Hobbs, NM
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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 36.25% 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, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Hobbs who work in sales jobs (12.73%), office and administrative support (10.34%), and management occupations (7.87%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.48 minutes getting to work every day.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Hobbs is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Hobbs, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The percentage of adults in Hobbs with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.56% of adults in Hobbs have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hobbs in 2010 was $23,613, 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 $94,452 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 57.73% 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: 17.33%.

The most common language spoken in Hobbs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.