Place:Otero, Colorado, United States

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Otero County is one of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county was named for Miguel Antonio Otero, one of the founders of the town of La Junta and a member of a prominent Hispanic family. The county population was 20,311 at U.S. Census 2000. The county seat is La Junta.

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Date Event Source
1889 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1889 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1889 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1920 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1890 4,192
1900 11,522
1910 20,201
1920 22,623
1930 24,390
1940 23,571
1950 25,275
1960 24,128
1970 23,523
1980 22,567
1990 20,185

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