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Tatum is a town in Lea County, in the Hobbs metro area.
The community was named for James G. Tatum, settler
The latitude of Tatum is 33.256N. The longitude is -103.317W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,999 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 685.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Tatum demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lea County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 88267 ZIP code.
9% of Tatum residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tatum ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tatum was $11,728, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Tatum residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Tatum, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $269. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $484.
Libraries in Tatum include Tatum Community Library ... View libraries
Lea County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tatum political report.
The average commute time for Tatum workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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