Hobbs, New Mexico

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Hobbs is a city in Lea County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 28,657 at the 2000 census.

Hobbs is the principal city of the Hobbs, New Mexico Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Lea County.



Hobbs is located at 32°42′44″N 103°8′26″W / 32.71222°N 103.14056°W / 32.71222; -103.14056 (32.712240, -103.140681).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.9 square miles (49.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 28,657 people, 10,040 households, and 7,369 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,514.0 people per square mile (584.5/km²). There were 11,968 housing units at an average density of 632.3/sq mi (244.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 63.52% White, 6.79% African American, 1.07% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 24.42% from other races, and 3.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 42.18% of the population.

There were 10,040 households out of which 39.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.22.

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