Lea County, New Mexico
Lea County Courthouse in Lovington
Lea County is located in southeastern New Mexico with Texas to the east and south. This is big ranching and oil & gas country. It's also a mix of Chihuahuan Desert and high plains countryside...
Formed in 1917, Lea County contains 4,393 square miles of land and 1 square mile of water.
The county seat is Lovington, the biggest city Hobbs.
Private Sector, wages or salary: 75%
Government Sector: 16%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 8%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Median Resident Age: 33.1 Years
Cost of Living Index for Lea County: 80.5
Median Household Income: $37,560
Median Home Value: $86,700
Mining, Educational Services, Health Care, Lodging & Food Services, Construction, Agriculture, Government, Social Services, Repair & Maintenance, Retail Services, Utilities, Personal & Laundry Services
|Population by Age|
|18 & over||45,699|
|65 & over||6,991|
|Population by Ethnicity|
|Hispanic or Latino||33,063|
|Non Hispanic or Latino||31,664|
|Population by Race|
|Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||36|
|Two or more||1,651|