A small city in New Mexico, Lovington has a population of just under 12,000. Families with young children are commonplace, as kids under 5 make up an above-average 10% of the community, though young adults are also well-represented. With an average age of just under 33, the city's residents skew notably younger than most cities in New Mexico. Just 28% of residents rent in Lovington, as home ownership is common in the area. With a relatively low average rent of $704 a month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in New Mexico. Over the course of a year, renters in Lovington will save around $2,100 compared to the state average.
Among residents older than 25 in Lovington, 5% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. Agriculture is the most common industry in Lovington, making up 9% of the population. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 9% of residents work in construction, making it the top field in the city. With an average annual income of around $67,000, Lovington workers earn slightly more than their peers elsewhere in New Mexico. Lovington, however, compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345).
Lovington has an average commute time of about 26 minutes. Driving is the most common way to get to work, chosen by 37% of commuters, while public transit is not used extensively. Few workers commute on foot.
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