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.