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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    When I visited Otero County, Colorado, last year, I met families struggling to find addiction treatment centers for their loved ones and police using antidotes for opioid overdoses almost daily as they patrolled the streets," Bennet said.
    Materials and Methods--Specimens were pooled from three localities in Ninemile Valley, Otero County, Colorado (described by Walker and Cordes, 1998); HVC was 4.
    1,100 km between our study site in otero County, Colorado (UTM 13S 630919E, 4175489N; WGS 84), and the southern limit of its range near saucillo (UTM 13R 467649E, 3100708N; WGS 84), Chihuahua, Mexico (Taylor et al.
    sexlineatus (Squamata: Teiidae) at Higbee, Otero County, Colorado.