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The North Hobbs CDP(1) had a population of 6,275 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for North Hobbs is located at latitude 32.7731 and longitude -103.125 in Lea County. The formal boundaries for the North Hobbs Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 26.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

The North Hobbs Census Designated Place has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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North Hobbs, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 6,275 (100%)
Population in Households 6,179 (98.5%)
Population in Families 5,296 (84.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 96 ( 1.5%)
Population Density 241
Diversity Index2 67


Median Household Income $80,251
Average Household Income $92,816
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $33,509
Wealth Index5 92


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,439 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,702 (69.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 550 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 187 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $212,211
Average Home Value $264,395
Housing Affordability Index3 242


Total Households 2,252
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 1,666
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.36% 1.19%
Households 1.46% 1.19%
Families 1.06% 1.05%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
Owner Occupied HU   1.55%

North Hobbs, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Hobbs to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 36 92nd
Population Density # 198 56th
Median Household Income # 21 95th
Housing Affordability Index # 367 83rd
Per Capita Income # 76 83rd
Diversity Index # 216 51st

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