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.