Tatum, New Mexico Population 2024

672

Tatum is a city located in Lea County New Mexico. Tatum has a 2024 population of 672. Tatum is currently declining at a rate of -1.32% annually and its population has decreased by -4.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 706 in 2020.

The average household income in Tatum is $63,210 with a poverty rate of 23.66%. The median age in Tatum is 34.1 years: 35.8 years for males, and 33.2 years for females.

Tatum Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Tatum was:

  • White: 55.79%
  • Two or more races: 29.09%
  • Other race: 11.96%
  • Black or African American: 3.15%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
423.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.82% (-34)
The current population of Tatum, New Mexico is 672 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 706.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White44355.79%
Two or more races23129.09%
Other race9511.96%
Black or African American253.15%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Tatum Population by Race

Tatum Population Pyramid 2024

Tatum Median Age

34.1

Total

35.8

Male

33.2

Female

Tatum Adults

There are 590 adults, (108 of whom are seniors) in Tatum.

Tatum Age Dependency

64.7

Age Dependency Ratio

22.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Tatum Sex Ratio

Female40551.01%
Male38948.99%

Tatum Population by Age

Tatum Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3202.4875.924.1
Married1223.4895.94.1
Non Family1051.1894.35.7
Female862.5629.170.9
Male73.5728.671.4

2.66

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

75.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Tatum Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade437.93%
Associates Degree427.75%
Bachelors Degree7413.65%
Graduate Degree71.29%
High School Graduate19736.35%
Less Than 9th Grade6111.25%
Some College11821.77%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Tatum Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tatum Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic2932078
White23822073
2+ Races130988
Other Race78540
Black880

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 30.67%.

Tatum Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$43,929$45,703$0
Overall$46,198$80,769$0
Some College$41,786$80,114$0

$46,198

Average Earnings

$80,769

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Tatum Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tatum Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Tatum Language

64.04% of Tatum residents speak only English, while 35.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 35.96% of the population.

Tatum Language

Tatum Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White28910034.6%
Multiple2234118.39%
Hispanic435378.51%
Black2525100%

23.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.86%

Male Poverty Rate

33.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tatum

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tatum is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tatum is Hispanic, with 8.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.4%. Among those working part-time, it was 58.9%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.82%.

Tatum Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater65.43%
Some College19.38%
High School8.63%
Less Than 9th Grade6.73%

Tatum Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed8.43%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed37.86%
Female Unemployed0%

Tatum Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tatum Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$40,750$48,131
Households$46,477$63,210
Married Families-$-999,999,999
Non Families$80,114$59,040

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Tatum Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

40.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Tatum Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Tatum Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Tatum Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Tatum Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

8

Number of Veterans

8

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam8
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Tatum Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 748
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640
75+0

Tatum Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White82.19%

Tatum Veterans by Race

Tatum Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tatum Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.3%

Labor Force Participation

59.3%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Tatum Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Tatum Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Tatum Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

49.87%

Born in Tatum

87.53%

Native Born

12.47%

Foreign Born

5.04%

Non Citizen

7.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.53% of Tatum residents were born in the United States, with 49.87% having been born in New Mexico. 5.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Tatum Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029630-9-1.41%
2028639-8-1.24%
2027647-8-1.22%
2026655-9-1.36%
2025664-8-1.19%
2024672-9-1.32%
2023681-1-0.15%
2022682-9-1.3%
2021691-15-2.12%
2020706-124-14.94%
2019830151.84%
201881570.87%
2017808-24-2.88%
2016832-26-3.03%
2015858-1-0.12%
2014859172.02%
2013842273.31%
2012815151.88%
201180081.01%
201079200%

Tatum Population by Year