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Chili Capital of the World

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The population of Hatch is approximately 1,667 (2009), 1648 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 635 (2000), 500 (2010).

The amount of land area in Hatch is 8.0 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Hatch is 3.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hatch to Washington DC is 1810 miles. The distance to the New Mexico state capital is 219 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hatch is positioned 32.66 degrees north of the equator and 107.15 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Hatch elevation is 4,058 feet above sea level.
Hatch per capita income is $11,376 (2009).
Hatch median income is $28,864 (2009).

The Hatch median home price is $85,163 (2009).

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Hatch location: in southern New Mexico about 33 miles from Las Cruces and about 74 miles northwest of El Paso. Other nearby communities include: Salem, Rincon, Radium Springs, Fairacres, Dona Ana, Dona Ana-Hill, Williamsburg and Truth or Consequences.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Hatch is moderate with desert-like conditions during the summer months. Here is a current weather page for the area.
Hatch average annual rainfall is 7.4 inches per year
Hatch average temperature is 79 degrees F.
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Hatch history:

Hatch was first known as Santa Barbara when it was settled in 1851, but the new settlers were scared off by Apache Raids until Fort Thorn was built nearby in 1853. When the Fort closed in 1860, the settlers again left the area. When, once again, the little town was re-populated, it was renamed for Edward Hatch, the commander of the New Mexico Military District at that time.
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Hatch attractions:

Home of the Hatch Chili Festival
Held every year in early September. Scorch your palate with great Chili then join in the watermelon eating contest to cool off. This festival has much more to offer. Don't miss it!

Hatch is well-known for its famous chili peppers. Though other crops, such as onions, cotton and corn, are also grown here, it is the chili that takes the limelight. Most of the farming is done with irrigation water from the Rio Grande and two nearby lakes - Caballo and Elephant Butte Reservoir.

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