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Hobbs is a city in Lea County.
The community was named for the family of settlers James Isaac Hobbs and his wife, Fannie.
The latitude of Hobbs is 32.702N. The longitude is -103.135W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,622 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 28,311.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hobbs demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lea County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 88242 ZIP code.
8% of Hobbs residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hobbs ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hobbs was $14,209, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Hobbs residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Hobbs, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $317. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $610.
Libraries in Hobbs include Hobbs Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Hobbs include Hobbs News-Sun
TV stations in Hobbs include KHFT.
Lea County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hobbs political report.
The average commute time for Hobbs workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hobbs between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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