This is Hobbs,
New Mexico

An Energy Hub at the Heart of the Permian Basin

Located in southeast New Mexico four miles west of the Texas border, Hobbs is one of the most livable places in the Permian Basin. As the largest city in Lea County, Hobbs is the heart of what is slated to become the nation’s No. 1 oil-producing county by 2021.

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Hobbs, New Mexico: Where Energy Flows

There’s an energy in Hobbs, and we’re not just talking fossil fuels. Yes, the Permian Basin is the world’s largest oil basin, but we’ve also built a family-friendly community that boasts fantastic educational, recreational and career opportunities. Home to more than 47,000 residents, Hobbs serves as the largest retail trade area in southeastern New Mexico – catering to nearly 146,500 people in the surrounding areas. We’re rich in amenities (and sunshine), free from congestion you’ll find elsewhere in the Permian, and boast lower rental prices than neighboring communities.

Map of Hobbs, NM showing location in Permian Basin

Hobbs, NM: At the Heart of the Permian Basin

Hobbs, New Mexico, is four miles west of the Texas border, located at the junction of Highway 18 and US-62/180. This is New Mexico’s energy hub – where oil production is forecast to increase to six million barrels a day by 2025.

Hobbs also serves as a retail center for more than 146,000 residents from the surrounding area.

Lea County Regional Airport (HOB), is just a mile west of Hobbs and offers daily nonstop flights to both Houston and Denver, connecting you to anywhere in the world with access to more than 350 destinations. Hobbs is two hours driving distance from the Texas cities of Midland and Lubbock.



Oil-Producing Basin in the World Permian Basin


Oil-Producing County in the Permian Basin Lea County, NM


Highest Oil-Producing County in the U.S. Lea County, NM U.S. Energy Information Administration | 2019


People Employed in Lea County’s Oil and Gas Industry


Lowest Cost of Living in New Mexico Lea County, NM Niche | 2019


Population Growth Increase From 2010-2017 City of Hobbs


Number of People Hobbs Serves as a Retail Center


Hobbs’ Median Home Price


Lea County is forecasted to be the No. 1 oil-producing county in the nation by 2021.
If Lea County, NM, were a state, it would be outproducing the states of California and Alaska in oil production.

Jennifer Grassham

President & CEO,
Economic Development Corporation of Lea County