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Welcome to Artesia ...

The city of Artesia is located in southeast New Mexico.

Artesia is located in Eddy County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Artesia has a population of 11,921 people<1> (see below for details).

The community of Artesia was established in 1905.

Artesia is 3,410 feet [1,039 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Artesia is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Artesia lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel south from Artesia, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The area code for Artesia: (575)

The ZIP code for Artesia: 88210<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Artesia had a population of 11,301 people (or 20.99% of the total population of Eddy County). This makes Artesia the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Artesia represents 0.55% of the total population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 17th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 11,301 people, the population of Artesia increased 5.7% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 10,692 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Artesia had an population of 11,921 people. This is an increase of 5.49% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.49% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Artesia.

Communities near Artesia ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Artesia and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Carlsbad   [Map]   28,774   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Dexter   [Map]   1,245   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hagerman   [Map]   1,232   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hope   [Map]   105   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
La Huerta   [Map]   ---   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lake Arthur   [Map]   433   N   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Artesia.

Communities Also Named Artesia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Artesia - they are located in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Nevada and North Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Artesia.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Artesia. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Artesia. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Artesia. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Artesia:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Artesia ...

Looking for more information about Artesia? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Artesia, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Artesia.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Artesia. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Artesia.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Artesia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Artesia). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Artesia or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Artesia. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Artesia) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Artesia. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Artesia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Artesia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8422, Longitude: -104.4047     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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