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A- Artesia Amenities Some amenities close to this location
B Artesia Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% lower than New Mexico
9010% less expensive than the US average
New Mexico
928% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Artesia cost of living
F Artesia Crime Total crime is 7% lower than New Mexico
Total crime
3,97454% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2654% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-25%Year over year crime is down
Artesia crime
C- Artesia Employment Household income is 8% higher than New Mexico
Median household income
$49,51610% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$28,1086% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%32% lower than the US average
Artesia employment
B Artesia Housing Home value is 10% lower than New Mexico
Median home value
$145,40021% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$67629% lower than the US average
Home ownership
67%5% higher than the US average
Artesia real estate or Artesia rentals
F Artesia Schools HS graduation rate is 4% lower than New Mexico
High school grad. rates
77%7% lower than the US average
School test scores
25%48% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:112% lower than the US average
Artesia K-12 schools

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A Couple Of Negatives, But Overall Not Bad For A Couple or Single Adult

Living in Artesia, NM is okay depending on what you’re looking for. Our crime rate is atrocious considering we pay something to live here. A good education is slim to none. We have 10 public schools to choose from and each test score average is just as bad as the next school. So, if you plan on bringing a family or raising one here you might want to look around for better education opportunities in nearby towns and cities.

Beyond that, housing is okay dependent on if you’re looking to own or renting. Renting is average, but you must include amenities and other utility bills on top of that that usually aren’t included in rent around here unless the rent is $2500. However, if you are paying for amenities the price is decent and there’s a lot of reliable options around the area to take care of your garbage, your lawn, and more. Cost of living here could be a little lower considering what we put up with, but employment opportunities pretty much match with it.
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Source: The Artesia, NM data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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