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Population (year 2000): 28,657. Estimated population in July 2005: 29,006 (+1.2% change)
Males: 14,340 (50.0%), Females: 14,317 (50.0%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 32.1 years
Median household income: $28,100 (year 2000)
Median house value: $51,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Hobbs:

  • White Non-Hispanic (48.9%)
  • Hispanic (42.2%)
  • Other race (24.4%)
  • Black (6.8%)
  • Two or more races (3.7%)
  • American Indian (1.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (7.2%), Irish (6.4%), United States (6.2%), English (5.6%), Dutch (1.6%), French (1.5%).New Mexico

Elevation: 3621 feet

Land area: 18.9 square miles

Hobbs,

For population 25 years and over in Hobbs

  • High school or higher: 66.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hobbs city

  • Never married: 22.0%
  • Now married: 58.6%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

10.8% Foreign born (10.2% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -645 (-2.2%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: TX Odessa, (79.3 miles pop. 90,943).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Paso, TX El (234.4 miles pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Antonio, TX San (389.8 miles pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: NM (18.9 miles Eunice, NM (21.8 miles Lovington, City, TX Denver (27.7 miles TX (33.7 miles Seminole, TX (39.4 miles Plains, NM (39.5 miles Tatum, NM (41.7 miles Jal, TX (42.5 miles Seagraves,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 15 buildings, average cost: $99,200
  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $191,500
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $249,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $156,000
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $65,900
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $153,700
  • 2003: 29 buildings, average cost: $151,700
  • 2004: 47 buildings, average cost: $176,500
  • 2005: 45 buildings, average cost: $160,900

Latitude: 32.71 N, Longitude: 103.14 W

Area code: 505


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (18.0%), Retail trade (13.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,435 (+5.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,382 (75.7%)


 

Crime in Hobbs by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 6 2 2 4 1 3
    per 100,000 20.9 7.0 7.0 14.0 3.5 10.5
Rapes 30 16 21 16 22 21
    per 100,000 104.7 55.8 73.3 55.8 76.8 73.3
Robberies 21 13 31 27 34 28
    per 100,000 73.3 45.4 108.2 94.2 118.6 97.7
Assaults 289 243 242 304 268 305
    per 100,000 1008.5 848.0 844.5 1060.8 935.2 1064.3
Burglaries 282 262 276 355 372 351
    per 100,000 984.1 914.3 963.1 1238.8 1298.1 1224.8
Thefts 953 957 1,020 1,320 1,357 1,531
    per 100,000 3325.5 3339.5 3559.3 4606.2 4735.3 5342.5
Auto thefts 47 37 54 35 59 59
    per 100,000 164.0 129.1 188.4 122.1 205.9 205.9
501.5 420.4 462.5 557.5 553.6 597.9

Average climate in Hobbs, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Hobbs,

Hobbs-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 26% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/17/1954, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.8 miles away from the Hobbs city center .

On 4/19/1969, a category 3 tornado 32.4 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Allen Haynes - College basketball player (New Mexico State Aggies), Ronald Ross - College basketball player (Texas Tech Red Raiders).


Hospital/medical center in Hobbs:
  • LEA REGIONAL HOSPITAL (5419 LOVINGTON HWY P O BOX 3000)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Hobbs:
  • NOR LEA GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; LOVINGTON, NM)
  • NOR LEA GENERAL HOSPITAL DISTRICT (about 25 miles; LOVINGTON, NM)
  • YOAKUM COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 28 miles; DENVER CITY, TX)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Hobbs:
  • LEA COUNTY RGNL (about 6 miles; HOBBS, NM; ID: HOB)
  • CAVERN CITY AIR TRML (about 82 miles; CARLSBAD, NM; ID: CNM)
  • MIDLAND INTERNATIONAL (about 85 miles; MIDLAND, TX; ID: MAF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Hobbs:
  • EUNICE (about 20 miles; EUNICE, NM; ID: E04)
  • LEA COUNTY-ZIP FRANKLIN MEMORIAL (about 25 miles; LOVINGTON, NM; ID: E06)
  • DENVER CITY (about 28 miles; DENVER CITY, TX; ID: E57)

Local government website:
Colleges/Universities in Hobbs:
  • NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,903; Location: 5317 LOVINGTON HWY; Public; Website: www.nmjc.cc.nm.us)
  • COLLEGE OF THE SOUTHWEST (FT enrollment: 384; Location: 6610 LOVINGTON HWY; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master's degree)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hobbs:
  • ODESSA COLLEGE (about 76 miles; ODESSA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,555)
  • SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE (about 80 miles; LEVELLAND, TX; FT enrollment: 3,851)
  • MIDLAND COLLEGE (about 87 miles; MIDLAND, TX; FT enrollment: 2,800)
  • EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 101 miles; PORTALES, NM; FT enrollment: 2,955)
  • TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 111 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; FT enrollment: 22,439)
  • WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 142 miles; PLAINVIEW, TX; FT enrollment: 2,578)
  • SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 166 miles; ALPINE, TX; FT enrollment: 2,076)
Public high schools in Hobbs:
  • HOBBS HIGH (Students: 1,555; Location: 800 NORTH JEFFERSON; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • ALTERNATIVE HIGH (Students: 97; Location: 800 NORTH JEFFERSON; Grades: 09 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Hobbs:
  • HIGHLAND JR HIGH (Students: 611; Location: 2500 NORTH JEFFERSON; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • HEIZER FRESHMAN (Students: 595; Location: 101 STANOLIND RD.; Grades: 09 - 09)
  • HOUSTON JR HIGH (Students: 566; Location: 300 NORTH HOUSTON; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • SOUTHERN HEIGHTS (Students: 470; Location: 101 EAST TEXAS; Grades: KG - 06)
  • MILLS ELEM (Students: 410; Location: 200 WEST COPPER; Grades: KG - 06)
  • STONE ELEM (Students: 399; Location: 1015 CALLE SUR; Grades: KG - 06)
  • TAYLOR ELEM (Students: 397; Location: 1700 EAST YESO; Grades: KG - 06)
  • COLLEGE LANE ELEM (Students: 367; Location: 2000 COLLEGE LANE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • WILL ROGERS ELEM (Students: 363; Location: 300 EAST CLINTON; Grades: KG - 06)
  • CORONADO ELEM (Students: 348; Location: 2600 NORTH BRAZOS; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle school in Hobbs:
  • ST HELENAS SCHOOL (Students: 95; Location: 105 E SAINT ANNE PL; Grades: KG - 6)
Library in Hobbs:
  • HOBBS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $655,635; Location: 509 N. SHIPP; 97,794 books; 2,878 audio materials; 1,929 video materials; 137 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Hobbs: Hobbs Weather Station (A), Dal Paso Center (B), Heritage Square (C), College of the Southwest Scarborough Memorial Library (D), New Mexico Junior College Parnell Library (E), Hobbs Public Library (F).

Shopping Centers: Downtown Mini Mall (1), Bel Aire Shopping Center (2), Broadmoor Shopping Center (3), Broadmoor Shopping Center and Mall (4).

Churches in Hobbs include: Nadine Baptist Church (A), Scharbauer Church of Christ (B), Grace Lutheran Church (C), First Church of Christ Scientist (D), El Bethel Church of God in Christ (E), The Salvation Army Church (F), First Christian Church (G), Little Zion Baptist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Memorial Park Cemetery (1), Memdry Gardens (2).

Parks in Hobbs include: Washington Park (1), Hobbs Historical Marker (2), Oil County Historical Marker (3), Eagle Stadium (4), Humble Park (5), Harry McAdams State Park (6), Bender Park (7), Bensing Park (8), Heizer Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Hobbs compared to New Mexico state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Hobbs:
  • KHOB (1390 AM; 5 kW; HOBBS, NM; Owner: AMERICAN ASSET MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • KYKK (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; HUMBLE CITY, NM; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KLEA (630 AM; 1 kW; LOVINGTON, NM; Owner: LEA COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KCRS (550 AM; 5 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIJN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FARWELL, TX; Owner: METROPOLITIAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KLBO (1330 AM; 5 kW; MONAHANS, TX; Owner: SANDSHILLS COMMUNICATION, INC.)
  • KIKZ (1250 AM; 1 kW; SEMINOLE, TX; Owner: GAINES COUNTY ROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • KFYO (790 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
Strongest FM radio stations in Hobbs:
  • KPER (95.7 FM; HOBBS, NM; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K211CW (90.1 FM; HOBBS, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOC., INC.)
  • KLMA (96.5 FM; HOBBS, NM; Owner: OJEDA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K218BZ (91.5 FM; HOBBS, NM; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KZOR (94.1 FM; HOBBS, NM; Owner: NOALMARK B/CNG CORP. HOBBS)
  • KLEA-FM (101.7 FM; LOVINGTON, NM; Owner: LEA COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KIXN (102.9 FM; HOBBS, NM; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBIM-FM (94.9 FM; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWMW (105.1 FM; MALJAMAR, NM; Owner: M.T.D. INC)
  • KPZA (103.7 FM; JAL, NM; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KEJL (100.9 FM; EUNICE, NM; Owner: FIVESTAR ENTERPRISES L.C.)
  • K252CV (98.3 FM; HOBBS, NM; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING)
TV broadcast stations around Hobbs:
  • KHLC-LP (Channel 52; HOBBS, NM; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHFT (Channel 29; HOBBS, NM; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • K47CF (Channel 47; HOBBS, NM; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • K27GL (Channel 27; HOBBS, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • K50GM (Channel 50; HOBBS, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • K58EJ (Channel 58; HOBBS, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K12NH (Channel 12; HOBBS, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)

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