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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    Scott is a former Lea County Magistrate Court judge, former state president of the Democratic Women of N.
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    Nuclear Regulatory Commission about its bid to open a $5 billion Consolidated Interim Storage Facility in Lea County.
    Hicks serves as President Elect of American Council of Engineering Companies New Mexico; President of Lea County Community Improvement Corporation; Director at Large of the Executive Committee for Carlsbad Department of Development and Secretary for University of the Southwest Board of Trustees.
    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.
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    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.
    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.
    8 October 2010 - Finnish industrial machinery company Wartsila Oyj Abp (HEL: WRT1V) said yesterday it won an engineering and equipment contract from US utility Lea County Electric Cooperative Inc.