Hobbs, NM Population

Population: 28,657. Estimated population in July 2020: 29,006 (+1.2% change)
Males: 14,340 (50.0%), Females: 14,317 (50.0%)

Lea County

Zip codes: 88240, 88242.

Median resident age: 32.1 years
Median household income: $28,100
Median house value: $51,200

Races in Hobbs:

  • White Non-Hispanic (48.9%)
  • Hispanic (42.2%)
  • Other race (24.4%)
  • Black (6.8%)
  • Two or more races (3.7%)
  • American Indian (1.8%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (7.2%), Irish (6.4%), United States (6.2%), English (5.6%), Dutch (1.6%), French (1.5%).

Elevation: 3621 feet

Land area: 18.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Hobbs

  • High school or higher: 66.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hobbs city

  • Never married: 22.0%
  • Now married: 58.6%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

10.8% Foreign born (10.2% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -645 (-2.2%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Hobbs:

  • LEA REGIONAL HOSPITAL (5419 LOVINGTON HWY P O BOX 3000)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Hobbs:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Hobbs:

  • LEA COUNTY RGNL (about 6 miles; HOBBS, NM; Abbreviation: HOB)
  • CAVERN CITY AIR TRML (about 82 miles; CARLSBAD, NM; Abbreviation: CNM)
  • MIDLAND INTERNATIONAL (about 85 miles; MIDLAND, TX; Abbreviation: MAF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Hobbs:

  • EUNICE (about 20 miles; EUNICE, NM; Abbreviation: E04)
  • LEA COUNTY-ZIP FRANKLIN MEMORIAL (about 25 miles; LOVINGTON, NM; Abbreviation: E06)
  • DENVER CITY (about 28 miles; DENVER CITY, TX; Abbreviation: E57)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Hobbs:

  • NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,903; Location: 5317 LOVINGTON HWY; Public; Website: www.nmjc.cc.nm.us)
  • COLLEGE OF THE SOUTHWEST (Full-time enrollment: 384; Location: 6610 LOVINGTON HWY; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master’s degree)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hobbs:

  • ODESSA COLLEGE (about 76 miles; ODESSA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,555)
  • SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE (about 80 miles; LEVELLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,851)
  • MIDLAND COLLEGE (about 87 miles; MIDLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,800)
  • EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 101 miles; PORTALES, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,955)
  • TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 111 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Full-time enrollment: 22,439)
  • WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 142 miles; PLAINVIEW, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,578)
  • SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 166 miles; ALPINE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,076)

Schools

Public high schools in Hobbs:

  • HOBBS HIGH (Students: 1,555; Location: 800 NORTH JEFFERSON; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • ALTERNATIVE HIGH (Students: 97; Location: 800 NORTH JEFFERSON; Grades: 09 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Hobbs:

  • HIGHLAND JR HIGH (Students: 611; Location: 2500 NORTH JEFFERSON; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • HEIZER FRESHMAN (Students: 595; Location: 101 STANOLIND RD.; Grades: 09 – 09)
  • HOUSTON JR HIGH (Students: 566; Location: 300 NORTH HOUSTON; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • SOUTHERN HEIGHTS (Students: 470; Location: 101 EAST TEXAS; Grades: KG – 06)
  • MILLS ELEM (Students: 410; Location: 200 WEST COPPER; Grades: KG – 06)
  • STONE ELEM (Students: 399; Location: 1015 CALLE SUR; Grades: KG – 06)
  • TAYLOR ELEM (Students: 397; Location: 1700 EAST YESO; Grades: KG – 06)
  • COLLEGE LANE ELEM (Students: 367; Location: 2000 COLLEGE LANE; Grades: KG – 06)
  • WILL ROGERS ELEM (Students: 363; Location: 300 EAST CLINTON; Grades: KG – 06)
  • CORONADO ELEM (Students: 348; Location: 2600 NORTH BRAZOS; Grades: KG – 06)
Private primary/middle school in Hobbs:

  • ST HELENAS SCHOOL (Students: 95; Location: 105 E SAINT ANNE PL; Grades: KG – 6)

Libraries

Library in Hobbs:

  • HOBBS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $655,635; Location: 509 N. SHIPP; 97,794 books; 2,878 audio materials; 1,929 video materials; 137 serial subscriptions)

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