B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$133,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$681
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%

Artesia Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,086
    0
  • Murder
    8
    0
  • Rape
    25
    41
  • Robbery
    50
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    2,038
    1
  • Theft
    2,715
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    150
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,701
National
$53,889
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%
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Artesia Reviews

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Artesia is one of them small towns in any state that we see when your trying to get to a bigger city or a bigger town. This town is home because its the place where i grew up and sure you have to find ways to keep yourself busy, but it is something that is different from other towns with the community and it is very sport based which is something that I cherish about this town. Every town needs its improvements and one thing that this town needs to improve on is things to do and places to shop because it would make more money and make things better if it did have these items to choose from.
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It was great to grow up here. Small town, friendly, supportive of the kids in sports and unified. I live in New Mexico and it is very dry and flat here but we aren't in much danger for earthquakes, blizzards or hurricanes. We don't have many big cities bit we do have beautiful sunsets and deserts, great food and nice weather!
I think coming from a small town has been one of the biggest blessings I have ever had. Everyone knows one another here. Not only that but they get along as well. We have a former resident names Mack Chase and he rewards the top students with scholarships. I think that is a nice gesture. I believe our community is like a family, because once a family is going through something tough, the whole town is there to support. Our schools may be all about sports, but deep down what really matter are our neighbors and their safety, and that's why I like Artesia so much and I hopefully can raise my family here.