Roswell, NM Population

By | June 21, 2019

Population: 45,293. Estimated population in July 2020: 45,199 (-0.2% change)
Males: 21,840 (48.2%), Females: 23,453 (51.8%)

Chaves County

Zip codes: 88201.

Median resident age: 35.2 years
Median household income: $27,252
Median house value: $60,100

Races in Roswell:

  • White Non-Hispanic (50.9%)
  • Hispanic (44.3%)
  • Other race (21.3%)
  • Two or more races (3.3%)
  • Black (2.5%)
  • American Indian (2.1%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (9.3%), English (8.7%), Irish (7.4%), United States (6.3%), French (1.9%), Italian (1.8%).

Elevation: 3573 feet

Land area: 28.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Roswell

  • High school or higher: 73.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Roswell city

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 52.7%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

10.8% Foreign born (9.3% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +666 (+1.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Roswell:

  • EASTERN NEW MEXICO MEDICAL CENTER (405 W COUNTRY CLUB RD)
  • NEW MEXICO REHABILITATION CENTER (31 GAIL HARRIS AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Roswell:

  • ARTESIA GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 42 miles; ARTESIA, NM)
  • CARLSBAD MEDICAL CENTER (about 70 miles; CARLSBAD, NM)
  • LINCOLN COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (about 79 miles; RUIDOSO, NM)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Roswell:

  • ROSWELL INDUSTRIAL AIR CENTER (about 7 miles; ROSWELL, NM; Abbreviation: ROW)
  • SIERRA BLANCA REGIONAL (about 70 miles; RUIDOSO, NM; Abbreviation: SRR)
  • CAVERN CITY AIR TRML (about 75 miles; CARLSBAD, NM; Abbreviation: CNM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Roswell:

  • ARTESIA MUNI (about 38 miles; ARTESIA, NM; Abbreviation: ATS)
  • FORT SUMNER MUNI (about 79 miles; FORT SUMNER, NM; Abbreviation: FSU)
  • LEA COUNTY-ZIP FRANKLIN MEMORIAL (about 84 miles; LOVINGTON, NM; Abbreviation: E06)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Roswell:

  • EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY-ROSWELL CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 1,796; Location: 52 UNIVERSITY BLVD ADMIN CTR; Public; Website: roswell.enmu.edu)
  • NEW MEXICO MILITARY INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 451; Location: 101 W COLLEGE; Public; Website: www.nmmi.cc.nm.us)
  • ALADDIN BEAUTY COLLEGE 22 (Location: 108 S UNION AVE; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Roswell:

  • EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 98 miles; PORTALES, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,955)
  • SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE (about 147 miles; LEVELLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,851)
  • NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS UNIVERSITY (about 157 miles; LAS VEGAS, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,278)
  • EL PASO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 171 miles; EL PASO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 11,127)
  • NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 172 miles; LAS CRUCES, NM; Full-time enrollment: 12,562)
  • NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY-DONA ANA (about 172 miles; LAS CRUCES, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,380)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO (about 177 miles; EL PASO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 12,071)

Schools

Public high schools in Roswell:

  • ROSWELL HIGH (Students: 1,326; Location: 500 WEST HOBBS STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • GODDARD HIGH (Students: 1,215; Location: 701 E. COUNTRY CLUB ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • UNIVERSITY HIGH (Students: 219; Location: 606 WEST O’CONNOR ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CHAVES COUNTY JDC (Students: 6; Location: 400 N. VIRGINIA; Grades: 07 – 12)
Private high school in Roswell:

  • GATEWAY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 379; Location: PO BOX 1642; Grades: PK – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Roswell:

  • MONTERREY ELEM (Students: 472; Location: 910 WEST GAYLE STREET; Grades: KG – 06)
  • BERRENDO ELEM (Students: 444; Location: 505 W. PINE LODGE ROAD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • SUNSET ELEM (Students: 431; Location: 25 MARTIN; Grades: PK – 06)
  • VALLEY VIEW ELEM (Students: 420; Location: 1400 S. WASHINGTON AVE.; Grades: PK – 06)
  • DEL NORTE ELEM (Students: 411; Location: 2701 NORTH GARDEN AVE.; Grades: PK – 06)
  • MILITARY HGTS ELEM (Students: 399; Location: 1900 NORTH MICHIGAN; Grades: KG – 06)
  • SIERRA MIDDLE (Students: 398; Location: 615 SOUTH SYCAMORE AVE.; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • BERRENDO MIDDLE (Students: 388; Location: 800 MARION RICHARDS RD.; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • WASHINGTON AVENUE EL (Students: 369; Location: 408 N. WASHINGTON AVE.; Grades: KG – 06)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW MIDDL (Students: 361; Location: 312 E. MOUNTAINVIEW RD.; Grades: 07 – 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Roswell:

  • ST. ANDREWS EPISCOPAL (Students: 153; Location: PO BOX 2525; Grades: PK – 6)
  • CHILD GARDEN SCHOOL (Students: 133; Location: 1500 S MAIN; Grades: PK – KG)
  • NOAHS ARK (Students: 90; Location: 501 N SYCAMORE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • TRINITY METHODIST DAY SCHOOL (Students: 21; Location: 1413 SOUTH UNION; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Roswell:

  • ROSWELL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,039,940; Location: 301 N. PENNSYLVANIA AVE; 148,793 books; 3,993 audio materials; 1,987 video materials; 189 serial subscriptions)