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De Baca County, New Mexico (NM)

County population in 2016: 1,975 (all rural); it was 2,240 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 232
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 446
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 717
Renter-occupied apartments: 234 (it was 205 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

31%

Land area: 2325 sq. mi.

Water area: 9.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 1 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in De Baca County: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (40.3%), Public administration (25.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in De Baca County, New Mexico:

  • Hispanic or Latino (48.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (46.1%)
  • Two or more races (5.3%)
Median resident age:

50.4 years
New Mexico median age:

37.7 years
Males: 913  (46.3%)
Females: 1,062  (53.7%)
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Average household size:
De Baca County:

2.0 people
New Mexico:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $31,930 ($25,441 in 1999)

This county:

$31,930
New Mexico:

$46,748

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $434 (lower quartile is $226, upper quartile is $537)
This county:

$434
State:

$682


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $72,556 (it was $51,300 in 2000)
De Baca:

$72,556
New Mexico:

$167,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $24,174 - $193,541
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $843
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $272

Institutionalized population: 9
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $537 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $389 (0.7%)

De Baca County household income distribution in 2013 De Baca County home values distribution in 2013 De Baca County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 18.9%
De Baca County:

18.9%
New Mexico:

19.8%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.8% for other race residents, 47.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 50.4 years old
(Males: 52.6 years old, Females: 48.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 55.8 years old, American Indian residents: 28.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 39.2 years old, Other race residents: 38.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in De Baca County is $390 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $615 a month.

Cities in this county include: East De Baca, Fort Sumner, West De Baca, Lake Sumner.

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Neighboring counties: Greer County, Oklahoma , Jackson County, Oklahoma , Johnston County, Oklahoma , Childress County, Texas , Marion County, Tennessee .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.3%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 42
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 78 (28.7% naturalized citizens)

De Baca County:

4.0%
Whole state:

9.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 212010 or later
  • 212000 to 2009
  • 51990 to 1999
  • 151980 to 1989
  • 151970 to 1979
  • 17Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 87.9%

De Baca County marital status for males De Baca County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 790
  • One, attached: 18
  • Two: 3
  • 3 or 4: 22
  • Mobile homes: 189

Housing units in De Baca County with a mortgage: 123 (0 second mortgage, 1 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 309

Here:

28.5% with mortgage
State:

54.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for De Baca County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9774
Catholic7051
Mainline Protestant2552
Other481
None37-
De Baca County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
De Baca County:

10.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
De Baca County:

10.51 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

10.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
De Baca County:

7.7%
New Mexico:

6.4%

Adult obesity rate:
De Baca County:

22.4%
State:

22.1%

Agriculture in De Baca County:

Average size of farms: 7497 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $81,069
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $563.35
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 76.39%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $71,311
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.45%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 98.75%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $49,028
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.51%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.20
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.03%
Land in orchards: 11 acres

Earthquake activity:

De Baca County-area historical earthquake activity is below New Mexico state average. It is 46% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 287.1 miles away from De Baca County 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 154.9 miles away from the county center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 219.8 miles away from the county center
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) earthquake occurred 179.3 miles away from the county 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 151.1 miles away from De Baca County center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 128.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (2%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (2%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (2%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (2%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (26%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Education, training, and library occupations (18%)
  • Community and social service occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (78%)
  • Russia (10%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • South Africa (4%)
  • El Salvador (1%)
  • Ireland (0%)
  • Denmark (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in De Baca County


  • American (16%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (3%)
  • German (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • British (1%)
  • Russian (1%)

De Baca County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 479 (74.8%)
  • Carpooled: 65 (10.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 14 (2.2%)
  • Walked: 19 (3.0%)
  • Worked at home: 60 (9.4%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
66 people in nursing homes
5 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
9 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $38,043.

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.
4.13% relocated from other counties in New Mexico ($14,940 average AGI)
3.24% relocated from other states ($17,000 average AGI)
De Baca County:

3.24%
New Mexico average:

3.76%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

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.
4.53% relocated to other counties in New Mexico ($15,054 average AGI)
3.65% relocated to other states ($14,411 average AGI)
De Baca County:

3.65%
New Mexico average:

3.71%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

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

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3

Births per 1000 population in De Baca County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.4

Deaths per 1000 population in De Baca County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in De Baca County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 28.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in De Baca County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in De Baca County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in De Baca County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in De Baca County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in De Baca County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in De Baca County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 509 (449 aged, 60 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 78 (25%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in De Baca County, New Mexico in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (45)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (34)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (29)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (23)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (22)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (20)
  • Congestive heart failure (15)
  • Unspecified dementia (12)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (11)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 27%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 25%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 893
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 496

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 42
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 50

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,975
  • In family households: 1,536 (164 male householders, 128 female householders)
    201 spouses, 669 children (485 natural, 141 adopted, 50 stepchildren), 40 grandchildren, 88 brothers or sisters, 124 parents, 125 other relatives, 16 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 413 (178 male householders (158 living alone)), 93 female householders (75 living alone)), 148 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 28

Size of family households: 176 2-persons, 47 3-persons, 50 4-persons, 17 5-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 233 1-person, 25 2-persons, 10 3-persons.

218 married couples with children.
62 single-parent households (23 men, 39 women).

69.2% of residents of De Baca speak English at home.
31.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (90% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $18,663,000 ($9,171 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $452,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $7,552,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $3,719,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $709,000
Federal grants: $5,658,000
Federal procurement contracts: $243,000 ($78,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $781,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $25,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $267,000
Federal Government insurance: $121,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 103
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

74 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 140
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

36 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+15 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -177
Here -88 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in De Baca County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.35 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.4

Year house built in De Baca County, New Mexico
  • Year house built in De Baca County, New Mexico
  • 02014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 732000 to 2009
  • 931990 to 1999
  • 1441980 to 1989
  • 1611970 to 1979
  • 901960 to 1969
  • 1651950 to 1959
  • 901940 to 1949
  • 1741939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in De Baca County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in De Baca County, New Mexico
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in De Baca County, New Mexico
  • 41 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 393 rooms
  • 554 rooms
  • 1055 rooms
  • 796 rooms
  • 527 rooms
  • 598 rooms
  • 369+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in De Baca County, New Mexico
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in De Baca County, New Mexico
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 143 rooms
  • 404 rooms
  • 455 rooms
  • 186 rooms
  • 107 rooms
  • 08 rooms
  • 59+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in De Baca County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in De Baca County, New Mexico
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in De Baca County, New Mexico
  • 4no bedroom
  • 131 bedroom
  • 1202 bedrooms
  • 2283 bedrooms
  • 394 bedrooms
  • 185+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in De Baca County, New Mexico
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in De Baca County, New Mexico
  • 0no bedroom
  • 121 bedroom
  • 402 bedrooms
  • 803 bedrooms
  • 64 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in De Baca County, New Mexico in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in De Baca County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in De Baca County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 18no vehicle
  • 1561 vehicle
  • 1152 vehicles
  • 943 vehicles
  • 214 vehicles
  • 215+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in De Baca County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in De Baca County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 19no vehicle
  • 541 vehicle
  • 512 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 94 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

90.0% of De Baca County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 21% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 41% lived in New Mexico.

De Baca County:

90.0%
State average:

85.9%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1,502
  • Other state: 382
  • Northeast: 2
  • Midwest: 35
  • South: 183
  • West: 158
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in De Baca County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 48.7%Utility gas
  • 22.4%Electricity
  • 10.8%Other fuel
  • 9.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.4%Wood
  • 0.7%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 46.6%Utility gas
  • 27.8%Electricity
  • 17.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.5%No fuel used
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 1.5%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
New Mexico:

5.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

4.2%
New Mexico:

11.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

De Baca County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $952,000
    Central Staff Services: $237,000
    Fire Protection: $197,000
    Police Protection: $142,000
    Corrections - Other: $128,000
    General - Other: $106,000
    Financial Administration: $61,000
    General Public Buildings: $51,000
    Solid Waste Management: $49,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $563,000

De Baca County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $200,000
    Interest Earnings: $44,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $832,000
    General Support: $268,000
    All Other: $207,000
  • Tax - Property: $297,000
    NEC: $73,000

De Baca County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,214,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 87
  • Number of aged recipients: 20
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 67
  • Number of recipients under 18: 9
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 45
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 33
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 42
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 33
De Baca County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
De Baca County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Most common first names in De Baca County, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2375.8 years
Mary1784.1 years
John1581.1 years
Joe1380.1 years
George1173.2 years
William1172.7 years
Thomas978.3 years
Alice883.9 years
Robert865.1 years
Sam782.1 years
Most common last names in De Baca County, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sena2170.8 years
Lopez1980.1 years
Gonzales1276.7 years
Casaus1180.1 years
Lucero1072.0 years
Smith1071.9 years
Wright881.1 years
Lovato778.6 years
Baca777.0 years
Bell771.0 years

Businesses in De Baca County, NM

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