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Lovington is a city in Lea County, in the Hobbs metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for brothers Robert Florence Love and James B. Love, settlers.
The latitude of Lovington is 32.943N. The longitude is -103.348W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,911 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,456.
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6% of Lovington residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lovington ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lovington was $12,752, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Lovington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Lovington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $292. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $534.
Libraries in Lovington include Lovington Public Library ... View libraries
Lea County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lovington political report.
The average commute time for Lovington workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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