Otero County, New Mexico Population 2022

Otero County, New Mexico's estimated population is 69,983 with a growth rate of 1.20% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Otero County, New Mexico is the 10th largest county in New Mexico. The 2010 Population was 64,403 and has seen a growth of 8.66% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19004,7910.00%
19107,0692,27847.55%
19207,90283311.78%
19309,7791,87723.75%
194010,5227437.60%
195014,9094,38741.69%
196036,97622,067148.01%
197041,0974,12111.15%
198044,6653,5688.68%
199051,9287,26316.26%
201064,40312,47524.02%
201165,6421,2391.92%
201266,2085660.86%
201366,304960.14%
201465,336-968-1.46%
201564,768-568-0.87%
201665,6478791.36%
201766,1214740.72%
201866,6595380.81%
201967,4908311.25%
202068,3218311.23%
202169,1528311.22%
202269,9838311.20%
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Otero County, New Mexico Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White50,08174.97%
Black or African American2,3103.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,5776.85%
Asian8431.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1550.23%
Some Other Race3,4595.18%
Two or More Races5,3798.05%
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Otero County, New Mexico Population by Race

Otero County, New Mexico Population Pyramid 2022

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Otero County, New Mexico Median Age

36.2


Total

34.1


Male

38.7


Female

Otero County, New Mexico Adults

There are 51,360 adults, (11,481 of whom are seniors) in Otero County, New Mexico.

Otero County, New Mexico Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Otero County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female

32,324

48.39%

Male

34,480

51.61%

Otero County, New Mexico Population by Age

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

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Otero County, New Mexico Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.8%24.2%
Male70.5%29.5%
All65.9%34.1%
Non Family58%42%
Female48.5%51.5%

65.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Otero County, New Mexico Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,1122.7365.9
Married10,9063.4375.8
Male1,0224.4370.5
Female2,4604.2448.5
Non Family8,7241.2358

3.54

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

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Otero County, New Mexico Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,2465.07%
9th to 12th Grade3,5958.11%
High School Graduate12,43528.06%
Some College13,24029.87%
Associates Degree4,43810.01%
Bachelors Degree5,57612.58%
Graduate Degree2,7896.29%
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Otero County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Otero County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White24,30822,7465,855
Asian745611175
Black1,3961,357250
2+ Races2,3232,151331
Islander989813
Hispanic14,76111,2051,789
Native American2,5832,052277
Other Race2,4151,799158

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 white people with a rate of 24.09%.

Otero County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,383$35,466$22,403
Less Than 9th Grade$15,045$16,389$14,673
High School Graduate$25,317$34,457$20,591
Some College$30,349$37,062$24,248
Bachelors Degree$40,330$43,984$34,337
Graduate Degree$59,405$76,685$54,050

$29,383

Average Earnings

$35,466

Average Male

$22,403

Average Female

Otero County, New Mexico Earnings by Educational Attainment

Otero County, New Mexico Language by Age

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Otero County, New Mexico Language

74.46% of Otero County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 25.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.41% of the population.

Otero County, New Mexico Language

Otero County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander1558152.26%
Hispanic23,8186,27526.35%
Native4,3911,09925.03%
Black2,03136818.12%
Multiple5,00383616.71%
White30,8363,84012.45%
Asian8088710.77%
Other875NaN%

19.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.29%

Male Poverty Rate

19.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Otero County, New Mexico

The race most likely to be in poverty in Otero County, New Mexico is Islander, with 52.26% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.50%.

Otero County, New Mexico Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.44%
High School21.70%
Some College13.88%
Bachelors or Greater4.98%

Otero County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed9.58%
Male Unemployed26.90%
Female Employed12.65%
Female Unemployed22.59%

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

Otero County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,032$64,127
Families$55,941$79,059
Married Families$68,007$92,148
Non Families$30,495$37,776
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Income by Household Type

Otero County, New Mexico Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.9%

Male Marriage Rate

46.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Otero County, New Mexico Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Otero County, New Mexico Marital Status

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7,835

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,697
First Gulf War2,166
Vietnam2,497
Korea657
World War II152

Otero County, New Mexico Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,235
35 to 541,774
55 to 641,639
65 to 741,663
75+1,524

Otero County, New Mexico Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6,54717.63%
Black61738.83%
Native American491.50%
Asian9513.49%
Islander2427.59%
Other Race1284.87%
2+ Races37512.65%
Hispanic1,0546.04%

Otero County, New Mexico Veterans by Race

Otero County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

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8.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Otero County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

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54.1%

Labor Force Participation

44%

Employment Rate

9.1%

Unemployment Rate

Otero County, New Mexico Employment by Age

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Otero County, New Mexico Employment by Race

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Otero County, New Mexico 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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38.12%

Born in Otero County, New Mexico

90.16%

Native Born

9.84%

Foreign Born

5.94%

Non Citizen

3.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.16% of Otero County, New Mexico residents were born in the United States, with 38.12% having been born in New Mexico. 5.94% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Otero County, New Mexico 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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