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, 2016)


Total Population 7,018
Population in Households 6,684
Population in Familes 5,856
Population in Group Qrtrs 334
Population Density1 89
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 2,435
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 1,875
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,535 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,957 (77.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 478 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 100 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $182,640
Average Home Value $224,527


Median Household Income $64,143
Average Household Income $75,352
Per Capita Income $27,144
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.12% 1.92%
Households 2.15% 1.91%
Families 1.98% 1.8%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hobbs, NM 88242 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 88242 to the other 329 ZIP Codes in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 69 79th
Population Density1 # 76 77th
Diversity Index2 # 181 46th
Median Household Income # 17 95th
Per Capita Income # 75 78th

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