Chaves County, New Mexico

county in New Mexico, United States

Chaves County is a county in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the population was 65,645.[1] Its county seat is Roswell.[2]

Chaves County
Chaves County Courthouse in Roswell
Map of New Mexico highlighting Chaves County
Location within the U.S. state of New Mexico
Map of the United States highlighting New Mexico
New Mexico's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 33°22′N 104°28′W / 33.36°N 104.47°W / 33.36; -104.47
Country United States
State New Mexico
FoundedFebruary 25, 1889
Named forJosé Francisco Chaves
Largest cityRoswell
 • Total6,075 sq mi (15,730 km2)
 • Land6,065 sq mi (15,710 km2)
 • Water9.8 sq mi (25 km2)  0.2%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density11/sq mi (4/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district2nd


  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 27, 2016. Retrieved September 27, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.