Statewide Claims to Fame

Hobbs is 2nd in New Mexico out of 45 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Hobbs is 4th in New Mexico out of 45 other cities in Residents younger than 5

Hobbs is 8th in New Mexico out of 34 other cities in Current population (2012)

Hobbs is 8th in New Mexico out of 36 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Hobbs is 8th in New Mexico out of 42 other cities in Retail sales

Hobbs is 8th in New Mexico out of 45 other cities in Residents younger than 18

Hobbs is 10th in New Mexico out of 33 other cities in Retail sales per capita

Hobbs is 10th in New Mexico out of 42 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Hobbs is 10th in New Mexico out of 45 other cities in Households

Hobbs is 10th in New Mexico out of 45 other cities in Housing units

Hobbs, New Mexico Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Hobbs Rank New Mexico US
Current population (2012) 35,007 8th 2,085,538 313,914,040
Size in square miles 24.0 12th 121,298.1 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,424.4 11th 17 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Hobbs Rank New Mexico US
Residents younger than 5 9.6% 4th 6.9% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 29.8% 8th 24.7% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 10.1% 39th 14.1% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Hobbs Rank New Mexico US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 73.9% 38th 83.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 15.5% 32nd 25.4% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Hobbs Rank New Mexico US
Race - White 73.0% 25th 83.2% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 6.1% 2nd 2.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 1.3% 35th 10.2% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.6% 25th 1.6% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 13th 0.2% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.7% 33rd 2.4% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 53.7% 17th 47.0% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 38.3% 26th 39.8% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Hobbs Rank New Mexico US
Female residents 48.6% 44th 50.5% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 12.1% 11th 9.8% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Hobbs Rank New Mexico US
Housing units 12,900 10th 908,132 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 17.0% 12th 15.0% 25.9%
Households 11,257 10th 762,002 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 66.3% 26th 69.6% 66.1%
Home median value $97,500 32nd $161,800 $186,200
People per household 2.8 12th 2.6 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Hobbs Rank New Mexico US
Income per capita $20,526 23rd $23,537 $27,915
Income per household $45,121 19th $44,631 $52,762
Income below poverty line 19.5% 25th 19.0% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Hobbs Rank New Mexico US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 2,176 10th 157,231 27,092,908
Retail sales $628,503 8th $24,469,997 $3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $21,130 10th $12,429 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $69,073 8th $3,734,300 $613,795,732

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