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Eddy County, NM
The county was named for Charles B. Eddy, who implemented a plan to irrigate arid land with water from the Pecos River

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Eddy County is one of 33 counties in New Mexico.

The county is in the Carlsbad-Artesia metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 51,688. This was an increase of  .06% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$31,998
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Eddy County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Eddy County was $23,763. This was an increase of 25.0% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 77% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Carlsbad

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9% of Eddy County residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Eddy County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Eddy County include Hope South Cemetery, Hope West Cemetery, Lookout Cemetery, Lower Cemetery, McDonald Cemetery, Old Lakewood Cemetery, Queen Cemetery, Rocky Arroyo Cemetery, Santa Catarina Cemetery, Seven Rivers Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Eddy County include Artesia, Carlsbad, Hope, Loving, Malaga ... View communities

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Colleges in Eddy County include New Mexico State University - Carlsbad ... View colleges

School districts in Eddy County include Artesia Public Schools, Carlsbad Municipal Schools, Loving Municipal Schools ... View school districts

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Libraries in Eddy County include Artesia Public Library, Carlsbad Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Eddy County include Artesia Daily Press, Carlsbad Current-Argus ... View newspapers

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

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Hotels in Eddy County include Best Western, Best Western Stevens Inn, Comfort Inn, Days Inn Carlsbad, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express-Artesia, Motel 6, Quality Inn Carlsbad, Super 8

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