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Fort Sumner, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Village of Fort Sumner had a population of 999 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Sumner is located at latitude 34.4871 and longitude -104.2168 in De Baca County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Fort Sumner (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. De Baca County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,032 feet.

The Village of Fort Sumner (GNIS ID: 2413553) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Village of Fort Sumner is located within East De Baca Division of De Baca County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Sumner population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Sumner: Rudolph, Sunnyside.

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Fort Sumner, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 999
Population in Households 991
Population in Familes 780
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 301
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 479
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 293
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 662 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 349 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 131 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 183 (27.6%)
Median Home Value $73,936
Average Home Value $114,080


Median Household Income $29,530
Average Household Income $45,804
Per Capita Income $21,384
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.5% -0.46%
Households -0.33% -0.34%
Families 0.96% -0.48%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fort Sumner, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Sumner to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 148 67th
Population Density1 # 176 60th
Diversity Index2 # 232 48th
Median Household Income # 367 17th
Per Capita Income # 209 53rd

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