Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico

Roswell: City in Chaves County, New Mexico, United States


Roswell is a city located in the county of Chaves in the U.S. state of New Mexico. Its population at the 2010 census was 48,366 and a population density of 624 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 47,596 inhabitants.

The city was created 154 years ago in 1868.

Quick Facts about Roswell

Population : 47,596 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New Mexico (United States)
County : Chaves County
Twitter username : RoswellNM_Govt
Postal code : 88201–88203
Phone Area Codes : 575
Area : 77.48 km2
Altitude : 3,573 feet / 1089 meters
Capital city : Roswell is capital of Chaves County
Establishment : January 01, 1869 (154 years ago)
Time Zone : Mountain Time Zone
Local time : 21:42:26 (4th June 2023)
Density : 614 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -1.62% (2010-2020)
Roswell locator map
Location of Roswell on New Mexico map.
Roswell NM Main Street image
Roswell NM Main Street
Roswell NM Main Street image


Roswell is located at 33°23'40"N 104°31'30"W (33.3943700, -104.5249100).

Roswell map


According to census records, the population of Roswell decreased by 1.62% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 48,366 - census
2011 48,442 0.16% estimation process
2012 48,426 -0.03% estimation process
2013 48,594 0.35% estimation process
2014 48,438 -0.32% estimation process
2015 48,443 0.01% estimation process
2016 48,283 -0.33% estimation process
2017 47,938 -0.72% estimation process
2018 47,532 -0.85% estimation process
2019 47,551 0.04% estimation process
2020 47,596 0.09% estimation process

Roswell zip code is 88201. County name: Chaves, County fips: 35005

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People born in Roswell (48)

People born in Roswell, including singer, songwriter, activist, and humanitarian John Denver, racecar driver Ray Crawford, spiritualist J. Z. Knight, .


  • George Young (American former track and field athlete and college coach) he was born in 24/07/1937
  • Bill Smith (American poker player) he was born in 14/03/1934
  • Joe Skeen (American politician (1927-2003)) he was born in 30/06/1927
  • Austin St. John (American actor) he was born in 17/09/1974
  • Susan Graham (singer) she was born in 23/07/1960
  • Tom Brookshier (American football player and coach (1931-2010)) he was born in 16/12/1931
  • Liz Parker (fictional character and the protagonist of the Roswell High book series and Roswell T.V. series) she was born in 01/01/1983
  • Daniel R. Foley (American politician)
  • David Gilman (American luger and canoeist) he was born in 06/12/1954
  • DonTrell Moore (American football player) he was born in 25/09/1982
  • Doris Hill (actress (1905-1976)) she was born in 21/03/1905
  • Juan Guerrero Burciaga (United States federal judge) he was born in 17/08/1929
  • Kim Douglas Wiggins (artist) he was born in 08/04/1959
  • Kyle Valenti (Fictional character of the Roswell franchise) he was born in 01/01/1984
  • Lefty Scott (American baseball player) he was born in 15/07/1915
  • Maria DeLuca (Fictional character of the Roswell franchise) she was born in 01/01/1983
  • Michael Levitt (television producer) he was born in 13/03/1968
  • Peter Guttman (American photographer)

Schools in Roswell

College & universities near Roswell, NM

Code Name City ZIP
187912 New Mexico Military Institute Roswell (NM) 88201-5173

Post offices near Roswell

Post Office Name City ZIP
Roswell 2 Post Office Roswell (NM) 88201

Other places with the same name (4)

  • Roswell , Georgia city in Chaves County, New Mexico, United States with a population of 95,434 people.
  • Roswell , Ohio city in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States of America with a population of 212 people.
  • Roswell , South Dakota town in South Dakota, United States of America with a population of 69 people.

Other cities in Chaves County

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

City Name Population Title
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

Distance to Other Cities

Roswell distances to largest New Mexico cities