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People

Total Population 751
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 294
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 55.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 5.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,188
% Above Poverty Level 78.3%
% Below Poverty Level 21.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 19.3%
Median Gross Rent $614
Median House Value $59,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 58.9%
US/American 0%
English 4.5%
Irish 6.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Tatum Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 87 miles W of Lubbock, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 211 miles NE of El Paso, Texas
County Lea
Standard Zip Codes 88213, 88267
Phone Area Codes 505
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.256
Longitude -103.317

Tatum Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station TATUM
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 54 F
Apr Temp 40 to 74 F
Jul Temp 63 to 91 F
Oct Temp 43 to 75 F
Annual Precip 16.7 inches
Station CROSSROADS 2
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 54 F
Apr Temp 40 to 75 F
Jul Temp 62 to 92 F
Oct Temp 43 to 75 F
Annual Precip 15.8 inches
Station PLAINS
Distance 28.5 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 53 F
Apr Temp 43 to 75 F
Jul Temp 65 to 92 F
Oct Temp 45 to 76 F
Annual Precip 18.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Tatum, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Caprock (88213)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Lovington 11,499 $59,490

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Tatum Public Libraries

Library
Tatum Community Library
323 E. BROADWAY
Tatum, New Mexico
(505) 398-4822

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Tatum High Schools

TATUM HIGH
3RD AND AVENUE B
505-398-4555
A Title I School.
Serves 103 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.7

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