Durango, CO

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Population

17,986

0.949% growth

Median Age

34.3


Median Household Income

$60,521

0.31% growth

Poverty Rate

11.2%


Number of Employees

10,043

0.763% growth

Median Property Value

$427,600

11.5% growth

About

In 2017, Durango, CO had a population of 18k people with a median age of 34.3 and a median household income of $60,521. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Durango, CO grew from 17,817 to 17,986, a 0.949% increase and its median household income grew from $60,334 to $60,521, a 0.31% increase.

The population of Durango, CO is 80% White Alone, 9.56% Hispanic or Latino, and 6.64% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. 10.9% of the people in Durango, CO speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Durango, CO are Fort Lewis College (789 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Durango, CO is $427,600, and the homeownership rate is 54.1%. Most people in Durango, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Durango, CO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Durango, CO employs 10k people. The largest industries in Durango, CO are Accommodation & Food Services (1,484 people), Retail Trade (1,173 people), and Educational Services (1,112 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($126,250), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($98,500), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($97,829).

Median household income in Durango, CO is $60,521. Males in Durango, 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 Durango, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,521

2017 value

± $4,908

0.31%

1 Year Growth

± 11.3%

Households in Durango, CO have a median annual income of $60,521, 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 $60,334 in 2016, which represents a 0.31% 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 Durango, 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 Durango, 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 Durango, 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 9707.01

  2. Census Tract 9707.03

  3. Census Tract 9710

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Durango, CO was Census Tract 9707.01 with a value of $69,375, followed by Census Tract 9707.03 and Census Tract 9710, with respective values of $63,322 and $61,828.

The following map shows all of the places in Durango, 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

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Durango, CO (1.82k out of 16.2k 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 18 - 24 and then Males 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

    1,594 ± 338

  2. Hispanic

    285 ± 152

  3. Two Or More

    115 ± 120

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

10k

2017 Value

± 746

0.763%

1 Year growth

± 10.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Durango, CO grew at a rate of 0.763%, from 9.97k employees to 10k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Durango, CO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,304 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,127 people), and Management Occupations (1,013 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Durango, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Durango, CO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,304 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,127 people), and Management Occupations (1,013 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Durango, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (2.37 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.12 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Durango, CO, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($108,333), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($94,375), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($72,647).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10k

2017 Value

± 746

0.763%

1 Year growth

± 10.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Durango, CO grew at a rate of 0.763%, from 9.97k employees to 10k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Durango, CO, are Accommodation & Food Services (1,484 people), Retail Trade (1,173 people), and Educational Services (1,112 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Durango, CO, though some of these residents may live in Durango, 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 Durango, CO, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (1,484 people), Retail Trade (1,173 people), and Educational Services (1,112 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Durango, CO has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.4 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.94 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.93 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Durango, CO, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($126,250), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($98,500), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($97,829).

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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 Durango, CO has health coverage, with 51.3% on employee plans, 11.4% on Medicaid, 8.65% on Medicare, 19.4% on non-group plans, and 0.574% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Durango, 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%).

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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

8.62%

Uninsured

51.3%

Employer Coverage

11.4%

Medicaid

8.65%

Medicare

19.4%

Non-Group

0.574%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Durango, CO declined by 24.3% from 11.4% to 8.62%.

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

Durango, CO is home to a population of 18k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.64% of Durango, CO residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Durango, CO is composed of 14.4k White Alone residents (80%), 1.72k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.56%), 1.2k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (6.64%), 411 Two or More Races residents (2.29%), 160 Asian Alone residents (0.89%), 100 Black or African American Alone residents (0.556%), 5 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0278%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Durango, CO are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,051 speakers), Navajo (248 speakers), and Italian (88 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 13.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Durango, CO was 34.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in Durango, CO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Durango, CO residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.64%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.75%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.64% of Durango, 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 Durango, CO was 3.75%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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

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Citizenship

99%

2017 Citizenship

98.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of Durango, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Durango, CO was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    14.4k ± 444

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.72k ± 365

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    1.2k ± 375

In 2017, there were 8.37 times more White Alone residents (14.4k people) in Durango, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.72k Hispanic or Latino and 1.2k 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 Durango, CO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,051 speakers (6.34%)

  2. Navajo

    248 speakers (1.5%)

  3. Italian

    88 speakers (0.531%)

10.9% of Durango, 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 Durango, CO was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 6.34% of the overall population of Durango, CO are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.5% speak Navajo and 0.531% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    339 ± 112

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    183 ± 100

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    67 ± 58

Durango, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Durango, CO awarded 789 degrees. The student population of Durango, CO is skewed towards women, with 1,796 male students and 1,804 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Durango, CO are White (477 and 61.3%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (146 and 18.8%), Hispanic or Latino (78 and 10%), and Two or More Races (40 and 5.14%).

The largest universities in Durango, CO by number of degrees awarded are Fort Lewis College (789 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Durango, CO are General Business (107 and 13.6%), General Psychology (59 and 7.48%), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (56 and 7.1%).

The median tuition costs in Durango, CO are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,360 and $16,072 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 59 degrees awarded

  2. 56 degrees awarded

  3. 107 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Durango, CO was General Psychology with 59 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

789 degrees awarded

$6,360

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Durango, CO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fort Lewis College with 789 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

350

Degrees Awarded to Men

439

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 350 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Durango, CO, which is 0.797 times less than the 439 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

    477 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    146 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    78 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Durango, CO were to White students. These 477 degrees mean that there were 3.27 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 146 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Durango, CO was $427,600 in 2017, which is 1.97 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $383,500 to $427,600, a 11.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Durango, CO is 54.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Durango, CO have an average commute time of 14.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Durango, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$60,521

Median Household Income

± $4,908

7k

Number of Households

± 590

In 2017, the median household income of the 7k households in Durango, CO grew to $60,521 from the previous year's value of $60,334.

The following chart displays the households in Durango, 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

$427,600

2017 Median

± $16,297

$383,500

2016 Median

± $13,439

In 2017, the median property value in Durango, CO grew to to $427,600 from the previous year's value of $383,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Durango, 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 Durango, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $400k - $500k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

54.1%

2017 Homeownership

52.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.1% of the housing units in Durango, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 52.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Durango, 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 Durango, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Durango, CO have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

14.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Durango, CO have a shorter commute time (14.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.668% of the workforce in Durango, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    64.7%

  2. Walked

    11.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.26%

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

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