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Demographics Analysis

The people of Otero County, Colorado give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Otero County, Colorado)

Male:

Under 5 years : 671

5 to 9 years : 742

10 to 14 years : 576

15 to 17 years : 464

18 and 19 years : 256

20 years : 105

21 years : 127

22 to 24 years : 345

25 to 29 years : 434

30 to 34 years : 409

35 to 39 years : 394

40 to 44 years : 613

45 to 49 years : 624

50 to 54 years : 761

55 to 59 years : 542

60 and 61 years : 198

62 to 64 years : 447

65 and 66 years : 173

67 to 69 years : 257

70 to 74 years : 333

75 to 79 years : 244

80 to 84 years : 192

85 years and over : 164

Female:

Under 5 years : 681

5 to 9 years : 605

10 to 14 years : 623

15 to 17 years : 400

18 and 19 years : 223

20 years : 100

21 years : 108

22 to 24 years : 321

25 to 29 years : 555

30 to 34 years : 471

35 to 39 years : 567

40 to 44 years : 662

45 to 49 years : 554

50 to 54 years : 689

55 to 59 years : 657

60 and 61 years : 249

62 to 64 years : 330

65 and 66 years : 159

67 to 69 years : 188

70 to 74 years : 602

75 to 79 years : 326

80 to 84 years : 193

85 years and over : 499


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Otero County, Colorado)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 11,766

Multiple ancestry : 5,057

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 99

Ancestry not reported : 1,911


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Otero County, Colorado)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 17,975

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 5

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 119

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 199

Not a U.S. citizen : 535


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Otero County, Colorado)

Total:

Under 5 years : 1,352

5 to 17 years : 3,410

18 to 24 years : 1,585

25 to 34 years : 1,869

35 to 44 years : 2,236

45 to 54 years : 2,628

55 to 59 years : 1,199

60 and 61 years : 447

62 to 64 years : 777

65 to 74 years : 1,712

75 years and over : 1,618

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 1,242

5 to 17 years : 2,781

18 to 24 years : 1,155

25 to 34 years : 1,104

35 to 44 years : 1,504

45 to 54 years : 1,590

55 to 59 years : 723

60 and 61 years : 248

62 to 64 years : 450

65 to 74 years : 1,002

75 years and over : 786

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 110

5 to 17 years : 485

18 to 24 years : 371

25 to 34 years : 489

35 to 44 years : 575

45 to 54 years : 929

55 to 59 years : 459

60 and 61 years : 190

62 to 64 years : 318

65 to 74 years : 666

75 years and over : 798

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 41

18 to 24 years : 27

25 to 34 years : 11

35 to 44 years : 29

45 to 54 years : 0

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 16

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 103

18 to 24 years : 32

25 to 34 years : 265

35 to 44 years : 128

45 to 54 years : 109

55 to 59 years : 17

60 and 61 years : 9

62 to 64 years : 9

65 to 74 years : 44

75 years and over : 18


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Otero County, Colorado)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 6,211

Female : 6,374

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 2,393

Female : 2,997

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 96

Female : 28

Foreign born:

Male : 371

Female : 363


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Otero County, Colorado)

Born in state of residence : 10,965

Born in other state in the United States : 4,572

Native: born outside the United States : 64

Foreign born : 502


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Otero County, Colorado)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 2,398

Now married, except separated : 4,624

Divorced : 1,210

Separated : 261

Widowed : 641

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 786

Now married, except separated : 2,812

Divorced : 659

Separated : 91

Widowed : 664

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 52

Now married, except separated : 20

Divorced : 32

Separated : 0

Widowed : 16

Foreign born:

Never married : 156

Now married, except separated : 405

Divorced : 26

Separated : 19

Widowed : 63


(updated 2009)



Language Spoken At Home By Ability To Speak English (Population Of 5 Years and Older)
(Otero County, Colorado)

Speak only English : 14,035

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 2,556

Speak English less than "very well" : 687

Italian:

Speak English "very well" : 4

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

German:

Speak English "very well" : 16

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Other West Germanic languages:

Speak English "very well" : 7

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Scandinavian languages:

Speak English "very well" : 0

Speak English less than "very well" : 3

Japanese:

Speak English "very well" : 0

Speak English less than "very well" : 14

Vietnamese:

Speak English "very well" : 36

Speak English less than "very well" : 47

Tagalog:

Speak English "very well" : 16

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Other Pacific Island languages:

Speak English "very well" : 32

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Navajo:

Speak English "very well" : 5

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Other Native North American languages:

Speak English "very well" : 5

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Arabic:

Speak English "very well" : 10

Speak English less than "very well" : 8


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Otero County, Colorado

  • Other Groups: 7,675   (39.9%)
  • German: 3,248   (16.9%)
  • Irish: 1,818   (9.5%)
  • English: 1,598   (8.3%)
  • United States Or American: 1,360   (7.1%)
  • Italian: 561   (2.9%)
  • Dutch: 391   (2.0%)
  • Scottish: 362   (1.9%)
  • Scotch-irish: 362   (1.9%)
  • French (except Basque): 346   (1.8%)
  • Norwegian: 256   (1.3%)
  • Swedish: 244   (1.3%)
  • Polish: 180   (0.9%)
  • Danish: 140   (0.7%)
  • European: 127   (0.7%)
  • Swiss: 87   (0.5%)
  • Welsh: 86   (0.4%)
  • Russian: 52   (0.3%)
  • British: 36   (0.2%)
  • Basque: 33   (0.2%)
  • Arab: 28   (0.1%)
  • Czech: 28   (0.1%)
  • Austrian: 27   (0.1%)
  • French Canadian: 24   (0.1%)
  • Subsaharan African: 19   (0.1%)
  • Scandinavian: 19   (0.1%)
  • Finnish: 16   (0.1%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 14   (0.1%)
  • Belgian: 11   (0.1%)
  • Greek: 10   (0.1%)
  • Lithuanian: 10   (0.1%)
  • Northern European: 9   (0.0%)
  • Hungarian: 8   (0.0%)
  • Romanian: 7   (0.0%)
  • Slavic: 7   (0.0%)
  • German Russian: 6   (0.0%)
  • Canadian: 3   (0.0%)
  • Portuguese: 3   (0.0%)
  • Slovene: 3   (0.0%)
  • Croatian: 2   (0.0%)
  • Yugoslavian: 2   (0.0%)
  • Armenian: 1   (0.0%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Otero County, Colorado is 18,833



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Otero County, Colorado: 9,071
Female Population in Otero County, Colorado: 9,762


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Otero County, Colorado: 40.4
Median Female Resident Age in Otero County, Colorado: 41.9


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Colorado is 36


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Otero County, Colorado


White


Both sexes

44.5

Male

42.6

Female

45.9

Black or African American


Both sexes

20.9

Male

21.2

Female

20.3

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

39.5

Male

39.0

Female

40.3

Asian


Both sexes

36.5

Male

33.5

Female

47.5

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

18.8

Male

26.0

Female

18.3

Other


Both sexes

30.3

Male

30.4

Female

30.3

Two or More Races


Both sexes

20.7

Male

21.8

Female

19.7

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

31.1

Male

30.5

Female

31.8

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

47.6

Male

46.3

Female

48.8


(updated 2010)



Races in Otero County, Colorado


  • White: 16,103
  • African American: 124
  • American Indian: 351
  • Asian: 150
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 32
  • Some Other Race: 1,597
  • Two or More Races: 476



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Otero County, Colorado citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Otero County, Colorado

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 194   (3.11%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 84   (1.35%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 281   (4.5%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 309   (4.95%)
  • 9th Grade: 200   (3.2%)
  • 10th Grade: 163   (2.61%)
  • 11th Grade: 178   (2.85%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 172   (2.75%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 1,954   (31.29%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 531   (8.5%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 833   (13.34%)
  • Associate Degree: 384   (6.15%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 657   (10.52%)
  • Master's Degree: 179   (2.87%)
  • Professional School Degree: 102   (1.63%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 24   (0.38%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 134   (1.93%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 94   (1.36%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 117   (1.69%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 314   (4.53%)
  • 9th Grade: 250   (3.61%)
  • 10th Grade: 224   (3.23%)
  • 11th Grade: 274   (3.96%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 209   (3.02%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 2,096   (30.26%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 542   (7.82%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 1,002   (14.47%)
  • Associate Degree: 605   (8.73%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 664   (9.59%)
  • Master's Degree: 351   (5.07%)
  • Professional School Degree: 37   (0.53%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 14   (0.2%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Otero County, Colorado

  • East Otero R-1


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 1802 Colorado Avenue Ste 200, La Junta, CO 81050, Phone: (719) 384-6900, Students: 1,558 )

  • Rocky Ford R-2


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 601 South 8 Street, Rocky Ford, CO 81067, Phone: (719) 254-7423, Students: 843 )

  • Fowler R-4j


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: P O Box 218, Fowler, CO 81039, Phone: (719) 263-4224, Students: 375 )

  • Swink 33


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: P O Box 487, Swink, CO 81077, Phone: (719) 384-8103, Students: 373 )

  • Cheraw 31


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: P.o. Box 160, Cheraw, CO 81030, Phone: (719) 853-6655, Students: 218 )

  • Manzanola 3j


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: P O Box 148, Manzanola, CO 81058, Phone: (719) 462-5527, Students: 210 )

  • Santa Fe Trail Boces


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: Po Box 980, La Junta, CO 81050, Phone: (719) 383-2623, )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Otero County, Colorado

  • La Junta Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 901 Smithland, La Junta, CO 81050, Phone: (719) 384-4371, Students: 385 )

  • La Junta Primary School


    ( Grades: KG-2, Location: 600 West Topeka, La Junta, CO 81050, Phone: (719) 384-2991, Students: 333 )

  • La Junta Intermediate School


    ( Grades: 3-5, Location: 1401 East Sixth Street, La Junta, CO 81050, Phone: (719) 384-9151, Students: 331 )

  • Washington Primary School


    ( Grades: K-2, Location: 601 South 8th Street, Rocky Ford, CO 81067, Phone: (719) 254-7681, Students: 224 )

  • Jefferson Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 601 South 8th St., Rocky Ford, CO 81067, Phone: (719) 254-7669, Students: 203 )

  • Swink Elementary School


    ( Grades: KG-6, Location: P O Box 487, Swink, CO 81077, Phone: (719) 384-8103, Students: 186 )

  • Liberty Elementary School


    ( Grades: 3-5, Location: 601 South 8th Street, Rocky Ford, CO 81067, Phone: (719) 254-7851, Students: 185 )

  • Manzanola Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-6, Location: P O Box 148, Manzanola, CO 81058, Phone: (719) 462-5578, Students: 114 )

  • Cheraw Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: P O Box 160, Cheraw, CO 81030, Phone: (719) 853-6655, Students: 101 )

  • Fowler Junior High School


    ( Grades: 7-8, Location: P O Box 218, Fowler, CO 81039, Phone: (719) 263-4224, Students: 63 )

  • Cheraw Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: P O Box 160, Cheraw, CO 81030, Phone: (719) 853-6655, Students: 54 )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Otero County, Colorado

  • La Junta High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 1817 Smithland, La Junta, CO 81050, Phone: (719) 384-4467, Students: 485 )

  • Rocky Ford High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 601 South 8th Street, Rocky Ford, CO 81067, Phone: (719) 254-7431, Students: 231 )

  • Swink Junior-senior High School


    ( Grades: 7-12, Location: P O Box 487, Swink, CO 81077, Phone: (719) 384-8103, Students: 187 )

  • Fowler High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: P.o. Box 218, Fowler, CO 81039, Phone: (719) 263-4279, Students: 103 )

  • Manzanola Junior-senior High School


    ( Grades: 7-12, Location: P O Box 148, Manzanola, CO 81058, Phone: (719) 462-5528, Students: 96 )

  • Cheraw High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: P O Box 160, Cheraw, CO 81030, Phone: (719) 853-6655, Students: 63 )

  • Tiger Learning Center


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 1817 Smithland, La Junta, CO 81050, Phone: (719) 384-4460, Students: 24 )

Largest Universities & Colleges In Otero County, Colorado

  • Otero Junior College


    ( 2-year, Public, Student Population: 1,558; Location: 802 Colorado Ave, La Junta, CO 81050, Web: http://www.ojc.edu )

Largest Schools (Private) In Otero County, Colorado

  • Pioneer Christian School


    ( Grades: K-11, Location: 22535 County Road Cc.5, Rocky Ford, CO 81067, Phone: (719) 254-3550, Students: 12 )

Academic Libraries In Otero County, Colorado

(updated 2005)

Public Libraries (Central) In Otero County, Colorado

  • Fowler Pl


    411 6th Street, Fowler, CO 81039

  • La Junta/woodruff Mem L


    522 Colorado Avenue, La Junta, CO 81050

  • Manzanola School/public Library


    301 S Catalpa, Manzanola, CO 81058

  • Rocky Ford Pl


    400 South Tenth Street, Rocky Ford, CO 81067

  • Swink School/public Library


    610 Columbia Ave, Swink, CO 81077

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Otero County, Colorado


  • Alamogordo Friends Of The Zoo Inc


    Po Box 596, La Luz, NM 88337

  • American Armed Forces Museum Inc


    144 Hwy 82, Alamogordo, NM 88310

  • Bents Old Fort Historical Association


    35110 Highway 194 East, La Junta, CO 81050
    http://bofha.org

  • Fowler Historical Museum And Society


    114 S Main St, Fowler, CO 81039

  • Fowler Historical Society Inc


    114 E Grant Ave Po Box 381, Fowler, CO 81039
    http://www.fhsmuseum.org

  • Heritage Alliance Of Otero County


    911 E 8th St, La Junta, CO 81050

  • Koshare Indian Museum Inc


    Po Box 580, La Junta, CO 81050

  • New Mexico Museum Of Space History


    3198 State Route 2001, La Luz, NM 88337

  • New Mexico Rails To Trails Association


    Po Box 44, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
    http://nmrailstotrails.org/home-3

  • Otero Junior College Foundation


    1802 Colorado Ave, La Junta, CO 81050
    http://www.ojc.edu

  • Otero Museum Association


    Po Box 223, La Junta, CO 81050

  • Red Brick Building Restoration Foundation


    Po Box 612, Tularosa, NM 88352

  • Sacramento Mountains Historical Society Inc


    Po Box 435, Cloudcroft, NM 88317

  • Sacramento Mountains Museum


    1000 Us Highway 82, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
    http://cloudcroftmuseum.com/dnn

  • Toy Train Depot Inc


    1991 N Wht Snds Blvd, Alamogordo, NM 88310
    http://www.trains.com

  • Tularosa Basin Historical Society


    1301 N White Sands Blvd, Alamogordo, NM 88310
    http://alamogordohistorymuseum.com

  • Tularosa Basin Historical Society Museum


    1301 N. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo, NM 88310

  • Tularosa Village Historical Society


    701 St Francis Drive, Tularosa, NM 88352

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Otero County, Colorado affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Otero County, Colorado.

Area Features of Otero County, Colorado


Airport


(1) Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center Heliport   (2) Carrica Ranch Heliport   (3) Cottonwood Field Airport   (4) Fowler Airfield   (5) Fowler Airport   (6) La Junta Municipal Airport   (7) Melon Field Airport   (8) Todd Airport Historical   (9) Wine Glass International Airport  

Arch


(1) Picture Window   (2) Window Rock  

Arroyo


(1) Mcmahon Arroyo  

Bridge


(1) Apishapa Bridge  

Building


(1) Bent County Ambulance   (2) Bent County Public Health Office   (3) Bent County Sheriff S Office   (4) Carnegie Library   (5) Colorado State Patrol La Junta Post   (6) Koshare Indian Museum   (7) La Junta Fire Department   (8) La Junta Municipal Building   (9) La Junta Police Department   (10) Macdonald Hall   (11) Mcbride Hall   (12) Mcdivitt Center Gymnasium   (13) Mcdivitt Hall   (14) Otero County Courthouse   (15) Otero County Jail   (16) Otero County Sheriff S Office   (17) Otero Hall   (18) Pioneer Health Care Center   (19) Rocky Ford City Hall   (20) Rocky Ford Fire Department   (21) Rocky Ford Police Department   (22) Southeastern Colorado Exposition Building   (23) Wheeler Hall   (24) Wheeler Library   (25) Woodruff Memorial Library   (26) Wunsch Hall  

Canal


(1) A J Anderson Ditch   (2) Catlin Canal   (3) Cheyenne Ditch   (4) Consolidated Ditch   (5) Fort Lyon Storage Canal   (6) Herman Klinkerman Ditch   (7) Holbrook Outlet Ditch   (8) Horse Creek Reservoir Inlet Ditch   (9) Horse Creek Reservoir Outlet Ditch   (10) Horse Creek Supply Canal   (11) Jackson Lateral   (12) Jones Ditch   (13) Lake Canal   (14) Las Animas Town Ditch   (15) Lewis Lateral   (16) Mustang Reservoir Canal   (17) Nepesta Ditch   (18) Ninemile Canal   (19) Old Otero Canal   (20) Osborne Ditch   (21) Otero Canal   (22) Oxford Farmers Ditch   (23) Rocky Ford Canal   (24) Two Buttes Canal   (25) Wasson Lateral  

Cemetery


(1) Calvary Cemetery   (2) East Holbrook Mennonite Cemetery   (3) Fairview Cemetery   (4) Higbee Cemetery   (5) Hillcrest Cemetery   (6) Holbrook Cemetery   (7) Martinez Cemetery   (8) Nepesta Cemetery   (9) Otero County Cemetery   (10) Saint Paul S Lutheran Cemetery   (11) San Jose Cemetery   (12) Timpas Cemetery   (13) Valley View Cemetery  

Census


(1) La Junta Gardens Census Designated Place   (2) North La Junta Census Designated Place  

Channel


(1) Old Channel Apishapa River  

Church


(1) Carson Avenue Baptist Church   (2) Church Of Christ   (3) Church Of Our Lady Of Guadalupe   (4) Church Of The Brethren   (5) Community Presbyterian Church   (6) Crossroads Church   (7) East Holbrook Church   (8) Emmanuel Mennonite Church   (9) First Assembly Of God Church   (10) First Baptist Church   (11) First Christian Church   (12) First Church Of Christ Scientist   (13) First Church Of God   (14) First Church Of The Nazarene   (15) First Methodist Church   (16) First Methodist Episcopal Church Historical   (17) First Presbyterian Church   (18) First Presbyterian Church Of Las Animas   (19) First United Methodist Church   (20) Free Methodist Church   (21) Full Gospel Church   (22) Hubbard Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church   (23) Immanuel Missionary Chapel   (24) La Junta Baptist Tabernacle   (25) Mount Zion Baptist Church   (26) Parkview Baptist Church   (27) Penitenta Church   (28) Pilgrim Holiness Church   (29) Saint Andrew S Episcopal Church   (30) Saint Patrick S Roman Catholic Church   (31) Saint Paul Lutheran Church   (32) Saint Peter S Catholic Church   (33) Saint Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church   (34) Seed And Supply Church   (35) Spanish Bible Tabernacle   (36) Trinity Lutheran Church   (37) Worship Center Of Rocky Ford  

Civil


(1) Cheraw Division   (2) City Of La Junta   (3) City Of Las Animas   (4) City Of Rocky Ford   (5) La Junta Division   (6) Las Animas Division   (7) Otero County   (8) Rocky Ford Division   (9) Timpas Division   (10) Town Of Cheraw   (11) Town Of Swink  

Cliff


(1) Apishapa Bluff   (2) Dixie Bluffs   (3) Jack Point   (4) Yellowbank  

Crossing


(1) Rocky Ford  

Dam


(1) Brown Dam   (2) Browning And Reese Number 1 Dam   (3) Browning And Reese Number 2 Dam   (4) Buffalo Arroyo Dam   (5) Chicosa Number 5 Dam   (6) Crooked Arroyo Detention Ca-1 Dam   (7) Crooked Arroyo Retention Ca-2 Dam   (8) Dawn Dam   (9) Dotson And Enlargement Dam   (10) Dunbar Dam   (11) Dye Dam   (12) East Dam   (13) Goat Ranch Dam   (14) Hardesty Dam   (15) Holbrook Dam   (16) Horse Creek And Black Draw Dam   (17) Horse Creek Dam   (18) Huerfano Valley Dam   (19) Las Animas Fish Hatchery 70a Dam   (20) Northwest Dam   (21) Prairie Land And Irrigation Number 1 Dam   (22) Red Top Dam   (23) Road Dam   (24) Telephone Dam   (25) Trail Dam  

Gap


(1) Packers Gap   (2) Wagon Gap  

Hospital


(1) Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center   (2) Atchinson Topeka And Santa Fe Railroad Hospital Historical   (3) Physicians Hospital Historical  

Lake


(1) Cheraw Lake   (2) Dry Lake   (3) Hungerford Lake   (4) Manby Lake   (5) May Water   (6) Taylor Lake  

Locale


(1) A Bar Ranch   (2) Altman Windmill   (3) Anstine Windmill   (4) Arnold And Harriman Ranch   (5) Barnhart Windmill   (6) Baski Windmill   (7) Big Flat Windmill   (8) Big Windmill   (9) Black Ranch   (10) Black Tank Windmill   (11) Black Windmill   (12) Bloom Hill Windmill   (13) Bull Pasture Windmill   (14) Burmingham Windmill   (15) Cactus Flat Windmill   (16) Carr Windmill   (17) Carrica Ranch   (18) Cedar Pond Windmill   (19) Cottonwood Crossing   (20) Derringer Windmill   (21) Division Windmill   (22) Dry Creek Camp   (23) East Canyon Windmill   (24) East Parsons Windmill   (25) East Pasture Windmill   (26) English Camp   (27) Fee Windmill   (28) Flannery Windmill   (29) Flying A Ranch   (30) Fowler Golf Course Historical   (31) Fox Windmill   (32) Funk Windmill Number 2   (33) Girard Windmill   (34) Hackamore Ranch   (35) Harbeck Windmill   (36) Hoffman Windmill   (37) Honeys Windmill   (38) Inge Ranch   (39) J J Windmill   (40) Jacobs Ranch   (41) Knowlton Ranch   (42) Krammes   (43) Las Animas Country Club   (44) Las Animas State Fish Hatchery   (45) Lees Windmill   (46) Lewis Ranch   (47) Little Windmill   (48) Lou Nelson Ranch   (49) Lower Beaty Windmill   (50) Lower Sheep Canyon Windmill   (51) Maurer Ranch   (52) Mcintosh Ranch   (53) Mullins Windmill   (54) Mustang Ranch   (55) Myers Camp   (56) Nemo Windmill   (57) New Windmill   (58) Newdale   (59) North Mesa Canyon Windmill   (60) North Mesa Windmill   (61) Padilla Windmill   (62) Peterson Windmill   (63) Porterfield Windmill   (64) Red Top Ranch   (65) Reed Windmill   (66) River Windmill   (67) Rocky Ford Country Club   (68) Rocky Ford Feedyard   (69) Rocky Ford Water Works   (70) Rourke Ranch   (71) Sanford Windmill   (72) Sixteen Windmill   (73) Smith Ranch   (74) Spurlock Ranch   (75) Swisher Windmill   (76) The Old Best Ranch   (77) Timpas Feedyard   (78) Twin Windmills   (79) Upper Hoffman Windmill   (80) Weinegar Windmill   (81) West Mesa North Windmill   (82) West Mesa South Windmill   (83) Wilson Windmill  

Military


(1) La Junta Army Air Field Historical   (2) Rocky Ford Auxiliary Army Air Field Number 1 Historical  

Mine


(1) Hancock Pit   (2) Marlman Quarry   (3) Yellow Banks Dome Pit  

Park


(1) Bent S Old Fort National Historic Site   (2) Blaine Park   (3) Nelson Park   (4) Potter Park   (5) Rattler Football Field   (6) Tippy Martinez Softball Field  

Populated Place


(1) Ayer   (2) Benton   (3) Casa   (4) Castiel   (5) Cedar Crest   (6) Cheraw   (7) Cornelia   (8) Fayette   (9) Hadley   (10) Hamlet   (11) Hawley   (12) Hays   (13) Higbee   (14) La Junta   (15) La Junta Gardens   (16) La Junta Village   (17) Marlman   (18) Mindeman   (19) Nepesta   (20) North La Junta   (21) Old Fort Bent Historical   (22) Ormega   (23) Orr   (24) Randall   (25) Riverdale   (26) Roberta   (27) Rock Crossing   (28) Rocky Ford   (29) Shelton   (30) Swink   (31) Timpas   (32) Whiterock  

Post Office


(1) Cheraw Post Office   (2) La Junta Post Office   (3) Rocky Ford Post Office   (4) Swink Post Office  

Range


(1) Iron Springs Hills   (2) Sanford Hills   (3) Shale Hills  

Reservoir


(1) Altman Reservoir   (2) Anderson Reservoir   (3) Baldwin Reservoir   (4) Baxter Reservoir   (5) Bear Springs Reservoir   (6) Berry Reservoir   (7) Big Flannery Reservoir   (8) Big Pit   (9) Bombing Range Reservoir   (10) Browing And Reese Number 1 Reservoir   (11) Brown Reservoir   (12) Browning And Reese Number 2 Reservoir   (13) Browning And Reese Reservoir Number 1   (14) Buffalo Arroyo Reservoir   (15) Bull Pasture Reservoir   (16) Cable Reservoir   (17) Crooked Arroyo Ca-1 Detention Reservoir   (18) Crooked Arroyo Retention Ca-2 Reservoir   (19) Davis Reservoir   (20) Dawn Reservoir   (21) Dominick Reservoir   (22) Dotson And Enlargement Reservoir   (23) Dotson Reservoir   (24) Dye Reservoir   (25) East Canyon Reservoir   (26) East Chicos Reservoir   (27) East Parsons Tanks   (28) Federal Reservoir   (29) Finki Reservoir   (30) Freddy Reservoir   (31) Government Pond   (32) Government Reservoir   (33) Haight Reservoir   (34) Harbordale Pond   (35) Hardesty Reservoir   (36) Hixon Reservoir   (37) Holbrook Reservoir   (38) Horse Creek And Black Draw Reservoir   (39) Horse Creek Reservoir   (40) Houston Pond   (41) Iron Ridge Reservoir   (42) Kennedy Ponds   (43) La Pear Pond   (44) Lambing Camp Reservoir   (45) Larson Reservoir   (46) Las Animas Fish Hatchery Reservoir   (47) Lawson Reservoir   (48) Lemley Pond   (49) Log House Reservoir   (50) Mobley Reservoir   (51) Nepesta Reservoir Number 5   (52) Newby Reservoir   (53) Prairie Land Reservoir Number 1   (54) Prink Reservoir   (55) Red Top Reservoir   (56) Richardson Pit   (57) Rock Dam Reservoir   (58) School Section Reservoir   (59) Schoolhouse Reservoir   (60) Smith Reservoir   (61) Snowden Lake   (62) South Pasture Pond   (63) South Studebaker Reservoir   (64) Southwest Reservoir   (65) Stauder Reservoir   (66) Swink Reservoir Number 1   (67) Swink Reservoir Number 2   (68) Swink Reservoir Number 5   (69) Swink Reservoir Number 6   (70) Swisher Reservoir   (71) Twin Dump Reservoir   (72) Two Buttes Pond   (73) West Parsons Reservoir   (74) West Pasture Reservoir Number 1   (75) West Pasture Reservoir Number 2  

Ridge


(1) Blue Ridge   (2) Iron Ridge  

School


(1) Columbian School   (2) Cornelia School   (3) District Number 8 School   (4) East School   (5) Fort Bent School   (6) Grand Valley School   (7) Higbee Valley School   (8) Horse Creek School   (9) La Junta Intermediate School   (10) La Junta Junior And Senior High School   (11) Liberty Elementary School   (12) Lincoln School   (13) Melonsfield School   (14) Otero Junior College   (15) Park School   (16) Pioneer Christian School   (17) Rocky Ford High School   (18) Rocky Ford Junior - Senior High School   (19) Saint Patrick Roman Catholic School   (20) South School   (21) Swink School   (22) Washington Primary School   (23) West School  

Spring


(1) Airy Spring   (2) Antone Spring   (3) Averson Spring   (4) Circle I Waters Spring   (5) Cottonwood Spring   (6) El Hondo Spring   (7) England Spring   (8) Goat Ranch Spring   (9) Good Pasture Spring   (10) Hixon Spring   (11) Iron Spring   (12) Iron Springs   (13) Kitch Spring   (14) Lily Pond Spring   (15) Myers Spring   (16) Nevitt Spring   (17) Rock Waterhole   (18) Sumpter Spring  

Stream


(1) Adobe Creek   (2) Alkali Arroyo   (3) Anderson Arroyo   (4) Bear Springs Arroyo   (5) Benton Arroyo   (6) Buffalo Arroyo   (7) Chacuaco Creek   (8) Chicosa Creek   (9) Crooked Arroyo   (10) Dry Creek   (11) East Branch Crooked Arroyo   (12) East Fork Hoe Ranch Arroyo   (13) East Fork King Arroyo   (14) Gant Arroyo   (15) Harbordale Arroyo   (16) Hoe Ranch Arroyo   (17) Horse Creek   (18) Iron Springs Arroyo   (19) Jack Treese Arroyo   (20) King Arroyo   (21) Lone Tree Arroyo   (22) Mustang Creek   (23) North Chicosa Creek   (24) Peterson Creek   (25) Plum Creek   (26) Powell Arroyo   (27) Robinson Arroyo   (28) Salt Arroyo   (29) Saunders Arroyo   (30) Sheep Canyon Arroyo   (31) South Chicosa Creek   (32) South Dry Creek   (33) Thompson Arroyo   (34) Timpas Creek   (35) Turkey Creek   (36) Twomile Arroyo   (37) Vandiver Arroyo   (38) West Branch Crooked Arroyo   (39) West Dry Creek   (40) Yellowbank Creek  

Summit


(1) Blue Hill   (2) Cone Pinnacle   (3) Dave Wright Hill   (4) Haystack Butte   (5) Meredith Hill   (6) Miller Mesa  

Tower


(1) Kavi-am Rocky Ford   (2) Kavi-fm Rocky Ford   (3) Kblj-fm La Junta   (4) Kbzz-am La Junta  

Valley


(1) Anderson Canyon   (2) Baker Canyon   (3) Barnhart Canyon   (4) Beaty Canyon   (5) Bent Canyon   (6) Bravo Canyon   (7) Breslin Draw   (8) Clark Canyon   (9) Corbin Canyon   (10) East Canyon   (11) Eightmile Canyon   (12) Gaum Canyon   (13) Gaussion Canyon   (14) Goat Canyon   (15) Godwin Canyon   (16) Hardesty Draw   (17) Hardy Canyon   (18) Horse Canyon   (19) Iron Canyon   (20) Jack Canyon   (21) Last Chance Canyon   (22) Little Beaty Canyon   (23) Lone Jack Canyon   (24) Long Canyon   (25) Lost Canyon   (26) Madden Canyon   (27) Mcelhaney Canyon   (28) Miller Canyon   (29) Minnie Canyon   (30) Myers Canyon   (31) Ninemile Valley   (32) North Fork Eightmile Canyon   (33) North Fork Jack Canyon   (34) Penitenta Canyon   (35) Porterfield Canyon   (36) Purgatoire Canyon   (37) Richards Canyon   (38) Riley Canyon   (39) Robins Canyon   (40) Rourke Canyon   (41) School Section Canyon   (42) Sheep Canyon   (43) Smith Canyon   (44) South Canyon   (45) South Fork Jack Canyon   (46) Spring Canyon   (47) Stage Canyon   (48) Stevens Draw   (49) Sugarloaf Canyon   (50) Terrel Canyon   (51) Thompson Arroyo   (52) Vogel Canyon   (53) Vose Canyon   (54) Withers Canyon  

Well


(1) Big Well   (2) Electric Well   (3) Evans Well   (4) Good Well   (5) Haight Wells   (6) House Water Well   (7) Linnard Well   (8) Mills Well   (9) North Hixon Well   (10) North Well  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Otero County, Colorado

81050 (pop. 10,858) 81067 (pop. 6,195) 81039 (pop. 2,006)
81058 (pop. 1,116) 81077 (pop. 419) 81030 (pop. 132)


Counties Nearby Otero County, Colorado

Crowley County, CO  (pop. 6,311) 15.3 Miles
Bent County, CO  (pop. 6,128) 35.0 Miles



Area Code(s) in Otero County, Colorado

719



Elevation in Otero County, Colorado is 4,242.0 ft. (1,293.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Otero County, Colorado

Lat: 38.016159 N        Long: -103.702578 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Otero County, Colorado need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Colorado

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.02 5.67 4.49 7.28 0.00 5.89
  Total Electric Industry 7.02 5.67 4.49 7.28 0.00 5.89
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.07 5.73 4.56 7.34 0.00 5.95
  Total Electric Industry 7.07 5.73 4.56 7.34 0.00 5.95
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.20 5.77 4.59 7.61 0.00 6.02
  Total Electric Industry 7.20 5.77 4.59 7.61 0.00 6.02
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.24 5.82 4.52 7.72 0.00 6.05
  Total Electric Industry 7.24 5.82 4.52 7.72 0.00 6.05
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.36 6.00 4.58 7.43 0.00 6.07
  Total Electric Industry 7.36 6.00 4.58 7.43 0.00 6.07
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.42 6.07 4.52 7.87 0.00 6.12
  Total Electric Industry 7.42 6.07 4.52 7.87 0.00 6.12
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.49 5.93 4.35 7.69 0.00 6.05
  Total Electric Industry 7.49 5.93 4.35 7.69 0.00 6.05
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.42 5.77 4.28 8.00 0.00 5.95
  Total Electric Industry 7.42 5.77 4.28 8.00 0.00 5.95
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.45 5.67 4.34 7.92 0.00 5.95
  Total Electric Industry 7.45 5.67 4.34 7.92 0.00 5.95
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.38 5.61 4.38 8.23 0.00 5.95
  Total Electric Industry 7.38 5.61 4.38 8.23 0.00 5.95
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.31 5.55 4.25 7.77 0.00 5.88
  Total Electric Industry 7.31 5.55 4.25 7.77 0.00 5.88
2001              
  Full-Service Providers 7.47 5.67 4.48 8.36 0.00 6.02
  Total Electric Industry 7.47 5.67 4.48 8.36 0.00 6.02
2002              
  Full-Service Providers 7.37 5.67 4.52 6.64 0.00 6.00
  Total Electric Industry 7.37 5.67 4.52 6.64 0.00 6.00
2003              
  Full-Service Providers 8.14 6.60 5.10 0.00 7.32 6.77
  Total Electric Industry 8.14 6.60 5.10 0.00 7.32 6.77
2004              
  Full-Service Providers 8.42 6.89 5.11 0.00 5.81 6.95
  Total Electric Industry 8.42 6.89 5.11 0.00 5.81 6.95
2005              
  Full-Service Providers 9.06 7.62 5.74 0.00 5.01 7.64
  Total Electric Industry 9.06 7.62 5.74 0.00 5.01 7.64
2006              
  Full-Service Providers 9.02 7.50 5.88 0.00 7.78 7.61
  Total Electric Industry 9.02 7.50 5.88 0.00 7.78 7.61

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Otero County, Colorado

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 215   (2.8%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 259   (3.3%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 430   (5.5%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 621   (7.9%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 698   (8.9%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 1,040   (13.3%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 2,077   (26.6%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 741   (9.5%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 278   (3.6%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 417   (5.3%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 180   (2.3%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 52   (0.7%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 394   (5.0%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 411   (5.3%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Otero County, Colorado)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 5,235

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 773

In 3-person carpool : 160

In 4-person carpool : 15

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 0

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 14

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 0

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 47

Bicycle : 84

Walked : 379

Other means : 53

Worked at home : 311


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Otero County, Colorado)

Less than 5 minutes : 1,202

5 to 9 minutes : 1,530

10 to 14 minutes : 1,146

15 to 19 minutes : 1,106

20 to 24 minutes : 461

25 to 29 minutes : 228

30 to 34 minutes : 428

35 to 39 minutes : 46

40 to 44 minutes : 81

45 to 59 minutes : 160

60 to 89 minutes : 245

90 or more minutes : 127


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Otero County, Colorado)

With Social Security income : 2,761

No Social Security income : 4,986


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Otero County, Colorado)

With retirement income : 1,473

No retirement income : 6,274


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Otero County, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 489

$10,000 to $14,999 : 218

$15,000 to $19,999 : 422

$20,000 to $24,999 : 351

$25,000 to $29,999 : 430

$30,000 to $34,999 : 370

$35,000 to $39,999 : 320

$40,000 to $44,999 : 372

$45,000 to $49,999 : 222

$50,000 to $59,999 : 504

$60,000 to $74,999 : 561

$75,000 to $99,999 : 417

$100,000 to $124,999 : 326

$125,000 to $149,999 : 105

$150,000 to $199,999 : 86

$200,000 or more : 43


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Otero County, Colorado)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $40,294


(updated 2009)



Occupations in Otero County, Colorado

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 1,301  (29.3%)
  • Service Occupations: 666  (15.0%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 612  (13.8%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 225  (5.1%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 810  (18.3%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 1,374  (35.1%)
  • Service Occupations: 821  (21.0%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 1,439  (36.8%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 33  (0.8%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 29  (0.7%)


(updated 2010)





Amtrak Stations in Otero County, Colorado

Rail Station(s)


    1 West First St.
    La Junta, Colorado 81050

    1 West First St.
    La Junta, Colorado 81050

(updated 2008)



Employment Rate In Otero County, Colorado

Employed: 8,875
Unemployed: 577



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
Otero County, Colorado

  • Total Black-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total American Indian-and Alaska Native-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Asian-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Hispanic-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Native Hawaiian-and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total women-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 27.1%
  • Other: 72.9%



Water Usage In Otero County, Colorado

Ground Water

 
Fresh 10.17 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 10.17 Mgal/d
 

Surface Water

 
Fresh 271.74 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 271.74 Mgal/d





There are 778 Farms In Otero County, Colorado


(updated 2008)



Banks In Otero County, Colorado

The State Bank - 4 Branches


    Bank Assets: $388.3k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 16

The First National Bank Of Las Animas - 3 Branches


    Bank Assets: $956.5k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 6

Academy Bank, National Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $309.3k
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 54

Nbh Bank, National Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $4.8m
    Industry Specialization: Mortgage Lending
    Total Offices: 98

Colorado East Bank & Trust - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $751.8k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 18

The Colorado Bank And Trust Company Of La Junta - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $105.3k
    Industry Specialization: All Other < $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 2

Fowler State Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $70.9k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 5

U.s. Bank National Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $384.1m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 3,238

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Otero County, Colorado

  • La Junta Municipal


    (about 10.7 miles in Cheraw, Colorado; Airport Code: LHX)

  • Pueblo Memorial


    (about 47.2 miles in Pueblo, Colorado; Airport Code: PUB)

  • Lamar Municipal


    (about 55.2 miles in Wiley, Colorado; Airport Code: LAA)

  • Las Animas County


    (about 62.8 miles in Hoehne, Colorado; Airport Code: TAD)

  • Butts AAF


    (about 73.4 miles in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Airport Code: FCS)

  • City of Colorado Springs Municipal


    (about 76.8 miles in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Airport Code: COS)

  • Peterson Field


    (about 77.3 miles in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Airport Code: COS)

  • Fremont County


    (about 81.5 miles in Florence, Colorado; Airport Code: CNE)

  • Limon Municipal


    (about 86.8 miles in Limon, Colorado; Airport Code: LIC)

  • USAF Academy Airfield


    (about 89.1 miles in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Airport Code: AFF)

  • Raton Municipal/Crews Field


    (about 98.3 miles in Raton, New Mexico; Airport Code: RTN)

  • Crews Field


    (about 98.4 miles in Raton, New Mexico; Airport Code: RTN)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Otero County, Colorado

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

74.52%

Carpooled

14.22%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.49%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.09%

Motorcycle

0.06%

Bicycle

0.27%

Walked

5.35%

Other Means

0.23%

Worked At Home

4.78%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Otero County, Colorado, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.



(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Otero County, Colorado)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 3,784

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 393

Female householder, no husband present : 1,059

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 2,116

Householder not living alone : 395


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Otero County, Colorado)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 3

Male householder and female partner : 231

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 264

All other households : 7,249


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Otero County, Colorado)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 3,135

Renter-occupied housing units : 649

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 204

Renter-occupied housing units : 189

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 478

Renter-occupied housing units : 581

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,312

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,199


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Otero County, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 969

$10,000 to $14,999 : 794

$15,000 to $19,999 : 652

$20,000 to $24,999 : 545

$25,000 to $29,999 : 672

$30,000 to $34,999 : 459

$35,000 to $39,999 : 337

$40,000 to $44,999 : 471

$45,000 to $49,999 : 321

$50,000 to $59,999 : 696

$60,000 to $74,999 : 637

$75,000 to $99,999 : 530

$100,000 to $124,999 : 419

$125,000 to $149,999 : 108

$150,000 to $199,999 : 86

$200,000 or more : 51


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Otero County, Colorado)

Total : 8,927


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Otero County, Colorado)

Occupied : 7,747

Vacant : 1,180


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Otero County, Colorado)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Otero County, Colorado)

Built 2005 or later : 76

Built 2000 to 2004 : 217

Built 1990 to 1999 : 786

Built 1980 to 1989 : 645

Built 1970 to 1979 : 1,216

Built 1960 to 1969 : 884

Built 1950 to 1959 : 1,048

Built 1940 to 1949 : 1,082

Built 1939 or earlier : 2,973


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Otero County, Colorado)

Utility gas : 6,109

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 616

Electricity : 728

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 6

Coal or coke : 8

Wood : 204

Solar energy : 11

Other fuel : 57

No fuel used : 8


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Otero County, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 74

$10,000 to $14,999 : 88

$15,000 to $19,999 : 88

$20,000 to $24,999 : 115

$25,000 to $29,999 : 19

$30,000 to $34,999 : 88

$35,000 to $39,999 : 80

$40,000 to $49,999 : 400

$50,000 to $59,999 : 399

$60,000 to $69,999 : 425

$70,000 to $79,999 : 404

$80,000 to $89,999 : 369

$90,000 to $99,999 : 500

$100,000 to $124,999 : 807

$125,000 to $149,999 : 234

$150,000 to $174,999 : 310

$175,000 to $199,999 : 190

$200,000 to $249,999 : 248

$250,000 to $299,999 : 105

$300,000 to $399,999 : 70

$400,000 to $499,999 : 37

$500,000 to $749,999 : 31

$750,000 to $999,999 : 5

$1,000,000 or more : 43


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Otero County, Colorado)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 216

Home equity loan only : 147

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 2,459

Housing units without a mortgage : 2,307


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Otero County, Colorado)

Built 2005 or later : $484,400

Built 2000 to 2004 : $200,000

Built 1990 to 1999 : $95,500

Built 1980 to 1989 : $70,000

Built 1970 to 1979 : $109,200

Built 1960 to 1969 : $107,500

Built 1950 to 1959 : $94,400

Built 1940 to 1949 : $66,600

Built 1939 or earlier : $79,500


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Otero County, Colorado: 65.1%

Percentage of Family Households in Colorado: 63.9%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Otero County, Colorado

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 26 26 $2,295,044
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

26 26 $2,295,044
2000        
  Single Family 34 34 $3,738,929
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 8 $570,914
  Total

35 42 $4,309,843
2001        
  Single Family 24 24 $4,175,401
  Two Family 2 4 $278,000
  Three and Four Family 1 3 $195,000
  Five or More Family 1 5 $497,553
  Total

28 36 $5,145,954
2002        
  Single Family 22 22 $2,804,450
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

22 22 $2,804,450
2003        
  Single Family 16 16 $2,298,054
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 29 $1,250,000
  Total

17 45 $3,548,054
2004        
  Single Family 22 22 $3,144,735
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

22 22 $3,144,735
2005        
  Single Family 14 14 $1,745,594
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

14 14 $1,745,594
2006        
  Single Family 12 12 $2,443,879
  Two Family 5 10 $1,244,534
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

17 22 $3,688,413


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Otero County, CO): $29,738
Median Household Income In 2000 (Colorado): $47,203


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Otero County): $67,700
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Colorado): $160,100


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Otero County, Colorado

Utility Gas: 82.9%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 7.2%
Electricity: 7.3%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.2%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 1.5%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.9%
No Fuel Used: 0.1%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Otero County, Colorado

Institutionalized population


  • Juvenile facilities : 8.78%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 37.64%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 47.81%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 5.77%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Otero County): $372
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Colorado): $671
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Otero County): $562


(updated 2010)



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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Otero County, Colorado are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Otero County, Colorado

Arkansas Valley Reg Med Ctr Home Health


     Address: 1100 Carson, La Junta, Colorado 81050
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 4/7/1994

Pioneer Home Care


     Address: 208 North Main Street, Rocky Ford, Colorado 81067
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 5/31/1996

Bent County Nursing Services


     Address: 701 Park Avenue, Las Animas, Colorado 81054
     Ownership: Government - State/county
     Certified Date: 10/19/1966

Maxim Healthcare Services


     Address: 1310 Fortino Blvd #d, Pueblo, Colorado 81008
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 9/27/2000

Complete Home Health Care


     Address: 41 Montebello Road #222, Pueblo, Colorado 81001
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 4/27/2001

Hospitals Close To Otero County, Colorado

Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center


     Address: 1100 Carson Avenue, La Junta, Colorado 81050
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Centura Health-st Mary Corwin Medical Center


     Address: 1008 Minnequa Ave, Pueblo, Colorado 81004
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Church

Parkview Medical Center Inc


     Address: 400 W 16th Street, Pueblo, Colorado 81003
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Colorado Mental Health Institute At Pueblo


     Address: 1600 W 24th St, Pueblo, Colorado 81003
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - State

Mt San Rafael Hospital


     Address: 410 Benedicta Avenue, Trinidad, Colorado 81082
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Nursing Homes Close To Otero County, Colorado

Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center/ Ecf


     Address: 1100 Carson Ave, La Junta, Colorado 81050
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 10
     Percent Occupied: 83%

Pioneer Health Care Center


     Address: 900 South 12th Street, Rocky Ford, Colorado 81067
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 72
     Percent Occupied: 79%

Fowler Health Care Center


     Address: 221 2nd Street, P O Box 398, Fowler, Colorado 81039
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 43
     Percent Occupied: 83%

Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center- Nursing C


     Address: 514 West 10th Street, La Junta, Colorado 81050
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 86
     Percent Occupied: 76%

Crowley County Nursing Center


     Address: 401 Idaho Avenue, Ordway, Colorado 81063
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 33
     Percent Occupied: 89%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Otero County, Colorado

Name: Wolf Creek
Address: PO Box 411; Burlington, KS 66839-0411
Distance: 432 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Otero County, Colorado

    Retired Workers: 3,655
    Disabled Workers: 930
    Widowers Workers: 670
    Spouses Workers: 395
    Children Workers: 525


(updated 2007)



Otero County, Colorado Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 38.68%
  • Bush & Cheney 60.48%
  • Other 0.85%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Otero County, Colorado citizens.

Relocation to Otero County, CO

5.92 % of Otero County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $27,679

Colorado Average 10.77 %

10 or fewer residents relocated from other nations

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Otero County, CO (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Pueblo County , CO 1.17 % ($25,427 AGI )
  • Crowley County , CO 0.31 % ($28,700 AGI )
  • Bent County , CO 0.28 % ($18,667 AGI )
  • El Paso County , CO 0.20 % ($14,769 AGI )
  • Las Animas County , CO 0.19 % ($36,333 AGI )
  • Denver County , CO 0.16 % ($22,300 AGI )

Relocation away from Otero County, CO

6.89 % of Otero County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $29,271

Colorado Average 10.03 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Otero County, CO (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Pueblo County , CO 1.54 % ($29,440 AGI )
  • El Paso County , CO 0.63 % ($19,683 AGI )
  • Crowley County , CO 0.46 % ($32,833 AGI )
  • Adams County , CO 0.25 % ($39,750 AGI )
  • Weld County , CO 0.23 % ($39,133 AGI )
  • Denver County , CO 0.20 % ($18,538 AGI )
  • Bent County , CO 0.15 % ($26,100 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Colorado

Low Bracket: $0 (4.63%)
High Bracket: $0 (4.63%)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Colorado

2.90%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Otero County, Colorado is based on over 50 years of data.

Tornado Information For Otero County, Colorado


On 04/26/1976, a tornado touched down 2.52 miles from the center of Otero County, Colorado. The tornado was rated a category 0 (no rain or hail) . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 05/24/1998, a tornado touched down 3.33 miles from the center of Otero County, Colorado. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 06/02/1993, a tornado touched down 3.84 miles from the center of Otero County, Colorado. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 06/04/1962, a tornado touched down 3.96 miles from the center of Otero County, Colorado. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $500 to $5,000.

On 06/04/1983, a tornado touched down 4.36 miles from the center of Otero County, Colorado. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $500 to $5,000.



Storms In Otero County, Colorado

  Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage
Flooding        
06/26/2007, 12:00 am 0 0 $50K --
         
Hail        
09/17/2001, 03:30 pm 0 0 $10K --
         
Lightning        
09/08/2005, 05:02 pm 1 0 -- --
08/13/2004, 10:10 pm 0 0 $4K --
07/21/2001, 03:30 pm 0 0 $3K --
09/25/1996, 05:30 pm 1 0 -- --
07/16/1994, 05:21 pm 0 0 $50K --
         
Thunderstorm Wind        
08/04/2003, 07:00 pm 0 0 $50K --
09/07/1993, 06:20 pm 0 0 $1K --
04/27/1993, 04:40 pm 0 0 $1K --
         
Wind        
05/16/1994, 05:00 pm 0 0 $1K --
         



Tornados In Otero County, Colorado

    Length Width F-Scale Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage

Tornado

  2004-08-10 1 50 -- 0 0 -- --
  1997-10-11 -- 50 -- 0 0 -- --
  1995-06-07 -- 10 -- 0 0 -- --
  1987-06-24 1 40 1 0 0 -- --
  1986-05-15 1 30 1 0 0 -- --
  1983-06-04 1 50 1 0 0 $3K --
  1980-06-10 3 50 1 0 0 -- --
  1979-07-17 1 50 -- 0 0 -- --
  1977-04-13 5 30 2 0 0 $3K --
  1976-04-26 -- 17 -- 0 0 -- --
  1965-05-23 6 33 2 0 0 $25K --
  1962-06-04 -- 33 1 0 0 $3K --
  1957-05-24 -- 33 -- 0 0 -- --
  1953-10-20 12 880 -- 0 0 $25K --
  1951-06-18 30 33 -- 0 0 -- --
  1916-01-01 -- 10 -- 0 0 -- --





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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Otero County, Colorado directly or research local government web sites.

Number of Sex Offenders In Colorado

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
8,381 9,125 11,369 9,961 6,950 10,980 14,666 15,240 16,098 16,471


(updated 2014)



Jails in Otero County, Colorado


  • Otero County Jail


    222 E. Second Street, La Junta, CO 81050
    Capacity: 36
    Confined: 49
    Avg. Population: 47
    Year Built: 1970

  • Otero County Jail


    222 E. Second Street, La Junta, CO 81050
    Capacity: 36
    Confined: 49
    Avg. Population: 47
    Year Built: 1970


(updated 2006)



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