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De Baca County, New Mexico
Map
Map of New Mexico highlighting De Baca County
Location in the state of New Mexico
Map of the USA highlighting New Mexico
New Mexico's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded February 28, 1917
Seat Fort Sumner
Largest village Fort Sumner
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,334 sq mi (6,045 km²)
2,323 sq mi (6,017 km²)
11 sq mi (28 km²), 0.5%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

2,022
0.9/sq mi (0/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Named for: Ezequiel Cabeza De Baca

De Baca County is a county in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,022, making it New Mexico's second-least populous county. Its county seat is Fort Sumner. The county is named for Ezequiel Cabeza De Baca, the second elected Governor of New Mexico.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,334 square miles (6,050 km2), of which 2,323 square miles (6,020 km2) is land and 11 square miles (28 km2) (0.5%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 3,196
1930 2,893 −9.5%
1940 3,725 28.8%
1950 3,464 −7.0%
1960 2,991 −13.7%
1970 2,547 −14.8%
1980 2,454 −3.7%
1990 2,252 −8.2%
2000 2,240 −0.5%
2010 2,022 −9.7%
Est. 2015 1,828 −9.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,240 people, 922 households, and 614 families residing in the county. The population density was 1 people per square mile (0/km²). There were 1,307 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 84.02% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 0.94% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 12.54% from other races, and 2.23% from two or more races. 35.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 922 households out of which 27.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.60% were married couples living together, 7.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.30% were non-families. 30.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 21.70% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 25.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,441, and the median income for a family was $32,870. Males had a median income of $25,833 versus $18,487 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,065. 17.70% of the population and 13.60% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 23.30% are under the age of 18 and 15.00% are 65 or older.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,022 people, 912 households, and 581 families residing in the county. The population density was 0.9 inhabitants per square mile (0.35/km2). There were 1,344 housing units at an average density of 0.6 per square mile (0.23/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 87.3% white, 0.6% American Indian, 0.1% black or African American, 7.9% from other races, and 3.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 38.5% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 17.5% were German, 13.7% were American, 9.6% were English, and 7.4% were Irish.

Of the 912 households, 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.3% were non-families, and 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.78. The median age was 47.8 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,643 and the median income for a family was $36,618. Males had a median income of $27,460 versus $20,980 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,769. About 15.9% of families and 21.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.0% of those under age 18 and 18.3% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Village

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

  • Agudo
  • Buchanon
  • Canton
  • Cardenas
  • Dunlap
  • Evanola
  • Ingleville
  • La Lande
  • Largo
  • Ricardo
  • Taiban
  • Tolar
  • Yeso

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