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Welcome to Santa Rosa ...

The city of Santa Rosa is located in northeast New Mexico.

Santa Rosa is located in Guadalupe County<1> and is the County Seat for Guadalupe County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Santa Rosa, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

When the people of Santa Rosa refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Santa Rosan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Santa Rosa has a population of 2,626 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Santa Rosa is 4,560 feet [1,390 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Santa Rosa is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

Santa Rosa is located in the (575) area code.

The ZIP code for Santa Rosa: 88435<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Santa Rosa had an population of 2,626 people. This is a decrease of 7.79% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.3% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Santa Rosa had a population of 2,848 people (which is 60.76% of the total population of Guadalupe County). This makes Santa Rosa the county's most populous community.

The population of Santa Rosa represents 0.14% of the population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 40th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,848 people, the population of Santa Rosa increased 3.79% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,744 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Santa Rosa.

Communities Also Named Santa Rosa ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 10 communities that are also named Santa Rosa - they are located in Arizona, California (4), Florida, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas (2).

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

Communities near Santa Rosa ...

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

  • Colonias
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonias
    • Colonias lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Santa Rosa.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonias
  • Cuervo
  • Pastura
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pastura
    • Pastura lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Santa Rosa.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pastura
  • Newkirk
  • Dilia
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dilia
    • Dilia lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Santa Rosa.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dilia
  • Lake Sumner
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Sumner
    • Lake Sumner lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Santa Rosa.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Sumner have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Sumner
  • Anton Chico
  • Yeso
  • Vaughn
  • Fort Sumner

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Santa Rosa. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Santa Rosa.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Santa Rosa ...

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

Adding Santa Rosa to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Santa Rosa in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Santa Rosa was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Santa Rosa on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New Mexico (1920).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Santa Rosa.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Santa Rosa. 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 Guadalupe, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Santa Rosa refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Santa Rosa may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Santa Rosa.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Santa Rosa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Santa Rosa). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Santa Rosa or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Santa Rosa) 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 Santa Rosa. 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 Santa RosaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Santa Rosa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9406, Longitude: -104.6845    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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