Otero County, New Mexico

Otero County: County in New Mexico, United States

About

Otero County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the population was 63,797 and a population density of 4 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 67,967 inhabitants. Its county seat is Alamogordo. The county was created 125 years ago in 1899.

Otero County locator map
Location of Otero County on New Mexico map.

Quick Facts about Otero County

Population : 67,967 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New Mexico (United States)
Different from : Otero County
Area : 17162 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.2%
Land as percent of area : 99.8%
Named for : Miguel Antonio Otero
Altitude : 5,981 feet / 1823 meters
Capital : Alamogordo
Establishment : January 01, 1899
Time Zone : America/Denver
Local time : 09:22:50 (14th June 2024)
Density : 4 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 6.14% (2010-2020)
Otero County Court House Alamogordo image
Otero County Court House Alamogordo
Otero County Court House Alamogordo image

Geography

Otero County is located at 32°36'47"N 105°44'30"W (32.6131600, -105.7416800). It has 8 neighbors: Chaves County, Dona Ana County, Eddy County, Lincoln County, Sierra County, Culberson County, El Paso County and Hudspeth County.

Otero County map

The largest city of Otero County is Alamogordo with a population of 32,126. Other cities include, La Luz population 1,697, Boles Acres population 1,638 and Mescalero population 1,338. See all Otero County cities & populated places.

Otero County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Otero County.

City Name Population Title
Alamogordo 32,126 City in Otero County, New Mexico, United States
Tularosa 3,040 Town in New Mexico
La Luz 1,697 City in Otero County, New Mexico, United States of America
Boles Acres 1,638 City in Otero County, New Mexico, United States of America
Mescalero 1,338 Unincorporated community in Otero County, New Mexico, United States
Cloudcroft 704 Town

Otero County has 8 neighbours.

  • Alamogordo

Demographics

The population of Otero County increased by 6.14% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 63,797 - census
2011 65,642 2.81% estimation process
2012 66,208 0.85% estimation process
2013 66,304 0.14% estimation process
2014 65,336 -1.48% estimation process
2015 64,768 -0.88% estimation process
2016 65,647 1.34% estimation process
2017 66,121 0.72% estimation process
2018 66,659 0.81% estimation process
2019 67,490 1.23% estimation process
2020 67,967 0.7% estimation process

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People born in Otero County (2)

People born in Otero County, including actress Kim Stanley, actor Glenn Strange, .

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Other places with the same name (2)

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