Fort Carson, CO

Census Place

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2020 Population
16,243
8.64% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
21.9
0.922% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
10.6%
22.3% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$52,144
7.91% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
1,977
35.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Fort Carson, CO had a population of 16.2k people with a median age of 21.9 and a median household income of $52,144. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Fort Carson, CO grew from 14,951 to 16,243, a 8.64% increase and its median household income grew from $48,321 to $52,144, a 7.91% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fort Carson, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15.9%), White (Hispanic) (13%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.5%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (4.41%).

None of the households in Fort Carson, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.6% of the residents in Fort Carson, CO are U.S. citizens.

In N/A, the median property value in Fort Carson, CO was N/A, and the homeownership rate was 0.427%. Most people in Fort Carson, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 10.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Fort Carson, CO was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Fort Carson, CO is home to a population of 16.2k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.01% of Fort Carson, CO residents were born outside of the country (651 people).

In 2020, there were 3.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.97k people) in Fort Carson, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.58k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.11k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fort Carson, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.97k ± 904
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.58k ± 749
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.11k ± 467
19%
Hispanic Population
3.08k people

In 2020, there were 3.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.97k people) in Fort Carson, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.58k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.11k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

19% of the people in Fort Carson, CO are hispanic (3.08k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.01%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
651 people
3.52%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
527 people

As of 2020, 4.01% of Fort Carson, CO residents (651 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fort Carson, CO was 3.52%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

22
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
25
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.9

In 2020, the median age of all people in Fort Carson, CO was 21.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 22, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 25. But people in Fort Carson, CO are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Fort Carson, CO residents was 22.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    216,688 ± 11,209 people
  2. India
    20,857 ± 3,539 people
  3. China
    19,477 ± 3,421 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 216,688 Colorado residents, followed by India with 20,857 and China with 19,477.

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Citizenship

98.6%
2020 Citizenship
98.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.6% of Fort Carson, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Fort Carson, CO was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,030 ± 378
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    50 ± 56
  3. Vietnam
    0 ± 33

Fort Carson, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 20.6 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.

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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

Males in Colorado have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,644. The income inequality in Colorado (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Fort Carson, CO employs 1.98k people. The largest industries in Fort Carson, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (365 people), Retail Trade (339 people), and Public Administration (332 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,750), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($72,708), and Construction ($57,628).

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,144
2020 value
± $3,858
7.91%
1 Year Growth
± 8.92%

Households in Fort Carson, CO have a median annual income of $52,144, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,321 in 2019, which represents a 7.91% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$74,881
Average Male Salary in Colorado
± $1,620
$57,644
Average Female Salary in Colorado
± $1,321

In 2020, full-time male employees in Colorado made 1.3 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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
    $63,078 ± $5,813
  2. White
    $60,521 ± $1,078
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $55,928 ± $29,600

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Colorado workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Colorado.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fort Carson, CO is from Colorado.
0.467
2020 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.468
2019 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2020, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.264% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 44.02
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

The following map shows all of the places in Fort Carson, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fort Carson, CO (1.05k out of 9.93k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 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
    689 ± 226
  2. Black
    234 ± 176
  3. Hispanic
    170 ± 138

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fort Carson, CO is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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

1.98k
2020 Value
± 381
35.6%
1 Year growth
± 21.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Fort Carson, CO grew at a rate of 35.6%, from 1.46k employees to 1.98k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fort Carson, CO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (393 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (211 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (168 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fort Carson, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fort Carson, CO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (393 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (211 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (168 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fort Carson, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Personal Care & Service Occupations (3.02 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.32 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.18 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fort Carson, CO, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($57,821), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($51,250), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($49,966).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.98k
2020 Value
± 381
35.6%
1 Year growth
± 21.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Fort Carson, CO grew at a rate of 35.6%, from 1.46k employees to 1.98k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fort Carson, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (365 people), Retail Trade (339 people), and Public Administration (332 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fort Carson, CO, though some of these residents may live in Fort Carson, 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 Fort Carson, CO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (365 people), Retail Trade (339 people), and Public Administration (332 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fort Carson, CO has an unusually high number of Public Administration (3.6 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.73 times), and Retail Trade (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fort Carson, CO, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,750), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($72,708), and Construction ($57,628).

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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. $23.8B
  2. $20.7B
  3. $16.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $23.8B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($20.7B) and Machinery ($16.3B).

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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$221B
2020 Value in Colorado
$434B
Projected 2050 Value in Colorado
96.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Colorado trade was $221B. This is expected to increase 96.6% to $434B by 2050.

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. $10.3B
  2. $10.2B
  3. $9.13B

In 2020, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $10.3B, followed by Texas with $10.2B and Wyoming and $9.13B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Colorado went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 55% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.6%). The most partisan county was Kiowa County, CO with 88% 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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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for Colorado
55% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Colorado
  1. 88% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Colorado was Kiowa County, CO with 88% 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 Fort Carson, CO was N/A in N/A, which is NaNk times the same as the national average of $229,800. Between N/A and N/A the median property value increased from N/A to N/A, a N/A N/A. The homeownership rate in Fort Carson, CO is 0.427%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in Fort Carson, CO have an average commute time of 10.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fort Carson, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

N/A
N/A Median
± N/A

In N/A, the median property value in Fort Carson, CO N/A to N/A from the previous year's value of N/A.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fort Carson, 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 Fort Carson, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the < $10k 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.
$52,144
Median Household Income
± $3,858
3.05k
Number of Households
± 469

In 2020, the median household income of the 3.05k households in Fort Carson, CO grew to $52,144 from the previous year's value of $48,321.

The following chart displays the households in Fort Carson, 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

0.427%
2020 Homeownership
0.438%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 0.427% of the housing units in Fort Carson, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 0.438%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Fort Carson, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

10.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fort Carson, CO have a shorter commute time (10.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Fort Carson, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (54.5%)
  2. Walked (23.9%)
  3. Carpooled (19.9%)

In 2020, 54.5% of workers in Fort Carson, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (23.9%) and those who carpooled to work (19.9%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fort Carson, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fort Carson, CO have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

98.6% of the population of Fort Carson, CO has health coverage, with 3.35% on employee plans, 1.81% on Medicaid, 0.0797% on Medicare, 7.43% on non-group plans, and 85.9% 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 El Paso County, CO see 1649 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.2% decrease from the previous year (1669 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 957 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 292 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

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1,649 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in El Paso County, CO

Primary care physicians in El Paso County, CO see an average of 1,649 patients per year. This represents a 1.2% decrease from the previous year (1,669 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in El Paso 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

1.41%
Uninsured
3.35%
Employer Coverage
1.81%
Medicaid
0.0797%
Medicare
7.43%
Non-Group
85.9%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fort Carson, CO grew by 10.7% from 1.27% to 1.41%.

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