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ZIP Code 88242

Primary City:Hobbs, NM (View All Cities)
County: Lea County
Timezone: Mountain (1:44pm)
Area code: 505 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:32.8, -103.2
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 88242

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 88242. 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 88242. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 88242, 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

Stats and Demographics for the 88242 ZIP Code

ZIP code 88242 is located in southeast New Mexico and covers a slightly less than average 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 88242 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large. There are also a large number of families and a small number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 88242 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 6,141
Population Density 111 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,335
Median Home Value $174,600
Land Area 55.32 sq mi
Water Area 0.07 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,157
Median Household Income $83,680

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 37Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 37


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5253231484
5-9238216454
10-14241244485
15-19242203445
20-24176144320
25-29180189369
30-34189211400
35-39173194367
40-44203191394
45-49255250505
50-54267255522
55-59243211454
60-64163172335
65-69106106212
70-749177168
75-795755112
80-84443175
85 Plus122840

Gender

 Male 3,133 51%
 Female 3,008 49%
Gender

Race

 White 5,256 85.6%
 Black Or African American 94 1.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 39 0.6%
 Asian 67 1.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 552 9.0%
 Two Or More Races 132 2.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-24363066
25-3425389342
35-4428282364
45-5449260552
55-6441539454
65-7420619225
75-8411017127
85 Plus18927

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,397 65%
 Single Guardian 293 14%
 Singles 382 18%
 Singles With Roommate 85 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 1,313 61%
 Households with Kids 844 39%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1563995
2474693
35554109
4414485
5433982
6504898
7484290
8433780
95450104
10455398
116044104
12474087
13475299
14425597
15413071
166247109
17534396
18484088
19384381
20372461

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 88242 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 88242 were primarily built in the 1980s. Looking at 88242 real estate data, the median home value of $174,600 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. Rentals in 88242 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 88242 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 6,118 99.6%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 23 0.4%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,142 49%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 670 29%
 Renter Occupied Households 345 15%
 Households Vacant 178 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 37 20.8%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.6%
 For Sale Only 26 14.6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 10 5.6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 22 12.4%
 For Migrant Workers 3 1.7%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 79 44.4%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 21 6%
 2 Bedroom 67 19%
 3+ Bedroom 268 75%
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 $83,680 is compared to the rest of the country.

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 88242 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 2,784 51%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,207 22%
 No Earnings 1,454 27%
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 2,784 51%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,207 22%
 No Earnings 1,454 27%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 3,209 95.2%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 13 0.4%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 49 1.5%
 Worked at Home 99 2.9%
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 area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 403 17.7%
 High School Graduate 1,183 52.1%
 Associate's degree 283 12.5%
 Bachelor's degree 357 15.7%
 Master's degree 38 1.7%
 Professional school degree 8 0.4%
 Doctorate degree 0 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,400 81.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 137 8.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 172 10.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 88242

ZIP Code 88242 is in the Private. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 88242.

Junction Christian Academy
9924 N Catchings
Hobbs, NM 88242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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