Tatum is a city located in Lea County New Mexico. Tatum has a 2020 population of 871. Tatum is currently growing at a rate of 1.63% annually and its population has increased by 9.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 793 in 2010.
The average household income in Tatum is $66,807 with a poverty rate of 15.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $771 per month, and the median house value is $80,900. The median age in Tatum is 34.3 years, 40.5 years for males, and 32.2 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Tatumwas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 30.68%.
67.23% of Tatum residents speak only English, while 32.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 32.77% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Tatum is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Tatum is Multiple, with 2.94% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 54.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.11%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Tatum
87.19% of Tatum residents were born in the United States, with 49.03% having been born in New Mexico. 6.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.