Otero County, New Mexico Population 2018

Otero County, New Mexico's estimated population is 65,817 with a growth rate of 0.74% 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
201765,8174840.74%
201665,3331490.23%
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
White50,277
Some Other Race4,688
American Indian and Alaska Native4,591
Two or More Races2,534
Black or African American2,347
Asian851
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander45

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

Otero County, New Mexico Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Otero County, New Mexico Median Age

35.7


Total

33.4


Male

37.9


Female

Otero County, New Mexico Adults

There are 49,784 adults, (10,584 of which are seniors) in Otero County, New Mexico.

Otero County, New Mexico Age Dependency

66.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Otero County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female

31,842

48.74%

Male

33,491

51.26%

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
Married72.4%27.6%
Male64.7%35.3%
All64.2%35.8%
Non Family59.6%40.4%
Female46.2%53.8%

64.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Otero County, New Mexico Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,0432.6964.2
Married11,0363.3372.4
Non Family8,0451.1859.6
Female3,0003.9746.2
Male9624.0164.7

3.42

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Otero County, New Mexico Households

Otero County, New Mexico Education

Otero County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,0717.25%
9th to 12th Grade3,8409.06%
High School Graduate12,10328.55%
Some College11,74527.71%
Associates Degree4,1559.80%
Bachelors Degree4,0849.64%
Graduate Degree3,3877.99%

Otero County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White24,42922,4175,743
Hispanic13,2449,1691,110
Other Race2,9601,943100
Native American2,4511,873241
Black1,2591,126240
Multiple Races1,047956111
Asian669555108
Islander2114

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.76%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.51%.

Otero County, New Mexico Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,290$31,027$20,345
Less Than High School$13,033$15,119$9,450
High School Grad$25,018$29,663$16,386
Some College$24,975$30,528$19,385
Bachelors Degree$39,098$48,209$30,736
Graduate Degree$56,717$79,323$50,688

$26,290

Average Earnings

$31,027

Average Male

$20,345

Average Female

Otero County, New Mexico Language

Otero County, New Mexico Language by Age

Otero County, New Mexico Language

72.60% of Otero County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 27.40% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.43% of the population.

Otero County, New Mexico Poverty

Otero County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic22,2758,64338.80%
White32,1354,34113.51%
Other4,5481,96443.18%
Native4,5021,88141.78%
Multiple2,52568227.01%
Black1,94051826.70%
Asian78913416.98%
Islander451431.11%

24.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.84%

Male Poverty Rate

25.84%

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 43.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Otero County, New Mexico is White, with 13.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.55%.

Otero County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School46.88%
High School19.05%
Some College15.02%
Bachelors or Greater7.18%

Otero County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed58.11%
Male Unemployed38.61%
Female Employed17.59%
Male Employed13.59%

Otero County, New Mexico Income

Otero County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,502$53,054
Families$49,323$61,747
Married Families$58,525$72,809
Non Families$25,995$34,891

Otero County, New Mexico Marital Status

Otero County, New Mexico Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.4%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Otero County, New Mexico Marital Status by Race

Otero County, New Mexico Veterans

Otero County, New Mexico Veterans by War

8,287

Number of Veterans

7,111

Male Veterans

1,176

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam3,294
First Gulf War2,069
Second Gulf War1,818
Korea835
World War II207

Otero County, New Mexico Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 742,045
55 to 641,935
35 to 541,836
75+1,459
18 to 341,012

Otero County, New Mexico Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White7,16019.20%
Hispanic1,2737.95%
Black44428.74%
Other36910.35%
2 or More12811.04%
Indian1284.12%
Asian589.93%

Otero County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

8.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Otero County, New Mexico Employment Status

Otero County, New Mexico Employment by Age

54.7%

Labor Force Participation

44.4%

Employment Rate

11%

Unemployment Rate

Otero County, New Mexico Employment by Race

Otero County, New Mexico Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Otero County, New Mexico

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