Lake Sumner, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Sumner, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Lake Sumner Census Designated Place had a population of 128 as of July 1, 2017. Lake Sumner ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Sumner is located at latitude 34.6345 and longitude -104.3822 in De Baca County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Sumner Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 62.17 sq. miles and a water area of 6.28 sq. miles. De Baca County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,308 feet.

The Lake Sumner Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408553) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Sumner population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 128
Daytime Population: Workers 7
Daytime Population: Residents 76
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 83
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 128
Population in Familes 104
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $35,802
Average Household Income $53,378
Per Capita Income $23,646


Total Housing Units 224 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44 (19.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 ( 7.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 163 (72.8%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $155,682


Total Households 61
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 39
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 -1.52% -1.61%
Households -1.49% -1.35%
Families -0.69% -1.59%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   3.74%

Lake Sumner, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake 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 # 355 20th
Population Density # 443 0th
Diversity Index # 330 26th
Median Household Income # 266 40th
Per Capita Income # 159 64th

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