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Tularosa, New Mexico
(Otero County)

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Welcome to Tularosa ...

The village of Tularosa is located in Otero County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tularosa has a population of 3,020 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Tularosa is 4,510 feet [1,375 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Tularosa is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Tularosa is located in the (575) area code.

The ZIP code for Tularosa: 88352<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tularosa had an population of 3,020 people. This is an increase of 6.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.45% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tularosa had a population of 2,842 people. This makes Tularosa the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Tularosa represents 0.14% of the population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 41st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,842 people, the population of Tularosa has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,864 people).

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

Communities Also Named Tularosa ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two New Mexico communities named Tularosa: This one is located in Otero County and the other is located in Dona Ana County.

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

Communities near Tularosa ...

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

  • Alamogordo [Otero County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamogordo
    • Alamogordo [Otero County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Tularosa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,126 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alamogordo have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamogordo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alamogordo<7>
  • Cloudcroft [Otero County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloudcroft
    • Cloudcroft [Otero County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Tularosa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 704 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloudcroft
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloudcroft<7>
  • La Luz [Otero County]
  • Bent [Otero County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • High Rolls [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Rolls
      • High Rolls [Otero County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Tularosa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Rolls
    • Mountain Park [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Park
      • Mountain Park [Otero County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Tularosa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Park
    • Mescalero [Otero County]
    • Boles Acres [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boles Acres
      • Boles Acres [Otero County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Tularosa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boles Acres
    • Sunspot [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunspot
      • Sunspot [Otero County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Tularosa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunspot
    • Carrizo [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrizo
      • Carrizo [Otero County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the northeast of Tularosa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrizo

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tularosa. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Tularosa.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tularosa ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New Mexico

About Otero County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Otero County:

The official website for State of New Mexico:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Otero, 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 Tularosa.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tularosa - 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 village (such as Tularosa). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tularosa 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 '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- Tularosa) 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 Tularosa. 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 TularosaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tularosa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0749, Longitude: -106.0191    
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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