Hobbs is a medium-sized city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 39,756 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Hobbs is the seventh largest community in New Mexico.
Hobbs is a decent-sized city, yet no one gets to work using public transit, because the city has no real transit system.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Hobbs rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.01% of adults 25 and older in Hobbs have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Hobbs in 2018 was $28,293, which is upper middle income relative to New Mexico, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,172 for a family of four. However, Hobbs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hobbs is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hobbs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Hobbs, accounting for 60.69% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Hobbs residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hobbs include German, English, Irish, European, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Hobbs's cultural character, accounting for 17.49% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Hobbs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Navajo.