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Alamosa County, CO&

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Population
16,353
0.52% growth
Median Age
30.2
Median Household Income
$32,385
0.03% decline
Poverty Rate
31.4%
Number of Employees
6,351
1.08% growth
Median Property Value
$141,600
1.87% decline

Economy

The economy of Alamosa County, CO employs 6,351 people. The economy of Alamosa County, CO is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 2.91; 2.37; and 1.71 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Alamosa County, CO are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,052), Educational Services (1,012), and Accommodation & Food Service (749), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($48,974), Transportation & Warehousing ($44,375), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($42,083).

Median household income in Alamosa County, CO is $32,385. Males in Alamosa County, CO have an average income that is 1.01 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,862. The income inequality of Alamosa County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45 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 Alamosa County, CO. In Alamosa 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 124 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,188. Logan County, CO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Colorado.

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Diversity

Alamosa County, CO is home to a population of 16,353 people, from which 93.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Alamosa County, CO is composed of 8,031 White residents (49.1%), 7,470 Hispanic residents (45.7%), 274 Black residents (1.68%), 204 Native residents (1.25%), and 174 Two+ residents (1.06%). The most common foreign languages in Alamosa County, CO are Spanish (3,193 speakers), Chinese (76 speakers), and Other (41 speakers), but compared to other places, Alamosa County, CO has a relative high number of Other (41 speakers), Other West Germanic (24 speakers), and Spanish (3,193 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Alamosa County, CO awarded 1,024 degrees. The student population of Alamosa County, CO is skewed towards females, with 403 male students and 621 female students. Most students in Alamosa County, CO are White (651 and 63.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (233 and 22.8%), Unknown (56 and 5.47%), and Black or African American (35 and 3.42%). The largest universities in Alamosa County, CO by number of graduates are Adams State University (1,024 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Alamosa County, CO are General Business (138 and 13.5%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (68 and 6.64%), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (32 and 3.13%). The median tuition costs in Alamosa County, CO are N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,736 and $16,752 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 Alamosa County, CO is $141,600, which is 0.69 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $144,300 to $141,600, a 1.87% increase. The homeownership rate of Alamosa County, CO is 56.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Alamosa County, CO have an average commute time of 13.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Alamosa County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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