Lea County, NM has a population of 68,930 people with a median age of 31.8 and a median household income of $58,152. Between 2015 and 2016 the population of Lea County, NM grew from 68,149 to 68,930, a 1.15% increase and its median household income grew from $57,533 to $58,152, a 1.08% increase.
The population of Lea County, NM is 55.8% Hispanic, 38.2% White, and 3.27% Black. 41.5% of the people in Lea County, NM speak a non-English language, and 88.2% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Lea County, NM are New Mexico Junior College, with 398 graduates, University of the Southwest, with 233 graduates, and N/A, with N/A graduates.
The median property value in Lea County, NM is $111,400, and the homeownership rate is 68.8%. Most people in Lea County, NM commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Lea County, NM is 2 cars per household.
Lea County, NM is the 8th most populated county in New Mexico and borders Chaves County, NM; Eddy County, NM; Roosevelt County, NM; Andrews County, TX; Cochran County, TX; Gaines County, TX; Loving County, TX; Winkler County, TX; Yoakum County, TX& 4 more.