Lovington, NM City Data | Population, Maps, Homes, Statistics (2022)

Lovington, NM is a city with great restaurants, attractions, history and people. There are around 9,471 people who live in Lovington and approximately 55,511 who live in Lea County. We want to help people moving to or living in Lovington to understand the dynamics of the city, so we have put together information gathered from various creditable sources to give you a better understanding of Lovington. We have included Lovington housing information, demographics, social and education characteristics, and even economic information.

General Lovington Information

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Lea County where Lovington resides is 4,394.02 square miles. The resident population of this county is 55,511 and has a population rank of 850 out of all the places in the United States.

Lovington has a total of 9,471 people and of those residents there are 4,658 males and 4,813 females. The median age of the male population is 29.1 and the female population is 32.1. There are approximately 873 births each year and around 465 deaths. The race breakdown of the population in Lovington varies per year, but currently 9,181 are one race and 290 are two or more races.

Of the 9,471 people who live in Lovington, there are 3,356 under 20 years old. The sex breakdown of the 20 years old and younger population in Lovington is 1,705 male and 1,651 female. If you have children or you are under the age of 20, then you will be considered in that statistic. For those of you who are older, then you will be part of the population that is 18 years and older and totals 6,455.

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General Lovington Information
Total area in square miles - Lea County 4,394.02
Water area in square miles - Lea County N/A
Resident population - Lea County 55,511
Population rank - Lea County 850


Total population9,471
Total population (male)4,658
Total population (female)4,813
Population median age (male)29.1
Population median age (female)32.1


Births - Lea County873
Deaths- Lea County465


Population of one race9,181
Population of two or more races290


Population under 20 years3,356
Population under 20 years (male)1,705
Population under 20 years (female)1,651
Total population 18 years and over6,455

Lovington Social Characteristics

There are 19,699 households in Lovington. Families make up 14,796 of these households. The table below breaks down the Lovington families into three different groups. Married-couple families (11,390), male householder with no wife present (905) and female householder with no husband present (2,278). The remainder of the Lovington households are made up of nonfamily households, which total 4,985. Lovington, NM moving companies help people in Lovington move locally and all around the world.

For years, the US has been building stats on the relationship of males and females 15 years and older in cities around the country including Lovington. This information helps individuals analyze the area they are living in or moving to. For the county where Lovington is based, there are 21,093 females 15 and over; of those females there are 4,074 never married, 12,297 now married, 504 separated, 2,357 widowed, and 1,861 divorced. As for the males, there are N/A males 15 and older: N/A never married, N/A now married, 488 separated, 563 widowed and 1,891 never married. There is a lot of great information below regarding Lovington social characteristics. Be sure to review the tables for more information on Lovington.

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HOUSEHOLDS BY TYPE (Lea County)
Total households19,699
Family households (families)14,796
With own children under 18 years8,412
Married-couple family11,390
With own children under 18 years5,755
Male householder, no wife present, family905
With own children under 18 years582
Female householder, no husband present, family2,278
With own children under 18 years1,606
Nonfamily households4,985
Householder living alone4,408
65 years and over1,955
GENERAL HOUSEHOLDS
Households with one or more people under 18 years1,504
Households with one or more people 65 years and over855
Average household size2.8
Average family size3.29
RELATIONSHIP FAMILY HOUSEHOLDS
Population in family households8,277
Householder2,458
Spouse1,880
Child3,268
Other relatives105
Nonrelatives196
Unmarried partner125
Roomer or boarder12
Housemate or roommate21
Unmarried partner178
Foster child3
Other35
RELATIONSHIP NONFAMILY HOUSEHOLDS
Population in nonfamily households958
Male householder367
Male householder living alone312
Male householder not living alone55
Female householder472
Female householder living alone441
Female householder not living alone31
Nonrelatives119
Unmarried partner53
Roomer or boarder12
Housemate or roommate29
Foster child2
Other23
RELATIONSHIP BY SEX
Females 15 years and over21,093
Never married4,074
Now married12,297
Separated504
Widowed2,357
Divorced1,861
Males 15 years and overN/A
Never marriedN/A
Now marriedN/A
Separated488
Widowed563
Divorced1,891
TOTAL POPULATION BY SEX AND AGE
Total Population9,471
Male4,658
Under 5 years430
5 to 9 years423
10 to 14 years382
15 to 17 years290
18 and 19 years180
20 years80
21 years75
22 to 24 years209
25 to 29 years301
30 to 34 years283
35 to 39 years311
40 to 44 years329
45 to 49 years300
50 to 54 years226
55 to 59 years183
60 and 61 years78
62 to 64 years83
65 and 66 years60
67 to 69 years92
70 to 74 years143
75 to 79 years97
80 to 84 years59
85 years and over44
Female4,813
Under 5 years380
5 to 9 years397
10 to 14 years420
15 to 17 years294
18 and 19 years160
20 years60
21 years66
22 to 24 years205
25 to 29 years306
30 to 34 years287
35 to 39 years295
40 to 44 years331
45 to 49 years303
50 to 54 years252
55 to 59 years194
60 and 61 years59
62 to 64 years104
65 and 66 years69
67 to 69 years106
70 to 74 years195
75 to 79 years136
80 to 84 years96
85 years and over98
TOTAL POPULATION BY RACE
Total population9,471
One race9,181
White5,668
Black or African American287
American Indian and Alaska Native74
Asian45
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander6
Some other race1
Two or more races290
RACE POPULATION IN HOUSEHOLDS
Total population in households9,235
People who are White alone5,471
People who are Black or African American alone255
People who are American Indian and Alaska Native alone71
People who are Asian alone44
People who are Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone6
People who are Hispanic or Latino4,845
People who are Some other race alone3,098
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over51,266
Same house28,966
Different house - same countyN/A
Different county - same state2,523
Different state or abroad5,640
Different state4,877
Abroad763
PLACE OF BIRTH (Lea County)
Total resident population55,511
Born in United States17,583
State of residence22,785
Different state26,155
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas306
Foreign born6,265

Lovington Education and School Enrollment

School enrollment refers to students currently attending school, both private and public. By understanding the school enrollment in an area, you can make decisions concerning your kids' environments and even job markets. In a table below, we provide you with the total school enrollment for children 3 years and older in the county surrounding Lovington. That total enrollment is 16,534 for the population of the country, which includes Lovington. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 6,684 and elementary or high school enrollment was 24,437 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 2,753.

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Education attainment is defined as "the highest level of education completed in terms of highest degree or the highest level or schooling completed." The table below shows the Lovington population over 25 years old and their level of education achievement.

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school16,534
Pre-kindergarten776
Public550
Private226
Kindergarten785
Public765
PrivateN/A
Elementary school grades 1 to 87,999
Public7,767
Private232
Elementary and high school12,219
Public11,743
Private476
High school grades 9 to 124,220
Public3,976
Private244
College, undergraduate years2,557
Public2,181
Private376
Graduate or professional school197
Public144
Private53
Not enrolled in school36,465
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over33,291
Less than 9th grade4,951
9th to 12th grade, no diploma6,007
High school graduate9,295
Some college, no degree7,224
Associate's degree1,939
Bachelor's degree3,875
Graduate or professional degree11.6
Percent high school graduate or higher67.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher2,481

Lovington Employment and Labor Characteristics

There are 40,893 people that are employed over the age of 16 in Lovington. The Lovington occupations categories include management, professional and related occupations (5,077), service occupations (3,283), sales and office occupations (4,670), farming, fishing and forestry occupations (331), constructions, extraction, maintenance and repair occupations (3,723) and production, transportation and material moving occupations (3,170). The 40,893 employed over the age of 16 are broken down into the class of worker. There are 15,172 private wage and salary workers, 3,323 government workers, 1,625 self-employed workers and approximately N/A unpaid family workers.

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EMPLOYMENT STATUS (Lea County)
Population 16 years and over40,893
In labor force22,302
Civilian labor force22,286
Employed20,254
Unemployed2,032
Percent Unemployed9.1
Armed Forces16


Females 16 years and over20,670
In labor force9,448
Civilian labor force9,448
Unemployed Civilian labor force1,051
Armed forces


Males 16 years and over20,223
In labor force12,854
Civilian labor forceN/A
Unemployed Civilian labor force981
Armed forces16
COMMUTING TO WORK (Lea County)
Workers 16 years and over19,828
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone15,626
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled2,963
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)N/A
Walked343
Other means230
Worked at home536
Mean travel time to work (minutes)360,790
OCCUPATION (Lea County)
Civilian employed population 16 years and over5,077
Management, professional, and related occupations5,077
Service occupations3,283
Sales and office occupations4,670
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations331
Construction, extraction, maintenance and repair occupations3,723
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations3,170
INDUSTRY (Lea County)
Civilian employed population 16 years and over5,077
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining4,188
ConstructionN/A
Manufacturing715
Wholesale trade658
Retail trade2,418
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities1,347
Information227
Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing642
Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative918
Educational services, and health care and social assistance4,173
Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation, and food services1,327
Other services, except public administrationN/A
Public administration1,030
CLASS OF WORKER (Lea County)
Civilian employed population 16 years and over5,077
Private wage and salary workers15,172
Government workers3,323
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business1,625
Unpaid family workersN/A

Lovington Housing Characteristics

In Lovington, NM there are 23,405 housing units; of those housing units, there are approximately 19,699 occupied and 3,706 vacant. Types of homes change over the years, but single family homes detached have remained fairly consistent. In Lovington, there are 16,844 1-unit detached housing units. Single-family attached homes, 1-unit attached, which are also known as row houses or town homes, total 535 units in Lovington. Apartment housing and apartment buildings are from 2-50 units and the statistics are below. With so many housing units people are always in need of Lovington, NM local movers to help them move from one place to another so be sure to check out MovingIdeas.org for moving guides, Lovington, NM truck rentals options, quotes and additional information.

There are several different ranges if you are looking to rent or are a renter in Lovington. There are 531 housing units with rent less than $200, 730 with rent between $200-299, 2,249 with rent between $300-499 and 1,062 with rent for $500 and above. Full Lovington gross rent statistics are shown in the table below. Regardless of the housing unit value, it is always suggested by MovingIdeas.org to have Lovington, NM home security systems installed to keep you and your family safe.

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HOUSING OCCUPANCY (Lea County)
Total housing units23,405
Occupied housing units19,699
Vacant housing units3,706
UNITS IN STRUCTURE (Lea County)
Total housing units23,405
1-unit, detached16,844
1-unit, attached535
2 units369
3 or 4 units486
5 to 9 units267
10 to 19 units210
20 to 49 units268
50 or more units358
Mobile home3,991
HOUSING TENURE (Lea County)
Occupied housing units19,699
Owner-occupied14,301
Renter-occupied5,398
VEHICLES AVAILABLE (Lea County)
Occupied housing units19,699
No vehicles available1,271
2 vehicle available11,433
3 vehicles available2,757
4 vehicles available699
5 or more vehicles available247
HOUSE HEATING FUEL (Lea County)
Occupied housing units19,699
Utility gas12,617
Bottled, tank, or LP gasN/A
Electricity5,394
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.28
Coal or coke
Wood70
Solar energy
Other fuel24
No fuel used28
HOUSING UNIT VALUE (Lea County)
Occupied housing units19,699
Less Than $50,00014,301
$50,000 to $99,9994,289
$100,000 to $149,999853
$150,000 to $199,999267
$200,000 to $299,999144
$300,000 to $499,99920
$1,000,000 or more9
Median (dollars)50,100
GROSS RENT (Lea County)
Occupied units paying rent5,398
Less than $200531
$200 to $299730
$300 to $4992,249
$500 to $699849
$700 to $999184
$1,000 to $1,49929
$1,500 or moreN/A

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