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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.
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.
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.
12% of Artesia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Artesia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $302. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $723.
Libraries in Artesia include Artesia Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Artesia include Artesia Daily Press
Eddy County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Artesia political report.
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.
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