De Baca County

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De Baca County, New Mexico

548 E Ave C
Fort Sumner, NM 88119
Phone: (505) 355-2601
Fax: (505) 355-2441

In east-central NM, west of Clovis; organized Feb 28, 1917 from Chaves, Guadalupe, and Roosevelt counties. Name Origin: For Ezequiel Cabeza de Baca (1864-1917), lt. governor (1911-16) and governor (1917) who died after six weeks in office

Area (sq mi):: 2333.83 (land 2324.87; water 8.96) Population per square mile: 0.90
Population 2005: 2,016 State rank: 32 Population change: 2000-20005 -10.00%; 1990-2000 -0.50% Population 2000: 2,240 (White 62.80%; Black or African American 0.00%; Hispanic or Latino 35.30%; Asian 0.20%; Other 15.60%). Foreign born: 3.70%. Median age: 43.80
Income 2000: per capita $14,065; median household $25,441; Population below poverty level: 17.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,591-$21,449
Unemployment (2004): 6.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.10% Median travel time to work: 16.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 12.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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