Chaves County

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Chaves County, New Mexico

PO Box 580
Roswell, NM 88202
Phone: (505) 624-6614
Fax: (505) 624-6523
www.co.chaves.nm.us

In southeastern NM, northeast of Las Cruces; organized Feb 24, 1889 from Lincoln County (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For Lt. Col. Jose Francisco Chaves (1833-1904), an officer during the Civil War and U.S. representative from NM (1865-67; 1869-71)

Area (sq mi):: 6075.07 (land 6070.86; water 4.21) Population per square mile: 10.20
Population 2005: 61,860 State rank: 9 Population change: 2000-20005 0.80%; 1990-2000 6.10% Population 2000: 61,382 (White 52.10%; Black or African American 2.00%; Hispanic or Latino 43.80%; Asian 0.50%; Other 25.50%). Foreign born: 11.20%. Median age: 35.20
Income 2000: per capita $14,990; median household $28,513; Population below poverty level: 21.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,007-$21,714
Unemployment (2004): 6.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 17.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 5.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Roswell County seat (45,074)

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    Energy company Petrolia Energy Corporation (OTCBB:BBLS) reported on Thursday that it has acquired a 25% working interest (WI) position in Twin Lakes San Andres Unit, a long producing oil and gas property in the Permian Basin, in Chaves County, NM.
    Under the terms of an agreement, Whistler Ventures will sell the WI in Chaves County, NM to Petrolia Energy Corporation.