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-20-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-27-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2011)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-20-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-20-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-27-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2011)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.3%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.9% for Black residents, 28.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.3% for American Indian residents, 22.7% for other race residents, 39.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.5%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.9%
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

People in group quarters in Roswell in 2010:

  • 792 people in college/university student housing
  • 216 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 204 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 176 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 55 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 19 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 12 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 2 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Roswell in 2000:

  • 355 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 322 people in nursing homes
  • 204 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 182 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 62 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 33 people in religious group quarters
  • 15 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 13 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill

Roswell, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

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Roswell compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Median age below state average.

Banks with most branches in Roswell (2011 data):

  • Pioneer Bank: Penn Avenue Branch, at 3000 North Main Street, South Sunset Avenue Branch, North Main Street Branch, St. Mary's Place Branch. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $594.7 mil, Deposits: $436.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 13 total offices
  • Bank of the Southwest: North Branch - Roswell Branch, South Branch, Messenger Service, Drive-Up Facility, Bank Of The Southwest. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $156.7 mil, Deposits: $138.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: New Mexico National Financial Incorporated
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Roswell North Branch, Roswell South Branch, Roswell Branch. 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
  • The James Polk Stone Community Bank: South Branch at 1801 South Main, branch established on 2004/09/01; The Roswell National Bank Branch at 1901 North Main, branch established on 2003/01/02. Info updated 2010/09/10: Bank assets: $182.2 mil, Deposits: $160.7 mil, headquarters in Portales, NM, positive income, 7 total offices, Holding Company: James Polk Stone Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • Valley Bank of Commerce: Valley Bank Of Commerce at 217 West 2nd Street, branch established on 1978/02/01; North Main Branch at 2426 North Main Street, branch established on 1986/11/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $140.0 mil, Deposits: $125.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Commerce Bancshares Of Roswell, Inc.
  • First American Bank: Roswell Branch at 111 East Fifth St., branch established on 1998/07/31; Roswell-Berrendo Branch at 3220 N Main St, branch established on 2000/01/26. Info updated 2010/06/26: Bank assets: $732.3 mil, Deposits: $605.7 mil, headquarters in Artesia, NM, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: First Artesia Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Roswell Main Branch at 500 North Main Street, branch established on 1960/10/03. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Washington Federal: First Federal Bank Branch at 300 N Pennsylvania Ave, branch established on 1920/01/01. 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
  • First National Bank Texas: Roswell Banking Center Rc-915 at 4500 North Main Street, branch established on 2011/11/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $944.3 mil, Deposits: $815.9 mil, headquarters in Killeen, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 250 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.

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

  • Best Western El Rancho Palacio Motel, 2205 N Main, Roswell, NM 88201 , Phone: (505) 622-2721, Fax: (505) 622-2725
  • Days Inn, 1310 N Main St, Roswell, NM 88201 , Phone: (505) 623-4021, Fax: (505) 623-0079
  • Best Western Sally Port Inn, 2000 N Main St, Roswell, NM 88201 , Phone: (505) 622-6430, Fax: (505) 623-7631
  • Belmont Motel, 2100 West 2ND, Roswell, NM 88201 , Phone: (505) 623-4522, Fax: (505) 623-2974
  • Budget Inn West, 2200 W 2ND, Roswell, NM 88201 , Phone: (505) 623-3811
  • Rodeway Inn Of Roswell, 2803 W 2ND St, Roswell, NM 88201 , Phone: (575) 623-9440, Fax: (875) 622-9708
  • Frontier Motel, 3010 N Main St, Roswell, NM 88201 , Phone: (505) 622-1400, Fax: (505) 622-1405
  • Budget Inn, 2101 N Main St, Roswell, NM 88201 , Phone: (505) 623-6050, Fax: (505) 623-8546
  • 8 other hotels and motels
All 16 fire-safe hotels and motels in Roswell, New Mexico

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Roswell travel time to work - commute Roswell mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (54%)
  • Electricity (46%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Roswell city (based on Chaves County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.79%
Here: 61.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents51.0%20.9%5.6%4.2%2.6%
Congregations7.0%20.9%8.1%12.8%4.7%
NameLDS (Mormon) Church Charismatic Churches IndependentAssemblies of God Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents2.4%2.2%2.1%1.7%7.3%
Congregations3.5%2.3%9.3%2.3%29.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Chaves County:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Chaves County:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Chaves County:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 49
Here:

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.1%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Chaves County:

25.6%
New Mexico:

22.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.6%
State:

11.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 11$37,975$41,4270$0
Other Government Administration 33$92,981$33,8110$0
Judicial and Legal 8$19,304$28,9560$0
Police Protection - Officers 82$405,651$59,3640$0
Police - Other 34$106,451$37,5710$0
Firefighters 84$360,127$51,4470$0
Fire - Other 1$2,311$27,7320$0
Streets and Highways 29$92,488$38,2710$0
Airports 12$36,361$36,3610$0
Health 9$21,693$28,9240$0
Solid Waste Management 35$95,709$32,8150$0
Sewerage 19$55,290$34,9201$1,568
Parks and Recreation 60$147,472$29,49429$22,054
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$5,305$63,6600$0
Water Supply 48$121,710$30,4280$0
Transit 11$32,643$35,61110$19,275
Local Libraries 18$52,837$35,2257$6,438
Other and Unallocable 24$58,888$29,4441$844
Totals for Government 519$1,745,196$40,35148$50,179

Roswell government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $7,243,000 ($149.00)
    General - Other: $4,341,000 ($89.30)
    Sewerage: $3,567,000 ($73.38)
    Air Transportation: $1,560,000 ($32.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,252,000 ($25.76)
    Regular Highways: $280,000 ($5.76)
    Gas Utilities: $63,000 ($1.30)
    Health - Other: $19,000 ($0.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000 ($0.39)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $8,965,000 ($184.42)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,678,000 ($137.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,744,000 ($118.16)
    Regular Highways: $4,954,000 ($101.91)
    Water Utilities: $4,225,000 ($86.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,792,000 ($57.44)
    Financial Administration: $2,465,000 ($50.71)
    Sewerage: $2,081,000 ($42.81)
    General - Other: $1,406,000 ($28.92)
    Air Transportation: $1,320,000 ($27.15)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $883,000 ($18.16)
    Libraries: $596,000 ($12.26)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $477,000 ($9.81)
    Gas Utilities: $334,000 ($6.87)
    Central Staff Services: $294,000 ($6.05)
    General Public Buildings: $37,000 ($0.76)
    Health - Other: $27,000 ($0.56)
    Housing and Community Development: $27,000 ($0.56)
    Corrections - Other: $8,000 ($0.16)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,599,000 ($74.04)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,000 ($0.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,051,000 ($103.91)

Roswell government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,598,000 ($74.02)
    Sewerage: $2,485,000 ($51.12)
    Air Transportation: $950,000 ($19.54)
    All Other: $768,000 ($15.80)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $302,000 ($6.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $207,000 ($4.26)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $1,142,000 ($23.49)
    All Other: $41,000 ($0.84)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,992,000 ($102.69)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,297,000 ($67.82)
    Rents: $1,183,000 ($24.34)
    Sale of Property: $378,000 ($7.78)
    Fines and Forfeits: $295,000 ($6.07)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,044,000 ($103.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,346,000 ($48.26)
    All Other: $178,000 ($3.66)
    Health and Hospitals: $52,000 ($1.07)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $22,193,000 ($456.54)
    Property: $5,187,000 ($106.70)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,630,000 ($33.53)
    Other Selective Sales: $639,000 ($13.15)
    Other License: $454,000 ($9.34)
    Motor Vehicle License: $198,000 ($4.07)

Roswell government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $42,000,000 ($864.00)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $41,198,000 ($847.50)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,572,000 ($382.05)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,710,000 ($282.03)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,700,000 ($137.83)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,838,000 ($37.81)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $802,000 ($16.50)

Roswell government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,391,000 ($810.33)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,867,000 ($861.27)

5.31% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,477 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.31%
New Mexico average:

6.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Eddy County, NM  0.42% ($56,540 average AGI)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.38% ($34,026)
from Dona Ana County, NM  0.26% ($19,566)


5.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,346 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.80%
New Mexico average:

6.43%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($449 average AGI)
Chaves County:

0.05%
New Mexico average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.59% ($24,066 average AGI)
to Eddy County, NM  0.48% ($34,180)
to Dona Ana County, NM  0.33% ($31,279)

Strongest AM radio stations in Roswell:

  • 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)
  • KPSA (1230 AM; 1 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: ROSWELL RADIO, INC.)
  • KCRX (1430 AM; 5 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: ROSENDO CASAREZ, JR.)
  • KRDD (1320 AM; 1 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: TRINNIE B. ESPINOZA)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KBUY (1360 AM; 5 kW; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: WALTON STATIONS-NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KIJN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FARWELL, TX; Owner: METROPOLITIAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KTSM (690 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Roswell:

  • K213EA (90.5 FM; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K276ED (103.1 FM; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: ROSWELL INTERARTS ORGANIZATION)
  • K216BJ (91.1 FM; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY)
  • KEND (106.5 FM; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: BURKBERY COMMUNICATIONS GROUP INC.)
  • KSFX (100.5 FM; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: ROSWELL RADIO, INC.)
  • KWFL (99.5 FM; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: ROSWELL CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • K250AB (97.9 FM; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOC., INC.)
  • KBCQ (97.1 FM; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: ROSWELL RADIO, INC.)
  • KMOU (104.7 FM; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: ROSWELL RADIO, INC.)
  • KBIM-FM (94.9 FM; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K249DD (97.7 FM; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: ROSWELL CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • KNMB (96.7 FM; CLOUDCROFT, NM; Owner: MTD, INC.)
  • KIDX (101.5 FM; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: MTD, INC.)
  • K240CN (95.9 FM; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: FRIENDS OF KHFM-RUIDOSO)
  • K297AE (107.3 FM; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • KTZA (92.9 FM; ARTESIA, NM; Owner: PECOS VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K208DR (89.5 FM; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Roswell:

  • KPLP-LP (Channel 44; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN B/CING., INC.)
  • KRPV (Channel 27; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKGD-LP (Channel 33; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K15FT (Channel 15; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • K17EM (Channel 17; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF NEW MEXICO, LLC)
  • KOBR (Channel 8; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: STANLEY S. HUBBARD REVOCABLE TRUST)
  • K50FG (Channel 62; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K13RK (Channel 13; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Roswell fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 39
Total length: 63 meters (207ft)
Total costs: $2,821,000
Total average daily traffic: 184,101
Total average daily truck traffic: 36,226

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 6
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 8
  • 1960-1969: 10
  • 1970-1979: 4
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 7
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Roswell, NM
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Roswell)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 253 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Roswell, NM)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 66 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 133 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 251 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Roswell)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 119 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Roswell)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 507
  • Hazardous Condition: 97
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 14

Incident types - Roswell

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Roswell, NM
Most common first names in Roswell, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John29873.2 years
William28475.4 years
James27772.8 years
Mary26776.6 years
Robert21470.8 years
George17076.7 years
Charles16374.3 years
Frank11475.3 years
Ruth10877.9 years
Helen10678.7 years
Most common last names in Roswell, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith17674.0 years
Johnson8976.9 years
Brown8980.0 years
Jones8375.8 years
Davis7975.0 years
Williams7378.7 years
Sanchez6868.5 years
Garcia6869.8 years
Miller6875.0 years
Taylor6476.8 years
Businesses in Roswell, NM
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La Quinta1
Albertsons1La-Z-Boy3
Applebee's1Lane Furniture2
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone2Long John Silver's1
Best Western2Marriott1
Big O Tires1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Budget Car Rental1Maurices1
Chevrolet1McDonald's3
Church's Chicken2Motel 61
Circle K1Nike4
Comfort Inn1Nissan1
Comfort Suites1OfficeMax1
Curves1Payless2
Dairy Queen2Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Dennys1Red Lobster1
Discount Tire1Rodeway Inn1
Famous Footwear1Rue211
FedEx6SONIC Drive-In4
Foot Locker1Sam's Club1
Ford1Sears1
GNC1Sprint Nextel1
GameStop1Starbucks2
Goodwill2Super 81
H&R Block2T-Mobile2
Hilton1Target1
Hobby Lobby1Toyota1
Holiday Inn2True Value1
Home Depot1U-Haul2
Honda1UPS6
IHOP1Vans1
JCPenney1Walgreens2
Jones New York3Walmart1
KFC2Wendy's1
Kmart1
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