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%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,086
    273
  • Murder
    8
    6
  • Rape
    25
    41
  • Robbery
    50
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    2,038
    525
  • Theft
    2,715
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    150
    263

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%

    Artesia Reviews

    11 reviews
    All Categories
    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!
    Review Artesia
    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.
    I have lived in Artesia, NM the past two and a half years and the people are very friendly. There is very little shopping but I am able to order many items online. The population is approximately 12,000 and does not appear to be growing. This town is an oil and gas town with three major families residing here with oil companies valued over 2 billion dollars and providing many jobs for the community along with other substantial oil industry companies in the area.