Otero County Quick Facts

People Quick Facts

Population, 2011 estimate

Population, 2010

Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010

Population, 2000

Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010

Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010

Persons 65 years and over, percent,  2010

Female persons, percent, 2010

Otero County

NA

63,797

2.4%

62,298

7.5%

25.0%

15.0%

49.5%

New Mexico

2,082,224

2,059,179

13.2%

1,819,046

7.0%

25.2%

13.2%

50.6%

People Quick Facts

White persons, percent, 2010 (a)

Black persons, percent, 2010 (a)

American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2010 (a)

Asian persons, percent, 2010 (a)

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2010 (a)

Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2010

Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2010 (b)

White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2010

Otero County

72.7%

3.5%

6.7%

1.2%

0.2%

4.2%

34.5%

52.8%

New Mexico

68.4%

2.1%

9.4%

1.4%

0.1%

3.7%

46.3%

40.5%

People Quick Facts

Living in same house 1 year & over, 2006-2010

Foreign born persons, percent, 2006-2010

Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2006-2010

High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2006-2010

Bachelor’s degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2006-2010

Veterans, 2006-2010

Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2006-2010

Housing units, 2010

Otero County

81.8%

10.5%

29.8%

85.0%

17.7%

9,410

20

30,992

New Mexico

84.0%

9.7%

36.0%

82.7%

25.5%

177,740

21.7

901,388

People Quick Facts

Homeownership rate, 2006-2010

Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2006-2010

Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2006-2010

Households, 2006-2010

Persons per household, 2006-2010

Per capita money income in past 12 months (2010 dollars) 2006-2010

Median household income 2006-2010

Persons below poverty level, percent, 2006-2010

Otero County

67.6%

8.9%

$104,500

24,031

2.56

$19,255

$39,615

20.0%

New Mexico

69.6%

15.1%

$158,400

756,112

2.61

$22,966

$43,820

18.4%

Business Quick Facts

Private nonfarm establishments, 2009

Private nonfarm employment, 2009

Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2009

Nonemployer establishments, 2009

Otero County

1,027

12,617

1.1%

3,034

New Mexico

44,986

615,879

12.1%

117,984

Business Quick Facts

Total number of firms, 2007

Black-owned firms, percent, 2007

American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007

Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007

Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007

Women-owned firms, percent, 2007

Otero County

3,801

S

1.7%

1.9%

F

19.4%

32.9%

New Mexico

157,231

1.2%

5.3%

2.1%

0.1%

23.6%

31.7%

Business Quick Facts

Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)

Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)

Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)

Retail sales per capita, 2007

Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)

Building permits, 2010

Federal spending, 2009

Otero County

0

D

527,819

$8,338

92,381

2

791,764

New Mexico

17,122,725

10,589,286

24,469,997

$12,429

3,734,300

4,533

27,470,814

Geography Quick Facts

Land area in square miles, 2010

Persons per square mile, 2010

FIPS Code

Otero County

6,613.21

9.6

35

New Mexico

121,298.15

17

35

(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.
FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data
NA: Not available
D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
X: Not applicable
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown
F: Fewer than 100 firms
Source: US Census Bureau State & County QuickFacts

New Mexico Data Sources

General:

  • New Mexico Economic Development Department – Data Center: http://www.gonm.biz/About_the_Data_Center.aspx

Business Climate:

  • State Tax Incentives: http://www.gonm.biz/Tax_Incentives.aspx
  • Tax & Revenue – Tax Tables: http://www.tax.newmexico.gov/Businesses/tax-tables.aspx
  • State Tax Incentives: http://www.gonm.biz/Tax_Incentives.aspx
  • NM Taxation and Revenue Department: http://www.tax.newmexico.gov
  • NM Tax Research Institute: http://www.nmtri.org/
  • Job Training Incentive Program: http://www.gonm.biz/Job_Training_Incentive_Program.aspx
  • Tax Foundation: http://taxfoundation.org

Economic Data and Demographics:

  • University of New Mexico Bureau of Economic Research: http://bber.unm.edu
  • U.S. Census Bureau data: http://www.census.gov/main/www/access.html
  • American Fact Finder: http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml
  • Claritas Demographics (premium): http://www.claritas.com/sitereports/demographic- reports.jsp
  • U.S. Department of Commerce- Bureau of Economic Analysis: http://www.bea.gov

Real Estate:

  • Commercial Association of Realtors New Mexico real estate listings: www.carnm.com
  • National Association of Realtors: www.realtor.org

Mapping:

  • On the Map: http://onthemap.ces.census.gov
  • Google Maps: www.google.com/maps/preview
  • Google Earth:  www.google.com/earth
  • Rand McNally:  www.randmcnally.com
  • U.S. Geological Survey: www.usgs.gov/pubprod
  • New Mexico Resource Geographic Information System Program(if you have GIS software): http://rgis.unm.edu

Labor:

  • New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions/Workforce Connection: www.dws.state.nm.us
  • NM Laser – labor and wage data: www.jobs.state.nm.us/analyzer/default.asp
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics: www.bls.gov
  • Longitudinal Employer- Household Dynamics: www.census.gov/ces/dataproducts/lehddata.html
  • National Right to Work: www.nrtw.org/rtws.htm
  • Local staffing agencies in your area such as: Aerotek, Manpower, Spherion, Staffing Solutions/Resource Manufacturing, etc.

Education:

  • NM Public Education Department: http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/index.html
  • NM Higher Education Department: http://hed.state.nm.us/researchers/annual-reports.aspx
  • National Center for Education Statistics: US News & World Report: http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges
  • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (For-Profit College Accrediting body): http://personify.acics.org/Default.aspx?TabId=204
  • U.S. Dept. of Education Search for Accredited Institutions: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx
  • College Source Search Tool: http://collegesource.org
  • US News & World Report: http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges
  • U.S. Census Bureau: www.census.gov/main/www/access.html
  • STEM: www.stemedcoalition.org

Transportation:

  • NMDOT: www.dot.state.nm.us/content/nmdot/en.html
  • BNSF: www.bnsf.com
  • Union Pacific: www.up.com
  • New Mexico Trucking Association: www.nmtrucking.org
  • U.S. DOT- Bureau of Transportation Statics: www.rita.dot.gov/bts/home
  • New Mexico Border Authority: www.nmborder.com

Regulatory Environment:

  • New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department: www.rld.state.nm.us
  • New Mexico Environment Department: www.nmenv.state.nm.us
  • NMEDD Office of Small Business Advocacy: (505) 827-0315 Dora.Dominguez@state.nm.us

Companies:

  • Manufacturer’s Register (supplier directory): contact New Mexico Partnership
  • Hoover’s (premium): www.hoovers.com: contact New Mexico Partnership
  • InfoUSA (premium): www.infousa.com
  • Moody’s: www.moodys.com
  • Albuquerque Business First – Book of Lists: www.bizjournals.com/commerce/bookoflists/view?market_code=albuquerque

Quality of Life:

  • C2ER – cost of living: www.coli.org

Utilities:

  • Local utility company – electric, water, gas and telecom

www.pnm.com
www.xcelenergy.com
www.epelectric.com/
www.nmelectric.coop/index.php

  • New Mexico Gas Company: www.nmgco.com
  • New Mexico Department of Information Technology: www.doit.state.nm.us
  • U.S. Energy Information Administration: www.eia.gov

Weather:

  • NOAA : www.noaa.gov/wx.html

Other:

  • Operating Cost Comparison: Contact NMP and NMEDD to run customized side by side comparison by city
  • Council of Governments
  • Local newspapers and major NM news outlets
  • International Resources: Robert Queen- U.S. Commercial Services: Robert.Queen@trade.gov, 915-929-6971
  • NM Film: www.nmfilm.com

New Mexico Rating

Lowest Manufacturing Tax Rate Compared to All Western States. – 2014 Ernst & Young and NM Tax Research Institute

Governor Susana Martinez – Outstanding Achievement in State Tax Reform – 2014 Tax Foundation Award

9th Tax Friendly State – 2013 Kiplinger’s

9th in the Nation for Milk Production – 2014 Dairy Producer of New Mexico

5th in the Nation for Cheese Production – 2014 Dairy Producer of New Mexico

6th in Crude Oil Production – 2011 U.S. Energy Information Administration

7th in Natural Gas Production – 2011 U.S. Energy Information Administration

New Mexico is the largest petroleum producer in the Mountain West – 2013 U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

New Mexico’s Permian Basin contains 3 of the 100 largest oil fields in the United States, and proved reserves are increasing. – 2013 U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

2nd in the Nation for Highest Percentage of Bilingual Population – 2010 United States Census

1st in the Nation for Living the American Dream – 2013 The Burghard Group 

Education Source: US News and World Report 

University of New Mexico:

Top 20 Medical Schools for Primary Care (2014)

#2 Rural Medicine (2014)

#7 Family Medicine (2014)

#5 Midwife Nursing (2011)

#5 Photography program (2012)

#17 Printmaking program (2012)

#17 in the country Nuclear Engineering program One of the best Grad Schools for Engineering (2014) 

New Mexico State University: Top 50 Aerospace/Aeronautical/ Astronautical Engineering Program (2013) 

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology:

#24 Regional Universities (West) (2014)

#3 Top Public Schools (2014) Top 50 Earth Sciences Programs (2010)

OCEDC News

Otero County Economic Development News

The Otero County Economic Development Council closely monitors New Mexico’s business climate under the umbrella of economic development in the Southwest. We watch for trends and leverage our years of assisting successful businesses to gauge future impact on local businesses. The OCEDC can help you make informed decisions based on industry trends, new issues and legislation, and government events. If you are considering opening, expanding or relocating a business to Otero County, you’ve come to the right place. The OCEDC is committed to helping you succeed as a New Mexico business owner. Site selectors can find commercial properties for sale or lease in Otero County, entrepreneurs can discover New Mexico business incentives and current business owners can learn more about Otero County consumers. The OCEDC collaborates with local business owners to keep a finger on Otero County’s economic pulse; that’s because we believe solid business decisions are the result of processing solid information. We’ve compiled a list of news resources to help New Mexico business owners and entrepreneurs make informed decisions. Feel free to email the OCEDC or call us at (575)434-5882 – we’re here to help. New Mexico Business Weekly KOB News 4: New Mexico Business and Consumer News (Associated Press Business News Feed: http://hosted2.ap.org/atom/APDEFAULT/f70471f764144b2fab526d39972d37b3) (Reuters Business News Feed: http://feeds.reuters.com/reuters/businessNews)

Census Results

New Mexico

New Mexico Population Growth: Census 2000 to Census 2010

According to New Mexico Census 2010 results, the population of the area was approximately 2,059,179 people. From 2000 to 2010, the New Mexico population growth percentage was 13.2% (or from 1,819,046 people to 2,059,179 people).