For population 25 years and over in Lovington:
For population 15 years and over in Lovington city:
2,313 residents are foreign born (21.1% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $531 (0.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Odessa, TX (94.6 miles , pop. 90,943).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (196.3 miles , pop. 563,662).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (374.7 miles , pop. 1,144,646).
Nearest cities: Hobbs, NM (4.5 miles ), Tatum, NM (4.6 miles ), Denver City, TX (5.5 miles ), Plains, TX (5.9 miles ), Eunice, NM (6.1 miles ), Seminole, TX (6.6 miles ), Loco Hills, NM (6.6 miles ), Seagraves, TX (6.8 miles ).
Latitude: 32.95 N, Longitude: 103.35 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: -593 (-5.5%)
Area code: 505
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Lovington detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 31 (21 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +22 (+0.2%).
Work and jobs in Lovington: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Lovington, New Mexico
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Lovington-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 12% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/17/1954, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.9 miles away from the Lovington city center .
On 7/24/1960, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.1 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Lovington-area historical earthquake activity is below New Mexico state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 44.8 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 75.3 miles away from Lovington 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 76.3 miles away from the city 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 78.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/30/1999 at 19:04:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, 3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 80.4 miles away from Lovington center
On 6/22/2004 at 08:55:28, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), 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).
Birthplace of: Ronnie Black - Professional golfer, Ray Berry - Football player.
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 26.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 6.18. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Lovington and their reported violations in the past:LOVINGTON MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 9643, Groundwater):
Past health violations:VFW POST 9477 (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 20.0%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.3% for Black residents, 24.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 7.6% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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60 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
174 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
62 people in nursing homes in 2000
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Religion statistics for Lovington (based on Lea County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 81.52%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 8
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Number of full-service restaurants: 41
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Lovington government finances in 2002(per resident):
5.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,668 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.83% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($44,959 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lovington)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 94 (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 Lovington, NM)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lovington)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 24 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Lovington)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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