Hobbs, NM 88242 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 88242: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Hobbs, NM 88242

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 35
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,624
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Lea County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.814, Longitude -103.146
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Hobbs, NM 88242 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,314
Daytime Population: Workers 884
Daytime Population: Residents 4,919
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,803
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 6,986
Population in Familes 6,125
Population in Group Qrtrs 328
Population Density2 103
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $62,150
Average Household Income $75,615
Per Capita Income $27,087


Total Housing Units 2,636 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,063 (78.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 466 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $180,782
Average Home Value $224,055


Total Households 2,529
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 1,945
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.14% 1.72%
Households 2.13% 1.7%
Families 1.97% 1.58%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Hobbs, NM 88242 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 88242 to the other 330 ZIP Codes in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 66 80th
Population Density # 71 79th
Diversity Index # 171 48th
Median Household Income # 21 94th
Per Capita Income # 86 74th

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