Hobbs, NM

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Population

37,427

1.53% growth

Median Age

31.1


Median Household Income

$57,906

0.645% growth

Poverty Rate

19.7%


Number of Employees

15,287

0.605% decline

Median Property Value

$123,100

5.85% growth

About

In 2017, Hobbs, NM had a population of 37.4k people with a median age of 31.1 and a median household income of $57,906. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hobbs, NM grew from 36,863 to 37,427, a 1.53% increase and its median household income grew from $57,535 to $57,906, a 0.645% increase.

The population of Hobbs, NM is 56.9% Hispanic or Latino, 33.8% White Alone, and 6.13% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Hobbs, NM speak a non-English language, and 86.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hobbs, NM are University of the Southwest (244 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Hobbs, NM is $123,100, and the homeownership rate is 62.4%. Most people in Hobbs, NM commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Hobbs, NM is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Hobbs, NM employs 15.3k people. The largest industries in Hobbs, NM are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2,170 people), Retail Trade (1,721 people), and Educational Services (1,577 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($59,327), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,227), and Utilities ($54,545).

Median household income in Hobbs, NM is $57,906. Males in Hobbs, NM have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,925. The income inequality in Hobbs, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,906

2017 value

± $4,336

0.645%

1 Year Growth

± 8.95%

Households in Hobbs, NM have a median annual income of $57,906, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $57,535 in 2016, which represents a 0.645% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$54,854

Average Male Salary

± $2,038

$41,925

Average Female Salary

± $1,598

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Mexico made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $52,566 ± $11,622

  2. White

    $43,679 ± $1,381

  3. Black

    $41,055 ± $8,510

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Mexico workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hobbs, NM is from New Mexico.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.463

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.278% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Mexico was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Mexico in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Mexico across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 6

  2. Census Tract 2

  3. Census Tract 1

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hobbs, NM was Census Tract 6 with a value of $68,056, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $48,841 and $46,641.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hobbs, NM (6.99k out of 35.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    5,753 ± 597

  2. Hispanic

    4,826 ± 537

  3. Black

    860 ± 300

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hobbs, NM is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

15.3k

2017 Value

± 942

-0.605%

1 Year decline

± 8.79%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hobbs, NM declined at a rate of -0.605%, from 15.4k employees to 15.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hobbs, NM, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,814 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,801 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,627 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hobbs, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hobbs, NM, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,814 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,801 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,627 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Hobbs, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation Occupations (2.47 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.38 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.19 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hobbs, NM, by median earnings, are Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($106,000), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,135), and Management Occupations ($67,963).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15.3k

2017 Value

± 942

-0.605%

1 Year decline

± 8.79%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hobbs, NM declined at a rate of -0.605%, from 15.4k employees to 15.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hobbs, NM, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2,170 people), Retail Trade (1,721 people), and Educational Services (1,577 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hobbs, NM, though some of these residents may live in Hobbs, NM and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Hobbs, NM, by number of employees, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2,170 people), Retail Trade (1,721 people), and Educational Services (1,577 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Hobbs, NM has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (26.3 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.82 times), and Utilities (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hobbs, NM, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($59,327), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,227), and Utilities ($54,545).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Mexico to other states, or from other states to New Mexico.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $12.9B

  2. $12.8B

  3. $7.72B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $12.9B, followed by Crude petroleum ($12.8B) and Electronics ($7.72B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Mexico products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$69.2B

2015 Value

$110B

Projected 2045 Value

59.8% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Mexico trade was $69.2B. This is expected to increase 59.8% to $110B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Mexico trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Mexico to other states, or from other states to New Mexico.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $9.94B

  2. $8.59B

  3. $5.67B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $9.94B, followed by Arizona with $8.59B and Oregon and $5.67B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Mexico shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

83.7% of the population of Hobbs, NM has health coverage, with 41.3% on employee plans, 25.9% on Medicaid, 8.08% on Medicare, 7.51% on non-group plans, and 0.894% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Hobbs, NM was $7,214 in 2014. This is a 5.16% increase from the previous year ($6,860).

Primary care physicians in Hobbs, NM see 1325 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.684% increase from the previous year (1316 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1544 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 271 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.7%). Additionally, McKinley County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,325 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New Mexico see an average of 1,325 patients per year. This represents a 0.684% increase from the previous year (1,316 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,214

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,155

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,445

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,663

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Mexico (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.16%, from $6,860 to $7,214.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

16.3%

Uninsured

41.3%

Employer Coverage

25.9%

Medicaid

8.08%

Medicare

7.51%

Non-Group

0.894%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hobbs, NM declined by 11.6% from 18.5% to 16.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hobbs, NM changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.7% prevalence

  2. 13.3% prevalence

  3. 10.9% prevalence

Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico, at 13.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Hobbs, NM is home to a population of 37.4k people, from which 86.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 17.9% of Hobbs, NM residents were born outside of the country (6.69k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Hobbs, NM is composed of 21.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (56.9%), 12.7k White Alone residents (33.8%), 2.29k Black or African American Alone residents (6.13%), 656 Two or More Races residents (1.75%), 365 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.975%), 131 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.35%), 27 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0721%), and 13 Asian Alone residents (0.0347%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Hobbs, NM are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.4

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hobbs, NM was 31.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Hobbs, NM are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Hobbs, NM residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

17.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.69k people

17.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

6.39k people

As of 2017, 17.9% of Hobbs, NM residents (6.69k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hobbs, NM was 17.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    145,710 ± 9,038 people

  2. Germany

    5,026 ± 1,738 people

  3. Philippines

    3,772 ± 1,506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 145,710 New Mexico residents, followed by Germany with 5,026 and Philippines with 3,772.

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Citizenship

86.3%

2017 Citizenship

86.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 86.3% of Hobbs, NM residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hobbs, NM was 86.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    21.3k ± 1k

  2. White Alone

    12.7k ± 579

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.29k ± 297

In 2017, there were 1.68 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (21.3k people) in Hobbs, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.7k White Alone and 2.29k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Hobbs, NM as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Hobbs, NM citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Hobbs, NM was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Hobbs, NM are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    489 ± 143

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    285 ± 119

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    130 ± 83

Hobbs, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Hobbs, NM awarded 244 degrees. The student population of Hobbs, NM is skewed towards women, with 442 male students and 646 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hobbs, NM are White (110 and 45.1%), followed by Black or African American (49 and 20.1%), Hispanic or Latino (49 and 20.1%), and Unknown (21 and 8.61%).

The largest universities in Hobbs, NM by number of degrees awarded are University of the Southwest (244 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Hobbs, NM are School Counseling & Guidance Services (63 and 25.8%), Corrections (18 and 7.38%), and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (17 and 6.97%).

The median tuition costs in Hobbs, NM are $15,456 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Hobbs, NM was School Counseling & Guidance Services with 62 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Masters Degree from schools in Hobbs, NM according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

244 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$15,456

Median Private

In 2016, the Hobbs, NM institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of the Southwest with 244 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

87

Degrees Awarded to Men

157

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 87 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hobbs, NM, which is 0.554 times less than the 157 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    110 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    49 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    49 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hobbs, NM were to White students. These 110 degrees mean that there were 2.24 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 49 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hobbs, NM was $123,100 in 2017, which is 0.566 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $116,300 to $123,100, a 5.85% increase. The homeownership rate in Hobbs, NM is 62.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hobbs, NM have an average commute time of 17.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hobbs, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$57,906

Median Household Income

± $4,336

11.8k

Number of Households

± 768

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.8k households in Hobbs, NM grew to $57,906 from the previous year's value of $57,535.

The following chart displays the households in Hobbs, NM distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$123,100

2017 Median

± $7,473

$116,300

2016 Median

± $6,590

In 2017, the median property value in Hobbs, NM grew to to $123,100 from the previous year's value of $116,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hobbs, NM compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hobbs, NM the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Hobbs, NM distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hobbs, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

62.4%

2017 Homeownership

64%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.4% of the housing units in Hobbs, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hobbs, NM compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hobbs, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hobbs, NM have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

17.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hobbs, NM have a shorter commute time (17.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.78% of the workforce in Hobbs, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.8%

  2. Carpooled

    9.82%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.65%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hobbs, NM was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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