Gilpin County, CO

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Population
5,924
2.26% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
Median Age
45.7

Poverty Rate
4.12%

Median Household Income
$75,120
3.55% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$337,400
11.8% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
3,645
7.24% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Gilpin County, CO had a population of 5.92k people with a median age of 45.7 and a median household income of $75,120. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Gilpin County, CO grew from 5,793 to 5,924, a 2.26% increase and its median household income grew from $72,544 to $75,120, a 3.55% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gilpin County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.5%), White (Hispanic) (7.48%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.28%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.74%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.16%). 0% of the people in Gilpin County, CO speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Gilpin County, CO was $337,400, and the homeownership rate was 80.9%. Most people in Gilpin County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Gilpin County, CO was 2 cars per household.

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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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Colorado. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Gilpin County, CO went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 45.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.8%), followed by Other (10.5%). 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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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Gilpin County, CO
45.7% for the Democratic 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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Diversity

Gilpin County, CO is home to a population of 5.92k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.9% of Gilpin County, CO residents were born outside of the country (172 people).

In 2018, there were 11.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.12k people) in Gilpin County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 443 White (Hispanic) and 135 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Gilpin County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.12k ± 275
  2. White (Hispanic)
    443 ± 231
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    135 ± 92
9.25%
Hispanic Population
548 people

In 2018, there were 11.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.12k people) in Gilpin County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 443 White (Hispanic) and 135 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.25% of the people in Gilpin County, CO are hispanic (548 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.9%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
172 people
3.09%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
179 people

As of 2018, 2.9% of Gilpin County, CO residents (172 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gilpin County, CO was 3.09%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

46
Median Native-Born Age
± 2.4
50
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 11.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Gilpin County, CO was 45.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Gilpin County, CO are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Gilpin County, CO residents was 45.

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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

99.4%
2018 Citizenship
99.1%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.4% of Gilpin County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Gilpin County, CO was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    249 ± 144
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    133 ± 101
  3. World War II
    61 ± 91

Gilpin County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.87 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Gilpin County, CO is $75,120. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Gilpin County, CO was Census Tract 138 with a value of $75,120, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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 Gilpin County, CO employs 3.65k people. The largest industries in Gilpin County, CO are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (844 people), Manufacturing (441 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (305 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($105,746), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($97,644), and Finance & Insurance ($83,625).

Wages

Median Household Income

$75,120
2018 value
± $6,107
3.55%
1 Year Growth
± 10.9%

Households in Gilpin County, CO have a median annual income of $75,120, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $72,544 in 2017, which represents a 3.55% 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 Gilpin 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 138
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gilpin County, CO was Census Tract 138 with a value of $75,120, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males < 5
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gilpin County, CO (238 out of 5.77k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Females 35 - 44 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
    233 ± 111
  2. Hispanic
    27 ± 81
  3. Two Or More
    5 ± 86

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gilpin 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

3.65k
2018 Value
± 454
7.24%
1 Year growth
± 16.6%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Gilpin County, CO grew at a rate of 7.24%, from 3.4k employees to 3.65k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gilpin County, CO, are Management Occupations (584 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (502 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (332 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gilpin County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gilpin County, CO, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (584 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (502 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (332 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gilpin County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.91 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.93 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.62 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gilpin County, CO, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($107,107), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($101,607), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($89,457).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.65k
2018 Value
± 454
7.24%
1 Year growth
± 16.6%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Gilpin County, CO grew at a rate of 7.24%, from 3.4k employees to 3.65k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gilpin County, CO, are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (844 people), Manufacturing (441 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (305 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gilpin County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Gilpin 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 Gilpin County, CO, by number of employees, are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (844 people), Manufacturing (441 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (305 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gilpin County, CO has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (10.5 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.36 times), and Construction (1.22 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gilpin County, CO, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($105,746), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($97,644), and Finance & Insurance ($83,625).

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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 ($22.9B) and Electronics ($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 in Colorado
$314B
Projected 2045 Value in Colorado
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gilpin County, CO was $337,400 in 2018, which is 1.47 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $301,700 to $337,400, a 11.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Gilpin County, CO is 80.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gilpin County, CO have an average commute time of 30.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Gilpin County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$337,400
2018 Median
± $23,799
$301,700
2017 Median
± $25,614

In 2018, the median property value in Gilpin County, CO grew to to $337,400 from the previous year's value of $301,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Gilpin 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 Gilpin County, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$75,120
Median Household Income
± $6,107
2.65k
Number of Households
± 370

In 2018, the median household income of the 2.65k households in Gilpin County, CO grew to $75,120 from the previous year's value of $72,544.

The following chart displays the households in Gilpin 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

80.9%
2018 Homeownership
79.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 80.9% of the housing units in Gilpin County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Gilpin County, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

30.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gilpin County, CO have a longer commute time (30.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.33% of the workforce in Gilpin County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (73.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.3%)
  3. Carpooled (8.5%)

In 2018, 73.5% of workers in Gilpin County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.3%) and those who carpooled to work (8.5%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Gilpin County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gilpin County, CO have 2 cars, followed by 4 cars.

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Health

95.4% of the population of Gilpin County, CO has health coverage, with 54.2% on employee plans, 9.33% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 19.5% on non-group plans, and 0.034% 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).

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%)

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

4.63%
Uninsured
54.2%
Employer Coverage
9.33%
Medicaid
12.3%
Medicare
19.5%
Non-Group
0.034%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gilpin County, CO declined by 50.7% from 9.38% to 4.63%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gilpin 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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