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Welcome to Jal ...

The city of Jal is located in southeast New Mexico.

Jal is located in Lea County<1>.

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 elevation 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).

The telephone area code for Jal: (575)

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 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 (with 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.

  • Kermit [Winkler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kermit
    • Kermit [Winkler County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Jal
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,367 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kermit
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kermit<6>
  • Maypens [Lea County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maypens
    • Maypens [Lea County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Jal
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maypens
  • Cheyenne [Winkler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheyenne
    • Cheyenne [Winkler County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Jal
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheyenne
  • Eunice [Lea County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eunice
    • Eunice [Lea County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the north of Jal
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,049 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eunice
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eunice<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jones City [Lea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones City
      • Jones City [Lea County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the north of Jal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones City
    • Wink [Winkler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wink
      • Wink [Winkler County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the south of Jal
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,014 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wink
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wink<6>
    • Notrees [Ector County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Notrees
      • Notrees [Ector County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Jal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Notrees have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Notrees
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Notrees<6>
    • Frankel City [Andrews County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankel City
      • Frankel City [Andrews County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Jal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frankel City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Woody [Loving County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woody
      • Woody [Loving County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Jal
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Woody. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
    • Goldsmith [Ector County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldsmith
      • Goldsmith [Ector County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<5> to the east of Jal
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 277 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldsmith have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldsmith
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goldsmith<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 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.

Visit our Community Index for New Mexico

About Lea County

About New Mexico

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/

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>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jal.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jal - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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- Jal) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jal. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JalOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jal. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1155, Longitude: -103.1892       In this case, the coordinates for Jal have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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