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.

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Housing Units, July 1, 201931,947
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-201865.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018$108,300
Median selected monthly owner costs-with a mortgage, 2014-2018$955
Median gross rent$814

Families & Living Arrangements

Households, 2014-201823,391
Persons per household, 2014-20182.66
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-201880.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-201828.1%

Otero County Education – School Level Completion

EducationOtero CountyUnited States
Adults with Associate Degrees, 201810.6%8.4%
Adults with Bachelor Degrees, 201811.2%19.4%
Adults with High School Only, 201811,74159,265,308
Adults with Associate's Degrees Only, 20184,57118,338,323
Adults with Bachelor's Degrees Only, 20184,81342,470,927
Adults with Master or Professional Degrees, 20183,06723,348,913
Adults with Doctorate Degrees, 20182993,047,211

Computer & Internet Use

Households with a computer, percent, 2014-201884.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-201875.4%

Otero County Income

Median Household Income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$42,752
Per Capita Income, 2018$34,636

Otero County Employment Employment Otero County ( July 2020 & July 2019 – Non Military )

July 2020July 2019
Labor Force24,26224,786
Unemployment Rate12.8%5.8%

Otero County Health Services Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center

Medical Center

Medical Doctors

Total Number of Employees

95 Beds



Additional Details: Otero County Medical Facilities