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.

Population
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Population

Population2000201020212026
Village of Loving, NM1,3061,4131,4641,484

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Age

Population201020212026
0-4908480
5-91188991
10-141418997
15-191099688
20-24999780
25-29749891
30-347711793
35-398785119
40-44858488
45-491098987
50-541098889
55-599510990
60-6460110108
65-695092104
70-74385581
75-79393847
80-84232129
85+102120
18+9991,1421,160
Median Age353940

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Race

Village of Loving, NM2021
Total1,464.000
White Alone60.660
Black Alone1.300
American Indian Alone2.600
Asian Alone0.200
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race31.560
Two or More Races3.690
Hispanic Origin82.990
Diversity Index73.500

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Growth Rate

Village of Loving, NM2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%0%
Families0%0%
Median Household Income%2%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020212026
Households436487512521
Housing Units511541565570
Owner Occupied Units350360
Renter Occupied Units162161
Vacant Units5349

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Home Value

Village of Loving, NM20212026
Median Home Value$104,241$107,237
Average Home Value$107,808$110,515
<$50,0004646
$50,000 - $99,999119117
$100,000 - $149,999112114
$150,000 - $199,9995359
$200,000 - $249,9991923
$250,000 - $299,99900
$300,000 - $399,99900
$400,000 - $499,99900
$500,000 - $749,99900
$1,000,000 +00

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later0
2000-200938
1990-199966
1980-198982
1970-197994
1960-1969110
1950-195980
1940-194979
1939 or Before28

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Income
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Income

Village of Loving, NM20212026
Median Household$45,650$50,655
Average Household$61,644$68,591
Per Capita$21,494$24,009

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Household Income Base

Village of Loving, NM2021
<$15,00057
$15,000 - $24,99976
$25,000 - $34,99975
$35,000 - $49,99962
$50,000 - $74,99982
$75,000 - $99,99943
$100,000 - $149,99997
$150,000 - $199,99912
$200,000+7

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+497
In-County Residents442
Out-of-County Residents17
Drive Alone434
Carpooled40
Public Transport0
Work at Home8
Less than 5 minutes20
5-9 minutes83
10-14 minutes51
15-19 minutes70
20-24 minutes123
25-29 minutes9
30-34 minutes97
35-39 minutes8
40-44 minutes11
45-59 minutes12
60-89 minutes0
90+ minutes5
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees354
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt0
Mining0
Utilities5
Construction0
Manufacturing4
Wholesale Trade0
  
Retail Trade32
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers0
Furn & Home Furnish Str0
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip0
Food & Beverage Stores27
Health/Pers Care Stores0
Gasoline Stations0
Clothing/Accessory Store0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music0
General Merchandise Str5
Misc Store Retailers0
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse36
Information0
  
Finance & Insurance3
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn3
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other0
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing0
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv5
Legal Services0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt0
Educational Services156
HealthCare/Social Assist0
Arts/Entertainment/Rec0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs4
Accommodation0
Food Srv/Drinking Places4
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin11
Auto Repair/Maintenance0
Public Administration Emp89

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Educational Attainment (25+)

Village of Loving, NM2021
Some High School172
Graduated High School297
Associates Degree114
Bachelor's Degree9
Graduate Degree17

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses31
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus0
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus1
Construction Bus0
Manufacturing Bus1
Wholesale Trade Bus0
  
Retail Trade Bus5
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus0
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus0
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus0
Food & Beverage Stores Bus2
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus0
Gasoline Stations Bus0
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus0
General Merchandise Str Bus1
Misc Store Retailers Bus0
Nonstore Retailers Bus2
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus3
Information Bus0
  
Finance & Insurance Bus1
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus1
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus0
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus1
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus1
Legal Services Bus0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus0
Educational Services Bus5
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus0
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus1
Accommodation Bus0
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus1
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus5
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus0
Public Administration Bus6

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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