Lea County Population 2017

Lea County's estimated population is 69,749 with a growth rate of -1.55% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lea County is the 8th largest county in New Mexico.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201669,749-1,099-1.55%
201570,8481,1411.64%
201469,7071,5432.26%
201368,1641,9822.99%
201266,1821,1451.76%
201165,0374140.64%
201064,6238,85815.88%
199055,765-228-0.41%
198055,9936,43912.99%
197049,554-3,875-7.25%
196053,42922,71273.94%
195030,7179,56345.21%
194021,15415,010244.30%
19306,1442,59973.31%
19203,5450.00%

Lea County Population Growth

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Lea County Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White64,69892.76%
Black or African American3,1284.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3091.88%
Two or More Races1,1341.63%
Asian4970.71%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander820.12%

Lea County Population Pyramid

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Population of Cities in Lea County

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Hobbs3413138143401211.75%
Lovington11017113993823.47%
Eunice292230221003.42%
Jal20472121743.62%
Tatum798827293.63%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990