Brush, CO

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Population

5,406

0.953% decline

Poverty Rate

11.9%


Median Age

30.5


Median Household Income

$51,300

26.8% growth

Number of Employees

2,225

6.1% growth

Median Property Value

$130,700

0.538% growth

About

In 2017, Brush, CO had a population of 5.41k people with a median age of 30.5 and a median household income of $51,300. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Brush, CO declined from 5,458 to 5,406, a -0.953% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,455 to $51,300, a 26.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brush, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.8%), White (Hispanic) (21.8%), Two or More Races (Hispanic) (8.42%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (5.86%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.57%). N/A% of the people in Brush, CO speak a non-English language, and 97.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Brush, CO is $130,700, and the homeownership rate is 54.4%. Most people in Brush, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Brush, CO is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed 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.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Brush, CO employs 2.23k people. The largest industries in Brush, CO are Manufacturing (348 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (307 people), and Educational Services (219 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,364), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,260), and Transportation & Warehousing ($44,200).

Median household income in Brush, CO is $51,300. Males in Brush, 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 Brush, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,300

2017 value

± $3,642

26.8%

1 Year Growth

± 27%

Households in Brush, CO have a median annual income of $51,300, 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 $40,455 in 2016, which represents a 26.8% 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.

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

  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.

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 Brush, 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 7

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brush, CO was Census Tract 7 with a value of $51,221, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brush, CO (622 out of 5.23k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females < 5.

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

    607 ± 204

  2. Hispanic

    192 ± 147

  3. Other

    15 ± 89

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

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

2.23k

2017 Value

± 378

6.1%

1 Year growth

± 22.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brush, CO grew at a rate of 6.1%, from 2.1k employees to 2.23k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brush, CO, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (217 people), Production Occupations (215 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (209 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brush, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Brush, CO, by number of employees, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (217 people), Production Occupations (215 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (209 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Brush, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (14.4 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.82 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.44 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Brush, CO, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($82,708), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($49,375), and Transportation Occupations ($43,050).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.23k

2017 Value

± 378

6.1%

1 Year growth

± 22.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brush, CO grew at a rate of 6.1%, from 2.1k employees to 2.23k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brush, CO, are Manufacturing (348 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (307 people), and Educational Services (219 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brush, CO, though some of these residents may live in Brush, 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 Brush, CO, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (348 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (307 people), and Educational Services (219 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Brush, CO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.66 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.99 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Brush, CO, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,364), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,260), and Transportation & Warehousing ($44,200).

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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. $35B

  2. $24.9B

  3. $18.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $35B, followed by Mixed freight ($24.9B) and Electronics ($18.5B).

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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$229B

2020 Value

$314B

Projected 2045 Value

37.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Colorado trade was $229B. This is expected to increase 37.2% 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. $13.9B

  2. $10.6B

  3. $8.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $13.9B, followed by Nebraska with $10.6B and California and $8.3B.

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

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Health

92.8% of the population of Brush, CO has health coverage, with 36.9% on employee plans, 29.8% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 15.3% on non-group plans, and 0.172% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Brush, CO see 2026 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.02% decrease from the previous year (2179 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1285 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 524 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

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2,026 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Morgan County, CO see an average of 2,026 patients per year. This represents a 7.02% decrease from the previous year (2,179 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Morgan 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 

$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

7.17%

Uninsured

36.9%

Employer Coverage

29.8%

Medicaid

10.7%

Medicare

15.3%

Non-Group

0.172%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brush, CO declined by 14.3% from 8.36% to 7.17%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Brush, 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

Brush, CO is home to a population of 5.41k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.03% of Brush, CO residents were born outside of the country (272 people).

In 2017, there were 2.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.29k people) in Brush, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.18k White (Hispanic) and 455 Two or More Races (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 3

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Brush, CO was 30.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Brush, CO are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Brush, CO residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.03%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

272 people

6.71%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

366 people

As of 2017, 5.03% of Brush, CO residents (272 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 Brush, CO was 6.71%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

97.4%

2017 Citizenship

96.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.4% of Brush, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Brush, CO was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Brush, CO

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    3.29k ± 412

  2. White (Hispanic)

    1.18k ± 433

  3. Two or More Races (Hispanic)

    455 ± 418

In 2017, there were 2.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.29k people) in Brush, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.18k White (Hispanic) and 455 Two or More Races (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    89 ± 78

  2. Korea

    64 ± 47

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    42 ± 58

Brush, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brush, CO was $130,700 in 2017, which is 0.569 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $130,000 to $130,700, a 0.538% increase. The homeownership rate in Brush, CO is 54.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Brush, CO have an average commute time of 17.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Brush, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$130,700

2017 Median

± $22,453

$130,000

2016 Median

± $19,321

In 2017, the median property value in Brush, CO grew to to $130,700 from the previous year's value of $130,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Brush, 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 Brush, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$51,300

Median Household Income

± $3,642

1.95k

Number of Households

± 327

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.95k households in Brush, CO grew to $51,300 from the previous year's value of $40,455.

The following chart displays the households in Brush, 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Brush, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brush, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

54.4%

2017 Homeownership

54.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.4% of the housing units in Brush, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 54.3%.

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

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Commute Time

17.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brush, CO have a shorter commute time (17.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.44% of the workforce in Brush, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.1%

  2. Carpooled

    25.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.47%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Brush, CO was Drove Alone (71.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (25.4%) and those who Worked At Home (2.47%).

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

2 cars

Average Number

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

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