Dexter, NM Demographics


Population (year 2000): 1,235. Estimated population in July 2005: 1,230 (-0.4% change)
Males: 601 (48.7%), Females: 634 (51.3%)

Chaves County

Zip code: 88230

Median resident age: 30.0 years
Median household income: $30,707 (year 2000)
Median house value: $42,600 (year 2000)

Races in Dexter:

  • Hispanic (71.2%)
  • Other race (35.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (27.4%)
  • Two or more races (3.6%)
  • American Indian (1.5%)

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

Ancestries: German (4.3%), English (3.6%), Irish (3.2%), United States (2.5%), Portuguese (1.9%), French (1.7%).

Elevation: 3462 feet

Land area: 0.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Dexter

  • High school or higher: 52.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dexter town

  • Never married: 24.5%
  • Now married: 63.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 6.0%

17.3% Foreign born (17.3% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +332 (+36.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Dexter:

  • EASTERN NEW MEXICO MEDICAL CENTER (about 24 miles; ROSWELL, NM)
  • NEW MEXICO REHABILITATION CENTER (about 24 miles; ROSWELL, NM)
  • ARTESIA GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 28 miles; ARTESIA, NM)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Dexter:

  • ROSWELL INDUSTRIAL AIR CENTER (about 13 miles; ROSWELL, NM; ID: ROW)
  • CAVERN CITY AIR TRML (about 60 miles; CARLSBAD, NM; ID: CNM)
  • SIERRA BLANCA REGIONAL (about 83 miles; RUIDOSO, NM; ID: SRR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Dexter:

  • ARTESIA MUNI (about 25 miles; ARTESIA, NM; ID: ATS)
  • LEA COUNTY-ZIP FRANKLIN MEMORIAL (about 70 miles; LOVINGTON, NM; ID: E06)
  • TATUM (about 77 miles; TATUM, NM; ID: E07)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dexter:

  • EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 98 miles; PORTALES, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,955)
  • SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE (about 139 miles; LEVELLAND, TX; FT enrollment: 3,851)
  • ODESSA COLLEGE (about 162 miles; ODESSA, TX; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • EL PASO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 171 miles; EL PASO, TX; FT enrollment: 11,127)
  • NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS UNIVERSITY (about 172 miles; LAS VEGAS, NM; FT enrollment: 2,278)
  • NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 177 miles; LAS CRUCES, NM; FT enrollment: 12,562)
  • NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY-DONA ANA (about 177 miles; LAS CRUCES, NM; FT enrollment: 2,380)

Schools

Public high school in Dexter:

  • DEXTER HIGH (Students: 350; Location: 200 N. LINCOLN; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Dexter:

  • DEXTER ELEM (Students: 469; Location: 400 WEST 1ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • DEXTER MIDDLE (Students: 295; Location: 200 N. LINCOLN; Grades: 05 – 08)