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Roswell is a city in Chaves County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Roswell Smith, father of settler Van C. Smith.
The latitude of Roswell is 33.394N. The longitude is -104.522W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,576 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 44,228.
Thousands of German POWs were held here during World War II.
Robert H. Goddard conducted rocket experiments here.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Roswell demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Chaves 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 88201 ZIP code.
10% of Roswell residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Roswell ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Roswell was $14,589, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Roswell residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Roswell include Downtown Roswell Historic District, New Mexico Military Institute Historic District, South Spring Ranch ... View historic districts
Median rent in Roswell, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $342. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $617.
Libraries in Roswell include Roswell Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Roswell include Roswell Daily Record
TV stations in Roswell include KBIM, KOBR, KRPV, KRWB.
Chaves County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Roswell political report.
The average commute time for Roswell workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Roswell between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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