Lovington, New Mexico

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Population in 2019: 11,489 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +21.3%
 
Males: 5,664  (49.3%)
Females: 5,825  (50.7%)
Median resident age:

31.9 years
New Mexico median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 88260.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $58,365 (it was $26,458 in 2000)
Lovington:

$58,365
NM:

$51,945

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,983 (it was $12,752 in 2000)

Lovington city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $129,788 (it was $43,600 in 2000)
Lovington:

$129,788
NM:

$180,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $137,734; detached houses: $143,824; mobile homes: $108,763

Median gross rent in 2019: $926.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lovington: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.3%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.5% for Black residents, 18.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 59.1% for American Indian residents, 7.8% for other race residents)

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  • Races in Lovington, NM (2019)
    • 8,38972.9%Hispanic
    • 2,80324.3%White alone
    • 2772.4%Black alone
    • 490.4%Two or more races
    • 290.3%Other race alone
    • 90.08%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Lovington, New Mexico as of November 28, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lovington is 770 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Lovington by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.3)
1
(10.2)
1
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(26.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(20.5)
7
(72.0)
3
(30.5)
8
(79.7)
6
(57.6)
3
(26.9)
5
(44.9)
2
(17.1)
12
(99.5)
2
(16.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(41.1)
1
(10.3)
1
(10.2)
5
(49.8)
1
(9.6)
4
(35.9)
4
(35.9)
1
(8.6)
3
(24.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(17.9)
3
(26.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
42
(431.5)
39
(401.1)
39
(396.2)
32
(318.7)
39
(374.2)
25
(224.6)
36
(323.0)
7
(59.9)
16
(132.6)
16
(133.7)
13
(116.3)
6
(53.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
103
(1,058)
238
(2,448)
199
(2,022)
208
(2,072)
193
(1,852)
166
(1,491)
98
(879.2)
12
(102.6)
104
(862.2)
110
(919.0)
105
(939.6)
86
(759.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
176
(1,808)
210
(2,160)
167
(1,697)
174
(1,733)
159
(1,526)
127
(1,141)
107
(960.0)
25
(213.8)
149
(1,235)
188
(1,571)
133
(1,190)
140
(1,237)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(133.6)
16
(164.6)
8
(81.3)
12
(119.5)
17
(163.1)
12
(107.8)
20
(179.4)
3
(25.7)
6
(49.7)
21
(175.4)
33
(295.3)
34
(300.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
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City-Data.com crime index272.1432.4342.9386.3327.5253.9225.646.0227.3181.3165.6198.2

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 34 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.21
New Mexico average:

0.85
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Ancestries: American (4.7%), German (1.2%), Irish (1.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3210 feet

Land area: 4.77 square miles.

Population density: 2,406 people per square mile   (low).

Lovington, New Mexico map

2,685 residents are foreign born (23.0% Latin America).

This city:

23.1%
New Mexico:

9.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $996 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $499 (0.5%)

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:

North Hobbs, NM (4.2 miles ),
Hobbs, NM (4.5 miles ),
Tatum, NM (4.6 miles ),
Monument, NM (4.8 miles ),
Nadine, NM (5.1 miles ),
Denver City, TX (5.5 miles ),
Plains, TX (5.9 miles ),
Eunice, NM (6.1 miles )

Latitude: 32.95 N, Longitude: 103.35 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -330 (-2.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,871 (45.0%)

Area code: 505

Distribution of median household income in Lovington, NM in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lovington, NM in 2019
Lovington satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

10.6%
New Mexico:

7.3%
Historical population in Lovington, NM
Historical housing units in Lovington, NM

Population change in the 1990s: +22 (+0.2%).
Most common industries in Lovington, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (21.9%)
  • Educational services (12.3%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Construction (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (35.4%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (21.1%)
  • Health care (12.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.8%)
  • Public administration (7.4%)
  • Social assistance (6.4%)
  • Private households (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Lovington, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Extraction workers (10.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Extraction workers (17.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Cashiers (5.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.8%)

Average climate in Lovington, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lovington, 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 0.3 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 20.3 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 20.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.02
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Lovington-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 41% 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 above New Mexico state average. It is 380% greater 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 184.5 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 44.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 150.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/26/2020 at 15:16:27, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 5.9 mi) earthquake occurred 94.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 294.8 miles away from Lovington center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.3 miles away from Lovington center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lea County (6) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Lovington:

  • NOR LEA HOSPICE (922 WEST AVENUE D)
  • NOR-LEA HOSPITAL DISTRICT (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 1600 NORTH MAIN)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN - LOVINGTON (1600 WEST AVE I)
  • LOVINGTON GOOD SAMARITAN CTR (1600 W AVE I BOX 1058)

Airports and heliports located in Lovington:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lovington:

  • South Plains College (about 72 miles; Levelland, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,007)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 73 miles; Roswell, NM; FT enrollment: 2,212)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 86 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Odessa College (about 94 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 3,107)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 95 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,982)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 96 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • Texas Tech University (about 96 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 29,251)

Public high schools in Lovington:

  • LOVINGTON HIGH (Students: 498, Location: 701 WEST AVE K, Grades: 10-12)
  • NEW HOPE ALT HIGH (Students: 81, Location: 601 NORTH 5TH ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • LOVINGTON FRESHMAN ACADEMY (Location: 701 WEST AVE K, Grades: 9)

Public elementary/middle schools in Lovington:

  • TAYLOR MIDDLE (Students: 463, Location: 700 SOUTH 11TH ST, Grades: 7-8)
  • YARBRO ELEMENTARY (Students: 439, Location: 700 WEST JEFFERSON AVE, Grades: 4-5)
  • BEN ALEXANDER ELEMENTARY (Students: 237, Location: 1400 SOUTH SIXTH, Grades: 2)
  • JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY (Students: 230, Location: 300 WEST JEFFERSON AVE, Grades: 3)
  • LEA ELEMENTARY (Students: 217, Location: 1100 WEST BIRCH AVE, Grades: 1)
  • LOVINGTON 6TH GRADE ACADEMY (Location: 500 WEST JEFFERSON AVE, Grades: 6)
See full list of schools located in Lovington

Library in Lovington:

  • LOVINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $297,647; Location: 115 SOUTH MAIN ST.; 40,523 books; 130 e-books; 1,886 audio materials; 1,371 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 5 other licensed databases; 37 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lovington: Lovington Weather Station (A), Lea County Museum (B), Lovington Fire Department (C), Lea County Courthouse Historic Site (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Town and Country Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Lovington include: The Church of Latter Day Saints (A), First Christian Church (B), Our Savior Lutheran Church (C), Church of God (D), Trinity Baptist Church (E), Love Street Baptist Church (F), Jackson Avenue Baptist Church (G), Victory Baptist Church (H), First Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Lovington: Lovington Historical Marker (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Desert Aire Motel (1620 South Main Avenue), Western Inn (2212 South Main Avenue), Lovington Inn (1600 West Avenue D), Mack's Motel (805 West Avenue D).

Court: Lea - County - Eunice & Jal- Magistrate Court Div 3- State Magistrate C (100 West Central Avenue Suite D).

Birthplace of: Ronnie Black - Professional golfer, Ray Berry - 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 Lovington and their reported violations in the past:

LOVINGTON MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLY (Address: 214 South Love , Population served: 9,870, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In MAY-01-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-19-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-30-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2013), St Compliance achieved (2 times from NOV-21-2013 to NOV-21-2013)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In DEC-25-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-14-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-19-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-30-2013)
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

3.0 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

76.1%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.1%
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
269 people in state prisons in 2010
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

Banks with branches in Lovington (2011 data):

  • Western Commerce Bank: West Branch at 1003 West Avenue D, branch established on 1973/06/18; Lovington Main Branch at 18 West Adams Street, branch established on 1947/02/28. 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.
  • Lea County State Bank: Lovington Branch at 320 S. Main, branch established on 1935/02/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $240.1 mil, Deposits: $211.8 mil, headquarters in Hobbs, NM, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Lea County Bancshares, Inc.
  • First American Bank: Lovington Branch at 19 West Washington, branch established on 2005/02/22. 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.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Lovington Branch at 601 South Main Ave, branch established on 1972/04/17. 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

For population 15 years and over in Lovington:

Marital status in Lovington, NM
  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 54.5%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

For population 25 years and over in Lovington:

  • High school or higher: 67.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.2
New Mexico average:

12.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Lovington
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lovington, 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.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Lea County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.17 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

7.07 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

7.4%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Lea County:

27.8%
State:

22.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.4%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lovington:

46.7%
New Mexico:

49.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.6%
New Mexico:

48.1%

Average BMI:
Lovington:

28.6
New Mexico:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lovington:

23.3%
New Mexico:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lovington:

10.5%
New Mexico:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lovington:

6.8
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.0%
New Mexico:

34.6%

General health condition:
This city:

53.0%
New Mexico:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.3%
New Mexico:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lovington, NM Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 26$132,097$60,9680$0
Firefighters 23$107,705$56,1940$0
Parks and Recreation 12$35,709$35,7099$6,787
Financial Administration 11$38,301$41,7830$0
Police - Other 10$33,044$39,6530$0
Water Supply 7$25,348$43,4540$0
Sewerage 7$24,963$42,7940$0
Streets and Highways 6$25,118$50,2360$0
Local Libraries 5$14,581$34,9940$0
Other and Unallocable 5$10,988$26,3716$6,573
Other Government Administration 4$10,605$31,8151$183
Welfare 4$13,187$39,5614$5,062
Fire - Other 2$6,756$40,5360$0
Solid Waste Management 2$5,463$32,7781$1,349
Judicial and Legal 1$3,375$40,5001$1,227
Totals for Government 125$487,238$46,77522$21,180

Lovington government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,936,000 ($168.51)
    Local Fire Protection: $189,000 ($16.45)
    Water Utilities: $92,000 ($8.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $91,000 ($7.92)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $66,000 ($5.74)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($0.78)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,139,000 ($273.22)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,227,000 ($193.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,889,000 ($164.42)
    Financial Administration: $1,231,000 ($107.15)
    Water Utilities: $1,076,000 ($93.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,011,000 ($88.00)
    Sewerage: $825,000 ($71.81)
    Central Staff Services: $798,000 ($69.46)
    Regular Highways: $596,000 ($51.88)
    Health - Other: $548,000 ($47.70)
    General - Other: $420,000 ($36.56)
    Libraries: $386,000 ($33.60)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $219,000 ($19.06)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $182,000 ($15.84)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $169,000 ($14.71)
    General Public Buildings: $59,000 ($5.14)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $69,000 ($6.01)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $257,000 ($22.37)
    Water Utilities: $34,000 ($2.96)
    Police Protection: $32,000 ($2.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000 ($2.18)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($0.61)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,581,000 ($746.89)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $124,000 ($10.79)

Lovington government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,051,000 ($178.52)
    Sewerage: $1,436,000 ($124.99)
    Other: $907,000 ($78.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $39,000 ($3.39)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $116,000 ($10.10)
    Other: $50,000 ($4.35)
    Highways: $6,000 ($0.52)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $261,000 ($22.72)
    Fines and Forfeits: $99,000 ($8.62)
    Interest Earnings: $71,000 ($6.18)
    Donations From Private Sources: $49,000 ($4.26)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,153,000 ($187.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $398,000 ($34.64)
    Other: $397,000 ($34.55)
    Highways: $374,000 ($32.55)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,806,000 ($679.43)
    Public Utilities Sales: $401,000 ($34.90)
    Motor Vehicle License: $193,000 ($16.80)
    Other License: $32,000 ($2.79)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $12,000 ($1.04)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000 ($0.26)

Lovington government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,323,000 ($724.43)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,323,000 ($724.43)

Lovington government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,920,000 ($602.32)

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 Lovington, NM
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1Nike1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1RadioShack1
H&R Block1SONIC Drive-In1
KFC1Subway1
McDonald's1UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Lovington:

  • KLEA (630 AM; 1 kW; LOVINGTON, NM; Owner: LEA COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KYKK (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; HUMBLE CITY, NM; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHOB (1390 AM; 5 kW; HOBBS, NM; Owner: AMERICAN ASSET MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBIM (910 AM; 5 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIJN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FARWELL, TX; Owner: METROPOLITIAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KCRS (550 AM; 5 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KFYO (790 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCRX (1430 AM; 5 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: ROSENDO CASAREZ, JR.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lovington:

  • KBIM-FM (94.9 FM; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWMW (105.1 FM; MALJAMAR, NM; Owner: M.T.D. INC)
  • KIXN (102.9 FM; HOBBS, NM; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLEA-FM (101.7 FM; LOVINGTON, NM; Owner: LEA COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KZOR (94.1 FM; HOBBS, NM; Owner: NOALMARK B/CNG CORP. HOBBS)
  • KMTH (98.7 FM; MALJAMAR, NM; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS EASTERN N.M. UNIV.)
  • KLMA (96.5 FM; HOBBS, NM; Owner: OJEDA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPER (95.7 FM; HOBBS, NM; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K211CW (90.1 FM; HOBBS, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOC., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lovington:

  • K27GL (Channel 27; HOBBS, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • K50GM (Channel 50; HOBBS, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • KOBR (Channel 8; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: STANLEY S. HUBBARD REVOCABLE TRUST)
  • KHFT (Channel 29; HOBBS, NM; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • K47CF (Channel 47; HOBBS, NM; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KHLC-LP (Channel 52; HOBBS, NM; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K58EJ (Channel 58; HOBBS, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K12NH (Channel 12; HOBBS, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K46FE (Channel 46; ARTESIA, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
Lovington fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Lovington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 20ft / 5.5mTotal length
  • 4,266Total average daily traffic
  • 834Total average daily truck traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lovington)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 146 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Lovington, NM)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 85 (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: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lovington)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 20 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Lovington)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 73. The highest number of fire incidents - 150 took place in 2008, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Lovington, NM When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (62.3%), and Other (15.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lovington, NM
    • 77662.3%Outside Fires
    • 19115.3%Other
    • 18014.5%Structure Fires
    • 987.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lovington, NM
Most common first names in Lovington, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6874.0 years
James5676.8 years
Mary5181.1 years
William5173.6 years
Robert3770.8 years
Joe2770.9 years
Charles2569.7 years
Ruby2379.7 years
Maria2369.8 years
Ruth2276.3 years
Most common last names in Lovington, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4776.3 years
Williams2475.4 years
Jackson2274.1 years
Jones1874.5 years
Davis1672.2 years
Johnson1679.9 years
Brown1675.3 years
Taylor1674.8 years
Wilson1472.9 years
Anderson1381.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lovington, NM
  • 59.9%Utility gas
  • 37.6%Electricity
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lovington, NM
  • 49.1%Utility gas
  • 48.7%Electricity
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Lovington compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Lovington on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: construction and extraction occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females 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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