In 2020, Lea County, NM had a population of 70.4k people with a median age of 32 and a median household income of $61,867. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lea County, NM grew from 70,277 to 70,359, a 0.117% increase and its median household income grew from $60,546 to $61,867, a 2.18% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lea County, NM are White (Hispanic) (46.3%), White (Non-Hispanic) (34.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.85%), Other (Hispanic) (4.92%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.33%).
None of the households in Lea County, NM reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
87.8% of the residents in Lea County, NM are U.S. citizens.
In 2020, the median property value in Lea County, NM was $138,600, and the homeownership rate was 68%.
Most people in Lea County, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Lea County, NM was 2 cars per household.