Jal, NM Population, Airports, Hospitals & Zip Codes


Population: 1,996. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,021 (+1.3% change)
Males: 952 (47.7%), Females: 1,044 (52.3%)

Lea County

Zip code: 88252

Median resident age: 38.6 years
Median household income: $30,848
Median house value: $26,400

Races in Jal:

  • White Non-Hispanic (55.9%)
  • Hispanic (42.0%)
  • Other race (27.1%)
  • Two or more races (4.6%)
  • American Indian (2.3%)
  • Black (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (10.9%), German (6.2%), Irish (5.7%), English (5.6%), French (2.1%), Dutch (1.6%).

Elevation: 3069 feet

Land area: 4.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Jal

  • High school or higher: 63.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jal city

  • Never married: 18.2%
  • Now married: 63.6%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

13.2% Foreign born (12.8% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -146 (-6.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Jal:

  • WINKLER COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; KERMIT, TX)
  • LEA REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 41 miles; HOBBS, NM)
  • WARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 43 miles; MONAHANS, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Jal:

  • LEA COUNTY RGNL (about 40 miles; HOBBS, NM; Abbreviation: HOB)
  • MIDLAND INTERNATIONAL (about 70 miles; MIDLAND, TX; Abbreviation: MAF)
  • CAVERN CITY AIR TRML (about 75 miles; CARLSBAD, NM; Abbreviation: CNM)

Other public-use airports nearest to Jal:

  • LEA COUNTY/JAL/ (about 3 miles; JAL, NM; Abbreviation: E26)
  • EUNICE (about 24 miles; EUNICE, NM; Abbreviation: E04)
  • WINKLER COUNTY (about 24 miles; WINK, TX; Abbreviation: INK)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jal:

  • ODESSA COLLEGE (about 54 miles; ODESSA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,555)
  • MIDLAND COLLEGE (about 77 miles; MIDLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,800)
  • SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE (about 117 miles; LEVELLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,851)
  • SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 125 miles; ALPINE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,076)
  • TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 140 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Full-time enrollment: 22,439)
  • EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 142 miles; PORTALES, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,955)
  • WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 176 miles; PLAINVIEW, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,578)

Schools

Public high school in Jal:

  • JAL HIGH (Students: 140; Location: 200 E. PANTHER; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Jal:

  • JAL ELEM (Students: 207; Location: 301 W. MINNESOTA AVENUE; Grades: PK – 06)
  • JAL JR HIGH (Students: 78; Location: 200 E. PANTHER; Grades: 07 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Jal:

  • WOOLWORTH COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $607,165; Location: 3RD & UTAH; 28,236 books; 1,167 audio materials; 1,379 video materials; 68 serial subscriptions)

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