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Lea County, NM
The county was named for Joseph C. Lea, Civil War officer and mayor of Roswell

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Lea County is one of 33 counties in New Mexico.

The county is in the Hobbs metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 56,231. This was an increase of  1.30% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$29,799
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lea County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Lea County was $22,503. This was an increase of 28.0% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 73% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Lovington

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

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Lea County include Antioch Baptist Church, Cox Cemetery, Crockett Cemetery, Everglades Cemetery, Jal Cooper Cemetery, King Cemetery, Knowles Cemetery, Lovington Cemetery, Memdry Gardens, Memorial Park Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Lea County include Caprock, Eunice, Hobbs, Jal, Lovington, Tatum ... View communities

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Colleges in Lea County include College of the Southwest, New Mexico Junior College ... View colleges

School districts in Lea County include Eunice Municipal Schools, Hobbs Municipal Schools, Jal Public Schools, Lovington Public Schools, Tatum Municipal Schools ... View school districts

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

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Libraries in Lea County include Eunice Public Library, Hobbs Public Library, Lovington Public Library, Tatum Community Library, Woolworth Community Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Lea County include Hobbs News-Sun ... View newspapers

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

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

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