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Welcome to Eunice ...

The city of Eunice is located in southeast New Mexico.

Eunice is located in Lea County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Eunice has a population of 3,052 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Eunice.

The community of Eunice is 3,450 feet [1,052 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Eunice is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel east from Eunice (for example, toward Andrews (TX)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Eunice lies within the (575) area code.

The ZIP code for Eunice: 88231<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Eunice had an population of 3,052 people. This is an increase of 4.45% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Eunice had a population of 2,922 people. This makes Eunice the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Eunice represents 0.14% of the total population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 39th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,922 people, the population of Eunice increased 14.05% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,562 people).

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

Communities Also Named Eunice ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Eunice - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas (2) and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Eunice ...

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

  • Hobbs [Lea County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobbs
    • Hobbs [Lea County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Eunice
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,339 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobbs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hobbs<6>
  • Maypens [Lea County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maypens
    • Maypens [Lea County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Eunice
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maypens
  • Monument [Lea County]
  • Arkansas Junction [Lea County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arkansas Junction
    • Arkansas Junction [Lea County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the northwest of Eunice
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkansas Junction
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Air Base City [Lea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Air Base City
      • Air Base City [Lea County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the north of Eunice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Air Base City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Air Base City
    • Jal [Lea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jal
      • Jal [Lea County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the south of Eunice
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,118 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jal have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jal<6>
    • Frankel City [Andrews County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankel City
      • Frankel City [Andrews County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the east of Eunice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frankel City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Humble City [Lea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humble City
      • Humble City [Lea County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the north of Eunice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Humble City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humble City
    • Shafter Lake [Andrews County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shafter Lake
      • Shafter Lake [Andrews County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the east of Eunice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shafter Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Seminole [Gaines County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminole
      • Seminole [Gaines County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Eunice
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,952 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seminole
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seminole<6>

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 Eunice. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Eunice.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Eunice. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Eunice.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Eunice ...

Looking for more information about Eunice? 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 Eunice, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Eunice.

Adding Eunice to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Eunice 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 Eunice was on a map titled Map of New Mexico (from Rand McNally, 1951).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Eunice on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lea County: www.leacounty.net/

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 Lea, 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 Eunice.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Eunice - 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 Eunice). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Eunice or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Eunice) 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 Eunice. 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 EuniceOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eunice. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4406, Longitude: -103.1594    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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