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Artesia is a city in Eddy County, in the Carlsbad-Artesia metro area.

The community was named for the presence of artesian wells.

The latitude of Artesia is 32.842N. The longitude is -104.402W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,379 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,518.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$29,529
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Artesia demographic reports
Artesia is in the Pecos River Valley.
Former and merged names include:
· Miller
· Miller-Stegman
· Stegman
Filming location for:
· 1976 movie, "The Man Who Fell to Earth"
Local festivals include:
  • Eddy County Fair - July 30-Aug. 4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Artesia web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Artesia Museum & Art Center
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Artesia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Eddy County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 88210 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Artesia residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Artesia ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Artesia was $13,911, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

12% of Artesia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Artesia festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Artesia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $302.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $723.


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Libraries

Libraries in Artesia include Artesia Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Artesia include Artesia Daily Press

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Politics

Eddy County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Artesia political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Artesia workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Artesia between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Artesia include Best Western, Holiday Inn Express-Artesia.

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