Hobbs, New Mexico

Population 34,495

Hobbs is located in Lea County, NM. The population is 34,495, making Hobbs the largest city in Lea County and the 9th largest city in the state of New Mexico.

There are 19 public schools in Hobbs with an average Homefacts rating of B-. The total crime rate for Hobbs is high , and there are 72 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Hobbs is high and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Hobbs property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Hobbs include North Hobbs, Nadine and Monument.

Hobbs Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 27.7%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 57.6%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 14.5%

Crime Rate

3.01% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 300
  • Violent Crimes: 106
  • Robbery: 27
  • Burglary: 760
  • Property Crime: 2
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

35.12% Higher than national avg.
  • 72 offenders in Hobbs
  • 20.87 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

140 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 0
  • Registered Polluters: 9
  • Superfunds: 16
  • Tanks & Spills: 115


High 5.7%
  • New Mexico unemployment average: 4.4%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

Schools view all

19 Public Schools view public schools

There are 19 K-12 public schools in Hobbs, NM and 3 private schools. Homefacts rates Hobbs's schools as Above average, with an overall B- rating.

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Crime view details

72 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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276 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Hobbs, NM issued 276 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 276 permits, 189 were issued for single family homes and 87 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Hobbs, NM issued 101 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 101 permits, 61 were issued for single family homes and 40 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $675
  • 1 Bedroom: $707
  • 2 Bedrooms: $930
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,205
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,357

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Environmental Hazards

140 Environmental Hazards

Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (124/124)
    Hobbs, NM has 100% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Hobbs, NM is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 6.86 Average
    Hobbs, NM is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 40.7°
  • February 42.87°
  • March 55.87°
  • April 64.23°
  • May 70.03°
  • June 82.97°
  • July 83.6°
  • August 83.65°
  • September 72.65°
  • October 62.5°
  • November 50.07°
  • December 40.2°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Hobbs, NM

Hobbs, NM has a low risk of earthquakes.
Hobbs, NM has no risk of hurricanes.
Hobbs, NM has a high risk of hail storms.
Hobbs, NM has a very low risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Hobbs, NM: $57,535


Unemployment in Hobbs is 5.7%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 4.4% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 52.96%
White Collar - 47.04%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Susana Martinez
  • Sen. Martin Heinrich
  • Sen. Tom Udall

City Representatives

  • Steve Pearce

Neighborhood Info

2 Airports view all

Nearest Major Airports

38 FCC Towers view all

1 Hospital view all

1 Library view all

3 Police Stations view all

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