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Dexter, New Mexico
Welcome to Dexter ...
The town of Dexter is located in southeast New Mexico.
The location of Dexter has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Dexter has a population of 1,239 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Dexter.
The community of Dexter is 3,450 feet [1,052 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Dexter is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Dexter lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Dexter: (575)
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dexter had an population of 1,239 people. This is a decrease of 2.13% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.32% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Dexter had a population of 1,266 people. This makes Dexter the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Dexter represents 0.06% of the population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 58th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,266 people, the population of Dexter increased 2.51% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,235 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Dexter.
Communities Also Named Dexter ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 29 communities that are also named Dexter - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Maine, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dexter.
Communities near Dexter ...
We have created a list of 6 communities that are near Dexter.
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 Dexter. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dexter.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dexter. 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 Dexter.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dexter. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Dexter.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dexter ...
Looking for more information about Dexter? 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 Dexter, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dexter.
Adding Dexter to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Dexter in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Dexter was on a map titled Map of New Mexico (from Rand McNally, 1920).
We also found Dexter on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New Mexico (1925).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Dexter on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dexter. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Chaves County: www.co.chaves.nm.us/
The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/
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This page was last modified: 08 Aug 2022