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Otero County is located in south-eastern Colorado. The County Seat is La Junta and the largest city is La Junta. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.oterogov.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 18,488 and the 2010 census population was 18,831. The land area is 1,261.96 square miles and there are 14.9 persons per square mile.
91.7% of the population is White, 1.2% is Black or African American, 41.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.9% is Asian, 3.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.7% is two or more races. 83% have a high school degree or higher, and 15.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $91,800, there are 7,427 households, an average of 2.45 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,078, the median household income is $33,848, and 25.2% of the persons in Otero County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,586. Retail sales (in $1000) were $171,450, and sales per capita were $9,166. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 37.3%.
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