Cities in Lea County, New Mexico by Population (2024)

There are 8 cities in Lea County, New Mexico.

Note: As defined by the US Census Bureau, a city's official boundaries often extend miles beyond the city itself and may even cross county lines. As such, several thousand US cities officially exist in two or more counties (and therefore appear on multiple counties' lists of cities.)

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City
Rank
State
2024 Population
2020 Census
Annual Change
Density (mi²)
Area (mi²)
Hobbs1New Mexico38,96240,657-1.08%1,47626.40
Lovington2New Mexico11,08711,687-1.33%98911.21
North Hobbs3New Mexico5,8665,8600.03%22526.04
Eunice4New Mexico2,9033,067-1.39%7094.09
Jal5New Mexico2,0732,199-1.52%4304.82
Tatum6New Mexico672706-1.32%4241.58
Nadine7New Mexico259233-1.15%2311.39
Monument8New Mexico10176-12.17%195.28

Note: City markers shown outside the county boundary mean that a part of the city extends into this county, but is primarily located in an adjacent county.

What is the largest city in Lea County, New Mexico?

Hobbs is the largest city in Lea County.

What is the smallest city in Lea County, New Mexico?

Monument is the smallest city in Lea County.

How many cities are in Lea County?

There are 8 cities in Lea County, New Mexico.

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