Facts About Otero County, New Mexico
Otero County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the population was 63,797. Its county seat is Alamogordo. Its southern boundary is the Texas state line. Otero County comprises the Alamogordo, NM Micropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,628 square miles (17,170 km²), of which 6,613 square miles (17,130 km²) is land and 14 square miles (36 km²) (0.2%) is water. It is the third-largest county in New Mexico by area.
As of the 2010 census, there were 63,797 people, 24,464 households, and 16,641 families residing in the county. The population density was 9.6 inhabitants per square mile (3.7/km²). There were 30,992 housing units at an average density of 4.7 per square mile (1.8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 72.7% white, 6.7% American Indian, 3.5% black or African American, 1.2% Asian, 0.2% Pacific islander, 11.5% from other races, and 4.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 34.5% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 13.4% were German, 8.1% were English, 8.0% were Irish, and 4.4% were American. Of the 24,464 households, 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.0% were non-families, and 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.05. The median age was 36.5 years.
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