Lea County

Lea County, New Mexico

100 N Main St Suite 11
Lovington, NM 88260
Phone: (505) 396-8521
Fax: (505) 396-5684

In the southeastern corner of NM, east of Roswell; organized Mar 7, 1917 from Chaves and Eddy counties. Name Origin: For Gen. Joseph C. Lea (?-1904), Confederate officer in the Civil War, "father of [the town of] Roswell," and founder of the New Mexico Military Institute there

Area (sq mi):: 4394.02 (land 4392.96; water 1.06) Population per square mile: 12.90
Population 2005: 56,719 State rank: 10 Population change: 2000-20005 2.20%; 1990-2000 -0.50% Population 2000: 55,511 (White 54.00%; Black or African American 4.40%; Hispanic or Latino 39.60%; Asian 0.40%; Other 28.10%). Foreign born: 11.30%. Median age: 33.10
Income 2000: per capita $14,184; median household $29,799; Population below poverty level: 21.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,993-$22,544
Unemployment (2004): 5.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.90% Median travel time to work: 18.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 6.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Hobbs (28,708)

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    Scope : The Lea County Communication Authority (lcca), In Conjunction With The Lea County Public Safety
    Members of the Lea County Amateur Radio Group will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 27 - 28 at Camp Jim Murray, Hobbs, NM.
    Researchers will use the facility in Lea County, near Hobbs, to look at everything from intelligent traffic systems and next-generation wireless networks to automated washing machines and self-flushing toilets, Sky News reported.
    FieldPoint Petroleum Corporation (NYSE/AMEX:FPP) today reported on its plans for additional drilling in the East Lusk Federal 15 field in Lea County, New Mexico.
    Mexco participated in the drilling and completion of two horizontal wells and one salt water disposal well in the Red Hills (Avalon) Field of Lea County, New Mexico.
    Energy Transfer Partners' affiliate, ETP Crude LLC, held a binding open season for a new pipeline, the Delaware Basin Crude Gathering Pipeline that will have capacity to accept 120,000 bpd of crude oil from receipt points in Reeves County, TX and Lea County, NM for transportation to delivery points in Loving County, TX and Lea County.
    located in Lea County, New Mexico and flowing at the rate of 663 barrels of oil and 634,000 cubic feet of natural gas per day.
    uOpen will enable us to streamline our online and branch channels for increased productivity and efficiency," said D'Dee Sharp, senior vice president and cashier with Lea County State Bank.
    FieldPoint and Cimarex Energy are partnering to drill two wells that will target the Bone Spring formation in section 15 of the East Lusk Federal field in Lea County, New Mexico.
    These fields are a great fit with Apache's existing properties in the Permian Basin, particularly in Lea County, N.
    South of US380, one lesser prairie chicken was observed 6 km south of Maljamar in Lea County, and one active lek was discovered about 8 km northeast of Eunice in Lea County.
    Joule Unlimited of Cambridge on Thursday announced the lease agreement with Lea County for 1,200 acres, with potential to expand to 5,000 acres.