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 46.91% 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 (10.72%), management occupations (7.59%), and sales jobs (6.52%).
The population of Lovington has a very low overall level of education: only 6.68% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Lovington in 2010 was $18,313, which is middle income relative to New Mexico, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $73,252 for a family of four. However, Lovington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lovington is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lovington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lovington residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lovington also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 73.45% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lovington include Irish, English, Swedish, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Lovington's cultural character, accounting for 19.98% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Lovington is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Navajo.