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The county is in the Hobbs metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 56,231. This was an increase of 1.30% from the 2000 census.
In 2002, the per capita personal income in Lea County was $22,503. This was an increase of 28.0% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 73% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.
8% of Lea County residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lea County ancestry & family history guide.
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Cemeteries in Lea County include Antioch Baptist Church, Cox Cemetery, Crockett Cemetery, Everglades Cemetery, Jal Cooper Cemetery, King Cemetery, Knowles Cemetery, Lovington Cemetery, Memdry Gardens, Memorial Park Cemetery ... View cemeteries
Communities in Lea County include Caprock, Eunice, Hobbs, Jal, Lovington, Tatum ... View communities
Colleges in Lea County include College of the Southwest, New Mexico Junior College ... View colleges
School districts in Lea County include Eunice Municipal Schools, Hobbs Municipal Schools, Jal Public Schools, Lovington Public Schools, Tatum Municipal Schools ... View school districts
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Libraries in Lea County include Eunice Public Library, Hobbs Public Library, Lovington Public Library, Tatum Community Library, Woolworth Community Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Lea County include Hobbs News-Sun ... View newspapers
Lea County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lea County political report.
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