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Agricultural and ranching community

Clovis is a city in Curry County.

It is the county seat.

Community is believed named for the daughter of a railroad official

The latitude of Clovis is 34.404N. The longitude is -103.204W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,268 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 32,815.


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Median household income
Local
$28,878
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Clovis demographic reports
Clovis is in the High Plains, near the Texas border
Former and merged names include:
· Riley Switch
· Riley's Switch
Grew with the establishment of the Cannon Air Force Base in 1942

The studio founded here by Norman Petty in the 1950s recorded early hits by Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Waylon Jennings and the Fireballs

Local festivals include:
  • Curry County Fair - Aug. 13-18, 2007
Dates often change. Check Clovis web sites and events links in the sections below.
Clovis attractions: Hillcrest Zoo
Historic sites and museums: Clovis Depot Model Train Museum, Eula Mae Edwards Museum, Thornton Homestead Museum
Colleges and universities: Clovis Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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11% of Clovis residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Clovis ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Clovis was $15,561, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Clovis residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Clovis, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $338.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $662.


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Libraries in Clovis include Clovis-Carver Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Clovis include Clovis News Journal

TV stations in Clovis include KVIH.

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

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The average commute time for Clovis workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Clovis between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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