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Otero County, NM Public Records

12th Judicial District Court
1000 New York Ave
Alamogordo, NM 88310-6940 http://www.12thdistrict.net
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 575-437-7310
F: 575-434-8886
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil, Contested Probate, Family, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No sealed, adoption records released
Magistrate Court
263 Robert H Bradley Dr
Alamogordo, NM 88310-8288 http://ci.alamogordo.nm.us/
Hours: 8AM-4PM MST
P: 575-437-9000
F: 575-439-1365
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Probate - County Clerk
1104 N White Sands Blvd, Ste C
Alamogordo, NM 88310-6932 ocwebserver7.co.otero.nm.us/Main_...
Hours: 7:30AM-6PM MST
P: 575-437-4942
F: 575-443-2922
Jurisdiction: Probate
The County Clerk holds the case files for informal or uncontested probate cases seen by the Probate Judge. The District Court holds case files for formal or contested probate cases.

Otero County, NM Vital Records

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

Otero County
County Clerk
ocwebserver7.co.otero.nm.us/Main_...
7:30AM-6PM MST
Phone: 575-437-4942
Fax: 575-443-2922
Recorded Documents

Otero County Vital Certificates

Otero County Vital Certificates

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Otero County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 6,626.50 sq mi
Population (2009): 63,201
  • Females: 49.7%
  • White: 84.2%
  • Black/African American: 5.1%
  • Asian: 1.4%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 35.4%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 51.4%
Population Change (2000-2009): 902
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 11.1%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 29.7%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 18.0%
High School Graduates (2000): 81.0%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 15.4%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.66
Housing Units (2000): 29,272
Homeownership Rate (2000): 66.9%
Migration Flow to Otero County, NM from (2007-2008):

Otero County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $1,067,329
  • Construction: $52,344
  • Retail Trade: $64,875
  • Professional and Technical Services: $40,131
  • Healthcare: $88,580
  • Banking: $19,292
  • Retail Trade: $64,875
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $24,710
  • Manufacturing: $7,711
  • Farms: $2,802
  • Government: $642,900
Employed (2000): 21,934
Unemployed (2000): 1,945
Unemployment Rate (2009): 6.4%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $23,310
Local Government Employment (2007): 3,945
Local Government Revenue (2007): $109,293 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $46,573 (thou. dol.)

Otero County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 915
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.5
Deaths (2007): 485
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.7
Infant Deaths (2007): 6
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.6

Otero County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 485
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 5
  • Forcible rape: 29
  • Robbery: 16
  • Aggravated Assault: 435
Property Crimes (2008): 1,330
  • Burglary: 340
  • Larceny-Theft: 941
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 49

Otero County Genealogy Records