Baca County, CO

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Population

3,581

1.84% decline

Median Age

47.6


Median Household Income

$35,898

4.21% decline

Poverty Rate

19.5%


Number of Employees

1,655

0.361% decline

Median Property Value

$79,800

14.2% growth

About

In 2017, Baca County, CO had a population of 3.58k people with a median age of 47.6 and a median household income of $35,898. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Baca County, CO declined from 3,648 to 3,581, a -1.84% decrease and its median household income declined from $37,477 to $35,898, a -4.21% decrease.

The population of Baca County, CO is 85.7% White Alone, 10.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.45% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Baca County, CO speak a non-English language, and 96.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Baca County, CO is $79,800, and the homeownership rate is 71.6%. Most people in Baca County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Baca County, CO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Baca County, CO employs 1.66k people. The largest industries in Baca County, CO are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (379 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (278 people), and Educational Services (174 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($46,250), Wholesale Trade ($46,250), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($41,477).

Median household income in Baca County, CO is $35,898. Males in Baca County, CO have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,692. The income inequality in Baca County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,898

2017 value

± $2,615

-4.21%

1 Year Growth

± 11.7%

Households in Baca County, CO have a median annual income of $35,898, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $37,477 in 2016, which represents a -4.21% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,531

Average Male Salary

± $1,541

$51,692

Average Female Salary

± $1,226

In 2017, full-time male employees in Colorado made 1.33 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,772 ± $5,354

  2. White

    $54,520 ± $998

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $47,825 ± $27,111

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Colorado workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Baca County, CO is from Colorado.

0.471

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0949% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Colorado across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9646

  2. Census Tract 9647

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Baca County, CO was Census Tract 9646 with a value of $40,323, followed by Census Tract 9647 and N/A, with respective values of $33,218 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Baca County, CO (674 out of 3.46k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    602 ± 88

  2. Hispanic

    70 ± 60

  3. Black

    37 ± 63

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Baca County, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.66k

2017 Value

± 144

-0.361%

1 Year decline

± 12.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Baca County, CO declined at a rate of -0.361%, from 1.66k employees to 1.66k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Baca County, CO, are Management Occupations (339 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (174 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (155 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Baca County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Baca County, CO, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (339 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (174 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (155 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Baca County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (13.9 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (2.01 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.82 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Baca County, CO, by median earnings, are Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($70,357), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,750), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($56,111).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.66k

2017 Value

± 144

-0.361%

1 Year decline

± 12.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Baca County, CO declined at a rate of -0.361%, from 1.66k employees to 1.66k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Baca County, CO, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (379 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (278 people), and Educational Services (174 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Baca County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Baca County, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Baca County, CO, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (379 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (278 people), and Educational Services (174 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Baca County, CO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (19.4 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.8 times), and Utilities (1.7 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Baca County, CO, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($46,250), Wholesale Trade ($46,250), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($41,477).

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Domestic Trade

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. $30.1B

  2. $22.9B

  3. $15.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $30.1B, followed by Mixed freight ($22.9B) and Electronics ($15.7B).

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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$208B

2015 Value

$314B

Projected 2045 Value

51.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Colorado trade was $208B. This is expected to increase 51.4% to $314B by 2045.

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. $12.5B

  2. $9.22B

  3. $7.43B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $12.5B, followed by Nebraska with $9.22B and California and $7.43B.

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

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Health

89% of the population of Baca County, CO has health coverage, with 27.7% on employee plans, 27.1% on Medicaid, 17.8% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 2.5% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Baca County, CO see 904 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.768% decrease from the previous year (911 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1784 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3568 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (8.8%). Additionally, Logan County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (28.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

904 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Baca County, CO see an average of 904 patients per year. This represents a 0.768% decrease from the previous year (911 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

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State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,804

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,623

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,143

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,287

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Colorado (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.13%, from $6,472 to $6,804.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11%

Uninsured

27.7%

Employer Coverage

27.1%

Medicaid

17.8%

Medicare

13.9%

Non-Group

2.5%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Baca County, CO declined by 15.7% from 13% to 11%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 8.8% prevalence

  2. 8.7% prevalence

  3. 8.4% prevalence

Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Colorado, at 8.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Colorado by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Baca County, CO is home to a population of 3.58k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.05% of Baca County, CO residents were born outside of the country (145 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Baca County, CO is composed of 3.07k White Alone residents (85.7%), 376 Hispanic or Latino residents (10.5%), 52 Black or African American Alone residents (1.45%), 45 Two or More Races residents (1.26%), 39 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.09%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Baca County, CO are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Baca County, CO was 47.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Baca County, CO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Baca County, CO residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.05%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

145 people

3.21%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

117 people

As of 2017, 4.05% of Baca County, CO residents (145 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Baca County, CO was 3.21%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    230,780 ± 11,541 people

  2. India

    19,019 ± 3,380 people

  3. Vietnam

    17,347 ± 3,228 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 230,780 Colorado residents, followed by India with 19,019 and Vietnam with 17,347.

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Citizenship

96.9%

2017 Citizenship

97.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.9% of Baca County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Baca County, CO was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    3.07k ± 12

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    376 ± 36.9

  3. Black or African American Alone

    52 ± 36

In 2017, there were 8.16 times more White Alone residents (3.07k people) in Baca County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 376 Hispanic or Latino and 52 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Baca County, CO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Baca County, CO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Baca County, CO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Baca County, CO are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    80 ± 26

  2. Korea

    41 ± 22

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    32 ± 26

Baca County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.95 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Baca County, CO was $79,800 in 2017, which is 0.367 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $69,900 to $79,800, a 14.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Baca County, CO is 71.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Baca County, CO have an average commute time of 13.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Baca County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$35,898

Median Household Income

± $2,615

1.6k

Number of Households

± 140

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.6k households in Baca County, CO declined from $35,898 from the previous year's value of $37,477.

The following chart displays the households in Baca 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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Housing

Property Value

$79,800

2017 Median

± $10,268

$69,900

2016 Median

± $10,878

In 2017, the median property value in Baca County, CO grew to to $79,800 from the previous year's value of $69,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Baca County, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Baca County, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $80k - $90k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Baca County, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Baca County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.6%

2017 Homeownership

73.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.6% of the housing units in Baca County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Baca County, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Baca County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Baca County, CO have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

13.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Baca County, CO have a shorter commute time (13.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.746% of the workforce in Baca County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.3%

  2. Carpooled

    9.82%

  3. Walked

    9.26%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Baca County, CO was Drove Alone (71.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.82%) and those who Walked (9.26%).

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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