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

2,334 sq mi (6,045 km²)

9 sq mi (23 km²), 0.38%
 - (2000)
 - Density


De Baca County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of 2000, the population is 2,240. Its county seat is Fort Sumner6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,045 km² (2,334 sq mi). 6,021 km² (2,325 sq mi) of it is land and 23 km² (9 sq mi) of it (0.38%) is water.

Adjacent Counties[]


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 2,240 people, 922 households, and 614 families residing in the county. The population density was 0/km² (1/sq mi). There were 1,307 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/sq mi). 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.



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Other localities[]


  • Legendary outlaw Billy the Kid was killed and buried in Fort Sumner.

Coordinates: 34°28′18″N 104°14′44″W / 34.47167, -104.24556

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