Huerfano County, CO

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Population

6,498

0.353% decline

Median Age

54.9


Median Household Income

$35,801

7.65% growth

Poverty Rate

14.8%


Number of Employees

2,408

0.25% growth

Median Property Value

$137,400

10.4% decline

About

In 2017, Huerfano County, CO had a population of 6.5k people with a median age of 54.9 and a median household income of $35,801. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Huerfano County, CO declined from 6,521 to 6,498, a -0.353% decrease and its median household income grew from $33,257 to $35,801, a 7.65% increase.

The population of Huerfano County, CO is 64.2% White Alone, 34.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.416% Two or More Races. 11.8% of the people in Huerfano County, CO speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Huerfano County, CO is $137,400, and the homeownership rate is 71.9%. Most people in Huerfano County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Huerfano County, CO is 3 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Huerfano County, CO employs 2.41k people. The largest industries in Huerfano County, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (380 people), Retail Trade (298 people), and Construction (251 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,344), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,104), and Transportation & Warehousing ($45,625).

Median household income in Huerfano County, CO is $35,801. Males in Huerfano 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 Huerfano County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,801

2017 value

± $2,554

7.65%

1 Year Growth

± 11.3%

Households in Huerfano County, CO have a median annual income of $35,801, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $33,257 in 2016, which represents a 7.65% 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 Huerfano County, CO made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Huerfano County, CO 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

  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 Huerfano 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 Huerfano 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 9609

  2. Census Tract 9606

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Huerfano County, CO was Census Tract 9609 with a value of $41,230, followed by Census Tract 9606 and N/A, with respective values of $24,429 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Huerfano County, CO (937 out of 6.34k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 65 - 74.

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

    917 ± 181

  2. Hispanic

    382 ± 148

  3. Native American

    9 ± 88

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Huerfano County, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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

2.41k

2017 Value

± 307

0.25%

1 Year growth

± 17.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Huerfano County, CO grew at a rate of 0.25%, from 2.4k employees to 2.41k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Huerfano County, CO, are Sales & Related Occupations (344 people), Management Occupations (297 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (213 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Huerfano County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Huerfano County, CO, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (344 people), Management Occupations (297 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (213 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Huerfano County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.25 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.07 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.71 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Huerfano County, CO, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($250,001), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($66,667), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($61,667).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.41k

2017 Value

± 307

0.25%

1 Year growth

± 17.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Huerfano County, CO grew at a rate of 0.25%, from 2.4k employees to 2.41k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Huerfano County, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (380 people), Retail Trade (298 people), and Construction (251 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Huerfano County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Huerfano 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 Huerfano County, CO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (380 people), Retail Trade (298 people), and Construction (251 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Huerfano County, CO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.35 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.31 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.06 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Huerfano County, CO, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,344), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,104), and Transportation & Warehousing ($45,625).

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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 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

87.6% of the population of Huerfano County, CO has health coverage, with 20.9% on employee plans, 23.3% on Medicaid, 21.1% on Medicare, 19% on non-group plans, and 3.2% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Huerfano County, CO see 1082 patients per year on average, which represents a 17.2% increase from the previous year (923 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3338 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 668 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

1,082 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Huerfano County, CO see an average of 1,082 patients per year. This represents a 17.2% increase from the previous year (923 patients).

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

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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

12.4%

Uninsured

20.9%

Employer Coverage

23.3%

Medicaid

21.1%

Medicare

19%

Non-Group

3.2%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Huerfano County, CO declined by 6.98% from 13.4% to 12.4%.

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

Huerfano County, CO is home to a population of 6.5k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.89% of Huerfano County, CO residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Huerfano County, CO is composed of 4.17k White Alone residents (64.2%), 2.26k Hispanic or Latino residents (34.7%), 27 Two or More Races residents (0.416%), 20 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.308%), 12 Black or African American Alone residents (0.185%), 6 Asian Alone residents (0.0923%), 5 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0769%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Huerfano County, CO are Spanish or Spanish Creole (658 speakers), German (32 speakers), and Polish (28 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

55

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

71

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Huerfano County, CO was 54.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 55, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 71. But people in Huerfano County, CO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Huerfano County, CO residents was 55.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.89%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.24%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.89% of Huerfano 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 Huerfano County, CO was 2.24%, 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 Huerfano County, CO was Mexico, the natal country of 230,780 Huerfano County, CO residents, followed by India with 19,019 and Vietnam with 17,347.

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Citizenship

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Huerfano County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Huerfano County, CO was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.17k ± 50

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.26k ± 177

  3. Two or More Races

    27 ± 49

In 2017, there were 1.85 times more White Alone residents (4.17k people) in Huerfano County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.26k Hispanic or Latino and 27 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 Huerfano County, CO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    658 speakers (10.3%)

  2. German

    32 speakers (0.5%)

  3. Polish

    28 speakers (0.438%)

11.8% of Huerfano 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 Huerfano County, CO was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 10.3% of the overall population of Huerfano County, CO are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.5% speak German and 0.438% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    362 ± 93

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    132 ± 107

  3. Korea

    75 ± 59

Huerfano County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.74 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Huerfano County, CO was $137,400 in 2017, which is 0.631 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $153,400 to $137,400, a 10.4% decrease. The homeownership rate in Huerfano County, CO is 71.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Huerfano County, CO have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Huerfano County, CO is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$35,801

Median Household Income

± $2,554

3.17k

Number of Households

± 342

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.17k households in Huerfano County, CO grew to $35,801 from the previous year's value of $33,257.

The following chart displays the households in Huerfano 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$137,400

2017 Median

± $29,260

$153,400

2016 Median

± $19,705

In 2017, the median property value in Huerfano County, CO declined from to $137,400 from the previous year's value of $153,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Huerfano 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 Huerfano County, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $90k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.9%

2017 Homeownership

74.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.9% of the housing units in Huerfano County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.1%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Huerfano County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Huerfano County, CO have 3 cars, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

19.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Huerfano County, CO have a shorter commute time (19.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.49% of the workforce in Huerfano County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.4%

  2. Carpooled

    9.09%

  3. Walked

    7.2%

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

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