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Overview

Introduction to Hobbs, New Mexico

Hobbs, New Mexico, in Lea county, is 74 miles NW of Odessa, Texas and 206 miles E of El Paso, Texas.

Hobbs History

Hobbs was named after James Isaac Hobbs and his wife Fannie, who were among the first people to settle in this area.

Hobbs and nearby Attractions

  • Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • Dal Paso Center
  • Lea County Museum
  • Bottomless Lakes State Park
  • Heritage Square
  • Living Desert State Park

Things To Do In Hobbs

Popular local shopping centers include the Broadmoor Shopping Center and the Downtown Mini Mall. Parks like Washington Park, Harry McAdams State Park, Bensing Park and Humble Park offer facilities for various recreational opportunities.

Hobbs Transportation

Lubbock International is the nearest major airport.

Hobbs Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at the College of the Southwest, New Mexico Junior College, Odessa College, Midland College and Texas Tech University.

Demographics

People

Total Population36,863
Male Share of the Population52.2%
Female Share of the Population47.8%
Senior Citizens10%
Employed Population 16+15,229
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married47.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.6%
Median Earnings25+$38,181
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,407
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,830

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,767
% Above Poverty Level81%
% Below Poverty Level19%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone23.9%
Median Gross Rent$832
Median House Value$116,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)66.4%
German6.2%
Irish5.2%
English4%
Dutch1.3%
Scottish1.1%
Polish0.7%
French Except Basque0.6%
Italian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
African0.3%
Russian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Egyptian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Hobbs Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lea County
Standard Zip Codes88242, 88240
P.O. Box Zip Codes88241
Company Zip Codes88244
Phone Area Codes505, 575
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude32.73
Approximate Longitude-103.16

Hobbs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationHOBBS
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp29 to 57 F
Apr Temp47 to 79 F
Jul Temp67 to 94 F
Oct Temp49 to 77 F
Annual Precip18.1 inches
StationPEARL
Distance14.9 miles
Jan Temp26 to 55 F
Apr Temp43 to 76 F
Jul Temp65 to 92 F
Oct Temp46 to 75 F
Annual Precip15.4 inches
StationMALJAMAR 4 SE
Distance33.8 miles
Jan Temp25 to 56 F
Apr Temp43 to 78 F
Jul Temp64 to 96 F
Oct Temp46 to 77 F
Annual Precip16 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Eunice3,064$54,318
Lovington11,559$59,398

Hobbs Public Libraries

Hobbs Public Library
509 N. SHIPP
Hobbs, New Mexico
(575) 397-9328

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Hobbs Hospitals

Lea Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
5419 North Lovington Highway
(575) 492-5000

Hobbs Public Schools

B.t. Washington Elementary
1200 East Humble
ZIP: 88240
(505) 433-0100
Primary
Total Enrollment 305
Broadmoor Elementary
1500 North Houston
ZIP: 88240
(505) 433-0100
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
College Lane Elementary
2000 College Ln
ZIP: 88240
(505) 433-0100
Primary
Total Enrollment 474
Coronado Elementary
2600 North Brazos
ZIP: 88240
(505) 433-0100
Primary
Total Enrollment 473
Edison Elementary
501 East Gypsy
ZIP: 88240
(505) 433-0100
Primary
Total Enrollment 318
Heizer Middle School
101 East Stanolind Rd
ZIP: 88240
(575) 433-1100
Middle
Total Enrollment 709
Highland Middle School
2500 North Jefferson
ZIP: 88240
(505) 433-0100
Middle
Total Enrollment 744
Hobbs Freshman High
101 Stanolind Rd
ZIP: 88240
(505) 433-0100
Other
Total Enrollment 706
Hobbs High
800 North Jefferson
ZIP: 88240
(505) 433-0100
High
Total Enrollment 1832
Houston Middle School
300 North Houston
ZIP: 88240
(505) 433-0100
Middle
Total Enrollment 727
Jefferson Elementary
1200 West Park
ZIP: 88240
(505) 433-0100
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
Jenkins-nunan Center
2107 North Kingley Dr
ZIP: 88240
(505) 433-0100
Primary
Total Enrollment 69
Mills Elementary
200 West Copper
ZIP: 88240
(505) 433-0100
Primary
Total Enrollment 480
Sanger Elementary
2020 North Acoma
ZIP: 88240
(505) 433-0100
Primary
Total Enrollment 438
Southern Heights Elementary
101 East Texas
ZIP: 88240
(505) 433-0100
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Stone Elementary
1015 Calle Sur
ZIP: 88240
(505) 433-0100
Primary
Total Enrollment 477
Taylor Elementary
1700 East Yeso
ZIP: 88240
(505) 433-0100
Primary
Total Enrollment 439
Will Rogers Elementary
300 East Clinton
ZIP: 88240
(505) 433-0100
Primary
Total Enrollment 422
Lee Cty Corrections
6900 West Millen Dr
ZIP: 88244
(575) 392-4055
High

Hobbs Private Schools

Hobbs Holiness Academy
2120 W Lanehart Dr
ZIP: 88240
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
St Helena School
105 E Saint Anne Pl
ZIP: 88240
Elementary
Total Enrollment 41
Junction Christian Academy
9924 N Catchings
ZIP: 88242
Elementary
Total Enrollment 58
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