### Housing Units By Status

#### Total Housing Units

Lea County has 24,919 total housing units. This is an increase of 1,514 units since the year 2000 when it had 23,405 total units. It's an increase of 1,586 units since the year 1990 when it had 23,333 total home units. There was an increase of 72 units between 1990 and 2000. Of Lea County's 24,919 total housing units, 89.23% are occupied homes, and 10.77% are vacant homes.

#### Total Occupied Housing Units

Lea County has 22,236 occupied housing units. This is an increase of 2,537 units since the year 2000 when it had 19,699 occupied home units. It's an increase of 2,930 units since the year 1990 when it had 19,306 occupied home units. Lea County saw an increase of 393 units between 1990 and 2000. Of Lea County's 22,236 occupied housing units, 35.43% are occupied with a loan or mortgage home units, 30.59% are renter occupied home units, and 33.98% are occupied clear of any loan or mortgage units.

##### Renter Occupied Housing Units

Lea County has 6,802 renter occupied housing units. This is an increase of 1,404 units since the year 2000 when it had 5,398 renter occupied home units. It's an increase of 1,305 units since the year 1990 when it had 5,497 renter occupied home units. Lea County saw a decrease of -99 units between 1990 and 2000.

##### Units Occupied with a Loan or Mortgage

Lea County has 7,879 occupied with a loan or mortgage housing units.

##### Units Occupied Clear of Any Loan or Mortgage

Lea County has 7,555 occupied clear of any loan or mortgage housing units.

#### Total Vacant Housing Units

Lea County has 2,683 vacant housing units. This is a decrease of -1,023 units since the year 2000 when it had 3,706 vacant units. It's a decrease of -1,344 units since the year 1990 when it had 4,027 vacant units. Lea County saw a decrease of -321 units between 1990 and 2000. Of the 2,683 vacant housing units, 32.31% are for rent housing units, 1.75% are rented - but not occupied housing units, 6.97% are for sale home units, 1.71% are sold - but not occupied housing units, 8.9% are for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use home units, 0.48% are for migrant workers housing units, and 48.68% are listed as vacant other home units.

##### Vacant Units Listed For Rent

There are 867 for rent housing units. This is a decrease of -371 units since the year 2000 when it had 1,238 for rent units. It's a decrease of -259 units since the year 1990 when it had 1,126 for rent home units. Lea County saw an increase of 112 units between 1990 and 2000.

##### Rented, but Not Occupied Vacant Units

Lea County has 47 rented - but not occupied housing units. This is a decrease of -346 units since the year 2000 when it had 393 rented - but not occupied homes.

##### Vacant Units Listed For Sale

Lea County has 187 for sale housing units. This is a decrease of -348 units since the year 2000 when it had 535 for sale homes. It's a decrease of -511 units since the year 1990 when it had 698 for sale homes. Lea County saw a decrease of -163 units between 1990 and 2000.

##### Sold, but Not Occupied Vacant Units

Lea County has 46 sold - but not occupied housing units.

##### Vacant Units For Seasonal, Recreational, or Occasional Use

There are 217 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use housing units. This is an increase of 97 units since the year 2000 when it had 120 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use housing units. It's an increase of 157 units since the year 1990 when it had 60 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use units. There was an increase of 60 units between 1990 and 2000.

##### Vacant Units for Migrant Workers

There are 13 for migrant workers housing units. This is an increase of 3 units since the year 2000 when it had 10 for migrant workers units. It's an increase of 5 units since the year 1990 when it had 8 for migrant workers units. Lea County saw an increase of 2 units between 1990 and 2000.

##### Vacant Units Listed as an Other Status

Lea County has 1,306 listed as vacant other housing units. This is a decrease of -104 units since the year 2000 when it had 1,410 listed as vacant other units. It's a decrease of -348 units since the year 1990 when it had 1,654 listed as vacant other home units. There was a decrease of -244 units between 1990 and 2000.