Adams County, CO

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2020 Population
509,844
1.14% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
34
0.592% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
9.89%
8.77% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$73,817
3.67% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$335,800
9.17% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
265,445
1.36% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Adams County, CO had a population of 510k people with a median age of 34 and a median household income of $73,817. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Adams County, CO grew from 504,108 to 509,844, a 1.14% increase and its median household income grew from $71,202 to $73,817, a 3.67% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Adams County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (49.1%), White (Hispanic) (26.8%), Other (Hispanic) (6.37%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.22%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.85%).

None of the households in Adams County, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

90.6% of the residents in Adams County, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Adams County, CO are Front Range Community College (6,583 degrees awarded in 2020), University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus (5,396 degrees), and Pima Medical Institute-Denver (439 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Adams County, CO was $335,800, and the homeownership rate was 67%.

Most people in Adams County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Adams County, CO was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Adams County, CO is home to a population of 510k people, from which 90.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 14.8% of Adams County, CO residents were born outside of the country (75.5k people).

In 2020, there were 1.83 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (250k people) in Adams County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 137k White (Hispanic) and 32.5k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90.6%
2020 Citizenship
90.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 90.6% of Adams County, CO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Adams County, CO was 90.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Adams County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    250k ± 1.17k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    137k ± 3.37k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    32.5k ± 2.34k
40.4%
Hispanic Population
206k people

In 2020, there were 1.83 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (250k people) in Adams County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 137k White (Hispanic) and 32.5k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

40.4% of the people in Adams County, CO are hispanic (206k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Adams County, CO as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Colorado.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    216,688 ± 11,209 people
  2. India
    20,857 ± 3,539 people
  3. China
    19,477 ± 3,421 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 216,688 Colorado residents, followed by India with 20,857 and China with 19,477.

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Foreign-Born Population

14.8%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
75.5k people
15.3%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
77.2k people

As of 2020, 14.8% of Adams County, CO residents (75.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Adams County, CO was 15.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    8,284 ± 644
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,744 ± 634
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4,260 ± 461

Adams County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Adams County, CO employs 265k people. The largest industries in Adams County, CO are Retail Trade (31,673 people), Construction (31,536 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (28,919 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($79,387), Utilities ($78,441), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,474).

Males in Colorado have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,644. The income inequality in Colorado (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

265k
2020 Value
± 4,285
1.36%
1 Year growth
± 2.12%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Adams County, CO grew at a rate of 1.36%, from 262k employees to 265k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Adams County, CO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (33,132 people), Management Occupations (25,701 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (25,675 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Adams County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

265k
2020 Value
± 4,285
1.36%
1 Year growth
± 2.12%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Adams County, CO grew at a rate of 1.36%, from 262k employees to 265k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Adams County, CO, are Retail Trade (31,673 people), Construction (31,536 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (28,919 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Adams County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Adams County, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,013
Median earning men ± $865
$34,736
Median earning women ± $887

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($68,191), Public Administration ($64,391), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,321).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($80,560), Public Administration ($53,589), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,825).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 3,228
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,146
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,945
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $2.65M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $2.59M
    Manufacturing
  3. $2M
    Wholesale Trade

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $23.8B
  2. $20.7B
  3. $16.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $23.8B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($20.7B) and Machinery ($16.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Colorado products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$221B
2020 Value in Colorado
$434B
Projected 2050 Value in Colorado
96.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Colorado trade was $221B. This is expected to increase 96.6% to $434B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Colorado trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $10.3B
  2. $10.2B
  3. $9.13B

In 2020, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $10.3B, followed by Texas with $10.2B and Wyoming and $9.13B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Colorado shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Adams County, CO went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 56.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.58%).

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Colorado is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing Colorado.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Colorado over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Colorado have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Adams County, CO awarded 12,597 degrees. The student population of Adams County, CO in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 17,785 male students and 26,586 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Adams County, CO are White (7,692 and 64.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,213 and 18.5%), Asian (754 and 6.31%), and Two or More Races (462 and 3.86%).

The largest universities in Adams County, CO by number of degrees awarded are Front Range Community College (6,583 and 52.3%), University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus (5,396 and 42.8%), and Pima Medical Institute-Denver (439 and 3.48%).

The most popular majors in Adams County, CO are General Business Administration & Management (2,097 and 16.6%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (749 and 5.95%), and Automobile Mechanics Technology (675 and 5.36%).

The median tuition cost in Adams County, CO for a public four year colleges is $5,800 for in-state students and $19,755 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Adams County, CO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 66.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 44,371 (40.1% men and 59.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 44,371 students enrolled in Adams County, CO, 40.1% men and 59.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 25,151 records, of which 58.8% were women and 41.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 467 degree-majors awarded
  2. 300 degree-majors awarded
  3. 216 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Adams County, CO was General Business Administration & Management with 467 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Adams County, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 6,583 degrees awarded
  2. 5,396 degrees awarded
  3. 439 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Front Range Community College with 6,583 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 5,857 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Adams County, CO, which is 0.869 times less than the 6,740 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 7,692 degrees mean that there were 3.48 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,213 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($14,672) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($917) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.768% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.751% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Bachelors Degree (1.08M), Some college (1.01M), and High School or Equivalent (1M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Adams County, CO was $335,800 in 2020, which is 1.46 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $307,600 to $335,800, a 9.17% increase. The homeownership rate in Adams County, CO is 67%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Adams County, CO have an average commute time of 29.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Adams County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Adams County, CO is $73,817. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Adams County, CO was Census Tract 85.51 with a value of $150,884, followed by Census Tract 612 and Census Tract 85.38, with respective values of $138,042 and $128,555.

In 2021, 18.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Adams County, CO. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.827%.

Property

$335,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,792
$112,065
Median Property Taxes
±$2,359

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Adams County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Adams County, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67%
Homeownership
2020
67.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 67% of the housing units in Adams County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 85.51
  2. Census Tract 612
  3. Census Tract 85.38

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Adams County, CO was Census Tract 85.51 with a value of $150,884, followed by Census Tract 612 and Census Tract 85.38, with respective values of $138,042 and $128,555.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Adams County, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$73,817
Median Household Income
± $1,593
167k
Number of Households
± 3,205

In 2020, the median household income of the 167k households in Adams County, CO grew to $73,817 from the previous year's value of $71,202.

The following chart displays the households in Adams County, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Adams County, CO is from Colorado.
0.467
2020 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.468
2019 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2020, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.264% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (76.1%)
  2. Carpooled (10.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.21%)

In 2020, 76.1% of workers in Adams County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.9%) and those who worked at home (7.21%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

29.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Adams County, CO have a longer commute time (29.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.12% of the workforce in Adams County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Adams County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Adams County, CO have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 18.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Adams County, CO. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.827%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.89% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Adams County, CO (49.9k out of 505k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Adams County, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 12.1% of the children was living in poverty in Adams County, CO. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 9.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 372 in Adams County, CO. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 39.1 per 100,000 population.

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89.7% of the population of Adams County, CO has health coverage, with 51.3% on employee plans, 19.8% on Medicaid, 7.6% on Medicare, 9.95% on non-group plans, and 1.17% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Colorado was $6,804 in 2014. This is a 5.13% increase from the previous year ($6,472).

Primary care physicians in Adams County, CO see 2169 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.61% decrease from the previous year (2298 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1526 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 287 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Colorado, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,169 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Adams County, CO

Primary care physicians in Adams County, CO see an average of 2,169 patients per year. This represents a 5.61% decrease from the previous year (2,298 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Adams County, CO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Colorado across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28% under 18 years, 23.8% between 18 and 34 years, 37.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

10.3%
Uninsured
51.3%
Employer Coverage
19.8%
Medicaid
7.6%
Medicare
9.95%
Non-Group
1.17%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Adams County, CO grew by 1.39% from 10.1% to 10.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Adams County, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 44.4 in Adams County, CO.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 28.6% in Adams County, CO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.6% in Adams County, CO.

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