Otero County NM Information


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  1. Otero County 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forOtero County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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Otero County NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 67,259
Population in Households 64,934
Population in Familes 52,983
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,325
Population Density2 10
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $42,884
Average Household Income $56,545
Per Capita Income $21,979


Total Housing Units 33,319 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,402 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,548 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,369 (22.1%)
Median Home Value $119,640
Average Home Value $159,181


Total Households 25,950
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 17,175
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.57% 0.37%
Households 0.64% 0.41%
Families 0.34% 0.16%
Median Household Income   0.45%
Per Capita Income   1.18%


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, 2019 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 # 9 76th
Population Density # 14 61st
Diversity Index # 9 79th
Median Household Income # 10 73rd
Per Capita Income # 13 64th

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