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Hobbs is a city in Lea County.

The community was named for the family of settlers James Isaac Hobbs and his wife, Fannie.

The latitude of Hobbs is 32.702N. The longitude is -103.135W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,622 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 28,311.


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Median household income
Local
$28,100
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hobbs demographic reports
Hobbs is in the High Plains, near the Texas border.
Boomed after the discovery of oil in 1928.
The area is a popular site for hang gliding and sail planes.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 325. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 11.3 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Green Meadows Lake, Maddox Lake
Historic sites and museums: Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame, Linam Ranch Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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8% of Hobbs residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hobbs ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hobbs was $14,209, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Hobbs residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Hobbs, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $317.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $610.


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Libraries in Hobbs include Hobbs Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Hobbs include Hobbs News-Sun

TV stations in Hobbs include KHFT.

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Lea County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hobbs political report.

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The average commute time for Hobbs workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hobbs between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Hobbs include Best Western Executive Inn, Comfort Inn, Days Inn Hobbs, Econo Lodge Hobbs, Holiday Inn Express, Howard Johnson Inn.

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