21.4% Poverty Rate in Otero County, New Mexico

Poverty Rate in Otero County, New Mexico

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

New Mexico County Poverty Rate Comparison

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

20.6%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Otero County, New Mexico who were born citizens of the United States is 20.6%.

28.1%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Otero County, New Mexico who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 28.1%.

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

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

Of the 55,541 residents of Otero County, New Mexico who were born citizens of the United States, 11,440 (20.6%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 1,743 (28.1%) of 6,204 residents of Otero County, New Mexico 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, New Mexico

The Poverty Rate in Otero County is 21.4%.
Otero County is in New Mexico.
New Mexico Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Alamogordo 17.3%

30,393

Boles Acres 14.5%

2,020

Holloman AFB 9.9%

3,337

La Luz 26.4%

1,455

Mescalero 31.0%

1,314

Tularosa 13.7%

2,902

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2018 New Mexico 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 New Mexico 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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