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Chaves County, NM
The county was named for Jose F. Chaves, congressional delegate

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The county is in the Roswell metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 61,635. This was an increase of  .41% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
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$28,513
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Chaves County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Chaves County was $22,727. This was an increase of 32.4% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 74% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Roswell

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10% of Chaves County residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chaves County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Chaves County include Boaz Cemetery, Cox Cemetery, Eden Valley Cemetery, Elk Cemetery, Frazier Cemetery, Hagerman Cemetery, Lake Arthur Cemetery, Liston Cemetery, Murphys Chapel Cemetery, Saint Marys Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Chaves County include Acme, Dexter, Hagerman, Lake Arthur, Roswell ... View communities

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Colleges in Chaves County include Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell, New Mexico Military Institute ... View colleges

School districts in Chaves County include Dexter Countynsolidated Schools, Hagerman Municipal Schools, Lake Arthur Municipal Schools, Roswell Independent Schools ... View school districts

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Libraries in Chaves County include Roswell Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Chaves County include Roswell Daily Record ... View newspapers

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

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Airports in Chaves County include Roswell Industrial Air Center

Hotels in Chaves County include Best Western, Best Western, Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott, Frontier Motel, Holiday Inn Express, Ramada Limited, Super 8

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