Elbert County, CO

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Population

24,553

1.35% growth

Median Age

45.6


Median Household Income

$92,849

6.37% growth

Poverty Rate

4.76%


Number of Employees

13,086

4.21% growth

Median Property Value

$380,000

7.44% growth

About

In 2017, Elbert County, CO had a population of 24.6k people with a median age of 45.6 and a median household income of $92,849. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Elbert County, CO grew from 24,225 to 24,553, a 1.35% increase and its median household income grew from $87,288 to $92,849, a 6.37% increase.

The population of Elbert County, CO is 89.4% White Alone, 6.53% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.17% Two or More Races. 4.83% of the people in Elbert County, CO speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Elbert County, CO is $380,000, and the homeownership rate is 89.8%. Most people in Elbert County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 36.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Elbert County, CO is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Elbert County, CO employs 13.1k people. The largest industries in Elbert County, CO are Construction (1,432 people), Retail Trade (1,382 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,382 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($97,333), Finance & Insurance ($95,556), and Manufacturing ($80,357).

Median household income in Elbert County, CO is $92,849. Males in Elbert County, 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 Elbert County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$92,849

2017 value

± $4,456

6.37%

1 Year Growth

± 5.7%

Households in Elbert County, CO have a median annual income of $92,849, 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 $87,288 in 2016, which represents a 6.37% 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 Elbert County, 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 Elbert County, 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 Elbert County, 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 9612.04

  2. Census Tract 9612.06

  3. Census Tract 9612.07

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elbert County, CO was Census Tract 9612.04 with a value of $106,621, followed by Census Tract 9612.06 and Census Tract 9612.07, with respective values of $96,023 and $89,420.

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

4.76% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elbert County, CO (1.16k out of 24.4k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 55 - 64 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

    1,118 ± 195

  2. Hispanic

    73 ± 101

  3. Two Or More

    22 ± 100

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

13.1k

2017 Value

± 684

4.21%

1 Year growth

± 7.19%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Elbert County, CO grew at a rate of 4.21%, from 12.6k employees to 13.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elbert County, CO, are Management Occupations (1,901 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,458 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,170 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 (1,901 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,458 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,170 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Elbert County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.83 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.74 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.63 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 ($97,500), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($94,778), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($94,593).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.1k

2017 Value

± 684

4.21%

1 Year growth

± 7.19%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Elbert County, CO grew at a rate of 4.21%, from 12.6k employees to 13.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elbert County, CO, are Construction (1,432 people), Retail Trade (1,382 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,382 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 (1,432 people), Retail Trade (1,382 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,382 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Elbert County, CO has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.28 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.17 times), and Information (1.89 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Elbert County, CO, by median earnings, are Information ($97,333), Finance & Insurance ($95,556), and Manufacturing ($80,357).

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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

92.8% of the population of Elbert County, CO has health coverage, with 55.5% on employee plans, 8.77% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 16.4% on non-group plans, and 1.42% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Elbert County, CO 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 24735 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6308 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1051 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

24,735 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Elbert County, CO see an average of 24,735 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 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

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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

7.15%

Uninsured

55.5%

Employer Coverage

8.77%

Medicaid

10.7%

Medicare

16.4%

Non-Group

1.42%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elbert County, CO declined by 3.61% from 7.42% to 7.15%.

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. 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

Elbert County, CO is home to a population of 24.6k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.38% of Elbert County, CO residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Elbert County, CO is composed of 21.9k White Alone residents (89.4%), 1.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.53%), 533 Two or More Races residents (2.17%), 157 Black or African American Alone residents (0.639%), 153 Asian Alone residents (0.623%), 127 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.517%), 34 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.138%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Elbert County, CO are Spanish or Spanish Creole (765 speakers), German (182 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (58 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Elbert County, CO was 45.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Elbert County, CO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Elbert County, CO residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.38%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.41%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.38% of Elbert County, 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 Elbert County, CO was 4.41%, 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 Elbert County, CO was Mexico, the natal country of 230,780 Elbert County, CO residents, followed by India with 19,019 and Vietnam with 17,347.

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Citizenship

98.5%

2017 Citizenship

97.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.5% of Elbert County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Elbert County, CO was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    21.9k ± 42

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.6k ± 232

  3. Two or More Races

    533 ± 113

In 2017, there were 13.7 times more White Alone residents (21.9k people) in Elbert County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.6k Hispanic or Latino and 533 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Elbert County, CO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    765 speakers (3.34%)

  2. German

    182 speakers (0.794%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    58 speakers (0.253%)

4.83% of Elbert County, 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 Elbert County, CO was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.34% of the overall population of Elbert County, CO are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.794% speak German and 0.253% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    952 ± 140

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    382 ± 125

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    246 ± 78

Elbert County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Elbert County, CO was $380,000 in 2017, which is 1.75 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $353,700 to $380,000, a 7.44% increase. The homeownership rate in Elbert County, CO is 89.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Elbert County, CO have an average commute time of 36.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Elbert 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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$92,849

Median Household Income

± $4,456

8.87k

Number of Households

± 506

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.87k households in Elbert County, CO grew to $92,849 from the previous year's value of $87,288.

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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Housing

Property Value

$380,000

2017 Median

± $10,822

$353,700

2016 Median

± $10,702

In 2017, the median property value in Elbert County, CO grew to to $380,000 from the previous year's value of $353,700.

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 $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

89.8%

2017 Homeownership

88.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 89.8% of the housing units in Elbert County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 88.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Elbert 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 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 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

36.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elbert County, CO have a longer commute time (36.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.98% of the workforce in Elbert County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.9%

  2. Worked At Home

    10.7%

  3. Carpooled

    9.44%

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

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