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Jal, New Mexico
Welcome to Jal ...
The city of Jal is located in southeast New Mexico.
The location of Jal has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Jal has a population of 2,122 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Jal.
The community of Jal is 3,040 feet [927 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Jal is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Jal lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel south from Jal (for example, toward Wink (TX)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).
Jal lies within the (575) area code.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jal had an population of 2,122 people. This is an increase of 3.66% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.31% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Jal had a population of 2,047 people. This makes Jal the county's 4th most populous community.
The population of Jal represents 0.1% of the total population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 46th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 2,047 people, the population of Jal increased 2.56% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,996 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Jal.
Communities near Jal ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Jal.
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 Jal. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jal.
We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jal. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Jal.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jal ...
Looking for more information about Jal? 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 Jal, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Jal.
Adding Jal to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Jal 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 Jal was on a map titled Map of New Mexico (from Rand McNally, 1951).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Jal on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jal. 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/
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This page was last modified: 02 Aug 2022