Lea County, New Mexico


Lea County Courthouse in Lovington
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.

 
Fast Facts about Lea County, New Mexico
Types of Jobs:
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
2014 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $37,560
Median Home Value: $86,700
Major Industries:
Mining, Educational Services, Health Care, Lodging & Food Services, Construction, Agriculture, Government, Social Services, Repair & Maintenance, Retail Services, Utilities, Personal & Laundry Services
 
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population 64,727
Males 33,045
Females 31,682
Population by Age
Under 18 19,028
18 & over 45,699
20-24 4,614
25-34 9,466
35-49 12,008
50-64 10,671
65 & over 6,991
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino 33,063
Non Hispanic or Latino 31,664
Population by Race
White 48,539
African-American 2,641
Asian 326
Native American 770
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 36
Other 10,764
Two or more 1,651