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Otero County, New Mexico: Site Selecting Based on Vital Statistics

Nearly 64,000 of New Mexico’s residents live in Otero County. In the past ten years, New Mexico’s population has increased by a staggering 13.2%.

Otero County covers nearly 7,000 square miles, and the majority of our full-time residents live in these communities: Alamogordo, Bent, Cloudcroft, High Rolls/Mountain Park, Holloman AFB, La Luz, Mayhill, Mescalero, Orogrande, Pinon, Sacramento, Sunspot, Timberon, Tularosa and Weed. Nearby Ruidoso is famous for its tourist attractions, and White Sands National Monument draws over 600,000 visitors annually.

Site selectors can browse Otero County commercial real estate, learn about business incentives in the Southwest or discover how the Otero County Economic Development Council can help you expand or relocate your business to New Mexico.

New Mexico Site Selecting: Otero County Demographics

Vital statistics for Otero County reflect a steady rate of growth in Otero County over the past three decades, making it a great home for your business. Otero County’s demographics say it all: when you need to select a site, New Mexico is the place to be.

City/County
Population
Year


Otero County
Alamogordo
HAFB
Boles Acres
Cloudcroft
Mescalero
La Luz
Tularosa
63,797
30,403
3,054
1,638
674
1,338
1,697
2,842
2010
2010
2010
2010
2010
2010
2010
2010

* Source: US Census
Additional Details:
Otero County Population Statistics

Otero County Race and Ethnicity (1998 Estimates)

Note: Estimate allows for individuals to indicate more than one ethnic race choice.

Otero County Educaton – School Level Completion

Years Type of School Percentage
0-8 Years Elementary School 7.6 %
9-11 Years Some High School 10.9 %
12 Years High School Graduate 33.0 %
13-15 Years Some College 33.6 %
16+ Years College Graduate 15.0 %
Average Years of School Completed 12.8
* Source: 1998 American Community Survey/US Census & 1998 Labor Study
Additional Details: Otero County Education and Statistics

Otero County Marital Status

Marital Status Percentage
Persons Married 62.9 %
Persons Single 37.1 %
Females Married 63.4 %
Females Never Married 16.2 %
Females Widowed / Divorced / Separated 20.4 %
Males Married 62.3 %
Males Never Married 25.3 %
Males Widowed / Divorced / Separated 12.4 %
Additional Details: Otero County Population Statistics

Otero County Income

$37,767 Average Houshold Income
$29,315 Median Household Income
$12,691 Per Capita Income
* Source: 1998 American Community Survey / US Census

Otero County Gross Receipts ( Excludes Incorperated Communities )

Fiscal Year (July 1 – June 30) Gross Receipts (Dollars)
FY 1996 – 1997 $ 1,966,754
FY 1997 – 1998 $ 1,332,780
FY 1998 – 1999 $ 1,939,713
FY 1999 – 2000 $ 2,271,586
FY 2000 – 2001 $ 1,944,076

Otero County Tax Rates

2010 Tax Rates
Calculate using 1/3 assessed property value times the tax rate from the table below
($$ assessed property value x 33% x Tax Rate = annual property tax)
 Location Residential Commercial
Inside Alamogordo 2.7622% 3.4515%
Outside Alamogordo 1.9714% 2.4847%
Inside Tularosa 2.6479% 3.3464%
Outside Tularosa 2.0955% 2.5814%
Inside Cloudcroft 1.7695% 1.6716%
Outside Cloudcroft 2.3172% 2.1516%
Inside Chaparral 2.7724% 3.2705%
Additional Details: Tax Allocation Tables

Total Net Taxable Value

Tax Year Residental Non-Residential Total
2000 $ 354,790,673 $ 192,285,083 $ 547,075,756
1999 $ 344,615,644 $ 183,252,143 $ 527,867,787
1998 $ 303,770,654 $ 169,497,438 $ 473,268,092

Otero County Employment

Employment Otero County ( March 2002 – Non Military )
Labor Force 19,981
Employed 18,821
Unemployed 1,160
Unemployment Rate 5.8 %
Additional Details: Workforce Statistics

Otero County Health Services

Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center
Medical Center 95 Beds
Medical Doctors 65
Total Number of Employees 540
Additional Details: Otero County Medical Facilities