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|People QuickFacts||Lea County||New Mexico|
|Population, 2013 estimate||68,062||2,085,287|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||64,727||2,059,183|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||5.2%||1.3%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013||8.5%||6.7%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013||30.0%||24.3%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013||10.6%||14.7%|
|Female persons, percent, 2013||48.5%||50.4%|
|White alone, percent, 2013 (a)||91.6%||82.9%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)||4.3%||2.5%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)||1.9%||10.4%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.6%||1.6%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.1%||0.2%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2013||1.5%||2.4%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)||54.3%||47.3%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013||39.9%||39.4%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2008-2012||83.6%||84.8%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2008-2012||14.3%||9.8%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2008-2012||39.5%||36.0%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||70.9%||83.4%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||14.1%||25.6%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2008-2012||18.3||21.7|
|Housing units, 2013||24,898||905,135|
|Homeownership rate, 2008-2012||69.9%||68.9%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2008-2012||11.2%||15.0%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2008-2012||$94,900||$161,500|
|Persons per household, 2008-2012||2.98||2.63|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2012 dollars), 2008-2012||$21,506||$23,749|
|Median household income, 2008-2012||$48,793||$44,886|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008-2012||16.2%||19.5%|
|Business QuickFacts||Lea County||New Mexico|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2012||1,683||43,8831|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2012||23,488||602,7151|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2011-2012||8.8%||0.9%1|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2012||3,029||120,916|
|Total number of firms, 2007||4,313||157,231|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||0.9%||1.2%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||1.0%||5.3%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||2.1%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||23.6%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||22.4%||31.7%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||280,360||17,122,725|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||376,682||10,589,286|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||765,930||24,469,997|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$13,217||$12,429|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||85,079||3,734,300|
|Building permits, 2012||83||4,6721|
|Geography QuickFacts||Lea County||New Mexico|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||4,390.93||121,298.15|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||14.7||17.0|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||Hobbs, NM Micro Area|