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Otero County, CO Public Records

Combined Court
13 W 3rd St
La Junta, CO 81050 www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Cou...
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 719-384-4951
F: 719-384-4991
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed, juvenile, mental health or expunged cases released
While these courts have been combined for practical purposes. A search (fee) covers both courts, but there are separate offices. Probate is a separate index; Probate fax is same as main fax number.

Otero County, CO Vital Records

Contact the Otero County Office of the County Clerk & Recorder if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Otero County
County Clerk & Recorder
www.oterogov.com/elected-official...
8AM-5PM MST
Phone: 719-383-3020
Fax: 719-383-3026
Recorded Documents

Otero County Vital Certificates

Otero County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Otero County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 1,262.86 sq mi
Population (2009): 18,670
  • Females: 51.5%
  • White: 93.6%
  • Black/African American: 1.3%
  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 39.5%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 56.8%
Population Change (2000-2009): -1,641
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 4.9%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 21.9%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 22.2%
High School Graduates (2000): 75.7%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 15.4%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.49
Housing Units (2000): 8,813
Homeownership Rate (2000): 69.1%
Migration Flow to Otero County, CO from (2007-2008):

Otero County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $270,600
  • Construction: $7,834
  • Retail Trade: $23,548
  • Professional and Technical Services: $6,409
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $14,784
  • Retail Trade: $23,548
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $8,329
  • Manufacturing: $19,838
  • Farms: $11,189
  • Government: $69,511
Employed (2000): 8,345
Unemployed (2000): 756
Unemployment Rate (2009): 7.4%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $26,395
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,176
Local Government Revenue (2007): $64,908 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $18,492 (thou. dol.)

Otero County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 264
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.1
Deaths (2007): 206
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.0
Infant Deaths (2007): 2
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.6

Otero County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 39
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 5
  • Robbery: 2
  • Aggravated Assault: 32
Property Crimes (2008): 441
  • Burglary: 117
  • Larceny-Theft: 306
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 18

Otero County Genealogy Records