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(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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