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Otero County, New Mexico Facts

Facts
State New Mexico
Land area 6,613.2 square miles
Population Density 9.6 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 65,616
Population change 2.9%
Under 5 years of age 7.6%
Under 18 24.5%
65 and over 15.8%
Females 49.1%
White 83.9
Hispanic or Latino of any race 35.6
Asian 1.5%
Two or more races 2.9%
Black or African American 4.1%
Native American 7.2%
Pacific Islander 0.4%
Had graduated from high school 84%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 16.6%
Veterans 8,882
Households and Housing
Households 23,945
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 81.8%
Median household income $39,263
The per capita income $19,880
Live below the poverty line. 21.8%
housing units 30,769
Multi-unit structures 7%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $102,400
Residents owning their homes. 66.3%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 3,801
Women-owned firms 32.9%
Asian-owned firms 1.9%
Hispanic-owned firms 19.4%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 1.7%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $527,819
Retail sales per capita $8,338
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $0