Hobbs is a medium-sized city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 38,143 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Hobbs is the eighth largest community in New Mexico.
Hobbs is a blue-collar town, with 36.48% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Hobbs is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hobbs who work in sales jobs (12.04%), office and administrative support (11.91%), and management occupations (7.81%).
One of the benefits of Hobbs is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.74 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The citizens of Hobbs are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.99% of adults in Hobbs have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Hobbs in 2010 was $23,370, 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 $93,480 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 55.82% 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 Irish, English, Dutch, and Scottish.
Hobbs also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.13%.
The most common language spoken in Hobbs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.