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Lake Arthur, New Mexico

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Welcome to Lake Arthur ...

The town of Lake Arthur is located in southeast New Mexico.

Lake Arthur is located in Chaves County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Lake Arthur: Lk. Arthur

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lake Arthur has a population of 420 people<2> (see below for details).

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

The community of Lake Arthur is 3,380 feet [1,030 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Lake Arthur is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

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

Lake Arthur lies within the (575) area code.

The ZIP code for Lake Arthur: 88253<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lake Arthur had an population of 420 people. This is a decrease of 3.67% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.78% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lake Arthur had a population of 436 people. This makes Lake Arthur the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Lake Arthur represents 0.02% of the total population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 78th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 436 people, the population of Lake Arthur has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 432 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lake Arthur.

Communities Also Named Lake Arthur ...

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

Communities near Lake Arthur ...

We have created a list of 8 communities that are near Lake Arthur.

  • Artesia [Eddy County]
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    • Artesia [Eddy County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Lake Arthur
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,214 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Artesia<6>
  • Dexter [Chaves County]
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    • Dexter [Chaves County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Lake Arthur
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,244 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dexter have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dexter<6>
  • Hagerman [Chaves County]
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    • Hagerman [Chaves County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Lake Arthur
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,226 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hagerman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hagerman<6>
  • Hope [Eddy County]
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    • Hope [Eddy County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the southwest of Lake Arthur
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 104 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope<6>
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Loco Hills [Eddy County]
    • Roswell [Chaves County]
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      • Roswell [Chaves County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the north of Lake Arthur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,596 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roswell<6>
    • Maljamar [Lea County]
    • Carlsbad [Eddy County]
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      • Carlsbad [Eddy County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<5> to the south of Lake Arthur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,664 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlsbad
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlsbad<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 Lake Arthur. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lake Arthur.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lake Arthur. 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 Lake Arthur.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lake Arthur. See our Newspapers Page for Lake Arthur.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lake Arthur ...

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

Adding Lake Arthur to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lake Arthur 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 Lake Arthur was on a map titled Map of New Mexico (from Rand McNally, 1920).

We also found Lake Arthur on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New Mexico (1925).

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

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About Chaves County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Chaves, 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 Lake Arthur.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lake Arthur - 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 town (such as Lake Arthur). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lake Arthur 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lake Arthur) 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 Lake Arthur. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lake ArthurOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Arthur. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0003, Longitude: -104.3645    
<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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