Bent County, CO

County

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Population
5,809
0.0517% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
Median Age
41

Poverty Rate
22.9%

Median Household Income
$34,392
5.82% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$80,600
3.73% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
1,526
11.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Bent County, CO had a population of 5.81k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $34,392. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Bent County, CO grew from 5,806 to 5,809, a 0.0517% increase and its median household income grew from $32,500 to $34,392, a 5.82% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bent County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.4%), White (Hispanic) (28.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.48%), Other (Hispanic) (1.39%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.07%). NaNk% of the people in Bent County, CO speak a non-English language, and 96.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Bent County, CO is $80,600, and the homeownership rate is 64.2%. Most people in Bent County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Bent County, CO is 3 cars per household.

COVID-19

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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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Colorado (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Bent County, CO went to Donald J. Trump with 61.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (30.6%), followed by Other (7.73%). The most partisan county was Kiowa County, CO with 85.1% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Bent County, CO
61.7% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Colorado
  1. 85.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 84.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 83.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Colorado was Kiowa County, CO with 85.1% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Colorado colored by their party leaning.

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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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Diversity

Bent County, CO is home to a population of 5.81k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 4.7% of Bent County, CO residents were born outside of the country (273 people).

In 2018, there were 2.25 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.68k people) in Bent County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.63k White (Hispanic) and 202 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bent County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.68k ± 75
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.63k ± 78
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    202 ± 73
32%
Hispanic Population
1.86k people

In 2018, there were 2.25 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.68k people) in Bent County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.63k White (Hispanic) and 202 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

32% of the people in Bent County, CO are hispanic (1.86k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.7%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
273 people
5.37%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
312 people

As of 2018, 4.7% of Bent County, CO residents (273 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bent County, CO was 5.37%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.8
36
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Bent County, CO was 41. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Bent County, CO are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Bent County, CO residents was 40.

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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

96.2%
2018 Citizenship
95.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96.2% of Bent County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Bent County, CO was 95.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    212 ± 64
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    84 ± 45
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    51 ± 40

Bent County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Bent County, CO is $34,392. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Bent County, CO was Census Tract 9667 with a value of $34,392, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

The economy of Bent County, CO employs 1.53k people. The largest industries in Bent County, CO are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (245 people), Public Administration (183 people), and Construction (181 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($110,357), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($74,063), and Wholesale Trade ($60,347).

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,392
2018 value
± $6,115
5.82%
1 Year Growth
± 19.6%

Households in Bent County, CO have a median annual income of $34,392, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $32,500 in 2017, which represents a 5.82% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,531
Average Male Salary in Colorado
± $1,541
$51,692
Average Female Salary in Colorado
± $1,226

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

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Colorado by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Colorado
  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 in Colorado.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Colorado by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bent County, CO is from Colorado.
0.471
2017 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.471
2016 Wage GINI in Colorado

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 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 9667
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bent County, CO was Census Tract 9667 with a value of $34,392, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bent County, CO (912 out of 3.99k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

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
    833 ± 140
  2. Hispanic
    391 ± 107
  3. Native American
    38 ± 87

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

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

1.53k
2018 Value
± 211
11.4%
1 Year growth
± 19.2%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Bent County, CO grew at a rate of 11.4%, from 1.37k employees to 1.53k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bent County, CO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (213 people), Management Occupations (165 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (138 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bent County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bent County, CO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (213 people), Management Occupations (165 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (138 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bent County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (11.8 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (5.91 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.64 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bent County, CO, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($76,250), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($73,125), and Transportation Occupations ($50,380).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.53k
2018 Value
± 211
11.4%
1 Year growth
± 19.2%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Bent County, CO grew at a rate of 11.4%, from 1.37k employees to 1.53k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bent County, CO, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (245 people), Public Administration (183 people), and Construction (181 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bent County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Bent 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 Bent County, CO, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (245 people), Public Administration (183 people), and Construction (181 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bent County, CO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (13.3 times higher than expected), Utilities (7.44 times), and Public Administration (2.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bent County, CO, by median earnings, are Information ($110,357), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($74,063), and Wholesale Trade ($60,347).

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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 in Colorado
$314B
Projected 2045 Value in Colorado
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bent County, CO was $80,600 in 2018, which is 0.351 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $77,700 to $80,600, a 3.73% increase. The homeownership rate in Bent County, CO is 64.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bent County, CO have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bent County, CO is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$80,600
2018 Median
± $6,931
$77,700
2017 Median
± $9,909

In 2018, the median property value in Bent County, CO grew to to $80,600 from the previous year's value of $77,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bent 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 Bent County, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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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.
$34,392
Median Household Income
± $6,115
1.74k
Number of Households
± 196

In 2018, the median household income of the 1.74k households in Bent County, CO grew to $34,392 from the previous year's value of $32,500.

The following chart displays the households in Bent 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 $15k - $20k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

64.2%
2018 Homeownership
62.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 64.2% of the housing units in Bent County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.6%.

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

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bent County, CO have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 4.46% of the workforce in Bent County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    79.5%
  2. Carpooled
    11.1%
  3. Walked
    4.12%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Bent County, CO was Drove Alone (79.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.1%) and those who Walked (4.12%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

90.5% of the population of Bent County, CO has health coverage, with 24.5% on employee plans, 34.3% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 3.76% 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 Bent County, CO see 5830 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.55% increase from the previous year (5630 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1172 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

5,830 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bent County, CO

Primary care physicians in Bent County, CO see an average of 5,830 patients per year. This represents a 3.55% increase from the previous year (5,630 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
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

Data only available at state level.
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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,804
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Colorado
$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

9.51%
Uninsured
24.5%
Employer Coverage
34.3%
Medicaid
14.5%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
3.76%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bent County, CO declined by 31.9% from 14% to 9.51%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bent 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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