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

The community of Carlsbad is the Seat for Eddy County.

Eddy County was founded in 1887 and was created by taking area from LincolnCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Eddy had a population of 52,706 people. This is an increase of 2.03% since the last Census (which gave a population of 51,658 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Eddy represented 2.84% of the total population of New Mexico, making it the state's 11th most populous county (out of 33 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201053,829+4.2%+2.13% since 2009
200952,706+2.03%+1.8% since 2008
200851,774+0.22%+1.01% since 2007
200051,658The Last Census

More information can be found on the Eddy County Census Page for Eddy County.


Below are some of the communities located in Eddy County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Eddy County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Carlsbad   26,35225,6252.84% increase  
Artesia   11,20810,6924.83% increase  
Loving   1,3691,3263.24% increase  
Hope   1111073.74% increase  

Websites for Eddy County

Official Website:   www.caverns.net/ecourt/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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