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Otero County, Colorado Facts

Facts
State Colorado
Land area 1,262.0 square miles
Population Density 14.9 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 18,703
Population change -0.7%
Under 5 years of age 6.5%
Under 18 24.2%
65 and over 18.8%
Females 50.7%
White 91.7
Hispanic or Latino of any race 41.5
Asian 0.9%
Two or more races 2.7%
Black or African American 1.2%
Native American 3.4%
Pacific Islander 0.2%
Had graduated from high school 83%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 15.5%
Veterans 1,615
Households and Housing
Households 7,427
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 85.2%
Median household income $33,848
The per capita income $19,078
Live below the poverty line. 25.2%
housing units 8,866
Multi-unit structures 13%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $91,800
Residents owning their homes. 64.7%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,586
Women-owned firms 37.3%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 12.1%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $171,450
Retail sales per capita $9,166
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $59,844