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El Paso County, CO&

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Population
688,284
2.05% growth
Median Age
33.9
Median Household Income
$63,882
6.28% growth
Poverty Rate
11.4%
Number of Employees
314,750
2.02% growth
Median Property Value
$249,200
7% growth

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Economy

The economy of El Paso County, CO employs 314,750 people. The economy of El Paso County, CO is specialized in Public Admin.; Other services, except public administration; and Information, which employ respectively 1.48; 1.29; and 1.21 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in El Paso County, CO are Healthcare & Social Assistance (42,912), Retail trade (33,906), and Educational Services (30,496), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($65,611), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($62,232), and Utilities ($61,678).

Median household income in El Paso County, CO is $63,882. Males in El Paso County, CO have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,933. The income inequality of El Paso County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for El Paso County, CO. In El Paso County, CO the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 58 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,368. Logan County, CO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Colorado.

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Diversity

El Paso County, CO is home to a population of 688,284 people, from which 96.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of El Paso County, CO is composed of 480,082 White residents (69.8%), 114,848 Hispanic residents (16.7%), 41,454 Black residents (6.02%), 28,553 Two+ residents (4.15%), and 18,097 Asian residents (2.63%). The most common foreign languages in El Paso County, CO are Spanish (44,184 speakers), German (5,564 speakers), and Korean (3,725 speakers), but compared to other places, El Paso County, CO has a relative high number of German (5,564 speakers), Korean (3,725 speakers), and Scandinavian (369 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in El Paso County, CO awarded 13,830 degrees. The student population of El Paso County, CO is skewed towards females, with 5,710 male students and 8,120 female students. Most students in El Paso County, CO are White (8,267 and 59.8%), followed by Black or African American (2,277 and 16.5%), Hispanic or Latino (1,458 and 10.5%), and Unknown (677 and 4.9%). The largest universities in El Paso County, CO by number of graduates are Colorado Technical University-Online (5,016 and 36.3%), Pikes Peak Community College (2,619 and 18.9%), and University of Colorado Colorado Springs (2,140 and 15.5%). The most popular majors in El Paso County, CO are General Business Administration & Management (1,322 and 9.6%), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (534 and 3.86%), and Information Technology (348 and 2.52%). The median tuition costs in El Paso County, CO are $50,472 for private four year colleges, and $6,624 and $17,352 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in El Paso County, CO is $249,200, which is 1.22 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $232,900 to $249,200, a 7% increase. The homeownership rate of El Paso County, CO is 62.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in El Paso County, CO have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in El Paso County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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