Roswell, New Mexico

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Population in 2017: 47,775 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.5%
 
Males: 23,014  (48.2%)
Females: 24,761  (51.8%)
Median resident age:

33.6 years
New Mexico median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 88201.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,154 (it was $27,252 in 2000)
Roswell:

$45,154
NM:

$46,744

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,317 (it was $14,589 in 2000)

Roswell city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $116,262 (it was $55,800 in 2000)
Roswell:

$116,262
NM:

$171,300

Median gross rent in 2017: $802.

March 2019 cost of living index in Roswell: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.0%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.2% for Black residents, 26.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 44.0% for American Indian residents, 22.9% for other race residents, 19.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Roswell, NM (2017)
    • 27,76457.6%Hispanic
    • 18,07337.5%White alone
    • 9161.9%Black alone
    • 6311.3%Two or more races
    • 4040.8%American Indian alone
    • 3950.8%Asian alone
    • 380.08%Other race alone
    • 330.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there were 81 registered sex offenders living in Roswell, New Mexico as of December 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Roswell is 597 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Roswell by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
10
(21.9)
3
(6.5)
6
(13.2)
7
(15.3)
6
(12.7)
5
(10.2)
8
(16.5)
8
(16.4)
8
(16.4)
12
(24.7)
5
(10.4)
8
(16.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
30
(65.7)
21
(45.8)
20
(43.9)
31
(68.0)
16
(33.9)
15
(30.7)
28
(57.6)
49
(100.7)
39
(80.2)
41
(84.4)
42
(87.3)
44
(92.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
24
(52.6)
45
(98.2)
49
(107.5)
42
(92.1)
36
(76.2)
36
(73.6)
42
(86.4)
35
(72.0)
38
(78.1)
31
(63.8)
19
(39.5)
30
(62.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
374
(819.0)
275
(600.3)
311
(682.3)
301
(659.8)
293
(620.3)
244
(498.9)
228
(468.9)
280
(575.7)
233
(479.1)
227
(467.5)
240
(498.6)
314
(658.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
745
(1,631)
508
(1,109)
651
(1,428)
779
(1,708)
541
(1,145)
619
(1,266)
552
(1,135)
642
(1,320)
555
(1,141)
363
(747.6)
426
(885.0)
398
(834.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,317
(5,074)
1,651
(3,604)
1,715
(3,763)
1,931
(4,233)
1,714
(3,628)
1,978
(4,044)
1,988
(4,089)
2,278
(4,684)
1,793
(3,687)
1,666
(3,431)
1,468
(3,050)
1,456
(3,054)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
130
(284.7)
106
(231.4)
134
(294.0)
133
(291.5)
70
(148.2)
89
(182.0)
75
(154.2)
137
(281.7)
107
(220.0)
103
(212.1)
98
(203.6)
154
(323.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
24
(52.6)
17
(37.1)
21
(46.1)
19
(41.6)
13
(27.5)
21
(42.9)
14
(28.8)
58
(119.3)
22
(45.2)
31
(63.8)
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City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)615.8439.6504.1556.8436.6431.8454.0552.5461.3436.2402.4464.4

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City-data.com crime index in Roswell, NM

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 105 (84 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
New Mexico average:

1.42
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Ancestries: American (5.6%), Irish (4.1%), English (3.9%), German (3.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1903

Elevation: 3573 feet

Land area: 28.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,651 people per square mile   (low).

Roswell, New Mexico map

6,066 residents are foreign born (11.0% Latin America).

This city:

12.7%
New Mexico:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $942 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $697 (0.7%)

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 )

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: +198 (+0.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 16,263 (84.2%)

Area code: 505

Distribution of median household income in Roswell, NM in 2017
Distribution of house value in Roswell, NM in 2017
Roswell satellite photo by USGS

Roswell tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
New Mexico:

4.6%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Roswell, NM
Historical housing units in Roswell, NM

Population change in the 1990s: +666 (+1.5%).
Most common industries in Roswell, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Health care (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.9%)
  • Health care (5.1%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.4%)
  • Health care (14.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Social assistance (5.6%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Roswell, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)

Average climate in Roswell, New Mexico

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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 Roswell 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 Roswell 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 the city 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 Roswell 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 (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

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)

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)

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)

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 (Full-time 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:

  • ROSWELL HIGH (Students: 1,356, Location: 500 WEST HOBBS ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • GODDARD HIGH (Students: 1,184, Location: 701 EAST COUNTRY CLUB, Grades: 9-12)
  • UNIVERSITY HIGH (Location: 606 WEST O'CONNER RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • NM MILITARY INSTITUTE (Location: 101 WEST COLLEGE BLV, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Roswell:

  • GATEWAY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 278, Location: 1900 N SYCAMORE, Grades: PK-12)
  • VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 167, Location: 2803 W 4TH ST, Grades: PK-12)
  • LIGHTHOUSE ACADEMY (Students: 13, Location: 602 S MISSISSIPPI AVE, Grades: KG-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Roswell:

Private elementary/middle school in Roswell:

  • ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 80, Location: 2700 N KENTUCKY 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)

Points of interest:

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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

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.

Chaves 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 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
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Roswell:

Marital status in Roswell, NM
  • Never married: 32.9%
  • Now married: 43.5%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

For population 25 years and over in Roswell:

  • High school or higher: 80.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.7
New Mexico average:

12.7

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Roswell, NM (based on Chaves County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,02659
Catholic14,0316
Mainline Protestant2,19311
Other1,39910
Black Protestant4483
None30,548-
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: 9
This county:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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.
New Mexico:

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

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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%
New Mexico:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.6%
New Mexico:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.9%
New Mexico:

47.6%

Average BMI:
Roswell:

28.5
New Mexico:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Roswell:

21.9%
New Mexico:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.6%
New Mexico:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Roswell:

6.8
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
Roswell:

33.9%
State:

34.5%

General health condition:
Roswell:

54.5%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.8%
State:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Roswell, 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
Police Protection - Officers 89$456,508$61,5520$0
Firefighters 81$394,595$58,4590$0
Parks and Recreation 54$159,471$35,43811$12,787
Water Supply 48$144,818$36,2050$0
Solid Waste Management 37$107,470$34,8550$0
Other Government Administration 35$92,790$31,8140$0
Police - Other 34$120,786$42,6304$7,017
Streets and Highways 30$106,681$42,6720$0
Other and Unallocable 21$60,952$34,8301$691
Sewerage 18$59,697$39,7981$1,799
Local Libraries 17$58,010$40,9487$6,963
Transit 15$42,195$33,7567$12,376
Financial Administration 12$47,729$47,7290$0
Airports 10$36,592$43,9100$0
Health 9$23,239$30,9850$0
Judicial and Legal 8$21,328$31,9920$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$5,761$69,1320$0
Fire - Other 1$2,638$31,6560$0
Totals for Government 520$1,941,260$44,79831$41,633

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

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $4,990,000 ($104.45)
    General - Other: $4,436,000 ($92.85)
    Regular Highways: $1,618,000 ($33.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $544,000 ($11.39)
    Local Fire Protection: $460,000 ($9.63)
    Parks and Recreation: $447,000 ($9.36)
    Water Utilities: $416,000 ($8.71)
    Sewerage: $104,000 ($2.18)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $13,086,000 ($273.91)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,802,000 ($184.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,335,000 ($153.53)
    Water Utilities: $7,043,000 ($147.42)
    Regular Highways: $5,566,000 ($116.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,327,000 ($90.57)
    Financial Administration: $2,861,000 ($59.88)
    Sewerage: $1,788,000 ($37.43)
    Air Transportation: $1,669,000 ($34.93)
    Transit Utilities: $1,332,000 ($27.88)
    Libraries: $1,220,000 ($25.54)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,129,000 ($23.63)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $586,000 ($12.27)
    General Public Buildings: $542,000 ($11.34)
    Central Staff Services: $464,000 ($9.71)
    General - Other: $67,000 ($1.40)
    Health - Other: $21,000 ($0.44)
    Housing and Community Development: $12,000 ($0.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $394,000 ($8.25)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $256,000 ($5.36)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $55,000 ($1.15)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $10,000 ($0.21)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $470,000 ($9.84)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,106,000 ($106.88)
    Air Transportation: $2,962,000 ($62.00)
    Sewerage: $2,474,000 ($51.78)
    Other: $840,000 ($17.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $550,000 ($11.51)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $396,000 ($8.29)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $1,720,000 ($36.00)
    Transit Utilities: $565,000 ($11.83)
    Other: $99,000 ($2.07)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,605,000 ($54.53)
    General Revenue - Other: $912,000 ($19.09)
    Fines and Forfeits: $449,000 ($9.40)
    Sale of Property: $46,000 ($0.96)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $9,677,000 ($202.55)
    Transit Utilities: $94,000 ($1.97)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $38,409,000 ($803.96)
    Highways: $2,372,000 ($49.65)
    Other: $2,104,000 ($44.04)
    Health and Hospitals: $25,000 ($0.52)
    Housing and Community Development: $14,000 ($0.29)
  • Tax - Property: $6,050,000 ($126.64)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,145,000 ($23.97)
    Other License: $449,000 ($9.40)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,253,000 ($256.47)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,530,000 ($220.41)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,723,000 ($36.06)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $49,268,000 ($1031.25)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $782,000 ($16.37)

4.84% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,417 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.84%
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 Eddy County, NM  0.63% ($46,962 average AGI)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.30% ($30,828)
from Lea County, NM  0.19% ($34,846)


5.46% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,204 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
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 Bernalillo County, NM  0.47% ($38,520 average AGI)
to Eddy County, NM  0.39% ($39,915)
to Dona Ana County, NM  0.23% ($37,292)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Roswell fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 56Number of bridges
  • 308ft / 93.8mTotal length
  • $4,714,000Total costs
  • 250,916Total average daily traffic
  • 30,059Total average daily truck traffic
  • 307,976Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Roswell, NM - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 71930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 81950-1959
  • 131960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 101990-1999
  • 72000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Roswell, NM
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Roswell)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 387 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Roswell, NM)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 76 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 208 (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: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 277 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Roswell)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 78 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Roswell)

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 346. The highest number of fires - 507 took place in 2006, and the least - 87 in 2004. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Roswell, NM When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (57.8%), and Structure Fires (19.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Roswell, NM
    • 2,99757.8%Outside Fires
    • 1,03119.9%Structure Fires
    • 63112.2%Other
    • 52510.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Roswell, NM

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

  • Days Inn by Wyndham - Roswell, 1310 N Main St, Roswell, New Mexico 88201 , Phone: (505) 623-4021, Fax: (505) 623-0079
  • Belmont Motel, 2100 West 2ND, Roswell, New Mexico 88201 , Phone: (505) 623-4522, Fax: (505) 623-2974
  • Budget Inn West, 2200 W 2ND, Roswell, New Mexico 88201 , Phone: (505) 623-3811
  • Rodeway Inn Of Roswell, 2803 W 2ND St, Roswell, New Mexico 88201 , Phone: (575) 623-9440, Fax: (875) 622-9708
  • Budget Inn, 2101 N Main St, Roswell, New Mexico 88201 , Phone: (505) 623-6050, Fax: (505) 623-8546
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 2300 N Main St, Roswell, New Mexico 88201 , Phone: (505) 627-9900, Fax: (505) 627-9963
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 3607 N Main, Roswell, New Mexico 88201 , Phone: (505) 623-5151, Fax: (505) 623-8969
  • La Quinta Inn And Suites Roswell NM, 201 E 19h St, Roswell, New Mexico 88201 , Phone: (575) 622-8000, Fax: (575) 622-8020
  • 3 other hotels and motels
All 11 fire-safe hotels and motels in Roswell, New Mexico
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Roswell, NM
  • 59.5%Utility gas
  • 38.6%Electricity
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Roswell, NM
  • 52.6%Electricity
  • 46.1%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Wood
  • 0.1%No fuel used


Roswell compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Roswell on our top lists:

  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in job corps and vocational training facilities (population 1,000+)"
  • #32 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+)"
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