In 2017, Lea County, NM had a population of 69.5k people with a median age of 31.7 and a median household income of $59,285. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lea County, NM grew from 68,930 to 69,505, a 0.834% increase and its median household income grew from $58,152 to $59,285, a 1.95% increase.
The population of Lea County, NM is 56.8% Hispanic or Latino, 37.2% White Alone, and 3.62% Black or African American Alone. 42.9% of the people in Lea County, NM speak a non-English language, and 87.6% are U.S. citizens.
The median property value in Lea County, NM is $118,500, and the homeownership rate is 68.1%. Most people in Lea County, NM commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20 minutes. The average car ownership in Lea County, NM is 2 cars per household.