Hobbs, New Mexico

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Population in 2013: 36,041 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +25.8%
Males: 17,991  (49.9%)
Females: 18,050  (50.1%)
Median resident age:  30.8 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 88240, 88242.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,302 (it was $28,100 in 2000)
Hobbs:

$50,302
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,625 (it was $14,209 in 2000)

Hobbs city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $96,182 (it was $48,400 in 2000)
Hobbs:

$96,182
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $105,456; Detached houses: $111,947; Townhouses or other attached units: $100,074; In 2-unit structures: $59,833; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $80,087; Mobile homes: $39,445; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $35,252

Median gross rent in 2012: $750.

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  • Hispanic - 18,154 (53.2%)
  • White alone - 13,180 (38.6%)
  • Black alone - 1,792 (5.3%)
  • Two or more races - 462 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 384 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 108 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 31 (0.09%)

Races in Hobbs detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hobbs: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (6.2%), English (5.6%), Irish (5.5%), United States (4.8%), Italian (1.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1929

Elevation: 3621 feet

Land area: 18.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,904 people per square mile   (low).

Hobbs, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Hobbs:

  • High school or higher: 71.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hobbs city:

  • Never married: 31.7%
  • Now married: 52.6%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

4,535 residents are foreign born

This city:  13.0%
New Mexico:  9.6%



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists there were 55 registered sex offenders living in Hobbs, New Mexico as of May 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Hobbs to the number of sex offenders is 636 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $549 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $408 (0.5%)

Hobbs satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Odessa, TX (74.2 miles , pop. 90,943).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (202.3 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (354.9 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: North Hobbs, NM (2.1 miles ), Nadine, NM (2.5 miles ), Monument, NM (3.1 miles ), Eunice, NM (4.3 miles ), Lovington, NM (4.5 miles ), Denver City, TX (5.0 miles ), Seminole, TX (5.3 miles ), Seagraves, TX (6.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $191,500
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $249,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $156,000
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $65,900
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $153,700
  • 2003: 29 buildings, average cost: $151,700
  • 2004: 47 buildings, average cost: $176,500
  • 2005: 45 buildings, average cost: $160,900
  • 2006: 58 buildings, average cost: $184,600
  • 2007: 113 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2008: 93 buildings, average cost: $190,200
  • 2009: 17 buildings, average cost: $186,600
  • 2010: 17 buildings, average cost: $218,000
  • 2011: 20 buildings, average cost: $189,700
  • 2012: 38 buildings, average cost: $198,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 32.71 N, Longitude: 103.14 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,167 (+3.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 11,763 (79.2%)

Area code: 505

Hobbs household income distribution Hobbs home values distribution

Crime rates in Hobbs by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 2241346415963
per 100,000 7.16.913.73.510.413.820.413.63.416.327.617.48.7
Rapes 16211622212221222316392220
per 100,000 56.972.954.776.473.175.671.474.977.352.1119.563.857.9
Robberies 13312734282047393520331422
per 100,000 46.2107.692.4118.197.468.8159.9132.8117.665.1101.140.663.7
Assaults 243242304268305287379317224138168121186
per 100,000 864.1839.81040.2931.21061.1986.71289.11079.0752.9449.4514.7350.7538.5
Burglaries 262276355372351324388348364397419415389
per 100,000 931.7957.81214.81292.61221.11113.91319.71184.61223.51292.71283.61202.81126.1
Thefts 9571,0201,3201,3571,5312,0881,5521,3561,0701,2351,2069851,045
per 100,000 3403.03539.74516.84715.25326.37178.55278.94615.73596.54021.53694.62854.73025.2
Auto thefts 375435595966729881606059114
per 100,000 131.6187.4119.8205.0205.3226.9244.9333.6272.3195.4183.8171.0330.0
Arson 613N/A259781763
per 100,000 21.33.510.3N/A7.017.230.623.826.93.321.417.48.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 474.0513.0602.2605.3657.5712.9751.8658.8523.1466.1554.7393.2431.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Hobbs detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 84 (75 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
New Mexico average:

2.22
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.9%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -645 (-2.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (29%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Extraction workers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Hobbs: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Hobbs, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Hobbs-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 36% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/17/1954, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.3 miles away from the Hobbs city center .

On 4/19/1969, a category F3 tornado 27.4 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hobbs-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below New Mexico state average. It is 2% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 168.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 26.2 miles away from Hobbs center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 139.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 83.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/23/2004 at 09:22:05, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.0 miles away from Hobbs center
On 3/14/1999 at 22:43:17, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MD, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 87.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lea County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hobbs topographic map

Birthplace of: Colt McCoy - College football player, Ryan Bingham - Male singer, Rob Evans - College basketball coach, Bill Bridges (basketball) - Basketball player, Mike Chenault - Politician, Allen Haynes - College basketball player (New Mexico State Aggies), Mike May (Iowa politician) - Politician, Ronald Ross - College basketball player (Texas Tech Red Raiders), Scott Terry - Baseball player, Timmy Smith - Former professional football player.

Hospitals in Hobbs:

  • LEA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 5419 N LOVINGTON HIGHWAY)
  • STAR HOSPICE (1601 NORTH TURNER DRIVE, SUITE 520)
  • VISTACARE (1515 CALLE SUR)

Dialysis Facilities in Hobbs:

  • HOBBS DIALYSIS (FMC) (2827 N DAL PASO STE 105)

Home Health Centers in Hobbs:

  • DEL AND ASSOCIATES NURSING SERVICE (418 NORTH TURNER STREET)
  • ELITE HOME HEALTH (1508 N DAL PASO ST)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE (726 E MICHIGAN STE 130)
  • STAR CARE HOME HEALTH (1601 N TURNER DRIVE, SUITE 520)

Nursing Homes in Hobbs:

  • COUNTRY COTTAGE CARE AND REHABILITATION (2101 BENSING ROAD)
  • HEARTLAND CARE OF HOBBS (1701 NORTH TURNER)
  • HOBBS HEALTH CARE CENTER (5715 NORTH LOVINGTON HIGHWAY)
  • LEA COUNTY GOOD SAMARITAN VILLAGE (1701 N TURNER)

Airports located in Hobbs:

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Colleges/Universities in Hobbs:

  • New Mexico Junior College (Full-time enrollment: 1,753; Location: 5317 Lovington Hwy; Public; Website: www.nmjc.edu)
  • University of the Southwest (FT enrollment: 563; Location: 6610 North Lovington Hwy; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.usw.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hobbs:

  • Odessa College (about 74 miles; Odessa, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,107)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 75 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,982)
  • South Plains College (about 75 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 7,007)
  • Midland College (about 77 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 91 miles; Roswell, NM; FT enrollment: 2,212)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 95 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • Texas Tech University (about 95 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 29,251)

Public high school in Hobbs:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Hobbs:

Private elementary/middle schools in Hobbs:

  • ST HELENA SCHOOL (Students: 66; Location: 105 E SAINT ANNE PL; Grades: KG - 6)
  • HOBBS HOLINESS ACADEMY (Students: 26; Location: 2120 W LANEHART DR; Grades: UG - UG)
See full list of schools located in Hobbs

Library in Hobbs:

  • HOBBS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,108,549; Location: 509 N. SHIPP; 116,157 books; 1 e-books; 4,718 audio materials; 4,005 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 16 other licensed databases; 115 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Hobbs: Dal Paso Center (A), Heritage Square (B), Hobbs Weather Station (C), New Mexico Junior College Parnell Library (D), College of the Southwest Scarborough Memorial Library (E), Hobbs Public Library (F), City of Hobbs Fire Department Station 3 (G), City of Hobbs Fire Department Station 1 (H), City of Hobbs Fire Department Station 2 (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Broadmoor Shopping Center and Mall (1), Broadmoor Shopping Center (2), Bel Aire Shopping Center (3), Downtown Mini Mall (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hobbs include: Church of the Nazarene (A), Grace Lutheran Church (B), First Church of Christ Scientist (C), Church of Christ (D), Taylor Saint Church of Christ (E), Christian Center (F), Aldersgate Church (G), Nadine Baptist Church (H), Calvary Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Memdry Gardens (1), Memorial Park Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Hobbs include: Harry McAdams State Park (1), Oil County Historical Marker (2), Heizer Park (3), Eagle Stadium (4), Bender Park (5), Humble Park (6), Green Acre Park (7), Hobbs Historical Marker (8), Bensing Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Lea CO Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (Museums; 5317 North Lovington Highway) (1), New Mexico Junior College - Cowboy Hall of Fame & Museum- Public-Community Serv (5317 North Lovington Highway) (2), Libraries-Public - Hobbs (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 509 North Shipp Street) (3), M & M Tours (Tours & Charters; Po Box 247) (4), New Mexico Discus (Tours & Charters; 6401 North Lovington Highway) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Lamplighter Motel (110 East Marland Street) (1), Best Western Executive Inn (309 North Marland Boulevard) (2), Best Inn (501 North Marland Boulevard) (3), Hobbs Inn (722 North Marland Boulevard) (4), Sands Motel (1300 East Broadway Street) (5), Western Holiday Motel (2724 West Marland Street) (6), Desert Hills Motel (129 South Marland Place) (7), Relax Inn (509 N Marlan Blvd) (8), Econo Lodge (619 North Marland Boulevard) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: New Mexico - State - Magistrate Court- Division No 2- Employment Services Divi (2110 North Alto Drive) (1), Social Security Administration (501 East Bender) (2), Lea - County - Hobbs- Teen Court (801 North Linam Street) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Lea County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 50.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.0
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.28. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.28
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.81. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.81
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hobbs and their reported violations in the past:

HOBBS MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLY (Address: 200 E BROADWAY , Population served: 28,845, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In AUG-19-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-25-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-25-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In AUG-19-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-25-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-25-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2012)
COUNTRY ESTATES MOBILE HOME PARK (Address: 4008 N. Grimes St. , Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-02-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAR-26-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-02-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAR-26-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hobbs that have no violations reported:

  • COUNTRY COTTAGE CARE AND REHABILITATION (Address: 2101 BENSING ROAD , Population served: 61, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.0%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.2% for Black residents, 22.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.8% for American Indian residents, 31.6% for other race residents, 30.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.9%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.2%
Whole state:  8.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Hobbs in 2010:

  • 1,134 people in state prisons
  • 146 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 108 people in college/university student housing
  • 40 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 23 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 15 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 13 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Hobbs in 2000:

  • 1,033 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 176 people in nursing homes
  • 54 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 43 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 17 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 10 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Hobbs, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

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Hobbs compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Banks with branches in Hobbs (2011 data):

  • Western Commerce Bank: Hobbs Downtown Office, Grimes Branch, Hobbs Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $363.8 mil, Deposits: $323.7 mil, headquarters in Carlsbad, NM, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Western Commerce Bancshares Of Carlsbad, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Hobbs Moter Branch at 401 East Bender, branch established on 1993/03/08; Hobbs Main Branch at 325 East Bender, branch established on 1978/09/05. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Lea County State Bank: at 1017 North Turner, branch established on 1928/01/01; North Grimes Branch at 3927 North Grimes, branch established on 1993/02/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $240.1 mil, Deposits: $211.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Lea County Bancshares, Inc.
  • First American Bank: Hobbs Branch at 600 West Bender, branch established on 1996/10/15; Hobbs Branch at 1220 Joe Harvey Boulevard, branch established on 2006/04/24. Info updated 2010/06/26: Bank assets: $732.3 mil, Deposits: $605.7 mil, headquarters in Artesia, NM, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: First Artesia Bancshares, Inc.
  • Pioneer Bank: 1020 N Turner Branch at 1020 N Turner, branch established on 1901/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $594.7 mil, Deposits: $436.4 mil, headquarters in Roswell, NM, positive income, 13 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Hobbs Branch at 1910 North Turner St, branch established on 1985/08/30. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • The James Polk Stone Community Bank: Joe Harvey Boulevard Branch at 1101 Joe Harvey Blvd., branch established on 2007/12/10. Info updated 2010/09/10: Bank assets: $182.2 mil, Deposits: $160.7 mil, headquarters in Portales, NM, positive income, 7 total offices, Holding Company: James Polk Stone Community Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Hobbs, New Mexico:

  • Innkeepers Of New Mexico, 309 N Marland Blvd, Hobbs, NM 88240 , Phone: (505) 397-7171, Fax: (505) 393-4775
  • Comfort Inn, 5020 N Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, NM 88240 , Phone: (505) 392-2161
  • Ramada Inn, 501 N Marland Blvd, Hobbs, NM 88240 , Phone: (505) 397-3251, Fax: (505) 393-3065
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 3610 N Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, NM 88240 , Phone: (505) 392-8777
  • Rodeway Inn, 200 N Marland Blvd, Hobbs, NM 88240 , Phone: (505) 393-4101, Fax: (505) 393-4102
  • Hampton Inn And Suites, 5420 N Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, NM 88240 , Phone: (505) 492-6000, Fax: (505) 492-6001
  • Lea County Inn, 5412 N Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, NM 88240 , Phone: (505) 392-2003, Fax: (505) 433-1268
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites, 1350 W Joe Harvey Blvd, Hobbs, NM 88240 , Phone: (575) 393-0667, Fax: (575) 393-0668
  • 7 other hotels and motels
All 15 fire-safe hotels and motels in Hobbs, New Mexico

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Hobbs travel time to work - commute Hobbs mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (57%)
  • Electricity (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hobbs city (based on Lea County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 81.52%
Here: 81.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristAssemblies of God
Adherents44.1%34.5%6.5%4.7%2.2%
Congregations24.0%5.0%6.0%16.0%11.0%
NameAmerican Baptist AssociationChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents1.1%1.0%0.9%0.8%4.2%
Congregations2.0%3.0%1.0%3.0%29.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Lea County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Lea County:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Lea County:

5.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 41
Here:

7.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.4%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Lea County:

27.8%
New Mexico:

22.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.4%
State:

11.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 19$83,988$53,0450$0
Other Government Administration 15$46,909$37,5270$0
Judicial and Legal 10$49,571$59,4850$0
Police Protection - Officers 74$467,538$75,8170$0
Police - Other 12$38,292$38,2920$0
Firefighters 69$327,460$56,9500$0
Fire - Other 1$3,609$43,3080$0
Correction 11$37,563$40,9780$0
Streets and Highways 23$117,240$61,1690$0
Welfare 6$21,552$43,1045$6,336
Health 11$35,110$38,3020$0
Solid Waste Management 4$16,430$49,2900$0
Sewerage 18$79,849$53,2330$0
Parks and Recreation 50$167,121$40,10921$17,940
Water Supply 30$119,031$47,6122$3,799
Transit 9$25,030$33,3731$1,430
Local Libraries 12$37,862$37,8623$4,652
Other and Unallocable 28$117,576$50,3900$0
Totals for Government 402$1,791,731$53,48532$34,157

Hobbs government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,749,000 ($48.53)
    Regular Highways: $1,462,000 ($40.56)
    Sewerage: $1,308,000 ($36.29)
    Housing and Community Development: $902,000 ($25.03)
    General Public Buildings: $817,000 ($22.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $642,000 ($17.81)
    Libraries: $137,000 ($3.80)
    Local Fire Protection: $123,000 ($3.41)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $118,000 ($3.27)
    Central Staff Services: $114,000 ($3.16)
    Police Protection: $28,000 ($0.78)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($0.11)
    Correctional Institutions: $4,000 ($0.11)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,345,000 ($203.80)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,188,000 ($143.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,619,000 ($100.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,421,000 ($94.92)
    General - Other: $2,383,000 ($66.12)
    Regular Highways: $2,362,000 ($65.54)
    Sewerage: $2,231,000 ($61.90)
    Central Staff Services: $1,990,000 ($55.21)
    Water Utilities: $1,920,000 ($53.27)
    General Public Buildings: $1,726,000 ($47.89)
    Libraries: $807,000 ($22.39)
    Correctional Institutions: $531,000 ($14.73)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $448,000 ($12.43)
    Financial Administration: $381,000 ($10.57)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $292,000 ($8.10)
    Transit Utilities: $194,000 ($5.38)
    Housing and Community Development: $157,000 ($4.36)
    Air Transportation: $20,000 ($0.55)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $61,000 ($1.69)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $650,000 ($18.04)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,788,000 ($49.61)
    Police Protection: $820,000 ($22.75)
    Local Fire Protection: $735,000 ($20.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $534,000 ($14.82)
    Regular Highways: $486,000 ($13.48)
    Water Utilities: $252,000 ($6.99)
    Libraries: $176,000 ($4.88)
    Sewerage: $90,000 ($2.50)
    General Public Building: $41,000 ($1.14)
    Transit Utilities: $20,000 ($0.55)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($0.19)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($0.06)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,267,000 ($423.60)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $242,000 ($6.71)

Hobbs government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,360,000 ($93.23)
    Sewerage: $2,383,000 ($66.12)
    All Other: $2,363,000 ($65.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $538,000 ($14.93)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $101,000 ($2.80)
    Air Transportation: $20,000 ($0.55)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $148,000 ($4.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $90,000 ($2.50)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $971,000 ($26.94)
    Fines and Forfeits: $607,000 ($16.84)
    General Revenue, NEC: $194,000 ($5.38)
    Donations From Private Sources: $89,000 ($2.47)
    Rents: $18,000 ($0.50)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,682,000 ($102.16)
    Transit Utilities: $18,000 ($0.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $16,700,000 ($463.36)
    Public Welfare: $2,019,000 ($56.02)
    Housing and Community Development: $933,000 ($25.89)
    Highways: $506,000 ($14.04)
    Sewerage: $422,000 ($11.71)
    Transit Utilities: $116,000 ($3.22)
    Education: $106,000 ($2.94)
    All Other: $19,000 ($0.53)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $18,038,000 ($500.49)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,419,000 ($39.37)
    Property: $1,237,000 ($34.32)
    Other Selective Sales: $787,000 ($21.84)
    Other License: $138,000 ($3.83)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $41,000 ($1.14)
    Motor Vehicle License: $12,000 ($0.33)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $10,000 ($0.28)

Hobbs government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,728,000 ($353.15)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,648,000 ($323.19)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,285,000 ($146.64)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,210,000 ($144.56)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,080,000 ($29.97)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $75,000 ($2.08)

Hobbs government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,328,000 ($896.98)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,210,000 ($144.56)

5.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,469 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
New Mexico average:

6.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.33% ($25,373 average AGI)
from Lubbock County, TX  0.26% ($26,943)
from El Paso County, TX  0.25% ($31,288)


6.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,120 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
New Mexico average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lubbock County, TX  0.36% ($33,987 average AGI)
to Ector County, TX  0.35% ($39,111)
to Midland County, TX  0.35% ($60,225)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hobbs:

  • KHOB (1390 AM; 5 kW; HOBBS, NM; Owner: AMERICAN ASSET MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • KYKK (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; HUMBLE CITY, NM; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KLEA (630 AM; 1 kW; LOVINGTON, NM; Owner: LEA COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KCRS (550 AM; 5 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIKZ (1250 AM; 1 kW; SEMINOLE, TX; Owner: GAINES COUNTY ROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFYO (790 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KIJN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FARWELL, TX; Owner: METROPOLITIAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KLBO (1330 AM; 5 kW; MONAHANS, TX; Owner: SANDSHILLS COMMUNICATION, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hobbs:

  • KPER (95.7 FM; HOBBS, NM; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K211CW (90.1 FM; HOBBS, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOC., INC.)
  • KLMA (96.5 FM; HOBBS, NM; Owner: OJEDA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K218BZ (91.5 FM; HOBBS, NM; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KZOR (94.1 FM; HOBBS, NM; Owner: NOALMARK B/CNG CORP. HOBBS)
  • KLEA-FM (101.7 FM; LOVINGTON, NM; Owner: LEA COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KIXN (102.9 FM; HOBBS, NM; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBIM-FM (94.9 FM; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWMW (105.1 FM; MALJAMAR, NM; Owner: M.T.D. INC)
  • KPZA (103.7 FM; JAL, NM; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K252CV (98.3 FM; HOBBS, NM; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING)
  • KEJL (100.9 FM; EUNICE, NM; Owner: FIVESTAR ENTERPRISES L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Hobbs:

  • KHLC-LP (Channel 52; HOBBS, NM; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHFT (Channel 29; HOBBS, NM; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • K47CF (Channel 47; HOBBS, NM; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • K27GL (Channel 27; HOBBS, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • K50GM (Channel 50; HOBBS, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • K58EJ (Channel 58; HOBBS, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K12NH (Channel 12; HOBBS, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K55IF (Channel 55; SEMINOLE, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KSGD-LP (Channel 49; SEMINOLE, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN B/CASTING, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Hobbs fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Hobbs)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 249 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Hobbs, NM)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 77 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 94 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hobbs)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 80 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Hobbs)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 274
  • Hazardous Condition: 123
  • Service Call: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Hobbs

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hobbs, NM
Most common first names in Hobbs, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William18674.5 years
James18671.5 years
John15973.4 years
Mary14678.6 years
Robert10368.7 years
Charles9271.4 years
George6871.8 years
Joe5774.6 years
Thomas5373.1 years
Willie5174.9 years
Most common last names in Hobbs, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10970.7 years
Williams8373.0 years
Johnson7872.2 years
Davis5970.0 years
Martin5771.8 years
Jones5575.3 years
Wright4072.1 years
Brown3873.7 years
Roberts3875.1 years
Wilson3775.9 years
Businesses in Hobbs, NM
NameCountNameCount
Albertsons1La Quinta1
Applebee's1La-Z-Boy1
Arby's1Lane Furniture1
Ashley Furniture1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1Long John Silver's1
Best Western1Lowe's1
Burger King1Marriott1
Chevrolet1McDonald's2
Church's Chicken1New Balance1
Cinnabon 1Nike6
ColorTyme1Nissan1
Comfort Suites1Payless1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Discount Tire1RadioShack1
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx11Sears1
Ford1Sleep Inn1
GNC1Sprint Nextel1
GameStop1Staples1
H&R Block1Subway4
Hobby Lobby1T-Mobile2
Holiday Inn1Toyota1
Home Depot1U-Haul1
JCPenney1UPS6
Jones New York1Vans1
KFC1Walgreens2
Kincaid1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's1
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