Cañon City, CO

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Population

46,601

0.5% decline

Median Age

44.8


Median Household Income

$44,712

5.68% growth

Poverty Rate

15.8%


Number of Employees

14,406

0.854% growth

Median Property Value

$160,000

0.629% growth

About

In 2017, Cañon City, CO had a population of 46.6k people with a median age of 44.8 and a median household income of $44,712. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Cañon City, CO declined from 46,835 to 46,601, a -0.5% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,308 to $44,712, a 5.68% increase.

The population of Cañon City, CO is 79.5% White Alone, 13% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.54% Black or African American Alone. 9.56% of the people in Cañon City, CO speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Cañon City, CO is $160,000, and the homeownership rate is 74.9%. Most people in Cañon City, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Cañon City, CO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Cañon City, CO employs 14.4k people. The largest industries in Cañon City, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,391 people), Public Administration (2,283 people), and Retail Trade (1,767 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,500), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,566), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($62,446).

Median household income in Cañon City, CO is $44,712. Males in Cañon City, 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 Cañon City, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,712

2017 value

± $1,951

5.68%

1 Year Growth

± 5.9%

Households in Cañon City, CO have a median annual income of $44,712, 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 $42,308 in 2016, which represents a 5.68% 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 Cañon City, CO 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 Cañon City, CO 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 Cañon City, 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)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cañon City, CO was Douglas County, CO with a value of $111,482, followed by Broomfield County, CO and Boulder County, CO, with respective values of $90,939 and $80,834.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cañon City, CO (5.65k out of 35.9k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 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

    5,389 ± 481

  2. Hispanic

    686 ± 174

  3. Two Or More

    117 ± 110

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cañon City, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

14.4k

2017 Value

± 784

0.854%

1 Year growth

± 7.71%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cañon City, CO grew at a rate of 0.854%, from 14.3k employees to 14.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cañon City, CO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,935 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,473 people), and Management Occupations (1,359 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cañon City, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cañon City, CO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,935 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,473 people), and Management Occupations (1,359 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Cañon City, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (5.62 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.77 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cañon City, CO, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($82,688), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,134), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($55,833).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.4k

2017 Value

± 784

0.854%

1 Year growth

± 7.71%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cañon City, CO grew at a rate of 0.854%, from 14.3k employees to 14.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cañon City, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,391 people), Public Administration (2,283 people), and Retail Trade (1,767 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cañon City, CO, though some of these residents may live in Cañon City, 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 Cañon City, CO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,391 people), Public Administration (2,283 people), and Retail Trade (1,767 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Cañon City, CO has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.47 times higher than expected), Public Administration (3.39 times), and Utilities (1.92 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cañon City, CO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($74,500), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,566), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($62,446).

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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 with $22.9B and Electronics and $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

91.4% of the population of Cañon City, CO has health coverage, with 33.6% on employee plans, 22.9% on Medicaid, 17.4% on Medicare, 14.8% on non-group plans, and 2.79% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Cañon City, CO see 1243 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.404% increase from the previous year (1238 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1291 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 326 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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1243 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1243 patients per year. This represents a 0.404% increase from the previous year (1238 patients).

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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%).

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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

8.56%

Uninsured

33.6%

Employer Coverage

22.9%

Medicaid

17.4%

Medicare

14.8%

Non-Group

2.79%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cañon City, CO declined by 12.1% from 9.73% to 8.56%.

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

Cañon City, CO is home to a population of 46.6k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.91% of Cañon City, CO residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Cañon City, CO is composed of 37k White Alone residents (79.5%), 6.06k Hispanic or Latino residents (13%), 2.11k Black or African American Alone residents (4.54%), 558 Two or More Races residents (1.2%), 462 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.991%), 328 Asian Alone residents (0.704%), 27 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0579%), and 18 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0386%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Cañon City, CO are Spanish or Spanish Creole (3,194 speakers), German (254 speakers), and Other Native North American Languages (220 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 11.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Cañon City, CO was 44.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Cañon City, CO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Cañon City, CO residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.91%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.82%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.91% of Cañon City, CO residents 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 Cañon City, CO was 2.82%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Cañon City, CO was Mexico, the natal country of 230,780 Cañon City, CO residents, followed by India with 19,019 and Vietnam with 17,347.

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Citizenship

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Cañon City, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Cañon City, CO was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    37k ± 20

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6.06k ± 419

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.11k ± 375

In 2017, there were 6.11 times more White Alone residents (37k people) in Cañon City, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.06k Hispanic or Latino and 2.11k 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 Cañon City, CO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3,194 speakers (7.12%)

  2. German

    254 speakers (0.566%)

  3. Other Native North American Languages

    220 speakers (0.49%)

9.56% of Cañon City, CO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Cañon City, CO was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 7.12% of the overall population of Cañon City, CO are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.566% speak German and 0.49% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,036 ± 216

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    824 ± 209

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    756 ± 203

Cañon City, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cañon City, CO was $160,000 in 2017, which is 0.735 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $159,000 to $160,000, a 0.629% increase. The homeownership rate in Cañon City, CO is 74.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cañon City, CO have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cañon City, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$44,712

Median Household Income

± $1,951

16.8k

Number of Households

± 824

In 2017, the median household income of the 16.8k households in Cañon City, CO grew to $44,712 from the previous year's value of $42,308.

The following chart displays the households in Cañon City, 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

$160,000

2017 Median

± $4,117

$159,000

2016 Median

± $4,526

In 2017, the median property value in Cañon City, CO grew to to $160,000 from the previous year's value of $159,000.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.9%

2017 Homeownership

72.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.9% of the housing units in Cañon City, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Cañon City, 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 Cañon City, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cañon City, CO have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

21.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cañon City, CO have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.67% of the workforce in Cañon City, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.9%

  2. Carpooled

    8.81%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.26%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Cañon City, CO was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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