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Otero County Statistics

Facts

Land area1,262.0 square miles
Population Density14.9 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)18,703
Population change-0.7%
Under 5 years of age6.5%
Under 1824.2%
65 and over18.8%
Females50.7%
White91.7
Hispanic or Latino of any race41.5
Asian0.9%
Two or more races2.7%
Black or African American1.2%
Native American3.4%
Pacific Islander0.2%
Had graduated from high school83%
Had a bachelor degree or higher15.5%
Veterans1,615

Households and Housing

Households7,427
Persons per household2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more85.2%
Median household income$33,848
The Per capita income$19,078
Live below the poverty line25.2%
Housing units8,866
Multi-unit structures13%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$91,800
Residents owning their homes64.7%

Business Facts

Total number of firms1,586
Women-owned firms37.3%
Asian-owned firms0%
Hispanic-owned firms12.1%
Black-owned firms0%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$171,450
Retail sales per capita$9,166
Manufacturers shipments$0
Merchant wholesaler sales$59,844
Source US Census Data