Lea County

  • Total population: 55,765
  • Adult population age 25 and older: 32,383
  • % of adults with less than a 9th grade education: 16.8%
  • % of adults with less than a 12th grade education: 36.2%
  • % of adults at Literacy Level 1: 24%
  • % of adults at Literacy Level 2 or below: 55%
  • % of adults and children who speak other than English at home: 26.4%
  • % of adults and children who speak other than English at home and who speak only limited English: 35.6%
  • % of all persons in poverty: 22.4%
  • % of children in poverty: 29.5%
Share This