DeBaca County, New Mexico

  • Typical DeBaca County countryside
  • Typical DeBaca County countryside
  • Fort Sumner State Monument
  • Sumner Lake, near Fort Sumner

DeBaca County is in east central New Mexico. This is where Billy the Kid is buried. This was also the last home of Lucien Maxwell (of Maxwell Land Grant fame), and he's buried only a feet away in the same cemetery as Billy the Kid.

Founded in 1917, DeBaca County contains 2,325 square miles of land and 9 square miles of water. The county seat and largest town is Fort Sumner. Other attractions in DeBaca County are Fort Sumner State Monument and Sumner Lake State Park.

Fast Facts about De Baca County, New Mexico
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 52%
Government Sector: 27%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 20%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Cost of Living Index for De Baca County: 81.6
Median Resident Age: 43.8 Years
2014 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $32,070
Median Home Value: $100,420
Major Industries:
Agriculture, Educational Services, Health Care, Government, Construction, Transportation Services, Lodging & Food Services, Retail Services, Social Services
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population 2,022
Males 992
Females 1,030
Population by Age
Under 18 451
18 & over 1,571
20-24 57
25-34 207
35-49 343
50-64 471
65 & over 463
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino 779
Non Hispanic or Latino 1,243
Population by Race
White 1,766
African-American 3
Asian 1
Native American 13
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
Other 160
Two or more 79