Dexter, New Mexico

Dexter Town Offices
Dexter Town Offices
Dexter National Fish Hatchery and Technology Center

Dexter is home to the Dexter National Fish Hatchery & Technology Center, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the preservation, breeding and restoration of threatened and endangered fish species to their native habitats.

Dexter is located near the Rio Grande and Lake Van, a locally popular recreation area, is in the backyard.

Dexter Public Schools
Dexter Public Schools
Fast Facts about Dexter, New Mexico
Dexter, Chaves County, NM 88230
Latitude: 33.196062°N
Longitude: 104.370222°W
Elevation: 3,465'

High School or Higher: 52.4%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 10.5%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 5.9%
Cost of Living Index for Dexter: 84.1
Unemployed (August 2014): 6.0%

2014 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $34,060
Median Home Value: $74,300
Median Resident Age: 30.0 Years
Major Industries:
Educational Services, Agriculture, Lodging & Food Services, Construction, Government, Food Stores, Health Care, Miscellaneous Manufacturing, Finance & Insurance Services, Social Services, Retail Services
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population 1,266
Males 650
Females 616
Population by Age
Under 18 393
18 & over 873
20-24 73
25-34 165
35-49 254
50-64 192
65 & over 136
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino 961
Non Hispanic or Latino 305
Population by Race
White 734
African-American 5
Asian 0
Native American 18
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
Other 462
Two or more 47
Photo of Dexter National Fish Hatchery courtesy of the US Fish & Wildlife Service
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