City Information

Population – 14,000.00
Elevation – 3,380.00
Location – Northern Section of Eddy County
Principal Economic Activity – Oil and gas, agriculture and dairy
Gross Receipts Tax Rate – 6.8125
Property tax rate inside city limits - $19.777 per $1,000; outside city limits, $17.853
Climate – Semi-dry
Average Annual Temperature – 67 degrees
Average Annual Rainfall – 12.51 inches
Average Snowfall – 3 inches
Average Relative Humidity – 29%
Sunshine - 85% of the year
Churches – 50
Hotels/Motels – 6
Bed and breakfasts – 3
Banks – 4
Government installations – Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, U.S. Veterans Patient Center
Medical – Artesia General Hospital, 34 beds with 7 doctors on staff
Nursing Homes – Good Samaritan Center
Utility Providers – Xcel Energy (inside city limits), Central Valley Electric (outside city limits).
PNM Gas Service – Gas
City of Artesia – Water and Sewer
Qwest – Telephone
Penasco Valley Telecommunications – Cable, Internet and Cellular Phones
Communications – One daily newspaper, Two radio stations (one AM and one FM), Cable television.

Statistics

Artesia Police Department 32 Full-time
Artesia Fire Department 18 Full-time
Fire Service Rating 5
City Budget $26 million
Water Source Aquifer
Sewer Storm and Sanitary
Treatment Activated Sludge Plant
Capacity 1.2 mgd

Demographics

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Market Profile 106 KB
Graphic Profile 85 KB
Demographic and Income Profile 76 KB
Housing Profile 63 KB
Age by Income Profile 66 KB
Detailed Income Profile 50 KB
Age by Sex Profile 110 KB
Retail Market Potential 66 KB
Financial Investments Market Potential 56 KB
Business Summary 18 KB
Standard Site Map 22 KB