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

1,464

Population
Growth Rate

0.32%

Median Age

39

Diversity Index

73.500

Housing & Income

Households

512

Total Housing Units

565


Owner Occupied

350

Renter Occupied

162

Vacant

53

Median Home Value

$104,241


Average Home Value

$107,808

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.45%


Per Capita Income

2.24%

Income Projection

Median Household

$45,650 $50,655


Average Household

$61,644 $68,591


Per Capita

$21,494 $24,009

Workforce

Total Businesses

31

Total Employed

354

Workers 16+

497

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

156

2021 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

6

Employed

89

2021 Transportation/Warehouse

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

36

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

32

2021 Food & Beverage Stores

N

Businesses

2

Employed

27

2021 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

11

Some
High School

172

Graduated
High School

297

Associates
Degree

114

Bachelor's
Degree

9

Graduate
Degree

17

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

442

Non-Resident Commuters

17

Drive Alone

434

Carpooled

40

Public

0

Work At Home

8