Loving, NM

In the decade following the Civil War, famous cattle barons John Chisum, Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving drove vast herds of cattle along the Pecos River from Texas to Colorado and set up "cow camps" along river in what is now Eddy County. One such location was near a lazy bend in the river where, in 1867, Oliver Loving and another cowboy were involved in a skirmish with Comanche Indians.  Both were wounded and Loving later died of his wounds in Fort Sumner.  The Village of Loving, located near the spot of that fateful battle, was renamed in his honor.  The village was first settled by Swiss settlers in 1891. They originally named their settlement Vaud, a state in Switzerland where most of them originated and later changed on June 1, 1908, the village’s name changed.   The Village of Loving became officially incorporated in January 1945.

 

The Village of Loving is located approximately 12 miles southeast of Carlsbad on US-285.  It is a growing community of over 2,500 people (current estimates) that depends on agriculture, mining, nuclear material management, and lately, oil and gas production and processing.  Loving has its own municipal school system, municipal water and sewer utilities, and a thriving business community. Click here for their Village Government.

Village of Loving, NM

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Population

Total Population

1,404

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

39

Diversity Index

77.200

Housing & Income

Households

489

Total Housing Units

548


Owner Occupied

333

Renter Occupied

156

Vacant

59

Median Home Value

$118,878


Average Home Value

$121,762

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

3.72%

Income Projection

Median Household

$44,535 $48,296


Average Household

$64,408 $77,485


Per Capita

$22,504 $27,009

Workforce

Total Businesses

33

Total Employed

417

Workers 16+

416

2022 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

8

Employed

251

2022 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

58

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

46

2022 Food & Beverage Stores

N

Businesses

4

Employed

41

2022 Transportation/Warehouse

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

21

2022 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

11

Some
High School

159

Graduated
High School

298

Associates
Degree

121

Bachelor's
Degree

11

Graduate
Degree

17

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

367

Non-Resident Commuters

15

Drive Alone

353

Carpooled

41

Public

0

Work At Home

7