Lea County , New Mexico

Lea County: County in New Mexico, United States

Lea County locator map
Location of Lea County on New Mexico map.

About

Lea County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the population was 64,727 and a population density of 6 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 71,830 inhabitants. Its county seat is Lovington. The county was created 104 years ago in 1917.

Lea County New Mexico Court House image
Lea County New Mexico Court House
Lea County New Mexico Court House image

Geography

Lea County is located at 32°47'32"N 103°24'45"W (32.7921800, -103.4124500). It has 8 neighbors: Chaves County, Eddy County, Andrews County, Cochran County, Gaines County, Loving County, Winkler County and Yoakum County.

Lea County map

The largest city of Lea County is Hobbs with a population of 39,339. Other cities include, Lovington population 11,474, Eunice population 3,049, Jal population 2,118 and Tatum population 829. See all Lea County cities & populated places.

Lea County Quick Facts

Population : 71,830 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New Mexico (United States)
Area : 11380 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.07%
Land as percent of area : 99.93%
Altitude : 3,950 feet / 1204 meters
Capital : Lovington
Establishment : March 03, 1917
Time Zone : UTC−07:00
Local time : 16:52:51 (24th October 2021)
Density : 6 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 9.89% (2010-2020)

Lea County has 8 neighbours.

  • Lovington

Demographics

The population of Lea County increased by 9.89% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 64,727 - census
2011 65,126 0.61% estimation process
2012 66,362 1.86% estimation process
2013 68,613 3.28% estimation process
2014 70,165 2.21% estimation process
2015 71,476 1.83% estimation process
2016 70,249 -1.75% estimation process
2017 69,046 -1.74% estimation process
2018 69,543 0.71% estimation process
2019 71,070 2.15% estimation process
2020 71,830 1.06% estimation process

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Other places with the same name (1)

Lea County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Lea County.

City Name Population Title
Hobbs 39,339 City in Lea County, New Mexico, United States
Lovington 11,474 City in Lea County, New Mexico, United States
Eunice 3,049 City in Lea County, New Mexico, United States
Jal 2,118 Human settlement in Lea County, New Mexico, United States of America
Tatum 829 Human settlement in Lea County, New Mexico, United States of America

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Eddy County 58,418 County in New Mexico, United States
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Roswell 47,596 City in Chaves County, New Mexico, United States