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Chaves County, New Mexico

PO Box 580
Roswell, NM 88202
Phone: (505) 624-6614
Fax: (505) 624-6523

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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    This 4 x 5in picture was said to have been An Billy taken at Chaves County, New Mexico, in 1878.
    On 20 April 2011, SRD collected a live Pecos bluntnose shiner (Notropis simus pecosensis, 59-mm standard length) in the Pecos River near the confluence of Willow Creek, Chaves County, New Mexico, with a large, major-worker, carpenter ant (Camponotus vicinus; width of head, 3.4 mm) lodged in its throat.
    Oil and gas company Cross Border Resources Inc (OTCBB:XBOR.ob) on Tuesday announced an update of the operations of its Concho Resources Leo three Fed Com number one H well in Chaves County, New Mexico within the Permian Basin.
    Finally, a place called Bosque Draw, north of Acme and northeast of Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico, gave up, late last year, a number of vaguely extraterrestrial-looking pyrite specimens, mostly of small-cabinet size.
    Final report: habitat evaluation of lesser prairie chickens in eastern Chaves County, New Mexico. Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, New Mexico State University, Agricultural Experiment Station, Las Cruces, 141 pp.
    They are found at two sites in Chaves County, New Mexico, one site in Pecos County, Texas, and one site in Reeves County, Texas.
    This 4 x 5in picture was said to have been taken at Chaves County, New Mexico, in 1878.