Elbert County, CO

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2019 Population
25,717
2.21% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
46.1
0% 1-year change
2019 Poverty Rate
4.81%
8.42% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$99,199
2.63% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$463,600
8.95% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
13,760
2.31% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Elbert County, CO had a population of 25.7k people with a median age of 46.1 and a median household income of $99,199. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Elbert County, CO grew from 25,162 to 25,717, a 2.21% increase and its median household income grew from $96,658 to $99,199, a 2.63% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Elbert County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.5%), White (Hispanic) (5.05%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.55%), Other (Hispanic) (0.922%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.817%). 0% of the households in Elbert County, CO speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

98.6% of the residents in Elbert County, CO are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Elbert County, CO was $463,600, and the homeownership rate was 90%. Most people in Elbert County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 35.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Elbert County, CO was 3 cars per household.

Diversity

Elbert County, CO is home to a population of 25.7k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2019, 5.91% of Elbert County, CO residents were born outside of the country (1.52k people).

In 2019, there were 17.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.8k people) in Elbert County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.3k White (Hispanic) and 655 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Elbert County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    22.8k ± 34
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.3k ± 162
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    655 ± 112
7%
Hispanic Population
1.8k people

In 2019, there were 17.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.8k people) in Elbert County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.3k White (Hispanic) and 655 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7% of the people in Elbert County, CO are hispanic (1.8k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.91%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.52k people
2.6%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
654 people

As of 2019, 5.91% of Elbert County, CO residents (1.52k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Elbert County, CO was 2.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

46
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 5.8

In 2019, the median age of all people in Elbert County, CO was 46.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Elbert County, CO are getting staying the same age. In 2018, the average age of all Elbert County, CO residents was 46.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    223,913 ± 11,383 people
  2. India
    21,817 ± 3,619 people
  3. China
    18,194 ± 3,306 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 223,913 Colorado residents, followed by India with 21,817 and China with 18,194.

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Citizenship

98.6%
2019 Citizenship
98.8%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.6% of Elbert County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Elbert County, CO was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    865 ± 142
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    420 ± 142
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    321 ± 90

Elbert County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Colorado, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Colorado (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Colorado across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Elbert County, CO is $99,199. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Elbert County, CO was Census Tract 9612.04 with a value of $124,079, followed by Census Tract 9612.07 and Census Tract 9612.06, with respective values of $120,809 and $105,946.

Males in Colorado have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,618. The income inequality in Colorado (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Elbert County, CO employs 13.8k people. The largest industries in Elbert County, CO are Construction (1,711 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,442 people), and Retail Trade (1,373 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($96,467), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($85,714), and Information ($83,264).

Wages

Median Household Income

$99,199
2019 value
± $6,613
2.63%
1 Year Growth
± 7.8%

Households in Elbert County, CO have a median annual income of $99,199, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $96,658 in 2018, which represents a 2.63% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$73,146
Average Male Salary in Colorado
± $1,595
$55,618
Average Female Salary in Colorado
± $1,298

In 2019, full-time male employees in Colorado made 1.32 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 in Colorado
  1. Asian
    $60,017 ± $5,643
  2. White
    $58,456 ± $1,040
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $55,471 ± $28,746

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Colorado workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Colorado.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Colorado by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Elbert County, CO is from Colorado.
0.468
2019 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.468
2018 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2019, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0332% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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.

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 9612.04
  2. Census Tract 9612.07
  3. Census Tract 9612.06

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elbert County, CO was Census Tract 9612.04 with a value of $124,079, followed by Census Tract 9612.07 and Census Tract 9612.06, with respective values of $120,809 and $105,946.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.81% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elbert County, CO (1.23k out of 25.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

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
    1,186 ± 185
  2. Hispanic
    106 ± 101
  3. Two Or More
    35 ± 105

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

13.8k
2019 Value
± 698
2.31%
1 Year growth
± 6.96%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Elbert County, CO grew at a rate of 2.31%, from 13.4k employees to 13.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elbert County, CO, are Management Occupations (2,013 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,385 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,155 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elbert County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Elbert County, CO, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (2,013 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,385 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,155 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Elbert County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.99 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.96 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Elbert County, CO, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($120,272), Legal Occupations ($110,391), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($103,314).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.8k
2019 Value
± 698
2.31%
1 Year growth
± 6.96%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Elbert County, CO grew at a rate of 2.31%, from 13.4k employees to 13.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elbert County, CO, are Construction (1,711 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,442 people), and Retail Trade (1,373 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elbert County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Elbert 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 Elbert County, CO, by number of employees, are Construction (1,711 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,442 people), and Retail Trade (1,373 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Elbert County, CO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.47 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.24 times), and Construction (1.9 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Elbert County, CO, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($96,467), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($85,714), and Information ($83,264).

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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. $23.5B
  2. $22.6B
  3. $17.6B

In 2018, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $23.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($22.6B) and Electronics ($17.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Colorado products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Colorado.
$213B
2018 Value in Colorado
$360B
Projected 2045 Value in Colorado
68.9% growth

In 2018, total outbound Colorado trade was $213B. This is expected to increase 68.9% to $360B 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. $11.6B
  2. $9.48B
  3. $8.88B

In 2018, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $11.6B, followed by California with $9.48B and Texas and $8.88B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Colorado shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Elbert County, CO went to Donald J. Trump with 73.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (19.6%), followed by Other (7.13%). The most partisan county was Kiowa County, CO with 85.1% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Elbert County, CO
73.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Colorado
  1. 85.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 84.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 83.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Colorado was Kiowa County, CO with 85.1% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Colorado colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Colorado over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 7 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Elbert County, CO was $463,600 in 2019, which is 1.93 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $425,500 to $463,600, a 8.95% increase. The homeownership rate in Elbert County, CO is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Elbert County, CO have an average commute time of 35.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Elbert County, CO is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$463,600
2019 Median
± $14,403
$425,500
2018 Median
± $15,309

In 2019, the median property value in Elbert County, CO grew to to $463,600 from the previous year's value of $425,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Elbert 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 Elbert County, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$99,199
Median Household Income
± $6,613
9.28k
Number of Households
± 518

In 2019, the median household income of the 9.28k households in Elbert County, CO grew to $99,199 from the previous year's value of $96,658.

The following chart displays the households in Elbert 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Elbert County, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Elbert County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

90%
2019 Homeownership
89.7%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 90% of the housing units in Elbert County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 89.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Elbert County, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

35.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elbert County, CO have a longer commute time (35.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 5.61% of the workforce in Elbert County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (80.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.6%)
  3. Carpooled (7.85%)

In 2019, 80.2% of workers in Elbert County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.6%) and those who carpooled to work (7.85%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Elbert County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Elbert County, CO have 3 cars, followed by false.

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Health

94.7% of the population of Elbert County, CO has health coverage, with 56.6% on employee plans, 10.4% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 1.72% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Elbert County, CO see 6570 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.5% increase from the previous year (6410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 13364 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 955 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Costilla County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.9%). Additionally, Logan County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

6,570 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Elbert County, CO

Primary care physicians in Elbert County, CO see an average of 6,570 patients per year. This represents a 2.5% increase from the previous year (6,410 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,804
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Colorado
$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

5.28%
Uninsured
56.6%
Employer Coverage
10.4%
Medicaid
11.5%
Medicare
14.5%
Non-Group
1.72%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elbert County, CO declined by 8.77% from 5.79% to 5.28%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Elbert 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. 17.9% prevalence
  2. 13.8% prevalence
  3. 13.7% prevalence

Costilla County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Colorado, at 17.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Colorado by county over multiple years.

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