10 Interesting Facts About Clovis, New Mexico

Facts About Clovis, New Mexico

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Facts About Clovis

  • Clovis began in 1906 when the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway was being constructed through the area and railway engineers were ordered to choose a townsite. At first, known as “Riley’s Switch”, it was reportedly renamed Clovis by the station master’s daughter, who was studying about Clovis, the first Catholic king of the Franks, at the time.
  • The settlement built up quickly and in 1909 it was incorporated as a city.
  • Clovis is located in southeastern Curry County at 34°24′45″N 103°12′17″W.
  • The city’s geographic centre is at an elevation of 4,281 feet above sea level.
  • The city has a total area of 22.9 square miles, of which 22.7 square miles is land and 0.2 square miles, or 0.73%, is water.
  • Clovis is located in the New Mexico portion of the Llano Estacado, in the eastern part of the state.
  • The estimated population of Clovis is 38,891, as of 2019.
  • The median income for a household in the city was $28,878, and the median income for a family was $33,622.
  • The community was originally known as Riley’s Switch.
  • The median income in Clovis, NM is $39,614 and the median home value is $137,758.


Facts About Clovis, New Mexico
Facts About Clovis, New Mexico
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