Otero County, Colorado Population 2021

Otero County, Colorado's estimated population is 18,158 with a growth rate of -0.33% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Otero County, Colorado is the 29th largest county in Colorado. The 2010 Population was 18,859 and has seen a growth of -3.72% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202118,158-60-0.33%
202018,218-60-0.33%
201918,278-60-0.33%
201818,338-7-0.04%
201718,345790.43%
201618,266840.46%
201518,182-154-0.84%
201418,336-116-0.63%
201318,452-182-0.98%
201218,634-205-1.09%
201118,839-20-0.11%
201018,859-1,326-6.57%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.33%
County Website
Founded
March 25, 1889
County Seat
2010 Population
18,859
Growth Since 2010
-3.72%
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Otero County, Colorado Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,47990.14%
Some Other Race7324.00%
Two or More Races5603.06%
American Indian and Alaska Native2181.19%
Asian1670.91%
Black or African American1130.62%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander130.07%
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Otero County, Colorado Population by Race

Otero County, Colorado Population Pyramid $2021

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Otero County, Colorado Median Age

39.9


Total

39.7


Male

40.1


Female

Otero County, Colorado Adults

There are 13,872 adults, (3,671 of whom are seniors) in Otero County, Colorado.

Otero County, Colorado Age Dependency

79.2

Age Dependency Ratio

36

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Otero County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female

9,378

51.30%

Male

8,904

48.70%

Otero County, Colorado Population by Age

Otero County, Colorado Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Otero County, Colorado Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.9%23.1%
All63.9%36.1%
Male60.3%39.7%
Non Family53.8%46.2%
Female50.7%49.3%

63.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Otero County, Colorado Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,7222.3163.9
Married3,4193.0976.9
Non Family3,0701.1653.8
Female9182.9350.7
Male3153.1660.3

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Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

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Otero County, Colorado Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6305.19%
9th to 12th Grade9227.60%
High School Graduate3,87531.93%
Some College3,06125.22%
Associates Degree1,39111.46%
Bachelors Degree1,45511.99%
Graduate Degree8036.62%
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Otero County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Otero County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,1966,7141,875
Hispanic4,4253,368244
Other Race5755068
2+ Races26522159
Native American19615550
Asian10010030
Black808015
Islander777

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Otero County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,137$35,795$23,723
Less Than 9th Grade$19,948$32,741$12,627
High School Graduate$30,579$32,405$18,839
Some College$27,110$37,230$23,153
Bachelors Degree$38,861$40,323$35,481
Graduate Degree$54,306$60,268$53,000

$31,137

Average Earnings

$35,795

Average Male

$23,723

Average Female

Otero County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

Otero County, Colorado Language by Age

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Otero County, Colorado Language

86.74% of Otero County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 13.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.17% of the population.

Otero County, Colorado Language

Otero County, Colorado Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic7,5682,21829.31%
White9,4381,52816.19%
Multiple53738471.51%
Asian16712273.05%
Other72411916.44%
Native21811351.83%
Black805568.75%

23.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.31%

Male Poverty Rate

25.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Otero County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in Otero County, Colorado is Asian, with 73.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Otero County, Colorado is White, with 16.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.09%.

Otero County, Colorado Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.81%
Some College20.73%
High School19.86%
Bachelors or Greater10.87%

Otero County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed74.83%
Female Unemployed47.19%
Female Employed15.61%
Male Employed6.69%

Otero County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Otero County, Colorado Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,169$49,140
Families$53,246$62,160
Married Families$59,853-
Non Families$20,783$27,790
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Income by Household Type

Otero County, Colorado Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.8%

Male Marriage Rate

47.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Otero County, Colorado Married by Age and Sex

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Otero County, Colorado Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Otero County, Colorado Marital Status by Race

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Otero County, Colorado Marital Status

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1,262

Number of Veterans

1,108

Male Veterans

154

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam601
First Gulf War220
Second Gulf War97
Korea92
World War II37

Otero County, Colorado Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74468
75+315
35 to 54240
55 to 64178
18 to 3461

Otero County, Colorado Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1289.01%
Hispanic3015.64%
Other Race589.78%
2+ Races5717.76%
Native American199.69%

Otero County, Colorado Veterans by Race

Otero County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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19.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Otero County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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52.4%

Labor Force Participation

48.5%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Otero County, Colorado Employment by Age

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Otero County, Colorado Employment by Race

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Otero County, Colorado Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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65.39%

Born in Otero County, Colorado

94.98%

Native Born

5.02%

Foreign Born

3.42%

Non Citizen

1.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.98% of Otero County, Colorado residents were born in the United States, with 65.39% having been born in Colorado. 3.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Otero County, Colorado Place of Birth

  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

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