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Ranching community

Lovington is a city in Lea County, in the Hobbs metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for brothers Robert Florence Love and James B. Love, settlers.

The latitude of Lovington is 32.943N. The longitude is -103.348W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,911 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,456.


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Median household income
Local
$26,458
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lovington demographic reports
Lovington is on the Texas border.
Well-known residents have included:
· Brian Urlacher, football player
Local festivals include:
  • Lea County Fair and Rodeo - Aug. 4-11, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lovington web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Lea County 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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Ancestry & family history

6% of Lovington residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lovington ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lovington was $12,752, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Lovington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Lovington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $292.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $534.


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

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

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The average commute time for Lovington workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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