Lea County Population 2018

Lea County's estimated population is 68,759 with a growth rate of -1.56% 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
201768,759-1,091-1.56%
201669,850-1,135-1.60%
201570,9851,2281.76%
201469,7571,5842.32%
201368,1732,0173.05%
201266,1561,1661.79%
201164,9903960.61%
201064,5948,82915.83%
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

Population Data via

Lea County Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White64,69894.09%
Black or African American3,1284.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3091.90%
Two or More Races1,1341.65%
Asian4970.72%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander820.12%

Lea County Population Pyramid

0k1k1k2k2k3k3k4k Male Population0k1k1k2k2k3k3k4k Female Population8580757065605550454035302520151050
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