Lovington is a somewhat small city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 11,800 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Lovington is the 20th largest community in New Mexico.
Lovington is a blue-collar town, with 48.63% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Lovington is a city of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lovington who work in office and administrative support (9.87%), management occupations (7.18%), and sales jobs (7.09%).
The population of Lovington has a very low overall level of education: only 7.11% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Lovington in 2010 was $20,222, which is upper middle income relative to New Mexico, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $80,888 for a family of four. However, Lovington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lovington is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lovington 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 Lovington, accounting for 73.37% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Lovington residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lovington include Irish, English, Swedish, and Scottish.
In addition, Lovington has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.78%).
The most common language spoken in Lovington is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Navajo.