People QuickFacts Otero County New Mexico
Population, 2011 estimate NA 2,082,224
Population, 2010 63,797 2,059,179
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 2.4% 13.2%
Population, 2000 62,298 1,819,046
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 7.5% 7.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 25.0% 25.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent,  2010 15.0% 13.2%
Female persons, percent, 2010 49.5% 50.6%
White persons, percent, 2010 (a) 72.7% 68.4%
Black persons, percent, 2010 (a) 3.5% 2.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2010 (a) 6.7% 9.4%
Asian persons, percent, 2010 (a) 1.2% 1.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2010 (a) 0.2% 0.1%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2010 4.2% 3.7%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2010 (b) 34.5% 46.3%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2010 52.8% 40.5%
Living in same house 1 year & over, 2006-2010 81.8% 84.0%
Foreign born persons, percent,  2006-2010 10.5% 9.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2006-2010 29.8% 36.0%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 85.0% 82.7%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 17.7% 25.5%
Veterans, 2006-2010 9,410 177,740
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2006-2010 20 21.7
Housing units, 2010 30,992 901,388
Homeownership rate, 2006-2010 67.6% 69.6%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2006-2010 8.9% 15.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2006-2010 $104,500 $158,400
Households, 2006-2010 24,031 756,112
Persons per household, 2006-2010 2.56 2.61
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2010 dollars) 2006-2010 $19,255 $22,966
Median household income 2006-2010 $39,615 $43,820
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2006-2010 20.0% 18.4%
Business QuickFacts Otero County New Mexico
Private nonfarm establishments, 2009 1,027 44,986
Private nonfarm employment, 2009 12,617 615,879
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2009 1.1% 12.1%
Nonemployer establishments, 2009 3,034 117,984
Total number of firms, 2007 3,801 157,231
Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 S 1.2%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 1.7% 5.3%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 1.9% 2.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 F 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 19.4% 23.6%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 32.9% 31.7%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 0 17,122,725
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) D 10,589,286
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 527,819 24,469,997
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $8,338 $12,429
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) 92,381 3,734,300
Building permits, 2010 2 4,533
Federal spending, 2009 791,764 27,470,814
Geography QuickFacts Otero County New Mexico
Land area in square miles, 2010 6,613.21 121,298.15
Persons per square mile, 2010 9.6 17
FIPS Code 35 35

(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.
FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data
NA: Not available
D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
X: Not applicable
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown
F: Fewer than 100 firms
Source: US Census Bureau State & County QuickFacts