This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Hobbs has a very low population density. Hobbs is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
With a quality of life rating of 7/10 and an overall value of 6/10, there are many things to love about Hobbs, NM, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Hobbs, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Hobbs has a population density of 1,587, with 30,031 current residents.
Out of the 30,031 current residents, 50% are male and 49% are female. 62% of the residents are married and 37% are single.
- 72% Sun
- 16% Rain
- 5% Snow
60°F average temperature
- 40 years Median home age
- $53,160 Median home price
- -3.5% Home appreciation rate
- 5.19% Annual property tax
As for living in Hobbs, the air quality is 99% and the weather, on average, is 72% sunny, 16% rainy, and 5% snowy. The average temperature is 60°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Hobbs, you should know that 58.6% of homes are owned while 27.7% of homes are rented, and 13.7% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $53,160, the median age of homes is 40 years, the annual home appreciation is -3.50% and the annual property tax is 5.19%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)9
When looking at the community of Hobbs, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Hobbs’s crime rate is 9 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Hobbs is 32 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 27.40% Democratic, 71.58% Republican, and 1.02% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:16
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
66%High school diploma
6%Some college or associates degree
5%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Hobbs, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 8.20% of residents are unemployed in Hobbs (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Hobbs residents: 9.3% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 16.54% are in the arts and sciences field, 17.3% are in the customer service field, 23.7% are in the sales field, 1.52% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 17.9% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 13.7% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:16. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 66.18%, 6.02% of residents have an associate’s degree, 8.02% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 4.91% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Hobbs, you should be aware that the average commute time is 18 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26.5 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Hobbs have a few different options. 78% of commuters use their own cars, 16% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.