Otero County NM Information


Otero County Subdivisions

Otero County NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 64,142
Daytime Population: Workers 24,947
Daytime Population: Residents 37,947
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 62,894
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 61,847
Population in Familes 50,735
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,295
Population Density2 10
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $39,330
Average Household Income $53,321
Per Capita Income $21,037


Total Housing Units 31,841 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,391 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,023 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,427 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $124,715
Average Home Value $161,799


Total Households 24,414
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 16,299
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.07% -0.35%
Households -0.03% -0.43%
Families -0.29% -0.6%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   2.0%


Otero County NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Otero County to the other 33 counties and county equivalents in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 10 73rd
Population Density # 14 61st
Diversity Index # 9 76th
Median Household Income # 12 67th
Per Capita Income # 18 48th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Mexico Census Data Comparison Tool.