Dolores County, CO

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2022 Population
2,329
1.79% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
59.2
1.02% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.7%
35% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$64,708
3.53% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$208,000
14.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Dolores County, CO had a population of 2.33k people with a median age of 59.2 and a median household income of $64,708. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Dolores County, CO grew from 2,288 to 2,329, a 1.79% increase and its median household income grew from $62,500 to $64,708, a 3.53% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Dolores County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.6%), Other (Hispanic) (7.17%), White (Hispanic) (6.18%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (5.84%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.48%).

None of the households in Dolores County, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.4% of the residents in Dolores County, CO are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Dolores County, CO was $208,000, and the homeownership rate was 86.1%.

Most people in Dolores County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18 minutes. The average car ownership in Dolores County, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Dolores County, CO is home to a population of 2.33k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.29% of Dolores County, CO residents were born outside of the country (30 people).

In 2022, there were 10.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.79k people) in Dolores County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 167 Other (Hispanic) and 144 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Dolores County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Dolores County, CO was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Dolores County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.79k ± 127
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    167 ± 100
  3. White (Hispanic)
    144 ± 118
13.7%
Hispanic Population
319 people

In 2022, there were 10.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.79k people) in Dolores County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 167 Other (Hispanic) and 144 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.7% of the people in Dolores County, CO are hispanic (319 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.29%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
30 people
1.14%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
26 people

As of 2022, 1.29% of Dolores County, CO residents (30 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Dolores County, CO was 1.14%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    70 ± 50
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    57 ± 53
  3. Korea
    10 ± 21

Dolores County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Dolores County, CO employs 1.07k people. The largest industries in Dolores County, CO are Public Administration (271 people), Educational Services (140 people), and Construction (93 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($190,417), Manufacturing ($81,607), and Information ($78,750).

Occupations

1.07k
2022 Value
± 212
−4.45%
1 Year decline
± 28%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dolores County, CO declined at a rate of −4.45%, from 1.12k employees to 1.07k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dolores County, CO, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations (199 people), Management Occupations (155 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (114 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dolores County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.07k
2022 Value
± 212
−4.45%
1 Year decline
± 28%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dolores County, CO declined at a rate of −4.45%, from 1.12k employees to 1.07k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dolores County, CO, are Public Administration (271 people), Educational Services (140 people), and Construction (93 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dolores County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Dolores County, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,597
Median earning men ± $9,480
$48,281
Median earning women ± $6,302

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($143,750), Information ($78,750), and Retail Trade ($46,635).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($58,471), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($45,329), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($20,156).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.87M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 1.73% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 18
    Manufacturing
  2. 14
    Wholesale Trade
  3. 11
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Dolores County, CO went to Donald J. Trump with 75.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.5%), followed by Other (0.966%).

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 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

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.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 8 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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.886% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.84% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.16M), Some college (997k), and High School or Equivalent (997k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dolores County, CO was $208,000 in 2022, which is 0.738 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $181,400 to $208,000, a 14.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Dolores County, CO is 86.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Dolores County, CO have an average commute time of 18 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Dolores County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$208,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$24,867
$1,020
Median Property Taxes
±$196

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Dolores County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

86.1%
Homeownership
2022
69.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 86.1% of the housing units in Dolores County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 89.1%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 1
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Household Income

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$64,708
Median Household Income
± $15,872
1.19k
Number of Households
± 217

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.19k households in Dolores County, CO grew to $64,708 from the previous year's value of $62,500.

The following chart displays the households in Dolores 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Dolores County, CO is from Colorado.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.465
2021 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2022, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.265% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (70.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.5%)
  3. Walked (8.82%)

In 2022, 70.7% of workers in Dolores County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.5%) and those who walked to work (8.82%).

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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Commute Time

18 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dolores County, CO have a shorter commute time (18 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.876% of the workforce in Dolores County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

16.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dolores County, CO (389 out of 2.33k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dolores County, CO is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Health

91.7% of the population of Dolores County, CO has health coverage, with 34% on employee plans, 17.6% on Medicaid, 31.6% on Medicare, 6.23% on non-group plans, and 2.36% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Dolores County, CO see 2055 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.916% decrease from the previous year (2074 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1048 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2096 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 53.3% were men and 46.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,055 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Dolores County, CO

Primary care physicians in Dolores County, CO see an average of 2,055 patients per year. This represents a 0.916% decrease from the previous year (2,074 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 15.5% under 18 years, 7.73% between 18 and 34 years, 41% between 35 and 64 years, and 35.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 53.3% were men and 46.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.29%
Uninsured
34%
Employer Coverage
17.6%
Medicaid
31.6%
Medicare
6.23%
Non-Group
2.36%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dolores County, CO grew by 12.9% from 7.34% to 8.29%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 25.4% in Dolores County, CO.

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