Otero County Information

Otero in Colorado occupies 1,270 square miles and has a 2006 population of 19,452, a change from a 2000 population of 20,311 and 20,185 in 1990. 15.1% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 9.5% percent is 25-35, and 11.6% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 58 acts of violent crime reported in Otero in 2004, a change from 60 reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 577 people: 6.1% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 4.1%.

Read more about Otero, Colorado in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountyOtero 
StateColorado 
Land Area1,270 sq. milesRanked 544 of 3,140
Population 200619,452Ranked 1,847 of 3,140
Population 200519,507 
Population 200020,311Ranked 1,772 of 3,140
Population 199020,185Ranked 1,665 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion95.1% 
African American1.1% 
Asian American.8% 
Native American1.6% 
Pacific Islander.2% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 57.5% 
Population 5 to 1414.1% 
Population 15 to 2415.1% 
Population 25 to 349.5% 
Population 35 to 4411.6% 
Population 45 to 5414% 
Population 55 to 6411% 
Population 65 to 748.6% 
Population 75 and up8.6% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes5860
Murders / Manslaughters  
Forcible Rapes7 
Robberies6 
Aggravated Assaults45 
Total Property Crimes613352
Burglaries77 
Larceny Thefts526 
Motor Vehicle Thefts10 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population9,4528,822
Unemployed Population577365
Unemployment Rate6.1%4.1%

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