Otero County , Colorado

Otero County: County in Colorado, United States

About

Otero County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,831 and a population density of 6 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 18,201 inhabitants. Its county seat is La Junta. The county was created 132 years ago in 1888.

Otero County Quick Facts

Population : 18,201 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Colorado (United States)
Different from : Otero County
Area : 3289 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.6%
Land as percent of area : 99.4%
Named for : Miguel Antonio Otero
Capital : La Junta
Establishment : January 01, 1889
Time Zone : America/Denver
Local time : 14:48:03 (28th November 2021)
Density : 6 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -3.46% (2010-2020)
Weather : 23℉ Mostly Clear 7-days weather
Otero County locator map
Location of Otero County on Colorado map.
Otero County  CO  Courthouse IMG 5683 image
Otero County CO Courthouse IMG 5683
Otero County  CO  Courthouse IMG 5683 image

Geography

Otero County is located at 37°54'10"N 103°42'59"W (37.9027000, -103.7164500). It has 5 neighbors: Bent County, Crowley County, Kiowa County, Las Animas County and Pueblo County.

Otero County map

The largest city of Otero County is La Junta with a population of 6,854. Other cities include, Rocky Ford population 3,806, Fowler population 1,149, Swink population 595 and Manzanola population 410. See all Otero County cities & populated places.

Weather

Otero County forecast: Mostly clear, with a low around 23. South wind around 5 mph. more

Otero County has 5 neighbours.

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Otero County decreased by 3.46% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 18,831 - census
2011 18,839 0.04% estimation process
2012 18,634 -1.1% estimation process
2013 18,452 -0.99% estimation process
2014 18,336 -0.63% estimation process
2015 18,182 -0.85% estimation process
2016 18,266 0.46% estimation process
2017 18,345 0.43% estimation process
2018 18,338 -0.04% estimation process
2019 18,278 -0.33% estimation process
2020 18,201 -0.42% estimation process

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Local Places in Otero County

People born in Otero County (3)

People born in Otero County, including Confederate soldier George Bent, animator Blaine Gibson, politician Larry Crowder, you can see a list of people who born in Otero County.

Other places with the same name (2)

Otero County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Otero County.

City Name Population Title
La Junta 6,854 City in Colorado
Rocky Ford 3,806 City in Colorado
Fowler 1,149 Human settlement in Otero County, Colorado, United States of America
Swink 595 Human settlement in Otero County, Colorado, United States of America
Manzanola 410 Human settlement in Otero County, Colorado, United States of America
Cheraw 245 Human settlement in Otero County, Colorado, United States of America

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