In 2020, Otero County, NM had a population of 66.8k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $45,032. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Otero County, NM grew from 66,137 to 66,804, a 1.01% increase and its median household income grew from $41,988 to $45,032, a 7.25% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Otero County, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (47.8%), White (Hispanic) (27.1%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (6.16%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.49%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.96%).
None of the households in Otero County, NM reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
94.1% of the residents in Otero County, NM are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Otero County, NM are Olympian Academy of Cosmetology-Alamogordo Campus (332 degrees awarded in 2020) and New Mexico State University-Alamogordo (213 degrees).
In 2020, the median property value in Otero County, NM was $120,800, and the homeownership rate was 65.9%.
Most people in Otero County, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Otero County, NM was 2 cars per household.
Otero County, NM borders Chaves County, NM, Doña Ana County, NM, Eddy County, NM, Lincoln County, NM, Sierra County, NM, Culberson County, TX, El Paso County, TX, and Hudspeth County, TX.