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Hobbs, New Mexico
Welcome to Hobbs ...
The city of Hobbs is located in southeast New Mexico.
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.
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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 08 Aug 2022