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Lea County, New Mexico

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Population:

  • Total Population: 55,511
  • Males: 27,665
  • Females: 27,846

Ethnicity:

  • White: 30,055
  • Black/African American: 2,343
  • Hispanic: 21,973
  • Native American/Eskimo: 367
  • Asian: 191
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 13
  • Other: 14
  • 2 or more: 555

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (34,455)
  2. Spanish (16,370)
  3. Portuguese (115)
  4. German (50)
  5. French (35)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 6,265

  1. Mexico (5,819)
  2. El Salvador (69)
  3. Korea (55)
  4. Canada (48)
  5. Germany (47)
  6. Philippines (40)
  7. Taiwan (32)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Southern Baptist Convention (19,939)
  2. Catholic Church (15,614)
  3. United Methodist Church, The (2,941)
  4. Churches of Christ (2,115)
  5. Assemblies of God (1,011)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 19,533
    • Sensory: 2,494
    • Physical: 5,289
    • Mental: 2,698
    • Self-care: 1,380
    • Go outside home: 3,474
    • Employment: 4,210

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 799

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 19,699
    • Utility gas: 12,617
    • Bottled or LP gas: 1,538
    • Electricity: 5,394
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 28
    • Coal or Coke: 0
    • Wood: 70
    • Solar Energy: 0
    • Other fuel: 24
    • No fuel used: 28

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 38,248
    • No vehicle: 2,407
    • 1 or more vehicle: 35,841

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 1,152
    • No High School: 3,799
    • Some High School: 6,007
    • High School: 9,295
    • Some College: 7,224
    • Associate's Degree: 1,939
    • College Degree: 2,481
    • Master's Degree: 1,026
    • Professional Degree: 295
    • Doctoral Degree: 73

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 19,699
    • Owners with phone: 13,878
    • Owners without phone: 418
    • Renters with phone: 4,692
    • Renters without phone: 711

    10 closest counties:

    1. Yoakum County, Texas
    2. Gaines County, Texas
    3. Andrews County, Texas
    4. Winkler County, Texas
    5. Eddy County, New Mexico
    6. Loving County, Texas
    7. Cochran County, Texas
    8. Terry County, Texas
    9. Ector County, Texas
    10. Ward County, Texas

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    88114, 88213, 88231, 88240, 88241, 88242, 88244, 88252, 88260, 88262, 88264, 88265, 88267

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • KLMA (96.5 FM) HOBBS, NM
    • KLEA-FM (101.7 FM) LOVINGTON, NM
    • KPZA-FM (103.7 FM) HOBBS, NM
    • KLEA (630 AM) LOVINGTON, NM
    • KHOB (1390 AM) HOBBS, NM
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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