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Overview

Introduction to Lovington, New Mexico

Lovington, New Mexico, in Lea county, is 95 miles NW of Odessa, Texas and 200 miles NE of El Paso, Texas.

Lovington History

Lovington was primarily a ranching and farming center at the time of its establishment. The city’s first store was established in 1908. The discovery of oil at Denton Pool in 1950 led to its rapid development and urbanization. It is the county seat of Lea County, which was established on March 17, 1917.

Lovington and nearby Attractions

  • Lea County Museum
  • Ocotillo Park Golf Course
  • Chaparral Park
  • Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • Thelma A. Webber Southwest Heritage Room

Things To Do In Lovington

The town of Lovington has a number of parks and recreational centers offering outdoor and indoor recreational facilities. The Lea County Museum has a large collection of artifacts and memorabilia related to the town’s history. The Ocotillo Park Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golfers.

Lovington Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at Lea County Regional Airport.

Lovington Higher Education

Institutes of higher education near Lovington include South Plains College, Eastern New Mexico University, Odessa College and Midland College.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,559
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens10.7%
Employed Population 16+4,561
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married48.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher7.9%
Median Earnings25+$36,101
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,766
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,583

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,398
% Above Poverty Level83.1%
% Below Poverty Level16.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone21.4%
Median Gross Rent$704
Median House Value$96,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)72.7%
Irish5.3%
German5.2%
English2.5%
Swedish1.2%
Scottish0.6%
Latvian0.6%
Polish0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
French Except Basque0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Italian0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Bulgarian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Lovington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lea County
Standard Zip Codes88260
Phone Area Codes575
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude32.94
Approximate Longitude-103.35

Lovington 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
Distance20.1 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
Distance20.4 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
Distance22.3 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
Hobbs36,863$62,767
Tatum815$49,659

Lovington Public Libraries

Lovington Public Library
115 SOUTH MAIN ST.
Lovington, New Mexico
(505) 396-3144

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Lovington Hospitals

Nor Lea District Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
1600 North Main
(575) 396-6611

Lovington Public Schools

Ben Alexander Elementary
1400 South Sixth
ZIP: 88260
(505) 739-2200
Primary
Total Enrollment 343
Jefferson Elementary
300 West Jefferson Ave
ZIP: 88260
(505) 739-2200
Primary
Total Enrollment 272
Lea Elementary
1100 West Birch Ave
ZIP: 88260
(505) 739-2200
Primary
Total Enrollment 336
Llano Elementary
1000 South First
ZIP: 88260
(505) 739-2200
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
Lovington 6th Grade Academy
500 West Jefferson Ave
ZIP: 88260
(505) 739-2200
Middle
Total Enrollment 277
Lovington Freshman Academy
701 West Ave K
ZIP: 88260
(505) 739-2200
Other
Total Enrollment 262
Lovington High
701 West Ave K
ZIP: 88260
(505) 739-2200
High
Total Enrollment 607
New Hope Alt High
601 North 5th St
ZIP: 88260
(505) 739-2200
High
Total Enrollment 94
Taylor Middle
700 South 11th St
ZIP: 88260
(505) 739-2200
Middle
Total Enrollment 546
Yarbro Elementary
700 West Jefferson Ave
ZIP: 88260
(505) 739-2200
Middle
Total Enrollment 586
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