Otero County, Colorado Population 2018

Otero County, Colorado's estimated population is 18,326 with a growth rate of -0.62% 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
201718,326-114-0.62%
201618,4402011.10%
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
White16,686
Some Other Race682
Two or More Races355
American Indian and Alaska Native304
Asian184
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander140
Black or African American89

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Otero County, Colorado Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Otero County, Colorado Median Age

40.3


Total

40.1


Male

40.5


Female

Otero County, Colorado Adults

There are 14,070 adults, (3,540 of which are seniors) in Otero County, Colorado.

Otero County, Colorado Age Dependency

75.1

Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Otero County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female

9,368

50.80%

Male

9,072

49.20%

Otero County, Colorado Households and Families

Otero County, Colorado Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Otero County, Colorado Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.2%20.8%
All64.4%35.6%
Male58.1%41.9%
Non Family52.5%47.5%
Female40.5%59.5%

64.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Otero County, Colorado Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,4492.4164.4
Married3,7002.9579.2
Non Family2,4211.0852.5
Female9893.3340.5
Male3393.2458.1

2.98

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

4.6%

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 Grade8236.67%
9th to 12th Grade9317.54%
High School Graduate3,51128.43%
Some College3,38727.43%
Associates Degree1,58312.82%
Bachelors Degree1,42511.54%
Graduate Degree6885.57%

Otero County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,4086,9601,733
Hispanic4,4043,134267
Other Race53442911
Native American24816842
Multiple Races22618141
Islander131131
Asian886531
Black595710

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 35.23%.

Otero County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,437$32,349$22,460
Less Than High School$19,514$20,938$8,958
High School Grad$25,821$30,500$18,452
Some College$24,424$36,042$21,394
Bachelors Degree$34,188$39,308$30,308
Graduate Degree$47,202$61,083$44,207

$27,437

Average Earnings

$32,349

Average Male

$22,460

Average Female

Otero County, Colorado Language

Otero County, Colorado Language by Age

Otero County, Colorado Language

83.76% of Otero County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 16.24% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.58% of the population.

Otero County, Colorado Poverty

Otero County, Colorado Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic7,5712,37831.41%
White9,7331,54315.85%
Other68233348.83%
Multiple34319255.98%
Asian17613677.27%
Native29611940.20%
Black542750.00%

23.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.94%

Male Poverty Rate

23.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Otero County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in Otero County, Colorado is Asian, with 77.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Otero County, Colorado is White, with 15.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.66%.

Otero County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.50%
Some College18.52%
High School15.16%
Bachelors or Greater8.01%

Otero County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed66.67%
Male Unemployed52.89%
Female Employed9.31%
Male Employed8.31%

Otero County, Colorado Income

Otero County, Colorado Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,477$47,791
Families$43,389$57,421
Married Families$52,045$
Non Families$17,701$25,393

Otero County, Colorado Marital Status

Otero County, Colorado Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.5%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

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 55To64.

Otero County, Colorado Marital Status by Race

Otero County, Colorado Veterans

Otero County, Colorado Veterans by War

1,384

Number of Veterans

1,340

Male Veterans

44

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam603
First Gulf War321
Korea130
Second Gulf War77
World War II47

Otero County, Colorado Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74380
35 to 54359
55 to 64323
75+267
18 to 3455

Otero County, Colorado Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2389.76%
Hispanic3747.10%
2 or More7028.46%
Indian4016.13%
Other244.34%
Black1216.44%

Otero County, Colorado Veterans by Education

13.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Otero County, Colorado Employment Status

Otero County, Colorado Employment by Age

55%

Labor Force Participation

49.5%

Employment Rate

10.1%

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