Lea County, New Mexico Population 2018

Lea County, New Mexico'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, New Mexico is the 8th largest county in New Mexico.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201768,759-1,091-1.56%
201669,8509201.33%
201668,930-2,055-2.89%
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, New Mexico Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White60,375
Some Other Race3,770
Black or African American2,354
Two or More Races1,753
American Indian and Alaska Native537
Asian110
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander31

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Lea County, New Mexico Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Lea County, New Mexico Median Age

31.8


Total

31.4


Male

32.5


Female

Lea County, New Mexico Adults

There are 48,113 adults, (7,307 of which are seniors) in Lea County, New Mexico.

Lea County, New Mexico Age Dependency

69

Age Dependency Ratio

18

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51

Child Dependency Ratio

Lea County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female

33,510

48.61%

Male

35,420

51.39%

Lea County, New Mexico Households and Families

Lea County, New Mexico Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lea County, New Mexico Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.2%19.8%
All68.8%31.2%
Male57%43%
Non Family55.8%44.2%
Female52.4%47.6%

68.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lea County, New Mexico Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,5423.168.8
Married11,7783.6580.2
Non Family5,4711.2255.8
Female2,8323.8552.4
Male1,4614.1957

3.64

Average Family Size

3.1

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lea County, New Mexico Households

Lea County, New Mexico Education

Lea County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,41713.14%
9th to 12th Grade6,20915.06%
High School Graduate12,49130.30%
Some College8,69621.09%
Associates Degree3,0267.34%
Bachelors Degree3,3518.13%
Graduate Degree2,0384.94%

Lea County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic19,76210,950825
White19,00316,5693,928
Other Race2,1021,052134
Black1,4161,163301
Multiple Races721621203
Native American41334453
Asian1059570
Islander99

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 66.67%.

Lea County, New Mexico Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,937$51,990$22,688
Less Than High School$28,125$38,663$14,921
High School Grad$35,650$50,943$20,619
Some College$41,665$60,044$25,500
Bachelors Degree$45,993$62,147$32,948
Graduate Degree$58,315$70,179$55,539

$38,937

Average Earnings

$51,990

Average Male

$22,688

Average Female

Lea County, New Mexico Language

Lea County, New Mexico Language by Age

Lea County, New Mexico Language

58.45% of Lea County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 41.55% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 40.56% of the population.

Lea County, New Mexico Poverty

Lea County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic37,2647,11619.10%
White25,6432,3729.25%
Black2,1501,00046.51%
Other3,70766017.80%
Multiple1,7331206.92%
Native422389.00%

15.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.97%

Male Poverty Rate

18.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lea County, New Mexico

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lea County, New Mexico is Black, with 46.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lea County, New Mexico is Multiple, with 6.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.48%.

Lea County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.00%
High School11.44%
Some College9.01%
Bachelors or Greater2.74%

Lea County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.26%
Male Unemployed30.16%
Female Employed11.36%
Male Employed5.28%

Lea County, New Mexico Income

Lea County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$58,152$73,260
Families$64,492$79,430
Married Families$73,750$90,531
Non Families$35,427$50,086

Lea County, New Mexico Marital Status

Lea County, New Mexico Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.1%

Male Marriage Rate

50.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Lea County, New Mexico Married by Age and Sex

Lea County, New Mexico Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Lea County, New Mexico Marital Status by Race

Lea County, New Mexico Veterans

Lea County, New Mexico Veterans by War

3,268

Number of Veterans

3,045

Male Veterans

223

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,124
Second Gulf War495
First Gulf War432
Korea311
World War II201

Lea County, New Mexico Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74770
75+705
35 to 54677
55 to 64665
18 to 34451

Lea County, New Mexico Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,9296.89%
Hispanic4992.06%
Black1679.02%
2 or More729.59%
Indian5713.19%
Other431.75%

Lea County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

4.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lea County, New Mexico Employment Status

Lea County, New Mexico Employment by Age

61.8%

Labor Force Participation

57.7%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Lea County, New Mexico Employment by Race

Lea County, New Mexico Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Lea County, New Mexico

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