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Fort Sumner, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Village of Fort Sumner had a population of 946 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Sumner: Rudolph, Sunnyside.

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Fort Sumner, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 946
Daytime Population: Workers 473
Daytime Population: Residents 576
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,049
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 938
Population in Familes 737
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 285
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $28,519
Average Household Income $50,506
Per Capita Income $23,312


Total Housing Units 666 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 333 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 117 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 216 (32.4%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $115,569


Total Households 450
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 274
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.18% -1.37%
Households -1.14% -1.32%
Families -0.1% -1.5%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   3.91%

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, 2017 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 # 153 66th
Population Density # 180 60th
Diversity Index # 229 49th
Median Household Income # 382 14th
Per Capita Income # 173 61st

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