Chaves County , New Mexico

Chaves County: County in New Mexico, United States

Chaves County locator map
Location of Chaves County on New Mexico map.

About

Chaves County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the population was 65,645 and a population density of 4 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 64,711 inhabitants. Its county seat is Roswell. The county was created 132 years ago in 1889.

Chaves County New Mexico Court House west side image
Chaves County New Mexico Court House west side
Chaves County New Mexico Court House west side image

Geography

Chaves County is located at 33°21'47"N 104°28'1"W (33.3631900, -104.4670000). It has 5 neighbors: DeBaca County, Eddy County, Lea County, Lincoln County and Otero County.

Chaves County map

The largest city of Chaves County is Roswell with a population of 47,596. Other cities include, Hagerman population 1,226 and Lake Arthur population 422. See all Chaves County cities & populated places.

Weather

Chaves County forecast: Mostly clear, with a low around 49. more

Chaves County Quick Facts

Population : 64,711 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New Mexico (United States)
Area : 15734 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.2%
Land as percent of area : 99.8%
Named for : José Francisco Chaves
Altitude : 3,537 feet / 1078 meters
Capital : Roswell
Establishment : February 02, 1889
Time Zone : America/Denver
Local time : 15:47:51 (24th October 2021)
Density : 4 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -1.44% (2010-2020)
Weather : 49℉ Mostly Clear 7-days weather

Chaves County has 5 neighbours.

  • Roswell

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Chaves County decreased by 1.44% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 65,645 - census
2011 65,720 0.11% estimation process
2012 65,765 0.07% estimation process
2013 66,009 0.37% estimation process
2014 65,809 -0.3% estimation process
2015 65,825 0.02% estimation process
2016 65,646 -0.27% estimation process
2017 65,080 -0.87% estimation process
2018 64,554 -0.81% estimation process
2019 64,615 0.09% estimation process
2020 64,711 0.15% estimation process

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People born in Chaves County (1)

U.S. Army Brigadier General James Edward Wharton was born in Chaves County

Other places with the same name (1)

Chaves County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Chaves County.

City Name Population Title
Roswell 47,596 City in Chaves County, New Mexico, United States
Dexter 1,244 Town in Chaves County, New Mexico, United States
Hagerman 1,226 City in Gooding County, Idaho, United States
Lake Arthur 422 Human settlement in Chaves County, New Mexico, United States of America

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County Name Population Title
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Doña Ana County 221,262 County in New Mexico, United States
Santa Fe County 151,946 County in New Mexico, United States
Sandoval County 148,904 County in New Mexico, United States
San Juan County 123,312 County in southeastern Utah, United States
Las Cruces 105,096 City in and county seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States
Rio Rancho 99,885 City in New Mexico, United States
Santa Fe 84,996 County seat city in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA and New Mexico federated state capital city
Valencia County 77,574 County in New Mexico, United States
Lea County 71,830 County in New Mexico, United States
McKinley County 70,824 County in New Mexico, United States
Otero County 67,967 County in New Mexico, United States
Eddy County 58,418 County in New Mexico, United States
Curry County 48,793 County in Oregon, United States
Roswell 47,596 City in Chaves County, New Mexico, United States