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Springer, New Mexico

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Welcome to Springer ...

The town of Springer is located in northeast New Mexico.

Springer is located in Colfax County<1>.

The location of Springer has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Springer has a population of 920 people<3> (see below for details).

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

The community of Springer is 5,850 feet [1,783 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Springer is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

Springer lies within the (575) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Springer had an population of 920 people. This is a decrease of 12.13% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 28.4% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Springer had a population of 1,047 people (which is 7.61% of the total population of Colfax County). This makes Springer the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Springer represents 0.05% of the population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 62nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,047 people, the population of Springer decreased 18.52% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,285 people).

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

Communities Also Named Springer ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Springer - they are located in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma and Oregon.

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

Communities near Springer ...

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

  • Maxwell [Colfax County]
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    • Maxwell [Colfax County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Springer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 213 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maxwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxwell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maxwell<6>
  • Colmor [Colfax County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colmor
    • Colmor [Colfax County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Springer
  • Miami [Colfax County]
  • Cimarron [Colfax County]
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    • Cimarron [Colfax County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the northwest of Springer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 884 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cimarron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cimarron
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cimarron<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Dawson [Colfax County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dawson
      • Dawson [Colfax County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Springer
    • Lauretta [Colfax County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lauretta
      • Lauretta [Colfax County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Springer
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Lauretta. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
    • Wagon Mound [Mora County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wagon Mound
      • Wagon Mound [Mora County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the south of Springer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 283 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wagon Mound
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wagon Mound<6>
    • Mills [Harding County]
    • Ocate [Mora County]
    • Ute Park [Colfax County]

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Springer. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Springer.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Springer ...

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

Adding Springer to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Springer 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 Springer was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Springer. 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 Colfax, 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 Springer.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Springer - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Springer) 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 Springer. 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 SpringerOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3661, Longitude: -104.5931       In this case, the coordinates for Springer 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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