22.9% Poverty Rate in Otero County, Colorado

Poverty Rate in Otero County, Colorado

How does the Poverty Rate in Otero County, Colorado compare to other counties in Colorado?

Colorado County Poverty Rate Comparison

What is the poverty rate for residents of Otero County, Colorado born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

22.7%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Otero County, Colorado who were born citizens of the United States is 22.7%.

26.2%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Otero County, Colorado who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 26.2%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Otero County, Colorado born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Otero County, Colorado have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 16,816 residents of Otero County, Colorado who were born citizens of the United States, 3,814 (22.7%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 271 (26.2%) of 1,035 residents of Otero County, Colorado who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Otero County, Colorado

The Poverty Rate in Otero County is 22.9%.
Otero County is in Colorado.
Colorado Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Fowler 26.0%

1,195

La Junta 27.2%

6,559

Rocky Ford 22.4%

3,771

2018 Colorado Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for Colorado in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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