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Garfield County, CO&

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Population
57,495
0.73% growth
Median Age
36.1
Median Household Income
$61,300
8.32% growth
Poverty Rate
11.1%
Number of Employees
29,751
2.31% growth
Median Property Value
$299,700
4.24% growth

Economy

The economy of Garfield County, CO employs 29,751 people. The economy of Garfield County, CO is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Construction; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 6.06; 2.7; and 1.9 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Garfield County, CO are Construction (5,017), Retail trade (3,298), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,073), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($55,188), Utilities ($50,100), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($44,836).

Median household income in Garfield County, CO is $61,300. Males in Garfield County, CO have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,072. The income inequality of Garfield County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.411 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 Garfield County, CO. In Garfield 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 82 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,727. Logan County, CO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Colorado.

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Diversity

Garfield County, CO is home to a population of 57,495 people, from which 87.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Garfield County, CO is composed of 39,578 White residents (68.8%), 16,056 Hispanic residents (27.9%), 704 Two+ residents (1.22%), 422 Asian residents (0.73%), and 387 Native residents (0.67%). The most common foreign languages in Garfield County, CO are Spanish (12,198 speakers), French (160 speakers), and German (151 speakers), but compared to other places, Garfield County, CO has a relative high number of Spanish (12,198 speakers), Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (40 speakers), and Other West Germanic (57 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Garfield County, CO awarded 1,385 degrees. The student population of Garfield County, CO is skewed towards females, with 635 male students and 750 female students. Most students in Garfield County, CO are White (956 and 69%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (233 and 16.8%), Unknown (116 and 8.38%), and Two or more races (30 and 2.17%). The largest universities in Garfield County, CO by number of graduates are Colorado Mountain College (1,369 and 98.8%), Glenwood Beauty Academy (16 and 1.16%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Garfield County, CO are Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (200 and 14.4%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (104 and 7.51%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (85 and 6.14%). The median tuition costs in Garfield County, CO are N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,068 and $10,296 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 Garfield County, CO is $299,700, which is 1.46 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $287,500 to $299,700, a 4.24% increase. The homeownership rate of Garfield County, CO is 65.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Garfield County, CO have an average commute time of 29.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Garfield County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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