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ZIP Code 88240

Primary City:Hobbs, NM (View All Cities)
County: Lea County
Timezone: Mountain (9:17am)
Area code: 505 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:32.6, -103.4
ZIP (~23 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 88240

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 88240. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 88240. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 88240, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Hobbs, NM
Acceptable:
Oil Center

Stats and Demographics for the 88240 ZIP Code

ZIP code 88240 is located in southeast New Mexico and covers an extremely large land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 88240 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also a large number of single parents and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 88240 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 37,149
Population Density 59 people per sq mi
Housing Units 14,041
Median Home Value $96,100
Land Area 624.94 sq mi
Water Area 0.48 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 12,631
Median Household Income $47,343

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 31Male Median Age: 31Female Median Age: 31

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,7561,6221,4131,3961,5271,6311,5321,2101,1631,2881,2151,009733504409320228166
Female1,7651,4911,3361,3711,4041,3281,2341,0191,0781,0881,101931759574496421347284
Total3,5213,1132,7492,7672,9312,9592,7662,2292,2412,3762,3161,9401,4921,078905741575450

Gender

 Male 19,122 51%
 Female 18,027 49%
Gender

Race

 White 27,292 73.5%
 Black Or African American 2,192 5.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 485 1.3%
 Asian 186 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 28 0.1%
 Other Race 5,940 16.0%
 Two Or More Races 1,026 2.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner2591,2191,3281,7211,5001,030733218
Renter6881,25687380652524516367
Total9472,4752,2012,5272,0251,275896285

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 6,115 48%
 Single Guardian 2,852 23%
 Singles 3,020 24%
 Singles With Roommate 644 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 7,280 58%
 Households with Kids 5,351 42%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male366363325329356338309297322305316263276253269261278288300300
Female342365347364315292296297291280254263273266253269285274290304
Total708728672693671630605594613585570526549519522530563562590604

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 88240 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 88240 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1950s. Looking at 88240 real estate data, the median home value of $96,100 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 88240. Rentals in 88240 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 88240 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 35,444 95.4%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 1,147 3.1%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 184 0.5%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 304 0.8%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 70 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,316 31%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 3,692 26%
 Renter Occupied Households 4,623 33%
 Households Vacant 1,410 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 635 45.0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 28 2.0%
 For Sale Only 90 6.4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 16 1.1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 107 7.6%
 For Migrant Workers 3 0.2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 531 37.7%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 255 7%
 1 Bedroom 519 13%
 2 Bedroom 1,753 45%
 3+ Bedroom 1,392 36%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $47,343 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 88240 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 88240 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 10,584 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,575 24%
 No Earnings 9,824 36%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 10,584 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,575 24%
 No Earnings 9,824 36%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 13,608 93.0%
 Public transportation 111 0.8%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 24 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 504 3.4%
 Worked at Home 380 2.6%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 3,422 29.4%
 High School Graduate 5,946 51.1%
 Associate's degree 578 5.0%
 Bachelor's degree 1,108 9.5%
 Master's degree 421 3.6%
 Professional school degree 34 0.3%
 Doctorate degree 119 1.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 6,974 78.1%
 Enrolled in Private School 472 5.3%
 Not Enrolled in School 1,486 16.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 88240

ZIP Code 88240 is in the Hobbs Municipal School District. There are 20 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 88240.

Broadmoor Elementary
1500 North Houston
Hobbs, NM 88240
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hobbs Municipal School District
Coronado Elementary
2600 North Brazos
Hobbs, NM 88240
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hobbs Municipal School District
Edison Elementary
501 East Gypsy
Hobbs, NM 88240
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hobbs Municipal School District
Highland Middle School
2500 North Jefferson
Hobbs, NM 88240
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Hobbs Municipal School District
Houston Middle School
300 North Houston
Hobbs, NM 88240
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Hobbs Municipal School District
Jefferson Elementary
1200 West Park
Hobbs, NM 88240
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hobbs Municipal School District
Mills Elementary
200 West Copper
Hobbs, NM 88240
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hobbs Municipal School District
Sanger Elementary
2020 North Acoma
Hobbs, NM 88240
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hobbs Municipal School District
Southern Heights Elementary
101 East Texas
Hobbs, NM 88240
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hobbs Municipal School District
Taylor Elementary
1700 East Yeso
Hobbs, NM 88240
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hobbs Municipal School District
B.t. Washington Elementary
1200 East Humble
Hobbs, NM 88240
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hobbs Municipal School District
Will Rogers Elementary
300 East Clinton
Hobbs, NM 88240
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hobbs Municipal School District
Stone Elementary
1015 Calle Sur
Hobbs, NM 88240
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hobbs Municipal School District
College Lane Elementary
2000 College Ln
Hobbs, NM 88240
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hobbs Municipal School District
Jenkins-Nunan Center
2107 North Kingsley Dr
Hobbs, NM 88240
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hobbs Municipal School District
Heizer Middle School
101 Stanolind Rd
Hobbs, NM 88240
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Hobbs Municipal School District
Hobbs Freshman High School
1401 East Sanger
Hobbs, NM 88240
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: Hobbs Municipal School District
Hobbs High School
800 North Jefferson
Hobbs, NM 88240
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Hobbs Municipal School District
St Helena School
105 E Saint Anne Pl
Hobbs, NM 88240
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Hobbs Holiness Academy
2120 W Lanehart Dr
Hobbs, NM 88240
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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