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Otero County, Colorado

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Population:

  • Total Population: 20,311
  • Males: 9,942
  • Females: 10,369

Ethnicity:

  • White: 12,003
  • Black/African American: 74
  • Hispanic: 7,699
  • Native American/Eskimo: 139
  • Asian: 139
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 0
  • Other: 21
  • 2 or more: 236

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (14,870)
  2. Spanish (3,955)
  3. German (80)
  4. French (45)
  5. Japanese (15)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 990

  1. Mexico (798)
  2. Germany (50)
  3. Pakistan (31)
  4. India (15)
  5. Ireland (13)
  6. Korea (12)
  7. Trinidad and Tobago (12)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Catholic Church (9,441)
  2. United Methodist Church, The (1,139)
  3. Southern Baptist Convention (789)
  4. Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (690)
  5. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (468)

Migrant Health Clinics

  • Rocky Ford Clinic: 903 South 12th Street, Rocky Ford - (719) 254-7623

Disabilities:

  • Total Reported: 8,327
  • Sensory: 942
  • Physical: 2,252
  • Mental: 1,213
  • Self-care: 532
  • Go outside home: 1,629
  • Employment: 1,729

Grandparents as caregivers

Grandparents as caregivers: 189

Heating fuel:

  • Total Reported: 7,920
  • Utility gas: 6,562
  • Bottled or LP gas: 572
  • Electricity: 577
  • Fuel oil, kerosene: 14
  • Coal or Coke: 0
  • Wood: 116
  • Solar Energy: 0
  • Other fuel: 73
  • No fuel used: 6

Vehicles available:

  • Total Reported: 15,613
  • No vehicle: 1,336
  • 1 or more vehicle: 14,277

Education Attainment:

  • No School: 328
  • No High School: 1,199
  • Some High School: 1,670
  • High School: 4,050
  • Some College: 2,908
  • Associate's Degree: 989
  • College Degree: 1,321
  • Master's Degree: 530
  • Professional Degree: 139
  • Doctoral Degree: 38

Household Phones:

  • Households Reporting: 7,920
  • Owners with phone: 5,395
  • Owners without phone: 88
  • Renters with phone: 2,180
  • Renters without phone: 257

10 closest counties:

  1. Crowley County, Colorado
  2. Bent County, Colorado
  3. Pueblo County, Colorado
  4. Las Animas County, Colorado
  5. Lincoln County, Colorado
  6. Kiowa County, Colorado
  7. Prowers County, Colorado
  8. Huerfano County, Colorado
  9. Baca County, Colorado
  10. El Paso County, Colorado

Data Detail

Zip Codes in county:

81030, 81039, 81050, 81058, 81067, 81077

Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

  • KTHN (92.1 FM) LA JUNTA, CO
  • KBLJ (1400 AM) LA JUNTA, CO
  • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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