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Vaughn, New Mexico

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Welcome to Vaughn ...

The town of Vaughn is located in southeast New Mexico.

Vaughn is located in Guadalupe County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Vaughn has a population of 396 people<2> (see below for details).

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

The community of Vaughn is 5,960 feet [1,817 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Vaughn is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

Vaughn is within the (575) area code.

The ZIP code for Vaughn: 88353<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Vaughn had an population of 396 people. This is a decrease of 11.21% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 26.53% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Vaughn had a population of 446 people (or 9.52% of the total population of Guadalupe County). This makes Vaughn the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Vaughn represents 0.02% of the total population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 77th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 446 people, the population of Vaughn decreased 17.25% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 539 people).

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

Communities Also Named Vaughn ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Vaughn - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Mississippi (2), Montana, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia (2) and Washington.

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

Communities near Vaughn ...

We have created a list of 7 communities that are near Vaughn.

  • Encino [Torrance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Encino
    • Encino [Torrance County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Vaughn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 79 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Encino
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Encino<6>
  • Pastura [Guadalupe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pastura
    • Pastura [Guadalupe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Vaughn
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pastura
  • Cedarvale [Torrance County]
  • Corona [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corona
    • Corona [Lincoln County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Vaughn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 167 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corona have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corona
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corona<6>
  • Continue List   (3 more) ...
    • Yeso [DeBaca County]
    • Santa Rosa [Guadalupe County]
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      • Santa Rosa [Guadalupe County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Vaughn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,625 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Rosa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Rosa<6>
    • Clines Corners [Torrance 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 Vaughn. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Vaughn.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Vaughn. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Vaughn.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vaughn ...

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

Adding Vaughn to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Vaughn.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Vaughn - 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 Vaughn). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Vaughn 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Vaughn) 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 Vaughn. 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 VaughnOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vaughn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6017, Longitude: -105.2052    
<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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