Clear Creek County, CO

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Population

9,257

0.206% growth

Median Age

47.2


Median Household Income

$68,534

0.416% growth

Poverty Rate

6.84%


Number of Employees

5,248

1.12% growth

Median Property Value

$317,000

6.73% growth

About

In 2017, Clear Creek County, CO had a population of 9.26k people with a median age of 47.2 and a median household income of $68,534. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Clear Creek County, CO grew from 9,238 to 9,257, a 0.206% increase and its median household income grew from $68,250 to $68,534, a 0.416% increase.

The population of Clear Creek County, CO is 89.9% White Alone, 6.13% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.94% Two or More Races. 3.59% of the people in Clear Creek County, CO speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Clear Creek County, CO is $317,000, and the homeownership rate is 77.2%. Most people in Clear Creek County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Clear Creek County, CO is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Clear Creek County, CO employs 5.25k people. The largest industries in Clear Creek County, CO are Construction (758 people), Retail Trade (642 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (508 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($92,150), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,440), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,726).

Median household income in Clear Creek County, CO is $68,534. Males in Clear Creek 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 Clear Creek County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$68,534

2017 value

± $4,776

0.416%

1 Year Growth

± 10.4%

Households in Clear Creek County, CO have a median annual income of $68,534, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $68,250 in 2016, which represents a 0.416% 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 Clear Creek County, CO made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Clear Creek County, CO 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 Clear Creek County, 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 Clear Creek 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 147

  2. Census Tract 149

  3. Census Tract 148

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clear Creek County, CO was Census Tract 147 with a value of $85,436, followed by Census Tract 149 and Census Tract 148, with respective values of $55,875 and $45,694.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.84% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clear Creek County, CO (622 out of 9.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    468 ± 133

  2. Hispanic

    122 ± 105

  3. Black

    54 ± 96

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clear Creek 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

5.25k

2017 Value

± 454

1.12%

1 Year growth

± 11.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clear Creek County, CO grew at a rate of 1.12%, from 5.19k employees to 5.25k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clear Creek County, CO, are Sales & Related Occupations (657 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (614 people), and Management Occupations (601 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clear Creek County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clear Creek County, CO, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (657 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (614 people), and Management Occupations (601 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clear Creek County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.06 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.7 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.03 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clear Creek County, CO, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($92,619), Legal Occupations ($69,145), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($67,788).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.25k

2017 Value

± 454

1.12%

1 Year growth

± 11.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clear Creek County, CO grew at a rate of 1.12%, from 5.19k employees to 5.25k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clear Creek County, CO, are Construction (758 people), Retail Trade (642 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (508 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clear Creek County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Clear Creek 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 Clear Creek County, CO, by number of employees, are Construction (758 people), Retail Trade (642 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (508 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clear Creek County, CO has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.74 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3.63 times), and Construction (2.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clear Creek County, CO, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($92,150), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,440), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,726).

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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

90.4% of the population of Clear Creek County, CO has health coverage, with 45.5% on employee plans, 7.57% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 20.7% on non-group plans, and 1.69% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Clear Creek County, CO see 0 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2359 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2359 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

0 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Clear Creek County, CO see an average of 0 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 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%).

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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

9.63%

Uninsured

45.5%

Employer Coverage

7.57%

Medicaid

14.9%

Medicare

20.7%

Non-Group

1.69%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clear Creek County, CO grew by 4.59% from 9.21% to 9.63%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clear Creek 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

Clear Creek County, CO is home to a population of 9.26k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.05% of Clear Creek County, CO residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Clear Creek County, CO is composed of 8.32k White Alone residents (89.9%), 567 Hispanic or Latino residents (6.13%), 180 Two or More Races residents (1.94%), 81 Black or African American Alone residents (0.875%), 80 Asian Alone residents (0.864%), 19 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.205%), 10 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.108%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Clear Creek County, CO are Spanish or Spanish Creole (170 speakers), German (61 speakers), and Portuguese or Portuguese Creole (31 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 16.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Clear Creek County, CO was 47.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Clear Creek County, CO are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Clear Creek County, CO residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.05%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.97%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.05% of Clear Creek County, 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 Clear Creek County, CO was 2.97%, 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 Clear Creek County, CO was Mexico, the natal country of 230,780 Clear Creek County, CO residents, followed by India with 19,019 and Vietnam with 17,347.

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Citizenship

97.3%

2017 Citizenship

97.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.3% of Clear Creek County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Clear Creek County, CO was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.32k ± 17

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    567 ± 144

  3. Two or More Races

    180 ± 69.1

In 2017, there were 14.7 times more White Alone residents (8.32k people) in Clear Creek County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 567 Hispanic or Latino and 180 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    170 speakers (1.95%)

  2. German

    61 speakers (0.698%)

  3. Portuguese or Portuguese Creole

    31 speakers (0.355%)

3.59% of Clear Creek County, 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 Clear Creek County, CO was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.95% of the overall population of Clear Creek County, CO are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.698% speak German and 0.355% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    444 ± 113

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    112 ± 63

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    28 ± 30

Clear Creek County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clear Creek County, CO was $317,000 in 2017, which is 1.46 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $297,000 to $317,000, a 6.73% increase. The homeownership rate in Clear Creek County, CO is 77.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clear Creek County, CO have an average commute time of 25.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clear Creek 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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$68,534

Median Household Income

± $4,776

4.37k

Number of Households

± 420

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.37k households in Clear Creek County, CO grew to $68,534 from the previous year's value of $68,250.

The following chart displays the households in Clear Creek 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 $100k - $125k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$317,000

2017 Median

± $31,458

$297,000

2016 Median

± $17,648

In 2017, the median property value in Clear Creek County, CO grew to to $317,000 from the previous year's value of $297,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Clear Creek 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 Clear Creek County, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

77.2%

2017 Homeownership

78%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.2% of the housing units in Clear Creek County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78%.

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

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Commute Time

25.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clear Creek County, CO have a longer commute time (25.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.92% of the workforce in Clear Creek County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    66.3%

  2. Worked At Home

    14.9%

  3. Carpooled

    11.2%

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

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