Hobbs, NM

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Population

69,505

0.834% growth

Poverty Rate

16.1%


Median Age

31.7


Median Household Income

$59,285

1.95% growth

Number of Employees

28,672

0.607% decline

Median Property Value

$118,500

6.37% growth

About

In 2017, Hobbs, NM had a population of 69.5k people with a median age of 31.7 and a median household income of $59,285. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hobbs, NM grew from 68,930 to 69,505, a 0.834% increase and its median household income grew from $58,152 to $59,285, a 1.95% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hobbs, NM are White (Hispanic) (51%), White (Non-Hispanic) (37.2%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (4.64%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.62%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.42%). N/A% of the people in Hobbs, NM speak a non-English language, and 87.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hobbs, NM are New Mexico Junior College (646 degrees awarded in 2017) and University of the Southwest (273 degrees).

The median property value in Hobbs, NM is $118,500, and the homeownership rate is 68.1%. Most people in Hobbs, NM commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20 minutes. The average car ownership in Hobbs, NM is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Hobbs, NM employs 28.7k people. The largest industries in Hobbs, NM are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4,888 people), Retail Trade (2,908 people), and Educational Services (2,789 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($62,520), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,399), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,272).

Median household income in Hobbs, NM is $59,285. Males in Hobbs, NM have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,925. The income inequality in Hobbs, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,285

2017 value

± $2,560

1.95%

1 Year Growth

± 6.05%

Households in Hobbs, NM have a median annual income of $59,285, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $58,152 in 2016, which represents a 1.95% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$54,854

Average Male Salary

± $2,038

$41,925

Average Female Salary

± $1,598

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Mexico made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $52,566 ± $11,622

  2. White

    $43,679 ± $1,381

  3. Black

    $41,055 ± $8,510

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Mexico workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hobbs, NM is from New Mexico.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.463

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.278% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Mexico was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Mexico in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hobbs, NM was Santa Fe County, NM with a value of $60,193, followed by Sandoval County, NM and Bernalillo County, NM, with respective values of $54,338 and $51,208.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hobbs, NM (10.8k out of 67k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    9,210 ± 711

  2. Hispanic

    7,414 ± 639

  3. Black

    957 ± 309

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hobbs, NM is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

28.7k

2017 Value

± 1,130

-0.607%

1 Year decline

± 5.72%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hobbs, NM declined at a rate of -0.607%, from 28.8k employees to 28.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hobbs, NM, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (3,916 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,283 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,994 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hobbs, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hobbs, NM, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (3,916 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,283 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,994 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Hobbs, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.74 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.19 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.05 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hobbs, NM, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,737), Management Occupations ($69,122), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($67,756).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

28.7k

2017 Value

± 1,130

-0.607%

1 Year decline

± 5.72%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hobbs, NM declined at a rate of -0.607%, from 28.8k employees to 28.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hobbs, NM, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4,888 people), Retail Trade (2,908 people), and Educational Services (2,789 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hobbs, NM, though some of these residents may live in Hobbs, NM and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Hobbs, NM, by number of employees, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4,888 people), Retail Trade (2,908 people), and Educational Services (2,789 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Hobbs, NM has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (31.5 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.23 times), and Wholesale Trade (2.01 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hobbs, NM, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($62,520), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,399), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,272).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Mexico to other states, or from other states to New Mexico.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $14.9B

  2. $13.1B

  3. $8.75B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $14.9B, followed by Crude petroleum ($13.1B) and Electronics ($8.75B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Mexico products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$74.8B

2020 Value

$110B

Projected 2045 Value

47.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Mexico trade was $74.8B. This is expected to increase 47.6% to $110B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Mexico trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Mexico to other states, or from other states to New Mexico.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $10.6B

  2. $9.8B

  3. $6.35B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $10.6B, followed by Arizona with $9.8B and Oregon and $6.35B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Mexico shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

84.1% of the population of Hobbs, NM has health coverage, with 43.6% on employee plans, 23.8% on Medicaid, 8.09% on Medicare, 7.8% on non-group plans, and 0.785% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Hobbs, NM was $7,214 in 2014. This is a 5.16% increase from the previous year ($6,860).

Primary care physicians in Hobbs, NM see 1325 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.684% increase from the previous year (1316 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1544 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 271 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.7%). Additionally, McKinley County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,325 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New Mexico see an average of 1,325 patients per year. This represents a 0.684% increase from the previous year (1,316 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,214

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,155

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,445

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,663

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Mexico (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.16%, from $6,860 to $7,214.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

15.9%

Uninsured

43.6%

Employer Coverage

23.8%

Medicaid

8.09%

Medicare

7.8%

Non-Group

0.785%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hobbs, NM declined by 10.5% from 17.8% to 15.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hobbs, NM changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.7% prevalence

  2. 13.3% prevalence

  3. 10.9% prevalence

Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico, at 13.7%.

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Diversity

Hobbs, NM is home to a population of 69.5k people, from which 87.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 16.8% of Hobbs, NM residents were born outside of the country (11.7k people).

In 2017, there were 1.37 times more White (Hispanic) residents (35.5k people) in Hobbs, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.8k White (Non-Hispanic) and 3.22k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hobbs, NM was 31.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Hobbs, NM are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Hobbs, NM residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

16.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

11.7k people

16.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

11.1k people

As of 2017, 16.8% of Hobbs, NM residents (11.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hobbs, NM was 16.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    145,710 ± 9,038 people

  2. Germany

    5,026 ± 1,738 people

  3. Philippines

    3,772 ± 1,506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 145,710 New Mexico residents, followed by Germany with 5,026 and Philippines with 3,772.

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Citizenship

87.6%

2017 Citizenship

88.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87.6% of Hobbs, NM residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hobbs, NM was 88.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hobbs, NM

  1. White (Hispanic)

    35.5k ± 719

  2. White (Non-Hispanic)

    25.8k ± 143

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    3.22k ± 649

In 2017, there were 1.37 times more White (Hispanic) residents (35.5k people) in Hobbs, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.8k White (Non-Hispanic) and 3.22k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Hobbs, NM as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,063 ± 179

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    493 ± 146

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    251 ± 101

Hobbs, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Hobbs, NM awarded 919 degrees. The student population of Hobbs, NM is skewed towards women, with 1,192 male students and 2,144 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hobbs, NM are White (390 and 42.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (343 and 37.4%), Black or African American (102 and 11.1%), and Unknown (54 and 5.89%).

The largest universities in Hobbs, NM by number of degrees awarded are New Mexico Junior College (646 and 70.3%) and University of the Southwest (273 and 29.7%).

The most popular majors in Hobbs, NM are General Studies (453 and 49.3%), School Counseling & Guidance Services (73 and 7.94%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (36 and 3.92%).

The median tuition costs in Hobbs, NM are $16,000 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 450 degrees awarded

  2. 30 degrees awarded

  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Hobbs, NM was General Studies with 450 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Hobbs, NM according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 646 degrees awarded

  2. 273 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$16,000

Median Private

In 2017, the Hobbs, NM institution with the largest number of graduating students was New Mexico Junior College with 646 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

329

Degrees Awarded to Men

590

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 329 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hobbs, NM, which is 0.558 times less than the 590 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    390 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    343 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    102 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hobbs, NM were to White students. These 390 degrees mean that there were 1.14 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 343 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hobbs, NM was $118,500 in 2017, which is 0.516 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $111,400 to $118,500, a 6.37% increase. The homeownership rate in Hobbs, NM is 68.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hobbs, NM have an average commute time of 20 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hobbs, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$118,500

2017 Median

± $4,838

$111,400

2016 Median

± $4,211

In 2017, the median property value in Hobbs, NM grew to to $118,500 from the previous year's value of $111,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hobbs, NM compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hobbs, NM the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$59,285

Median Household Income

± $2,560

22k

Number of Households

± 969

In 2017, the median household income of the 22k households in Hobbs, NM grew to $59,285 from the previous year's value of $58,152.

The following chart displays the households in Hobbs, NM distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Hobbs, NM distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hobbs, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

68.1%

2017 Homeownership

68.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.1% of the housing units in Hobbs, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hobbs, NM compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hobbs, NM have a shorter commute time (20 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.24% of the workforce in Hobbs, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.1%

  2. Carpooled

    10.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.13%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hobbs, NM was Drove Alone (84.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.9%) and those who Worked At Home (2.13%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hobbs, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hobbs, NM have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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