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1.39% growth
Median Age
Median Household Income
4% growth
Poverty Rate
Number of Employees
3.88% growth
Median Property Value
14.5% growth

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The economy of Adams County, CO employs 256,129 people. The economy of Adams County, CO is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Construction; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 3.5; 2.13; and 1.41 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Adams County, CO are Construction (34,014), Retail trade (30,824), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (27,255), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($65,490), Utilities ($57,348), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($51,921).

Median household income in Adams County, CO is $66,033. Males in Adams County, CO have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,933. The income inequality of Adams County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Adams County, CO. In Adams County, CO the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 46 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,625. Logan County, CO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Colorado.


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Adams County, CO is home to a population of 498,187 people, from which 88.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Adams County, CO is composed of 252,837 White residents (50.8%), 197,275 Hispanic residents (39.6%), 19,679 Asian residents (3.95%), 15,363 Black residents (3.08%), and 9,311 Two+ residents (1.87%). The most common foreign languages in Adams County, CO are Spanish (100,057 speakers), Vietnamese (3,326 speakers), and African Languages (2,156 speakers), but compared to other places, Adams County, CO has a relative high number of Hmong (1,719 speakers), Laotian (1,003 speakers), and Thai (419 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Adams County, CO awarded 5,857 degrees. The student population of Adams County, CO is skewed towards females, with 2,683 male students and 3,174 female students. Most students in Adams County, CO are White (3,981 and 68%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,024 and 17.5%), Unknown (281 and 4.8%), and Asian (182 and 3.11%). The largest universities in Adams County, CO by number of graduates are Front Range Community College (4,522 and 77.2%), Pima Medical Institute-Denver (646 and 11%), and DeVry University-Colorado (253 and 4.32%). The most popular majors in Adams County, CO are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (382 and 6.52%), Welding Technology (361 and 6.16%), and Automobile Mechanics Technology (306 and 5.22%). The median tuition costs in Adams County, CO are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Adams County, CO is $275,100, which is 1.34 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $240,300 to $275,100, a 14.5% increase. The homeownership rate of Adams County, CO is 65%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Adams County, CO have an average commute time of 27 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Adams County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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