10 Interesting Facts About Roswell, New Mexico

Facts About Roswell, New Mexico

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Facts About Roswell

  • Roswell is a city in, and the seat of, Chaves County in the U.S. state of New Mexico.
  • The Roswell UFO incident was named after the town, though the crash site of the alleged UFO was some 75 miles from Roswell and closer to Corona.
  • Roswell’s tourism industry is based on aerospace engineering and ufology museums and businesses, as well as alien-themed and spacecraft-themed iconography.
  • Roswell is located in the High Great Plains of southeastern New Mexico, west of the Pecos River and east of highlands that rise to the Sierra Blanca range.
  • The estimated population of Roswell is 47,941, as of 2019.
  • Roswell has a total area of 29.9 square miles, of which 29.8 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles, or 0.19%, is covered by water.
  • The record low in Roswell is −24 °F on January 11, 1962, and February 8, 1933. The record high is 114 °F on June 27, 1994.
  • The median income for a household in the city was $43,372, and per capita income was $22,119.
  • Roswell hosted the record-breaking skydive by Felix Baumgartner on October 14, 2012.
  • In the 1930s, Roswell was a site for much of Robert H. Goddard’s early rocketry work.


Facts About Roswell, New Mexico
Facts About Roswell, New Mexico
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