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Welcome to Artesia ...

The city of Artesia is located in southeast New Mexico.

Artesia is located in Eddy County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Artesia has a population of 12,268 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Artesia was established in 1905.

Artesia is 3,410 feet [1,039 m] above sea level.<3> 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 leave Artesia and travel south, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Artesia is located in the (575) area code.

The ZIP code for Artesia: 88210<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Artesia had an population of 12,268 people. This is an increase of 8.56% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.74% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Artesia had a population of 11,301 people (which is 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 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 (which had a count of 10,692 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Artesia ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Artesia.

  • Hagerman [Chaves County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hagerman have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hagerman
    • Hagerman [Chaves County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Artesia
    • Estimated population for 2018: 1,224 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hagerman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hagerman
  • Lake Arthur [Chaves County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Arthur
    • Lake Arthur [Chaves County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Artesia
    • Estimated population for 2018: 412 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Arthur
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Arthur
  • Hope [Eddy County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
    • Hope [Eddy County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Artesia
    • Estimated population for 2018: 106 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope
  • Dexter [Chaves County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dexter have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dexter
    • Dexter [Chaves County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<6> to the north of Artesia
    • Estimated population for 2018: 1,239 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dexter
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dexter
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Loco Hills [Eddy County]
    • La Huerta [Eddy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Huerta
      • La Huerta [Eddy County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<6> to the south of Artesia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Huerta
    • Carlsbad [Eddy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlsbad
      • Carlsbad [Eddy County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<6> to the south of Artesia
      • Estimated population for 2018: 29,331 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlsbad
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlsbad
    • Maljamar [Lea County]
    • Roswell [Chaves County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roswell
      • Roswell [Chaves County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<6> to the north of Artesia
      • Estimated population for 2018: 47,635 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roswell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roswell
    • Loving [Eddy County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loving have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loving
      • Loving [Eddy County] lies 42 miles [67.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Artesia
      • Estimated population for 2018: 1,390 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loving
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loving

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Artesia. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Artesia.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Artesia.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Artesia. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New Mexico

About Eddy County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Artesia. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Eddy County: www.caverns.net/ecourt/

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Eddy, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Artesia.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Artesia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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).
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Artesia) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8422, Longitude: -104.4047    






















 

 

 

 

 


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