Hobbs is a medium-sized city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 40,508 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Hobbs is the seventh largest community in New Mexico.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hobbs is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hobbs is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Hobbs who work in office and administrative support (10.53%), sales jobs (9.70%), and management occupations (9.11%).
Even though Hobbs is not a small city, it doesn't have a public transportation system that anybody uses for their daily commute to work.
The percentage of adults in Hobbs with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.29% of adults in Hobbs have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Hobbs in 2018 was $27,218, 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 $108,872 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 60.20% 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.
In addition, Hobbs has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.77%).
The most common language spoken in Hobbs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Navajo.