Hobbs, New Mexico

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Population in 2017: 37,764 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +31.8%
Males: 19,930  (52.8%)
Females: 17,834  (47.2%)
Median resident age:

31.0 years
New Mexico median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 88240, 88242.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,651 (it was $28,100 in 2000)
Hobbs:

$54,651
NM:

$46,744

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,200 (it was $14,209 in 2000)

Hobbs city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $154,265 (it was $48,400 in 2000)
Hobbs:

$154,265
NM:

$171,300

Median gross rent in 2017: $811.

March 2019 cost of living index in Hobbs: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.7%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.5% for Black residents, 23.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.5% for American Indian residents, 14.1% for other race residents, 12.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Hobbs, NM (2017)
    • 21,58557.6%Hispanic
    • 12,41833.1%White alone
    • 2,3386.2%Black alone
    • 7201.9%Two or more races
    • 3681.0%American Indian alone
    • 910.2%Other race alone
    • 290.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 120.03%Asian alone

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



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there were 77 registered sex offenders living in Hobbs, New Mexico as of May 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Hobbs is 478 to 1.


Crime rates in Hobbs by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
4
(13.8)
6
(20.4)
4
(13.6)
1
(3.4)
5
(16.3)
9
(27.6)
6
(17.4)
3
(8.7)
3
(8.5)
5
(13.7)
1
(2.6)
3
(7.6)
2
(5.1)
1
(2.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
22
(75.6)
21
(71.4)
22
(74.9)
23
(77.3)
16
(52.1)
39
(119.5)
22
(63.8)
20
(57.9)
41
(116.1)
37
(101.2)
32
(84.4)
28
(71.2)
39
(100.3)
34
(88.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
20
(68.8)
47
(159.9)
39
(132.8)
35
(117.6)
20
(65.1)
33
(101.1)
14
(40.6)
22
(63.7)
20
(56.6)
24
(65.7)
33
(87.0)
20
(50.8)
20
(51.5)
24
(62.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
287
(986.7)
379
(1,289)
317
(1,079)
224
(752.9)
138
(449.4)
168
(514.7)
121
(350.7)
186
(538.5)
234
(662.6)
180
(492.5)
209
(551.2)
170
(432.0)
190
(488.8)
192
(501.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
324
(1,114)
388
(1,320)
348
(1,185)
364
(1,223)
397
(1,293)
419
(1,284)
415
(1,203)
389
(1,126)
335
(948.5)
315
(862.0)
371
(978.5)
382
(970.8)
381
(980.2)
310
(809.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,088
(7,178)
1,552
(5,279)
1,356
(4,616)
1,070
(3,597)
1,235
(4,021)
1,206
(3,695)
985
(2,855)
1,045
(3,025)
1,157
(3,276)
1,174
(3,212)
1,231
(3,247)
1,421
(3,611)
1,190
(3,061)
1,134
(2,959)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
66
(226.9)
72
(244.9)
98
(333.6)
81
(272.3)
60
(195.4)
60
(183.8)
59
(171.0)
114
(330.0)
109
(308.6)
93
(254.5)
108
(284.8)
92
(233.8)
93
(239.3)
135
(352.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(17.2)
9
(30.6)
7
(23.8)
8
(26.9)
1
(3.3)
7
(21.4)
6
(17.4)
3
(8.7)
3
(8.5)
2
(5.5)
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City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)689.2726.9637.0505.7450.6536.3380.2416.7481.5435.8430.3404.9414.0398.4

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City-data.com crime index in Hobbs, NM

Crime rate in Hobbs detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 103 (73 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.91
New Mexico average:

1.29
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Ancestries: American (4.2%), English (2.6%), German (2.6%), Irish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1929

Elevation: 3621 feet

Land area: 18.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,995 people per square mile   (low).

Hobbs, New Mexico map

6,922 residents are foreign born (18.1% Latin America).

This city:

18.7%
New Mexico:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $704 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $547 (0.4%)

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 )

Latitude: 32.71 N, Longitude: 103.14 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,155 (+11.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 11,643 (80.5%)

Area code: 505

Distribution of median household income in Hobbs, NM in 2017
Distribution of house value in Hobbs, NM in 2017
Hobbs satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
New Mexico:

4.6%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Hobbs, NM
Historical housing units in Hobbs, NM
Most common industries in Hobbs, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (16.1%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Health care (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (25.8%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.5%)
  • Health care (4.4%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Utilities (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.3%)
  • Health care (16.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.4%)
  • Social assistance (6.2%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Hobbs, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Extraction workers (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Extraction workers (8.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.4%)
  • Cashiers (5.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.0%)
  • Registered nurses (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)

Average climate in Hobbs, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Hobbs, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 82.5. This is about average.

City:

82.5
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 5.34. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.34
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 36.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.02. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.02
U.S.:

8.46

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 Hobbs 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 Hobbs 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 (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

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)

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)

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)

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 (Full-time 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 schools in Hobbs:

  • HOBBS HIGH (Students: 1,553, Location: 800 NORTH JEFFERSON, Grades: 9-12)
  • LEE CTY CORRECTIONS (Location: 6900 WEST MILLEN DR, Grades: 9-12)
  • HOBBS FRESHMAN HIGH (Location: 101 STANOLIND RD, Grades: 9)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Hobbs:

Private elementary/middle schools in Hobbs:

  • ST HELENA SCHOOL (Students: 69, Location: 105 E SAINT ANNE PL, Grades: PK-6)
  • JUNCTION CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 58, Location: 9924 N CATCHINGS, Grades: KG-5)
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)

Points of interest:

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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

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.

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

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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Hobbs:

Marital status in Hobbs, NM
  • Never married: 33.4%
  • Now married: 50.2%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

For population 25 years and over in Hobbs:

  • High school or higher: 72.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.2
New Mexico average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Hobbs
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Hobbs, NM (based on Lea County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant21,65286
Catholic10,2746
Mainline Protestant2,14911
Other1,1144
Black Protestant2224
Orthodox--
None29,316-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
This 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.
State:

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

5.17 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

7.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.4%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.8%
New Mexico:

22.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lea County:

13.4%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.4%
New Mexico:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Hobbs:

45.4%
New Mexico:

47.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
New Mexico:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Hobbs:

21.3%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Hobbs:

10.5%
New Mexico:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Hobbs:

6.8
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.2%
New Mexico:

34.5%

General health condition:
Hobbs:

54.3%
New Mexico:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.7%
New Mexico:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hobbs, NM Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 97$551,798$68,2640$0
Parks and Recreation 78$241,802$37,20014$17,668
Firefighters 67$346,478$62,0560$0
Water Supply 41$162,894$47,6760$0
Other and Unallocable 33$138,333$50,3030$0
Streets and Highways 24$131,163$65,5821$653
Financial Administration 19$98,677$62,3220$0
Other Government Administration 16$64,690$48,5181$2,697
Police - Other 16$51,106$38,3300$0
Correction 14$51,786$44,3880$0
Health 13$50,630$46,7350$0
Local Libraries 12$42,652$42,6524$4,601
Sewerage 12$50,639$50,6390$0
Transit 10$33,593$40,3121$2,334
Judicial and Legal 9$45,251$60,3350$0
Welfare 7$23,514$40,3105$5,159
Solid Waste Management 4$18,782$56,3460$0
Fire - Other 1$4,198$50,3760$0
Totals for Government 473$2,107,986$53,48026$33,112

Hobbs government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $6,990,000 ($185.10)
    Water Utilities: $4,660,000 ($123.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,393,000 ($89.85)
    Central Staff Services: $2,611,000 ($69.14)
    Police Protection: $1,863,000 ($49.33)
    General - Other: $751,000 ($19.89)
    Transit Utilities: $625,000 ($16.55)
    Regular Highways: $617,000 ($16.34)
    Local Fire Protection: $262,000 ($6.94)
    General Public Buildings: $223,000 ($5.91)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $16,779,000 ($444.31)
    Police Protection: $14,360,000 ($380.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,680,000 ($203.37)
    Regular Highways: $6,592,000 ($174.56)
    General Public Buildings: $6,519,000 ($172.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,429,000 ($170.24)
    General - Other: $5,265,000 ($139.42)
    Sewerage: $4,559,000 ($120.72)
    Central Staff Services: $4,027,000 ($106.64)
    Water Utilities: $2,993,000 ($79.26)
    Financial Administration: $1,774,000 ($46.98)
    Libraries: $1,066,000 ($28.23)
    Health - Other: $1,040,000 ($27.54)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $918,000 ($24.31)
    Transit Utilities: $702,000 ($18.59)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $422,000 ($11.17)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $267,000 ($7.07)
    Correctional Institutions: $126,000 ($3.34)
    Air Transportation: $49,000 ($1.30)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $367,000 ($9.72)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $101,000 ($2.67)
    Local Fire Protection: $82,000 ($2.17)
    Libraries: $65,000 ($1.72)
    General - Other: $39,000 ($1.03)
    Financial Administration: $36,000 ($0.95)
    Correctional Institutions: $20,000 ($0.53)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $18,000 ($0.48)
    Housing and Community Development: $17,000 ($0.45)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $256,000 ($6.78)

Hobbs government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,361,000 ($168.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,083,000 ($161.08)
    Other: $3,248,000 ($86.01)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $176,000 ($4.66)
    Air Transportation: $37,000 ($0.98)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $557,000 ($14.75)
    Other: $337,000 ($8.92)
    Highways: $38,000 ($1.01)
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000 ($0.34)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,086,000 ($134.68)
    Fines and Forfeits: $661,000 ($17.50)
    General Revenue - Other: $449,000 ($11.89)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,146,000 ($109.79)
    Transit Utilities: $34,000 ($0.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $49,826,000 ($1319.40)
    Highways: $1,163,000 ($30.80)
    Sewerage: $1,099,000 ($29.10)
    Water Utilities: $733,000 ($19.41)
    Other: $672,000 ($17.79)
    Health and Hospitals: $33,000 ($0.87)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $46,210,000 ($1223.65)
    Property: $2,448,000 ($64.82)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,038,000 ($53.97)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,672,000 ($44.27)
    Other License: $592,000 ($15.68)

Hobbs government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,192,000 ($825.97)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,563,000 ($782.84)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,980,000 ($317.23)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $11,980,000 ($317.23)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,629,000 ($43.14)

Hobbs government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,421,000 ($64.11)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $101,434,000 ($2686.00)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,800,000 ($338.95)

4.94% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,824 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.94%
New Mexico average:

6.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Eddy County, NM  0.32% ($49,438 average AGI)
from El Paso County, TX  0.30% ($39,797)
from Ector County, TX  0.25% ($44,237)


7.76% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,562 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.76%
New Mexico average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lubbock County, TX  0.55% ($45,969 average AGI)
to El Paso County, TX  0.43% ($41,441)
to Midland County, TX  0.29% ($59,543)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Hobbs fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 0.7mTotal length
  • 9,087Total average daily traffic
  • 2,090Total average daily truck traffic
  • 18,434Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Hobbs)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 369 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Hobbs, NM)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 52 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 178 (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: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 112 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hobbs)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 60 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Hobbs)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 191. The highest number of reported fires - 344 took place in 2008, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Hobbs, NM When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (51.8%), and Structure Fires (27.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Hobbs, NM
    • 1,58451.8%Outside Fires
    • 85027.8%Structure Fires
    • 40513.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2207.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hobbs, NM

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

  • Innkeepers Of New Mexico, 309 N Marland Blvd, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240 , Phone: (505) 397-7171, Fax: (505) 393-4775
  • Comfort Inn, 5020 N Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240 , Phone: (505) 392-2161
  • Ramada Inn, 501 N Marland Blvd, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240 , Phone: (505) 397-3251, Fax: (505) 393-3065
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 3610 N Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240 , Phone: (505) 392-8777
  • Hampton Inn And Suites, 5420 N Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240 , Phone: (505) 492-6000, Fax: (505) 492-6001
  • Lea County Inn, 5412 N Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240 , Phone: (575) 392-2003, Fax: (575) 433-1268
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites, 1350 W Joe Harvey Blvd, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240 , Phone: (575) 393-0667, Fax: (575) 393-0668
  • Comfort Suites - Hobbs, 2708 W Scenic Dr, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240 , Phone: (575) 492-1000, Fax: (575) 492-1001
  • 10 other hotels and motels
All 18 fire-safe hotels and motels in Hobbs, New Mexico
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hobbs, NM
  • 52.5%Utility gas
  • 45.9%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hobbs, NM
  • 54.0%Electricity
  • 43.3%Utility gas
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used


Hobbs compared to New Mexico state average:

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

Hobbs on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other types of correctional institutions (population 1,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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