Otero County

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Otero County, New Mexico

1000 New York Ave Rm 101
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: (505) 437-7427
Fax: (505) 443-2904
www.co.otero.nm.us

On the central southern border of NM, east of Las Cruces; organized Jan 30, 1899 from Dona Ana and Lincoln counties. Name Origin: For Miguel Antonio Otero (1859-1944), territorial governor of New Mexico (1896-1906)

Area (sq mi):: 6627.43 (land 6626.50; water 0.93) Population per square mile: 9.60
Population 2005: 63,538 State rank: 8 Population change: 2000-20005 2.00%; 1990-2000 20.00% Population 2000: 62,298 (White 55.70%; Black or African American 3.90%; Hispanic or Latino 32.20%; Asian 1.20%; Other 21.20%). Foreign born: 11.10%. Median age: 33.80
Income 2000: per capita $14,345; median household $30,861; Population below poverty level: 19.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,929-$19,831
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.00% Median travel time to work: 20.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 12.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Alamogordo County seat (36,211)

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    Otero County, Colorado

    PO Box 511
    La Junta, CO 81050
    Phone: (719) 383-3020
    Fax: (719) 383-3026

    In southeastern CO, southeast of Pueblo; organized Mar 25, 1889, from Bent County. Name Origin: For Miguel Antonio Otero (1859-1944), NM territorial governor (1896-1906)

    Area (sq mi):: 1269.74 (land 1262.86; water 6.89) Population per square mile: 15.40
    Population 2005: 19,495 State rank: 26 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.00%; 1990-2000 0.60% Population 2000: 20,311 (White 59.20%; Black or African American 0.80%; Hispanic or Latino 37.60%; Asian 0.70%; Other 19.60%). Foreign born: 4.90%. Median age: 37.70
    Income 2000: per capita $15,113; median household $29,738; Population below poverty level: 18.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,097-$23,348
    Unemployment (2004): 6.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.50% Median travel time to work: 18.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 16.00%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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