Lovington, NM Demographics


Population (year 2000): 9,471. Estimated population in July 2005: 9,603 (+1.4% change)
Males: 4,658 (49.2%), Females: 4,813 (50.8%)

Lea County

Zip code: 88260

Median resident age: 30.6 years
Median household income: $26,458 (year 2000)
Median house value: $45,700 (year 2000)

Races in Lovington:

  • Hispanic (52.1%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (43.3%)
  • Other race (32.7%)
  • Two or more races (3.1%)
  • Black (3.0%)
  • American Indian (1.4%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (9.5%), German (4.9%), English (4.6%), Irish (4.0%).

Elevation: 3210 feet

Land area: 4.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Lovington

  • High school or higher: 57.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lovington city

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 58.0%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

17.0% Foreign born (16.2% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +22 (+0.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Lovington:

  • NOR LEA GENERAL HOSPITAL (1600 NORTH MAIN)
  • NOR LEA GENERAL HOSPITAL DISTRICT (1600 NORTH MAIN)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Lovington:

  • LEA REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; HOBBS, NM)
  • YOAKUM COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 36 miles; DENVER CITY, TX)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 46 miles; SEMINOLE, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lovington:

  • LEA COUNTY RGNL (about 21 miles; HOBBS, NM; ID: HOB)
  • CAVERN CITY AIR TRML (about 75 miles; CARLSBAD, NM; ID: CNM)
  • ROSWELL INDUSTRIAL AIR CENTER (about 85 miles; ROSWELL, NM; ID: ROW)

Other public-use airports nearest to Lovington:

  • LEA COUNTY-ZIP FRANKLIN MEMORIAL (about 4 miles; LOVINGTON, NM; ID: E06)
  • TATUM (about 22 miles; TATUM, NM; ID: E07)
  • EUNICE (about 36 miles; EUNICE, NM; ID: E04)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lovington:

  • SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE (about 80 miles; LEVELLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,851)
  • EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 84 miles; PORTALES, NM; FT enrollment: 2,955)
  • ODESSA COLLEGE (about 97 miles; ODESSA, TX; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • MIDLAND COLLEGE (about 108 miles; MIDLAND, TX; FT enrollment: 2,800)
  • TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 116 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; FT enrollment: 22,439)
  • WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 142 miles; PLAINVIEW, TX; FT enrollment: 2,578)
  • WEST TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY (about 172 miles; CANYON, TX; FT enrollment: 5,476)

Schools

Public high schools in Lovington:

  • LOVINGTON HIGH (Students: 536; Location: 701 WEST AVENUE K; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • NEW HOPE ALTER. H. (Students: 72; Location: 500 W. JEFFERSON; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LEA CY. DETENTION CN (Students: 11; Location: 215 E. CENTRAL; Grades: 07 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Lovington:

  • YARBRO ELEMENTARY (Students: 427; Location: 700 WEST JEFFERSON AVE.; Grades: 04 – 05)
  • TAYLOR MID SCHOOL (Students: 426; Location: 700 SOUTH ELEVENTH STREE; Grades: 06 – 07)
  • LOVINGTON JR HIGH (Students: 412; Location: 500 WEST JEFFERSON AVE.; Grades: 08 – 09)
  • LLANO ELEMENTARY (Students: 328; Location: 1000 SOUTH FIRST; Grades: PK – KG)
  • LEA ELEMENTARY (Students: 229; Location: 1100 WEST BIRCH AVENUE; Grades: 01 – 01)
  • JEFFERSON ELEM (Students: 218; Location: 300 WEST JEFFERSON AVE.; Grades: 03 – 03)
  • BEN ALEXANDER ELEM (Students: 204; Location: 1400 SOUTH SIXTH; Grades: 02 – 02)

Libraries

Library in Lovington:

  • LOVINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $218,950; Location: 115 SOUTH MAIN ST.; 53,331 books; 1,274 audio materials; 946 video materials; 51 serial subscriptions)