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Otero County, CO
The county was named for Miguel Antonio Otero, lawyer, congressional delegate and entrepreneur

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Otero County is one of 64 counties in Colorado. The estimated population in 2004 was 19,605. This was a decrease of  -3.48% from the 2000 census.
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Median household income
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$29,738
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Otero County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Otero County was $23,153. This was an increase of 22.5% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 75% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: La Junta

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17% of Otero County residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Otero County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Otero County include Fairview Cemetery, Fowler Cemetery, Higbee Cemetery, Hillcrest Cemetery, Holbrook Cemetery, Martinez Cemetery, Mount View Cemetery, Valley View Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Otero County include Cheraw, Fowler, La Junta, Manzanola, Rocky Ford, Swink ... View communities

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Colleges in Otero County include Otero Junior College ... View colleges

School districts in Otero County include Cheraw 31, East Otero R-1, Fowler R-4J, Manzanola 3J, Rocky Ford R-2, Swink 33 ... View school districts

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Libraries in Otero County include Fowler Public Library, La Junta / Woodruff Memorial Library, Manzanola S/Pl, Rocky Ford Public Library, Swink School/Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Otero County include La Junta Tribune-Democrat ... View newspapers

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Otero County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Otero County political report.

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Hotels in Otero County include Holiday Inn

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