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Lovington, New Mexico - Basic Facts

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The City of Lovington had a population of 12,371 as of July 1, 2017. Lovington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lovington is located at latitude 32.9455 and longitude -103.3503 in Lea County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lovington (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Lea County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,911 feet.

The City of Lovington (GNIS ID: 2410888) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Lovington is located within Lovington Division of Lea County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lovington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 12,371
Daytime Population: Workers 3,570
Daytime Population: Residents 8,727
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,297
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 12,044
Population in Familes 10,544
Population in Group Qrtrs 327
Population Density2 2,581
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $44,063
Average Household Income $55,232
Per Capita Income $18,409


Total Housing Units 4,353 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,871 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,097 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 385 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $90,233
Average Home Value $112,979


Total Households 3,968
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 2,988
Average Family Size 4
  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 1.62% 1.19%
Households 1.46% 1.1%
Families 1.31% 0.98%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

Lovington, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lovington to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 19 96th
Population Density # 7 99th
Diversity Index # 67 85th
Median Household Income # 149 67th
Per Capita Income # 317 29th

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