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Hobbs is a city in Lea County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 34,122 at the 2010 Census, increasing from 28,657 at the 2000 census.Hobbs is the principal city of the Hobbs, New Mexico Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Lea County.HistoryHobbs was founded in 1907. A post office has been in operation at Hobbs since Hobbs. James Hobbs, the first postmaster, gave the city its name.GeographyHobbs is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.9sqmi, all of it land.DemographicsAs of 2011 there were 33,405 people, 10,040 households, and 7,369 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,514.0 people per square mile (584.5/km²). There were 11,968 housing units at an average density of 632.3 per square mile (244.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 63.52% White, 6.79% African American, 1.07% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 24.42% from other races, and 3.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 42.18% of the population.To personalize your trip to Hobbs, create itinerary details specific to you using our United States tour planner.
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