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Where is Lea County, New Mexico?

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Lea County is a county equivalent area found in New Mexico, USA. The county government of Lea is found in the county seat of Lovington.

With a total 11,380.52 sq. km of land and water area, Lea County, New Mexico is the 111th largest county equivalent area in the United States. Home to 69,999 people, Lea County has a total 24898 households earning 50694 on average per year.

Lea County, New Mexico - Quick Facts

FIPS Code 35025
Area Codes 575
Time Zone MST
Major Cities Hobbs (population: 44,366), Lovington (population: 14,699), Eunice (population: 3,318), Jal (population: 2,213), Tatum (population: 1,382), Monument (population: 249), Maljamar (population: 39), Crossroads (population: 35), McDonald (population: 30), Caprock (population: 23)
Land Area 27,027 sq miles
Water Area 4,391 sq miles
Household Income $50,694
Housing Units 24,898
Median Home Value $97,200
High School Grads 71% of population
Holders of Bachelors Degrees 13% of population
Retail Spending $13,217 per capita
Food & Accomodation Sales $85,079 per capita

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This page was last updated on June 30, 2016.