Conejos County, CO

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Population

8,147

0.804% decline

Median Age

38.2


Median Household Income

$35,657

2.97% growth

Poverty Rate

21.1%


Number of Employees

2,899

1.29% growth

Median Property Value

$113,100

0.615% decline

About

In 2017, Conejos County, CO had a population of 8.15k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $35,657. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Conejos County, CO declined from 8,213 to 8,147, a -0.804% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,630 to $35,657, a 2.97% increase.

The population of Conejos County, CO is 53.4% Hispanic or Latino, 43.9% White Alone, and 1.49% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Conejos County, CO speak a non-English language, and 98.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Conejos County, CO is $113,100, and the homeownership rate is 78.1%. Most people in Conejos County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Conejos County, CO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Conejos County, CO employs 2.9k people. The largest industries in Conejos County, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (450 people), Educational Services (315 people), and Retail Trade (310 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($85,385), Utilities ($53,929), and Public Administration ($46,944).

Median household income in Conejos County, CO is $35,657. Males in Conejos 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 Conejos County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,657

2017 value

± $3,150

2.97%

1 Year Growth

± 11.6%

Households in Conejos County, CO have a median annual income of $35,657, 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 $34,630 in 2016, which represents a 2.97% 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Conejos 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 9749

  2. Census Tract 9748

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Conejos County, CO was Census Tract 9749 with a value of $44,146, followed by Census Tract 9748 and N/A, with respective values of $28,831 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Conejos 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

21.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Conejos County, CO (1.71k out of 8.11k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    1,522 ± 164

  2. Hispanic

    1,134 ± 135

  3. Other

    131 ± 71

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Conejos County, 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

2.9k

2017 Value

± 228

1.29%

1 Year growth

± 11.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Conejos County, CO grew at a rate of 1.29%, from 2.86k employees to 2.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Conejos County, CO, are Management Occupations (332 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (327 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (279 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Conejos County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Conejos County, CO, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (332 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (327 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (279 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Conejos County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (7.2 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.93 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.78 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Conejos County, CO, by median earnings, are Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($77,885), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($68,438), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($66,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.9k

2017 Value

± 228

1.29%

1 Year growth

± 11.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Conejos County, CO grew at a rate of 1.29%, from 2.86k employees to 2.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Conejos County, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (450 people), Educational Services (315 people), and Retail Trade (310 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Conejos County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Conejos 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 Conejos County, CO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (450 people), Educational Services (315 people), and Retail Trade (310 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Conejos County, CO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.95 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.96 times), and Construction (1.65 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Conejos County, CO, by median earnings, are Information ($85,385), Utilities ($53,929), and Public Administration ($46,944).

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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

85.8% of the population of Conejos County, CO has health coverage, with 27.5% on employee plans, 34.3% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 9.51% on non-group plans, and 2.4% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Conejos County, CO see 2032 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.65% decrease from the previous year (2066 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 8129 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 8129 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

2,032 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Conejos County, CO see an average of 2,032 patients per year. This represents a 1.65% decrease from the previous year (2,066 patients).

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

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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

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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

14.2%

Uninsured

27.5%

Employer Coverage

34.3%

Medicaid

12%

Medicare

9.51%

Non-Group

2.4%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Conejos County, CO declined by 9.87% from 15.7% to 14.2%.

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

Conejos County, CO is home to a population of 8.15k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.23% of Conejos County, CO residents were born outside of the country (263 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Conejos County, CO is composed of 4.35k Hispanic or Latino residents (53.4%), 3.58k White Alone residents (43.9%), 121 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.49%), 47 Two or More Races residents (0.577%), 27 Black or African American Alone residents (0.331%), 10 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.123%), 6 Asian Alone residents (0.0736%), and 3 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0368%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

59

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 12

In 2017, the median age of all people in Conejos County, CO was 38.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 59. But people in Conejos County, CO are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Conejos County, CO residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.23%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

263 people

3.49%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

287 people

As of 2017, 3.23% of Conejos County, CO residents (263 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 Conejos County, CO was 3.49%, 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

98.1%

2017 Citizenship

98%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.1% of Conejos County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Conejos County, CO was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    4.35k ± 229

  2. White Alone

    3.58k ± 4

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    121 ± 30

In 2017, there were 1.22 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (4.35k people) in Conejos County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.58k White Alone and 121 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Conejos 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 Conejos 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 Conejos County, CO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Conejos 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

    212 ± 42

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    68 ± 43

  3. Korea

    44 ± 34

Conejos County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Conejos County, CO was $113,100 in 2017, which is 0.52 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $113,800 to $113,100, a 0.615% decrease. The homeownership rate in Conejos County, CO is 78.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Conejos County, CO have an average commute time of 20.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Conejos 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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$35,657

Median Household Income

± $3,150

2.99k

Number of Households

± 229

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.99k households in Conejos County, CO grew to $35,657 from the previous year's value of $34,630.

The following chart displays the households in Conejos 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$113,100

2017 Median

± $7,619

$113,800

2016 Median

± $8,569

In 2017, the median property value in Conejos County, CO declined from to $113,100 from the previous year's value of $113,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Conejos 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 Conejos County, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

78.1%

2017 Homeownership

79.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.1% of the housing units in Conejos County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.3%.

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

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Commute Time

20.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Conejos County, CO have a shorter commute time (20.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.52% of the workforce in Conejos County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.3%

  2. Carpooled

    14.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.56%

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

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