Hobbs, New Mexico

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The City of Hobbs
City
Hobbs Public Library
Hobbs Public Library
Motto: "It All Happens Here"
Location of Hobbs, New Mexico
Location of Hobbs, New Mexico
Coordinates: 32°42′44″N 103°8′26″W / 32.71222°N 103.14056°W / 32.71222; -103.14056Coordinates: 32°42′44″N 103°8′26″W / 32.71222°N 103.14056°W / 32.71222; -103.14056
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountyLea
Government
 • MayorSam Cobb
Area
 • Total18.9 sq mi (49.0 km2)
 • Land18.9 sq mi (49.0 km2)
 • Water0 (sup) sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation3,622 ft (1,104 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total34,122
 • Density1,424.4/sq mi (550.0/km2)
Time zoneMountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes88240-88242
Area code(s)575
FIPS code35-32520
GNIS feature ID0923609
Websitewww.hobbsnm.org
 
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The City of Hobbs
City
Hobbs Public Library
Hobbs Public Library
Motto: "It All Happens Here"
Location of Hobbs, New Mexico
Location of Hobbs, New Mexico
Coordinates: 32°42′44″N 103°8′26″W / 32.71222°N 103.14056°W / 32.71222; -103.14056Coordinates: 32°42′44″N 103°8′26″W / 32.71222°N 103.14056°W / 32.71222; -103.14056
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountyLea
Government
 • MayorSam Cobb
Area
 • Total18.9 sq mi (49.0 km2)
 • Land18.9 sq mi (49.0 km2)
 • Water0 (sup) sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation3,622 ft (1,104 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total34,122
 • Density1,424.4/sq mi (550.0/km2)
Time zoneMountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes88240-88242
Area code(s)575
FIPS code35-32520
GNIS feature ID0923609
Websitewww.hobbsnm.org

Hobbs is a city in Lea County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 34,122 at the 2010 Census,[1] increasing from 28,657 at the 2000 census census.

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

Geography[edit]

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).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.9 square miles (49 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 there were 33,405 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 per square mile (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.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.4% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,100, and the median income for a family was $33,017. Males had a median income of $31,352 versus $20,841 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,209. About 20.2% of families and 24.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.3% of those under age 18 and 15.5% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest[edit]

Hobbs holds the headquarters of the Soaring Society of America.

Hobbs is home to Zia Park racetrack that hosts thoroughbred and quarter horse racing, and the Black Gold Casino.

Climate[edit]

Hobbs, like many parts of Eastern New Mexico, has a semi-arid climate.[3] The city experiences hot summers and chilly winters.

Climate data for Hobbs, New Mexico
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °F (°C)57
(14)
62
(17)
70
(21)
79
(26)
88
(31)
94
(34)
95
(35)
93
(34)
86
(30)
78
(26)
66
(19)
57
(14)
77.1
(25.1)
Average low °F (°C)30
(−1)
33
(1)
39
(4)
47
(8)
56
(13)
64
(18)
67
(19)
66
(19)
60
(16)
49
(9)
38
(3)
30
(−1)
48.3
(9)
Precipitation inches (mm)0.84
(21.3)
0.76
(19.3)
0.72
(18.3)
1.07
(27.2)
2.35
(59.7)
1.78
(45.2)
2.72
(69.1)
2.07
(52.6)
2.71
(68.8)
1.37
(34.8)
0.81
(20.6)
0.75
(19)
17.95
(455.9)
Source: The Weather Channel[4]

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