Clovis, NM is a peaceful farming community in the far east of the state, just a few miles from the Texas border. It is the county seat of Curry County. A largely rural area, Clovis, NM has roughly 37,500 residents in the little border town and is part of the larger Clovis-Portales Combined Statistical Area. Together, they have just over 63,000 residents.
Famous for its role in rock history, the city has a low cost of living, falling roughly 2 percent under the average for the United States. Despite being a county seat, commute time in the area is just 15 minutes, compared to a national average of 25 minutes.
Clovis, NM Job Opportunities
Popular positions in Clovis, NM include administrative support, construction, extraction and food service. A top employer in the area is Cannon Air Force Base, with its active duty personnel as well as full and part-time contractors working on the base. All told, over 9,000 people work there. Alsip's Convenience Stores account for around 3,000 people, while Clovis Municipal Schools employ roughly 1,100 people. Healthcare is also important; Community Healthcare employs 700 people, while 563 people work at Plains Regional Medical Center.
Clovis, NM Employment Trends
The unemployment rate in Clovis, NM is just 4.1 percent, versus a national average of 5.3 percent. The positions expected to enjoy the most growth include administrative support, construction, production, transportation and management. Many of the job opportunities in Clovis, NM involve agriculture or ranching, including cattle ranching, dairy production and cotton farming. As such, there are several production plants to process these products. The largest is located just outside Clovis. It is called the Southwest Cheese Company and processes some 2.3 billion pounds of milk every year. The company also employs almost 400 hundred people in manufacturing roles.