Demographics

Otero County, New Mexico: Site Selecting Based on Vital Statistics

Nearly 64,000 of New Mexico’s residents live in Otero County. In the past ten years, New Mexico’s population has increased by a staggering 13.2%. Otero County covers nearly 7,000 square miles, and the majority of our full-time residents live in these communities: Alamogordo, Bent, Cloudcroft, High Rolls/Mountain Park, Holloman AFB, La Luz, Mayhill, Mescalero, Orogrande, Pinon, Sacramento, Sunspot, Timberon, Tularosa and Weed. Nearby Ruidoso is famous for its tourist attractions, and White Sands National Monument draws over 600,000 visitors annually. Site selectors can browseOtero County commercial real estate, learn about business incentives in the Southwest or discover how the Otero County Economic Development Council can help you expand or relocate your business to New Mexico

New Mexico Site Selecting: Otero County Demographics

Vital statistics for Otero County reflect a steady rate of growth in Otero County over the past three decades, making it a great home for your business. Otero County’s demographics say it all: when you need to select a site, New Mexico is the place to be.

* Source: 1998 American Community Survey/US Census & 1998 Labor Study

Otero County Education – School Level Completion

Years

0-8 Years

9-11 Years

12 Years

13-15 Years

16+ Years

Type of School

Elementary School

Some High School

High School Graduate

Some College

College Graduate

Average Years of School Completed

Percentage

7.6%

10.9%

33.0%

33.6%

15%

12.8%

Otero County Marital Status

Martial Status

Persons Married

Persons Single

Females Married

Females Never Married

Females Widowed / Divorced / Separated

Males Married

Males Never Married

Males Widowed / Divorced / Separated

Percentage

62.9%

37.1%

63.4%

16.2%

20.4%

62.3%

25.3%

12.4%

Otero County Income

$37,767

$29,315

$12,691

Average Household Income

Median Household Income

Per Capita Income

* Source: 1998 American Community Survey / US Census

Otero County Gross Receipts ( Excludes Incorperated Communities )

Fiscal Year (July 1 – June 30)

FY 1996 – 1997

FY 1997 – 1998

FY 1998 – 1999

FY 1999 – 2000

FY 2000 – 2001

Gross Receipts (Dollars)

$ 1,966,754

$ 1,332,713

$ 1,939,713

$ 2,271,583

$ 1,944,076

Otero County Tax Rates 2010 Tax Rates

Calculate using 1/3 assessed property value times the tax rate from the table below ($$ assessed property value x 33% x Tax Rate = annual property tax)

Location

Inside Alamogordo

Outside Alamogordo

Inside Tularosa

Outside Tularosa

Inside Cloudcroft

Outside Cloudcroft

Inside Chaparral

Residential

2.7622%

1.9714%

2.6479%

2.0955%

1.7695%

2.3172%

2.7724%

Commercial

3.4515%

2.4847%

3.3464%

2.5814%

1.6716%

2.1516%

3.2705%

Additional Details: Tax Allocation Tables

Total Net Taxable Value

Tax Year

2000

1999

1998

Residential

FY 1996 – 1997

FY 1997 – 1998

FY 1998 – 1999

Non-Residential

FY 1996 – 1997

FY 1997 – 1998

FY 1998 – 1999

Total

FY 1996 – 1997

FY 1997 – 1998

FY 1998 – 1999

Otero County Employment Employment Otero County ( March 2002 – Non Military )

Labor Force

Employed

Unemployed

Unemployment Rate

19,981

18,821

1,160

5.8%

Additional Details: Workforce Statistics

Otero County Health Services Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center

Medical Center

Medical Doctors

Total Number of Employees

95 Beds

65

540

Additional Details: Otero County Medical Facilities