Douglas County, CO

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Population

335,299

2.03% growth

Median Age

38.9


Median Household Income

$111,482

2% growth

Poverty Rate

3.64%


Number of Employees

181,148

1.85% growth

Median Property Value

$468,900

5.28% growth

About

In 2017, Douglas County, CO had a population of 335k people with a median age of 38.9 and a median household income of $111,482. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Douglas County, CO grew from 328,632 to 335,299, a 2.03% increase and its median household income grew from $109,292 to $111,482, a 2% increase.

The population of Douglas County, CO is 82.1% White Alone, 8.71% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.98% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Douglas County, CO speak a non-English language, and 96.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Douglas County, CO are University of Phoenix-Colorado (418 degrees awarded in 2016), Rocky Vista University (152 degrees), and New Dimensions Beauty Academy Inc (85 degrees).

The median property value in Douglas County, CO is $468,900, and the homeownership rate is 77.9%. Most people in Douglas County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Douglas County, CO is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Roxborough State Park, located in Douglas County 15 miles south of Littleton, is a 3,339-acre Colorado State Natural Area filled with dramatic red-rock formations, distinct plant communities, and a host of wildlife ranging from black bears to mule deer.

Economy

The economy of Douglas County, CO employs 181k people. The largest industries in Douglas County, CO are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (25,535 people), Retail Trade (20,812 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (18,990 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($110,288), Manufacturing ($100,405), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($99,021).

Median household income in Douglas County, CO is $111,482. Males in Douglas County, CO have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,627. The income inequality in Douglas County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$111,482

2017 value

± $2,620

2%

1 Year Growth

± 5.3%

Households in Douglas County, CO have a median annual income of $111,482, 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 $109,292 in 2016, which represents a 2% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$70,370

Average Male Salary

± $1,540

$53,627

Average Female Salary

± $1,308

In 2017, full-time male employees in Colorado made 1.31 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. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $63,284 ± $33,979

  2. Asian

    $57,318 ± $5,622

  3. White

    $55,910 ± $1,010

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Colorado workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Douglas County, CO is from Colorado.

0.471

2017 Wage GINI

0.469

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 0.456% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 141.35

  2. Census Tract 141.22

  3. Census Tract 141.40

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Douglas County, CO was Census Tract 141.35 with a value of $157,934, followed by Census Tract 141.22 and Census Tract 141.40, with respective values of $155,541 and $148,295.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Douglas County, 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

3.64% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Douglas County, CO (11.6k out of 320k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    9,747 ± 681

  2. Hispanic

    1,614 ± 331

  3. Asian

    777 ± 207

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

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

181k

2017 Value

± 6,618

1.85%

1 Year growth

± 5.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Douglas County, CO grew at a rate of 1.85%, from 178k employees to 181k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Douglas County, CO, are Management Occupations (32,265 people), Sales & Related Occupations (24,825 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (20,286 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Douglas County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Douglas County, CO, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (32,265 people), Sales & Related Occupations (24,825 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (20,286 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Douglas County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.25 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.1 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Douglas County, CO, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($113,500), Management Occupations ($100,115), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($96,544).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

181k

2017 Value

± 6,618

1.85%

1 Year growth

± 5.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Douglas County, CO grew at a rate of 1.85%, from 178k employees to 181k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Douglas County, CO, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (25,535 people), Retail Trade (20,812 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (18,990 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Douglas County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Douglas 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 Douglas County, CO, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (25,535 people), Retail Trade (20,812 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (18,990 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Douglas County, CO has an unusually high number of Information (2.13 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.01 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.01 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Douglas County, CO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($110,288), Manufacturing ($100,405), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($99,021).

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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

97.2% of the population of Douglas County, CO has health coverage, with 67.2% on employee plans, 6.85% on Medicaid, 8.42% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 1.52% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, CO see 1499 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.46% increase from the previous year (1463 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1501 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1103 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

1,499 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, CO see an average of 1,499 patients per year. This represents a 2.46% increase from the previous year (1,463 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

2.83%

Uninsured

67.2%

Employer Coverage

6.85%

Medicaid

8.42%

Medicare

13.2%

Non-Group

1.52%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Douglas County, CO declined by 2.7% from 2.91% to 2.83%.

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

Douglas County, CO is home to a population of 335k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.92% of Douglas County, CO residents were born outside of the country (23.2k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Douglas County, CO is composed of 275k White Alone residents (82.1%), 29.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.71%), 16.7k Asian Alone residents (4.98%), 7.08k Two or More Races residents (2.11%), 4.68k Black or African American Alone residents (1.39%), 1.68k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.502%), 616 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.184%), and 116 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0346%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Douglas County, CO was 38.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Douglas County, CO are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Douglas County, CO residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.92%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

23.2k people

6.82%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

22.4k people

As of 2017, 6.92% of Douglas County, CO residents (23.2k 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 Douglas County, CO was 6.82%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    234,816 ± 11,645 people

  2. India

    20,457 ± 3,505 people

  3. China

    19,921 ± 3,459 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 234,816 Colorado residents, followed by India with 20,457 and China with 19,921.

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Citizenship

96.5%

2017 Citizenship

96.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.5% of Douglas County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Douglas County, CO was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    275k ± 1.6k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    29.2k ± 3.04k

  3. Asian Alone

    16.7k ± 1.25k

In 2017, there were 9.42 times more White Alone residents (275k people) in Douglas County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29.2k Hispanic or Latino and 16.7k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    5,989 ± 808

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    5,149 ± 1,106

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,455 ± 809

Douglas County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Douglas County, CO awarded 655 degrees. The student population of Douglas County, CO is skewed towards women, with 633 male students and 650 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Douglas County, CO are White (367 and 56.6%), followed by Unknown (133 and 20.5%), Hispanic or Latino (82 and 12.7%), and Black or African American (29 and 4.48%).

The largest universities in Douglas County, CO by number of degrees awarded are University of Phoenix-Colorado (418 and 63.8%), Rocky Vista University (152 and 23.2%), and New Dimensions Beauty Academy Inc (85 and 13%).

The most popular majors in Douglas County, CO are Osteopathic Medicine (152 and 23.2%), General Business Administration & Management (144 and 22%), and Master Aesthetician (36 and 5.5%).

The median tuition costs in Douglas County, CO are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Douglas County, CO was General Business Administration & Management with 103 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Douglas County, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 418 degrees awarded

  2. 152 degrees awarded

  3. 85 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Douglas County, CO institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Phoenix-Colorado with 418 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

281

Degrees Awarded to Men

374

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 281 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Douglas County, CO, which is 0.751 times less than the 374 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    367 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    133 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    82 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Douglas County, CO were to White students. These 367 degrees mean that there were 2.76 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 133 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Douglas County, CO was $468,900 in 2017, which is 2.15 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $445,400 to $468,900, a 5.28% increase. The homeownership rate in Douglas County, CO is 77.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Douglas County, CO have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Douglas 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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$111,482

Median Household Income

± $2,620

119k

Number of Households

± 4,781

In 2017, the median household income of the 119k households in Douglas County, CO grew to $111,482 from the previous year's value of $109,292.

The following chart displays the households in Douglas 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 $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$468,900

2017 Median

± $6,437

$445,400

2016 Median

± $7,627

In 2017, the median property value in Douglas County, CO grew to to $468,900 from the previous year's value of $445,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Douglas 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 Douglas County, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Douglas County, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Douglas County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

77.9%

2017 Homeownership

79.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.9% of the housing units in Douglas County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.4%.

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

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Commute Time

24.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Douglas County, CO have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.82% of the workforce in Douglas County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.4%

  2. Worked At Home

    11.9%

  3. Carpooled

    7.23%

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

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