Artesia is located in Eddy County
, and in the Southeast New Mexico
region. Artesia is on the crossing of hwy 285 and hwy 82. Just head north from Carlsbad
along Highway 82 on the banks of the Pecos River
near Lake McMillan. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 10,973, an increase of 363 since 1990.