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Lea County, New Mexico Facts

Facts
State New Mexico
Land area 4,390.9 square miles
Population Density 14.7 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 68,062
Population change 5.2%
Under 5 years of age 8.5%
Under 18 30%
65 and over 10.6%
Females 48.5%
White 91.6
Hispanic or Latino of any race 54.3
Asian 0.6%
Two or more races 1.5%
Black or African American 4.3%
Native American 1.9%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 71%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 13.3%
Veterans 3,814
Households and Housing
Households 21,126
Persons per household 3.0
Living in the same house for one year or more 87.4%
Median household income $50,694
The per capita income $22,484
Live below the poverty line. 15%
housing units 24,898
Multi-unit structures 11%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $97,200
Residents owning their homes. 70%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 4,313
Women-owned firms 22.4%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0.9%
Native American-owned firms 1%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $765,930
Retail sales per capita $13,217
Manufacturers shipments $280,360
Merchant wholesaler sales $376,682