Otero County, Colorado Population 2018

Otero County, Colorado's estimated population is 18,326 with a growth rate of 0.48% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Otero County, Colorado is the 27th largest county in Colorado.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201718,325-1-0.01%
201718,326870.48%
201618,239270.15%
201518,212-156-0.85%
201418,368-111-0.60%
201318,479-178-0.95%
201218,657-203-1.08%
201118,860-24-0.13%
201018,884-1,301-6.45%
199020,185-2,382-10.56%
198022,567-956-4.06%
197023,523-605-2.51%
196024,128-1,147-4.54%
195025,2751,7047.23%
194023,571-819-3.36%
193024,3901,7677.81%
192022,6232,42211.99%
191020,2018,67975.33%
190011,5227,330174.86%
18904,1920.00%

Otero County, Colorado Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White16,530
Some Other Race671
Two or More Races370
American Indian and Alaska Native276
Asian182
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander156
Black or African American140

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Otero County, Colorado Population Pyramid 2018

200400600800 Male Population200400600800 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Otero County, Colorado Median Age

40.2


Total

39.2


Male

40.7


Female

Otero County, Colorado Adults

There are 13,995 adults, (3,536 of whom are seniors) in Otero County, Colorado.

Otero County, Colorado Age Dependency

75.2

Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Otero County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female

9,368

51.12%

Male

8,957

48.88%

Otero County, Colorado Households and Families

Otero County, Colorado Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Otero County, Colorado Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.2%20.8%
All64.3%35.7%
Non Family53.5%46.5%
Male52.8%47.2%
Female42.9%57.1%

64.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Otero County, Colorado Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,4902.3864.3
Married3,5982.9879.2
Non Family2,4631.153.5
Female1,0773.0342.9
Male3523.2752.8

2.93

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Otero County, Colorado Households

Otero County, Colorado Education

Otero County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8116.60%
9th to 12th Grade9908.06%
High School Graduate3,45928.16%
Some College3,39527.64%
Associates Degree1,44911.80%
Bachelors Degree1,41211.50%
Graduate Degree7676.24%

Otero County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,3376,8271,844
Hispanic4,4143,154212
Other Race5234138
Multiple Races24318239
Native American22914337
Islander149149
Black999516
Asian977141

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 42.27%.

Otero County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,509$35,263$22,385
Less Than High School$22,273$25,598$8,977
High School Grad$26,230$32,124$12,697
Some College$25,144$35,536$22,046
Bachelors Degree$38,165$41,667$32,359
Graduate Degree$46,919$63,250$44,500

$29,509

Average Earnings

$35,263

Average Male

$22,385

Average Female

Otero County, Colorado Language

Otero County, Colorado Language by Age

Otero County, Colorado Language

85.99% of Otero County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 14.01% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.18% of the population.

Otero County, Colorado Poverty

Otero County, Colorado Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic7,5462,19829.13%
White9,6541,66217.22%
Other67121832.49%
Multiple35917849.58%
Asian17512772.57%
Native26810137.69%
Black966264.58%

22.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.71%

Male Poverty Rate

24.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Otero County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in Otero County, Colorado is Asian, with 72.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Otero County, Colorado is White, with 17.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.46%.

Otero County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.22%
High School20.19%
Some College17.38%
Bachelors or Greater8.97%

Otero County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed63.22%
Female Unemployed51.03%
Female Employed13.08%
Male Employed7.50%

Otero County, Colorado Income

Otero County, Colorado Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,051$48,591
Families$45,578$58,550
Married Families$55,625$
Non Families$19,265$25,709

Otero County, Colorado Marital Status

Otero County, Colorado Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.0%

Male Marriage Rate

47.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Otero County, Colorado Married by Age and Sex

Otero County, Colorado Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35To44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Otero County, Colorado Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Otero County, Colorado Veterans

Otero County, Colorado Veterans by War

1,245

Number of Veterans

1,213

Male Veterans

32

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam560
First Gulf War291
Korea104
Second Gulf War68
World War II45

Otero County, Colorado Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74430
35 to 54302
75+243
55 to 64235
18 to 3435

Otero County, Colorado Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1359.06%
Hispanic3256.13%
2 or More4015.50%
Other376.42%
Indian219.17%
Black129.60%

Otero County, Colorado Veterans by Education

11.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Otero County, Colorado Employment Status

Otero County, Colorado Employment by Age

54.3%

Labor Force Participation

49.3%

Employment Rate

9.3%

Unemployment Rate

Otero County, Colorado Employment by Race

Otero County, Colorado Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Otero County, Colorado

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
La Junta70776930-147-2.08%
Rocky Ford39573816-141-3.56%
Fowler11821145-37-3.13%
Swink617592-25-4.05%
Manzanola434416-18-4.15%
Cheraw252247-5-1.98%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990