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Welcome to Hobbs ...

The city of Hobbs is located in southeast New Mexico.

Hobbs is located in Lea County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hobbs has a population of 39,060 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Hobbs.

The community of Hobbs is 3,600 feet [1,097 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Hobbs is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Hobbs lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Hobbs (for example, toward Seminole (TX)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Hobbs is within the boundaries of the (575) area code.

The ZIP code for Hobbs: 88240<4>

Websites for Hobbs ...

Official Website:   www.hobbsnm.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.hobbschamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hobbs had an population of 39,060 people. This is an increase of 14.47% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 36.3% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hobbs had a population of 34,122 people (which is 52.72% of the total population of Lea County). This makes Hobbs the county's most populous community.

The population of Hobbs represents 1.66% of the population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 34,122 people, the population of Hobbs increased 19.07% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 28,657 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hobbs.

Communities Also Named Hobbs ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Hobbs - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia (2), Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Texas (2), Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hobbs.

Communities near Hobbs ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hobbs.

  • Eunice [Lea County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eunice
    • Eunice [Lea County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Hobbs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,049 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eunice
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eunice<6>
  • Air Base City [Lea County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Air Base City
    • Air Base City [Lea County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Hobbs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Air Base City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Air Base City
  • Humble City [Lea County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humble City
    • Humble City [Lea County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Hobbs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Humble City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humble City
  • Monument [Lea County]
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    • Arkansas Junction [Lea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arkansas Junction
      • Arkansas Junction [Lea County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Hobbs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkansas Junction
    • Jones City [Lea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones City
      • Jones City [Lea County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Hobbs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones City
    • Lovington [Lea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovington
      • Lovington [Lea County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the northwest of Hobbs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,474 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovington have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lovington<6>
    • Maypens [Lea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maypens
      • Maypens [Lea County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the south of Hobbs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maypens
    • Denver City [Gaines County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denver City
      • Denver City [Gaines County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the northeast of Hobbs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,883 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denver City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denver City<6>
    • Hillburn City [Lea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillburn City
      • Hillburn City [Lea County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the north of Hobbs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillburn City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillburn City

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hobbs. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hobbs.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hobbs. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hobbs.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hobbs ...

Looking for more information about Hobbs? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hobbs, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hobbs.

Adding Hobbs to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hobbs in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Hobbs was on a map titled Map of New Mexico (from Rand McNally, 1951).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hobbs on our Genealogy Page.

Communities in New Mexico

About Lea County

About New Mexico

The official website for Hobbs: www.hobbsnm.org/

The official website for Lea County: www.leacounty.net/

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Lea, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hobbs.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hobbs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Hobbs). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hobbs or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hobbs) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hobbs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HobbsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hobbs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7008, Longitude: -103.1362    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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