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De Baca County
De Baca County Courthouse in Fort Sumner
De Baca County Courthouse in Fort Sumner
Map of New Mexico highlighting De Baca County
Location within the U.S. state of New Mexico
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Country  United States
State  New Mexico
Founded February 28, 1917
Named for Ezequiel Cabeza De Baca
Seat Fort Sumner
Largest village Fort Sumner
Area
 • Total 2,334 sq mi (6,050 km2)
 • Land 2,323 sq mi (6,020 km2)
 • Water 11 sq mi (30 km2)  0.5%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,748
 • Density 0.9/sq mi (0.3/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district 2nd

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%
2019 (est.) 1,748 −13.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2016

2010 census

As of the 2010 census, there were 2,022 people, 912 households, and 581 families living 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

Notable people

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