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Artesia, New Mexico

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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 altitude 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).

Artesia is within the (575) area code.

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 (which 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 ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Artesia. If available, we provide a satellite 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 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 ...

The Communities of 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:

The official website for State of New Mexico:

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 'point-to-point' distance. 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 (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, 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     [Map].

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