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Otero County, Colorado (CO)

County population in 2015: 19,492 (66% urban, 34% rural); it was 20,311 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,905
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,114
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,483
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,710 (it was 2,437 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

34%

Land area: 1263 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 15 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Otero County: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (24.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.6%), Educational, health and social services (12.6%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (12.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 49%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Otero County, Colorado:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (54.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (41.6%)
  • Asian alone (1.0%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (1.0%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  40.1 years
Colorado median age:  36.7 years
Males: 9,609  (49.3%)
Females: 9,883  (50.7%)
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Otero County,CO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Otero County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $35,005 ($29,738 in 1999)

This county:

$35,005
Colorado:

$65,685

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $521 (lower quartile is $383, upper quartile is $695)
This county:

$521
State:

$1057


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $132,863 (it was $67,700 in 2000)
Otero:

$132,863
Colorado:

$314,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $76,805 - $171,937
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $976
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $371

Institutionalized population: 201
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $167,000
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $201,200
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $178,700
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $277,300
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $140,700
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $201,800
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $190,400
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $193,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $549 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $480 (0.4%)

Otero County household income distribution in 2009 Otero County home values distribution Otero County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 21.2%
Otero County:

21.2%
Colorado:

11.0%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.8% for Black residents, 28.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 49.9% for American Indian residents, 30.2% for other race residents, 59.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 40.1 years old
(Males: 39.5 years old, Females: 40.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.5 years old, Black residents: 45.0 years old, American Indian residents: 36.5 years old, Asian residents: 56.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32.8 years old, Other race residents: 48.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Otero County is $414 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $697 a month.

Cities in this county include: La Junta, Rocky Ford, Fowler, Swink, Manzanola, North La Junta, Timpas, Cheraw, La Junta Gardens.

Otero County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Custer County , Greeley County, Kansas , Hamilton County, Kansas , Haskell County, Kansas , Jessamine County, Kentucky , Scott County, Kansas , Ohio County, Kentucky , Wichita County, Kansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.7%
Colorado:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 963
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,073 (30.6% naturalized citizens)

Otero County:

5.5%
Whole state:

9.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 95
  • 2000 to 2009: 285
  • 1990 to 1999: 289
  • 1980 to 1989: 180
  • 1970 to 1979: 173
  • Before 1970: 158
Note: State values scaled to Otero County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 84.0%

Otero County marital status for males Otero County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,250
  • One, attached: 103
  • Two: 257
  • 3 or 4: 211
  • 5 to 9: 451
  • 10 to 19: 42
  • 20 to 49: 161
  • 50 or more: 85
  • Mobile homes: 629

Housing units in Otero County with a mortgage: 2,627 (53 second mortgage, 111 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,443

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

71.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Otero County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic10,4153
Evangelical Protestant2,03732
Mainline Protestant1,94114
Other5923
Black Protestant41
None3,842-
Otero County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Otero County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Otero County:

7.99 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 23
This county:

12.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Otero County:

7.0%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Otero County:

23.3%
State:

18.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.6%
State:

9.6%

Agriculture in Otero County:

Average size of farms: 1120 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $217,194
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $351.62
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 89.04%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $216,831
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 6.05%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 97.31%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $94,102
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.37%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.31
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.05%
Corn for grain: 4088 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2531 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 273 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,977 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 12 acres

Earthquake activity:

Otero County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Colorado state average. It is 47% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 95.8 miles away from Otero County center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.7 miles away from the county center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.5 miles away from the county center
On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 102.1 miles away from the county center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 318.5 miles away from Otero County center
On 8/1/2004 at 06:50:47, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 110.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Colorado Snow, Incident Period: December 28, 2006 to December 31, 2006, Emergency Declared EM-3271: January 07, 2007, FEMA Id: 3271, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Colorado Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3224: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3224, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Colorado Wildfires, Incident Period: April 23, 2002 to August 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1421: June 19, 2002, FEMA Id: 1421, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Colorado Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: April 29, 1999 to May 19, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1276: May 17, 1999, FEMA Id: 1276, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Colorado Flooding, Incident Period: July 28, 1997 to August 12, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1186: August 01, 1997, FEMA Id: 1186, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Colorado Drought, Incident Period: January 29, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3025: January 29, 1977, FEMA Id: 3025, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Colorado TORNADOES, SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 19, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-200: June 19, 1965, FEMA Id: 200, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Otero County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Food (3%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (65%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (21%)
  • Malaysia (5%)
  • Singapore (4%)
  • Ecuador (3%)
  • Vietnam (3%)
  • Germany (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Otero County (%):

  • German (14%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • American (5%)
  • English (3%)
  • Swedish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Otero County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,866 (77.4%)
  • Carpooled: 700 (9.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 59 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 29 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 326 (4.3%)
  • Worked at home: 622 (8.2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Otero County, Colorado in 2000:

  • 264 people in nursing homes
  • 155 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 65 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 24 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 23 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Otero County, Colorado in 2010:

  • 207 people in college/university student housing
  • 163 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 38 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 25 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,501.

5.77% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,763 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
Colorado average:

9.68%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.65% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($19,407 average AGI)
2.11% relocated from other states ($11,356 average AGI)
Otero County:

2.11%
Colorado average:

4.25%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pueblo County, CO  0.71% ($31,217 average AGI)
from El Paso County, CO  0.47% ($27,833)
from Crowley County, CO  0.36% ($20,522)
from Bent County, CO  0.31% ($19,450)
from Weld County, CO  0.19% ($44,667)
from Denver County, CO  0.16% ($24,600)
from Las Animas County, CO  0.16% ($29,200)


6.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,431 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
Colorado average:

9.12%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.05% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($18,794 average AGI)
2.12% relocated to other states ($7,637 average AGI)
Otero County:

2.12%
Colorado average:

3.65%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pueblo County, CO  1.58% ($27,569 average AGI)
to El Paso County, CO  0.45% ($24,000)
to Crowley County, CO  0.31% ($28,500)
to Adams County, CO  0.22% ($18,857)
to Bent County, CO  0.22% ($24,786)
to Arapahoe County, CO  0.19% ($42,083)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.6

Births per 1000 population in Otero County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Otero County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Otero County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Otero County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Otero County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,110 (3,377 aged, 733 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 787 (18%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Otero County, Colorado in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (325)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (317)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (209)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (147)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (126)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (120)
  • Congestive heart failure (88)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (85)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute lower respiratory infection (67)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (58)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,492
  • In family households: 16,080 (2,820 male householders, 2,407 female householders)
    3,785 spouses, 5,687 children (5,290 natural, 41 adopted, 354 stepchildren), 525 grandchildren, 137 brothers or sisters, 102 parents, 114 other relatives, 494 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,855 (1,312 male householders (1,154 living alone)), 1,214 female householders (1,128 living alone)), 268 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 518

Size of family households: 2,558 2-persons, 965 3-persons, 835 4-persons, 630 5-persons, 160 6-persons, 99 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,281 1-person, 186 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 4 4-persons.

2,260 married couples with children.
1,786 single-parent households (757 men, 1,029 women).

84.1% of residents of Otero speak English at home.
14.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English well).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 32% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $164,491,000 ($8,390 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,488,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $61,181,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $34,023,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,228,000
Federal grants: $55,454,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,101,000 ($17,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,502,000 ($275,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,972,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,134,000
Federal Government insurance: $16,247,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,550
Here:

80 per 1000 residents
State:

76 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,171
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

32 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +196
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,370
Here -70 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Otero County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.39 millions of gallons per day (68% from ground, 32% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 59
  • 2000 to 2009: 417
  • 1990 to 1999: 871
  • 1980 to 1989: 650
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,152
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,151
  • 1950 to 1959: 913
  • 1940 to 1949: 946
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,744
Note: State values scaled to Otero population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Otero County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Otero County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 13
  • 3 rooms: 83
  • 4 rooms: 433
  • 5 rooms: 1,077
  • 6 rooms: 1,403
  • 7 rooms: 684
  • 8 rooms: 549
  • 9+ rooms: 725
  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 58
  • 3 rooms: 470
  • 4 rooms: 876
  • 5 rooms: 584
  • 6 rooms: 301
  • 7 rooms: 185
  • 8 rooms: 191
  • 9+ rooms: 56
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Otero County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Otero County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 150
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,158
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,189
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,179
  • 5+ bedrooms: 255
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 468
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,269
  • 3 bedrooms: 786
  • 4 bedrooms: 135
  • 5+ bedrooms: 86
Cars and other vehicles available in Otero County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Otero County population
  • no vehicle: 145
  • 1 vehicle: 968
  • 2 vehicles: 2,000
  • 3 vehicles: 1,244
  • 4 vehicles: 432
  • 5+ vehicles: 218
  • no vehicle: 452
  • 1 vehicle: 1,182
  • 2 vehicles: 899
  • 3 vehicles: 107
  • 4 vehicles: 89
  • 5+ vehicles: 28

86% of Otero County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 177% lived in Colorado.

Otero County:

85.7%
State average:

81.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 13,053
  • Other state: 5,309
  • Northeast: 264
  • Midwest: 1,790
  • South: 1,330
  • West: 1,920

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Otero County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (81.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.8%)
  • Electricity (4.8%)
  • Wood (2.9%)
  • Solar energy (0.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (68.2%)
  • Electricity (24.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.5%)
  • Other fuel (1.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Wood (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 132
Here:

6.6%
Colorado:

7.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 98
Here:

8.3%
Colorado:

6.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 52
Here:

5.1%
Colorado:

14.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 809
  • Number of aged recipients: 99
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 710
  • Number of recipients under 18: 105
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 471
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 233
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 335
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 324
Otero County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Otero County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Otero County, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary18679.7 years
John15375.9 years
William14877.0 years
James10874.1 years
Robert10271.6 years
Charles9976.1 years
George9878.0 years
Frank7776.7 years
Henry6178.4 years
Joe6075.3 years
Most common last names in Otero County, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martinez9775.3 years
Smith8377.1 years
Miller6681.9 years
Jones5577.5 years
Gonzales4570.9 years
Garcia4474.7 years
Lucero4272.1 years
Lopez4265.6 years
Wilson3978.4 years
Brown3879.3 years
Businesses in Otero County, CO
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
Carl\s Jr.1SONIC Drive-In2
Chevrolet1Safeway1
Curves1Sears1
FedEx2Super 81
GameStop1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul3
Holiday Inn1UPS2
Kroger4Village Inn1
La-Z-Boy1Vons1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Wendy's1