Official Zip Code NameHobbs
Zip Code StateNew Mexico
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Area Code575
Current Population:37149
Racial Majority: 38.41%
Public School Racial Majority:Hispanic 67%
Unemployment Rate:9.12%
Median Household Income$34892
Average Adjusted Gross Income$52090
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time17.1 Minutes
Curent Temperature:
Current Time:
MST
Time Zone:Mountain Standard Time
Primary County: Lea
Elevation Range3501 - 3852 ft.
Area504 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)32.63766098, -103.39463043

Zip Code 88240 Description

Zip Code 88240 is located in the state of New Mexico in the Albuquerque - Santa Fe metro area. Zip code 88240 is primarily located in Lea County. The official US Postal Service name for 88240 is HOBBS, New Mexico. Portions of zip code 88240 are contained within or border the city limits of Hobbs, NM, . The area code for zip code 88240 is 575. 88240 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in New Mexico.

The current unemployment level in 88240 is 9.12% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 8.7% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 6% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 4.9%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 88240 increased to 37149 from 31528 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 88240 is while the majority ethnicity attending 88240 public schools is Hispanic. 53.2% of students in 88240 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 14454 38.41% 14549 -1%
 Black Or African American 1680 4.46% 2023 -17%
 Hispanic 20273 53.87% 19708 +3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 351 0.93% 300 +17%
 Asian 95 0.25% 180 -47%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 14 -100%
 Other Race 27 0.17% 27 +141%
 Two Or More Races 348 1.91% 348 +106%

Zip Code 88240 Race/Ethnicity

 White 28.2%
 Black Or African American 4.2%
 Hispanic 67%
 Asian 0.4%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.2%
 Two or More Races 0.1%

Zip Code 88240 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population3714931528
Male Population51.50%
Female Population48.50%
Total Households12631
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
53.2%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
88.2%
Median Household Income$34892
Income Under $50K Per Year66.10%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year25.30%
Income Above $100K Per Year8.70%
114 US Congressional DistrictNew Mexico 2
RepresentativeSteve Pearce
PartyRepublican
Average Real Estate Asking Price$205209
Average Real Estate Sale Price$84310
Current Unemployment Level (September 2016)9.12%
Previous Month Unemployment Level9.32%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago6.05%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 7b: 5F to 10F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 7a: 0F to 5F
Köppen Climate ClassificationBSk - Cold Semi-Arid Climate
Ecoregion 25k - Arid Llano Estacado
Average First Frost DatesNovember 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesApril 1 - 10

Zip Code 88240 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)28323845556266655848362947
Avg Max Temp (°F)56627078869293918577655776
Avg Precip (In.).49.63.48.762.432.062.382.492.991.43.85.7117.69
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Hobbs, NM
CBSA Type88240
CBSA Population60926
Time ZoneMountain Standard Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-7 Hours