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

1,456

Population
Growth Rate

0.29%

Median Age

38

Diversity Index

73.700

Housing & Income

Households

512

Total Housing Units

568


Owner Occupied

351

Renter Occupied

161

Vacant

56

Median Home Value

$103,659


Average Home Value

$103,714

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.49%


Per Capita Income

0.08%

Income Projection

Median Household

$38,790 $37,596


Average Household

$56,583 $56,596


Per Capita

$19,840 $19,915

Workforce

Total Businesses

34

Total Employed

381

Workers 16+

522

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

156

2020 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

6

Employed

89

2020 Transportation/Warehouse

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

61

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

32

2020 Food & Beverage Stores

N

Businesses

2

Employed

27

2020 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

11

Some
High School

171

Graduated
High School

336

Associates
Degree

65

Bachelor's
Degree

27

Graduate
Degree

14

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

465

Non-Resident Commuters

14

Drive Alone

440

Carpooled

66

Public

0

Work At Home

0