Career College Search

Online Schools

Campus Schools


Have you begun your college search? Find a college that's right for you. Acess over 8500 Colleges, Universities, and Trade Schools in the US.

Begin Now!



New Mexico Counties
New Mexico County map
Click Image to Enlarge

New Mexico Counties

There is thirty-three counties in the state of New Mexico. There were originally nine counties formed in 1852. Santa Ana County, New Mexico Territory, one of the nine original counties, was annexed in 1876 to Bernalillo County, New Mexico.

Get Your Degree!

Find schools and get information on the program that’s right for you.

Powered by Campus Explorer

Otero County, New Mexico

Otero County Education, Geography, and HistoryOtero County, New Mexico Courthouse

Otero County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 63,797. Its county seat is Alamogordo. Its southern boundary is the Texas state line.

Otero County comprises the Alamogordo, NM Micropolitan Statistical Area

Etymology - Origin of Otero County Name

It was named for Miguel A. Otero who was the Territorial Representative to Congress 1856 to 1861.

Demographics:

County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts

Otero County History

Otero County was created 30 January 1899. It was named for Miguel A. Otero who was the Territorial Representative to Congress 1856 to 1861. Alamogordo is the county seat. Alamo' is the center of missile testing , spy planes development, White Sands National Monument, and tourism. The Cloudcroft Apache Reservation is nearby. Otero County offers residents clear skies, clean air, varied surroundings from low plains to peaceful mountains.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,628 square miles (17,170 km2), of which 6,613 square miles (17,130 km2) is land and 14 square miles (36 km2) (0.2%) is water. It is the third-largest county in New Mexico by area.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Doña Ana County - west
  • Sierra County - northwest
  • Lincoln County - north
  • Chaves County - east
  • Eddy County - east
  • Culberson County, Texas - southeast
  • Hudspeth County, Texas - south
  • El Paso County, Texas - southwest

Education

New Mexico Colleges, Universities, & Schools
Compare More Colleges and Universities
Find the Right School

Find more schools to match to your needs.


County Resources
US Counties
Names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"
Hunting for a new job? Get advice or search over 1.6 million jobs on the largest job site
Colleges & Universities
Colleges & Universities: Search or Browse over 8500 Colleges, Universities, and Trade Schools in the US..

Find and Compare!

With access to over 8,500 schools to choose from!
Provides pricing transparency, scholarship information as well as numerous other key details on over 8,500 US colleges, universities and trade schools

Get Your Degree!

Find schools and get information on the program that’s right for you.

Powered by Campus Explorer

Support for eReferenceDesk
More information at
Support eReferenceDesk

Please click the "DONATE" button and enter the amount you wish to contribute:
PayPal