Hobbs, NM

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2022 Population
39,782
0.775% 1-year growth
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
30.8
1.32% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
18.9%
5.08% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$63,804
7.72% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$165,000
12.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
17,337
4.69% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Hobbs, NM had a population of 39.8k people with a median age of 30.8 and a median household income of $63,804. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Hobbs, NM grew from 39,476 to 39,782, a 0.775% increase and its median household income grew from $59,232 to $63,804, a 7.72% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hobbs, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (29%), White (Hispanic) (28.7%), Two+ (Hispanic) (24.2%), Other (Hispanic) (8.67%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.1%).

None of the households in Hobbs, NM reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

86.6% of the residents in Hobbs, NM are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hobbs, NM are University of the Southwest (292 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Hobbs, NM was $165,000, and the homeownership rate was 61.4%.

Most people in Hobbs, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24 minutes. The average car ownership in Hobbs, NM was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Hobbs, NM is home to a population of 39.8k people, from which 86.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 17.6% of Hobbs, NM residents were born outside of the country (6.99k people).

In 2022, there were 1.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.5k people) in Hobbs, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.4k White (Hispanic) and 9.64k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

86.6%
2022 Citizenship
86.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 86.6% of Hobbs, NM residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Hobbs, NM was 86.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hobbs, NM
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11.5k ± 841
  2. White (Hispanic)
    11.4k ± 1.19k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    9.64k ± 1.31k
62.8%
Hispanic Population
25k people

In 2022, there were 1.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.5k people) in Hobbs, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.4k White (Hispanic) and 9.64k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

62.8% of the people in Hobbs, NM are hispanic (25k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    128,832 ± 8,539 people
  2. Philippines
    5,882 ± 1,880 people
  3. Germany
    4,070 ± 1,565 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 128,832 New Mexico residents, followed by Philippines with 5,882 and Germany with 4,070.

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Foreign-Born Population

17.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.99k people
17.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.9k people

As of 2022, 17.6% of Hobbs, NM residents (6.99k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hobbs, NM was 17.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    333 ± 137
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    204 ± 135
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    192 ± 132

Hobbs, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Hobbs, NM employs 17.3k people. The largest industries in Hobbs, NM are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2,975 people), Retail Trade (2,001 people), and Construction (1,435 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($108,056), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($80,313), and Transportation & Warehousing ($69,583).

Males in New Mexico have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,740. The income inequality in New Mexico (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

17.3k
2022 Value
± 1,366
4.69%
1 Year growth
± 10.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hobbs, NM grew at a rate of 4.69%, from 16.6k employees to 17.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hobbs, NM, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,329 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,264 people), and Transportation Occupations (1,672 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hobbs, NM.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

17.3k
2022 Value
± 1,366
4.69%
1 Year growth
± 10.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hobbs, NM grew at a rate of 4.69%, from 16.6k employees to 17.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hobbs, NM, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2,975 people), Retail Trade (2,001 people), and Construction (1,435 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$58,702
Median earning men ± $5,665
$31,684
Median earning women ± $3,239

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($80,052), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($68,457), and Public Administration ($67,386).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($85,893), Wholesale Trade ($54,083), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($44,162).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.72%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 860k people employed in New Mexico. This represents a 2.72% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Mexico went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján are the senators currently representing the state of New Mexico. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Mexico is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Mexico

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Martin Heinrich
Senator from New Mexico1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ben Ray Luján
Senator from New Mexico2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján are the senators currently representing New Mexico.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Mexico

New Mexico is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Mexico have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Hobbs, NM awarded 292 degrees. The student population of Hobbs, NM in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 403 male students and 663 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hobbs, NM are White (123 and 42.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (95 and 32.8%), Black or African American (37 and 12.8%), and Unknown (17 and 5.86%).

The largest universities in Hobbs, NM by number of degrees awarded are University of the Southwest (292 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Hobbs, NM are School Counseling & Guidance Services (53 and 18.2%), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (35 and 12%), and General Special Education & Teaching (20 and 6.85%).

The median tuition cost in Hobbs, NM for private four year colleges is $17,000.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2019 in Hobbs, NM, the percentage of applicants admitted was 45.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 69.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,066 (37.8% men and 62.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,066 students enrolled in Hobbs, NM, 37.8% men and 62.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 429 records, of which 68.5% were women and 31.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 53 degrees awarded
  2. 18 degrees awarded
  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Hobbs, NM was School Counseling & Guidance Services with 53 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
292 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of the Southwest with 292 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 96 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hobbs, NM, which is 0.49 times less than the 196 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 123 degrees mean that there were 1.29 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 95 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($17,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($200) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.05% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.86% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (454k), Some college (398k), and Secondary Education (257k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hobbs, NM was $165,000 in 2022, which is 0.585 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $146,300 to $165,000, a 12.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Hobbs, NM is 61.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Hobbs, NM have an average commute time of 24 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hobbs, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Hobbs, NM is $63,804. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Hobbs, NM was Census Tract 6 with a value of $92,188, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $57,083 and $45,918.

Property

$165,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,563
$8,314
Median Property Taxes
±$869

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Rent vs Own

61.4%
Homeownership
2022
66.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61.4% of the housing units in Hobbs, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6
  2. Census Tract 1
  3. Census Tract 4

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hobbs, NM was Census Tract 6 with a value of $92,188, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $57,083 and $45,918.

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Household Income

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$63,804
Median Household Income
± $5,254
13.5k
Number of Households
± 1,165

In 2022, the median household income of the 13.5k households in Hobbs, NM grew to $63,804 from the previous year's value of $59,232.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hobbs, NM is from New Mexico.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in New Mexico
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in New Mexico

In 2022, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.44% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New Mexico was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Mexico in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.8%)
  2. Carpooled (15.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.89%)

In 2022, 80.8% of workers in Hobbs, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (15.5%) and those who worked at home (1.89%).

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Commute Time

24 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hobbs, NM have a shorter commute time (24 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 10.1% of the workforce in Hobbs, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

18.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hobbs, NM (7.19k out of 38k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

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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Health

85.9% of the population of Hobbs, NM has health coverage, with 42.5% on employee plans, 30% on Medicaid, 5.72% on Medicare, 7.16% on non-group plans, and 0.477% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lea County, NM see 3554 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.3% increase from the previous year (3164 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2565 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 816 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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3,554 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lea County, NM

Primary care physicians in Lea County, NM see an average of 3,554 patients per year. This represents a 12.3% increase from the previous year (3,164 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lea County, NM in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 32.4% under 18 years, 24.6% between 18 and 34 years, 32.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.1%
Uninsured
42.5%
Employer Coverage
30%
Medicaid
5.72%
Medicare
7.16%
Non-Group
0.477%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hobbs, NM declined by 0.798% from 14.2% to 14.1%.

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