Otero County, New Mexico Population 2019

Otero County, New Mexico's estimated population is 65,817 with a growth rate of 0.97% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Otero County, New Mexico is the 9th largest county in New Mexico.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201765,8176330.97%
201665,1841,0061.57%
201564,178-614-0.95%
201464,792-885-1.35%
201365,677-266-0.40%
201265,9435110.78%
201165,4321,0461.62%
201064,38612,45823.99%
199051,9287,26316.26%
198044,6653,5688.68%
197041,0974,12111.15%
196036,97622,067148.01%
195014,9094,38741.69%
194010,5227437.60%
19309,7791,87723.75%
19207,90283311.78%
19107,0692,27847.55%
19004,7910.00%

Otero County, New Mexico Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White50,892
American Indian and Alaska Native4,399
Some Other Race4,242
Two or More Races2,440
Black or African American2,199
Asian876
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander82

Otero County, New Mexico Population Pyramid 2019

Otero County, New Mexico Median Age

35.6


Total

33.4


Male

38.2


Female

Otero County, New Mexico Adults

There are 49,678 adults, (10,656 of whom are seniors) in Otero County, New Mexico.

Otero County, New Mexico Age Dependency

66.9

Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Otero County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female

31,652

48.60%

Male

33,478

51.40%

Otero County, New Mexico Households and Families

Otero County, New Mexico Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Otero County, New Mexico Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male81.4%18.6%
Married72.6%27.4%
All64.1%35.9%
Non Family56.8%43.2%
Female48.3%51.7%

64.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,6572.6164.1
Married11,3153.3272.6
Non Family8,6601.1856.8
Female2,9023.8648.3
Male7803.5881.4

3.36

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Otero County, New Mexico Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,9977.07%
9th to 12th Grade3,5828.45%
High School Graduate12,20228.77%
Some College11,57327.29%
Associates Degree4,28910.11%
Bachelors Degree4,31910.18%
Graduate Degree3,4478.13%

Otero County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White24,13122,4665,769
Hispanic13,5799,4411,308
Other Race2,5241,734109
Native American2,4451,865224
Black1,2901,197271
Multiple Races929902125
Asian581483134
Islander5445

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 97.09%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 23.91%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,050$31,818$21,224
Less Than High School$11,676$15,043$9,516
High School Grad$26,662$30,971$20,793
Some College$24,797$32,050$20,111
Bachelors Degree$37,311$42,277$29,821
Graduate Degree$55,258$75,925$50,619

$27,050

Average Earnings

$31,818

Average Male

$21,224

Average Female

Otero County, New Mexico Language

Otero County, New Mexico Language by Age

Otero County, New Mexico Language

71.54% of Otero County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 28.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.63% of the population.

Otero County, New Mexico Poverty

Otero County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic22,4457,07431.52%
White31,5344,13713.12%
Other4,0501,47736.47%
Native4,3311,44233.29%
Multiple2,40351121.27%
Black1,81827615.18%
Asian80720825.77%
Islander821113.41%

21.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.16%

Male Poverty Rate

22.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Otero County, New Mexico

The race most likely to be in poverty in Otero County, New Mexico is Other, with 36.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Otero County, New Mexico is White, with 13.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.03%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School44.68%
High School17.57%
Some College12.40%
Bachelors or Greater5.64%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed39.58%
Female Unemployed36.86%
Female Employed14.57%
Male Employed10.66%

Otero County, New Mexico Income

Otero County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,533$54,992
Families$52,040$65,532
Married Families$60,384$75,876
Non Families$27,317$34,944

Otero County, New Mexico Marital Status

Otero County, New Mexico Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.0%

Male Marriage Rate

48.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Otero County, New Mexico Married by Age and Sex

Otero County, New Mexico Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Otero County, New Mexico Marital Status by Race

Otero County, New Mexico Veterans

8,033

Number of Veterans

7,013

Male Veterans

1,020

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,063
First Gulf War2,138
Second Gulf War1,794
Korea859
World War II177

Otero County, New Mexico Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White6,97218.44%
Hispanic1,2827.88%
Black46431.44%
Other31710.02%
2 or More11810.71%
Indian1133.85%
Asian416.93%
Hawaiian814.81%

Otero County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

7.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Otero County, New Mexico Employment Status

55.9%

Labor Force Participation

46.2%

Employment Rate

9.3%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Otero County, New Mexico

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Alamogordo30415312838682.85%
Tularosa28432912692.43%
Cloudcroft673693202.97%
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