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Eunice is a city in Lea County, in the Hobbs metro area.
The community was named for a daughter of settler J.N. Carson.
The latitude of Eunice is 32.437N. The longitude is -103.158W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,448 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,561.
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6% of Eunice residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Eunice ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Eunice was $14,373, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Eunice residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Eunice, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $240. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $516.
Libraries in Eunice include Eunice Public Library ... View libraries
Lea County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Eunice political report.
The average commute time for Eunice workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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