Lake Sumner, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 143. Population change since 2000: +66.3%
Males: 65  (45.7%)
Females: 78  (54.3%)
Median resident age:  55.8 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years

Zip code: 88119

Estimated median household income in 2012: $19,911 (it was $25,250 in 2000)
Lake Sumner:

$19,911
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $7,461 (it was $17,590 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $107,276 (it was $38,300 in 2000)
Lake Sumner:

$107,276
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $98,786; Detached houses: $87,500; Mobile homes: $109,045
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Lake Sumner races chart
  • White alone - 102 (71.3%)
  • Hispanic - 36 (25.2%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (2.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.7%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lake Sumner: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (28.0%), German (10.0%), Scotch-Irish (6.0%), English (5.3%), Russian (2.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 62.2 square miles.

Population density: 2.3 people per square mile   (very low).

Lake Sumner, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Lake Sumner:

  • High school or higher: 79.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 20.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake Sumner CDP:

  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 60.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

8 residents are foreign born

This place:  5.7%
New Mexico:  9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $436 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.2%)

Lake Sumner satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Fe, NM (114.6 miles , pop. 62,203).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (130.0 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (445.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Fort Sumner, NM (3.6 miles ), West De Baca, NM (3.7 miles ), Puerto de Luna, NM (4.4 miles) , East De Baca, NM (4.7 miles ), Santa Rosa, NM (5.3 miles ), House, NM (5.3 miles) , Newkirk, NM (5.7 miles) , Pastura, NM (5.7 miles) .

Latitude: 34.61 N, Longitude: 104.40 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 505

Lake Sumner household income distribution Lake Sumner home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.4%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Lake Sumner, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Lake Sumner-area historical earthquake activity is below New Mexico state average. It is 53% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 160.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 305.8 miles away from Lake Sumner center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 174.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 235.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 141.5 miles away from Lake Sumner center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 172.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
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Hospitals and medical centers near Lake Sumner:

  • PECOS VALLEY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FORT SUMNER, NM)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lake Sumner:

  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 68 miles; Portales, NM; Full-time enrollment: 4,263)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 83 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 91 miles; Roswell, NM; FT enrollment: 2,212)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 113 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 131 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 131 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 131 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)

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Notable locations in Lake Sumner: Brassell Ranch (A), Gibbons Ranch (B), Hale Windmill (C), North Windmill (D), Walton Ranch (E), York Ranch (F), Fort Sumner Lake Weather Station (G), Lake Sumner Volunteer Fire Department (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Salado Creek Cemetery (1), Salado Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Old Water Hole (A), Lake Sumner (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Alamogordo Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Lake Sumner include: Sumner Lake State Park (1), Alamito Picnic Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 55.1%
(30.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 85.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  60.3%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.9%
Whole state:  8.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Lake Sumner compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Lake Sumner travel time to work - commute Lake Sumner mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Other fuel (25%)
  • Utility gas (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Lake Sumner CDP (based on De Baca County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 85.09%
Here: 85.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents42.2%36.1%10.2%10.0%1.4%
Congregations20.0%20.0%20.0%20.0%20.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
De Baca County:

10.51 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
De Baca County:

10.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

10.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.7%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
De Baca County:

22.4%
New Mexico:

22.1%

7.37% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,940 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.37%
New Mexico average:

6.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Curry County, NM  2.06% ($26,143 average AGI)


8.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,464 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.19%
New Mexico average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Curry County, NM  2.05% ($26,000 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lake Sumner:

  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIJN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FARWELL, TX; Owner: METROPOLITIAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KNMX (540 AM; 5 kW; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: SANGRE DE CRISTO B/DCASTING CO, INC)
  • KSSR (1340 AM; 1 kW; SANTA ROSA, NM; Owner: J. MICHAEL ESQUIBEL)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBIM (910 AM; 5 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
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