Jackson County, CO

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Population

1,372

5.05% growth

Median Age

49.2


Median Household Income

$45,994

2.09% growth

Poverty Rate

12.8%


Number of Employees

707

2.88% decline

Median Property Value

$171,300

0.587% growth

About

In 2017, Jackson County, CO had a population of 1.37k people with a median age of 49.2 and a median household income of $45,994. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jackson County, CO grew from 1,306 to 1,372, a 5.05% increase and its median household income grew from $45,053 to $45,994, a 2.09% increase.

The population of Jackson County, CO is 74.9% White Alone, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.364% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Jackson County, CO speak a non-English language, and 94.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Jackson County, CO is $171,300, and the homeownership rate is 70.4%. Most people in Jackson County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Jackson County, CO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Jackson County, CO employs 707 people. The largest industries in Jackson County, CO are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (203 people), Retail Trade (82 people), and Public Administration (68 people), and the highest paying industries are Health Care & Social Assistance ($65,625), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($51,607), and Wholesale Trade ($51,458).

Median household income in Jackson County, CO is $45,994. Males in Jackson 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 Jackson County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,994

2017 value

± $4,071

2.09%

1 Year Growth

± 14.3%

Households in Jackson County, CO have a median annual income of $45,994, 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 $45,053 in 2016, which represents a 2.09% 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 Colorado 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 Colorado 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 Jackson 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 9556

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jackson County, CO was Census Tract 9556 with a value of $46,014, 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 Jackson County, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jackson County, CO (175 out of 1.37k 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 6 - 11, followed by Males 55 - 64 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

    116 ± 61

  2. Hispanic

    68 ± 72

  3. Other

    58 ± 71

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

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

707

2017 Value

± 123

-2.88%

1 Year decline

± 24.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jackson County, CO declined at a rate of -2.88%, from 728 employees to 707 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jackson County, CO, are Management Occupations (123 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (110 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (70 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jackson County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jackson County, CO, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (123 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (110 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (70 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jackson County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (23 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.34 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (2.11 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jackson County, CO, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($90,833), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($69,688), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations ($51,607).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

707

2017 Value

± 123

-2.88%

1 Year decline

± 24.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jackson County, CO declined at a rate of -2.88%, from 728 employees to 707 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jackson County, CO, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (203 people), Retail Trade (82 people), and Public Administration (68 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jackson County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Jackson 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 Jackson County, CO, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (203 people), Retail Trade (82 people), and Public Administration (68 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jackson County, CO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (24.3 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.4 times), and Public Administration (2.06 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jackson County, CO, by median earnings, are Health Care & Social Assistance ($65,625), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($51,607), and Wholesale Trade ($51,458).

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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

$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

90.8% of the population of Jackson County, CO has health coverage, with 30.7% on employee plans, 22.8% on Medicaid, 18.4% on Medicare, 17.8% on non-group plans, and 1.17% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, CO see 1356 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.87% decrease from the previous year (1396 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 452 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

1,356 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, CO see an average of 1,356 patients per year. This represents a 2.87% decrease from the previous year (1,396 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

9.22%

Uninsured

30.7%

Employer Coverage

22.8%

Medicaid

18.4%

Medicare

17.8%

Non-Group

1.17%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jackson County, CO declined by 24.6% from 12.2% to 9.22%.

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

Jackson County, CO is home to a population of 1.37k people, from which 94.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.97% of Jackson County, CO residents were born outside of the country (123 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Jackson County, CO is composed of 1.03k White Alone residents (74.9%), 335 Hispanic or Latino residents (24.4%), 5 Two or More Races residents (0.364%), 5 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.364%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Jackson County, CO are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

51

Median Native-Born Age

± 4.3

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jackson County, CO was 49.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 51, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Jackson County, CO are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Jackson County, CO residents was 51.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.97%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

123 people

5.28%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

69 people

As of 2017, 8.97% of Jackson County, CO residents (123 people) 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 Jackson County, CO was 5.28%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 230,780 Colorado residents, followed by India with 19,019 and Vietnam with 17,347.

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Citizenship

94.2%

2017 Citizenship

95.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.2% of Jackson County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jackson County, CO was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    1.03k ± 127

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    335 ± 146

  3. Two or More Races

    5 ± 13.9

In 2017, there were 3.07 times more White Alone residents (1.03k people) in Jackson County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 335 Hispanic or Latino and 5 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Jackson County, CO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Jackson County, CO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Jackson County, CO are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    63 ± 35

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    24 ± 19

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    15 ± 19

Jackson County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jackson County, CO was $171,300 in 2017, which is 0.787 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $170,300 to $171,300, a 0.587% increase. The homeownership rate in Jackson County, CO is 70.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jackson County, CO have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jackson 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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$45,994

Median Household Income

± $4,071

597

Number of Households

± 98

In 2017, the median household income of the 597 households in Jackson County, CO grew to $45,994 from the previous year's value of $45,053.

The following chart displays the households in Jackson 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

$171,300

2017 Median

± $30,741

$170,300

2016 Median

± $29,613

In 2017, the median property value in Jackson County, CO grew to to $171,300 from the previous year's value of $170,300.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.4%

2017 Homeownership

68.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.4% of the housing units in Jackson County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.3%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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Commute Time

24.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jackson County, CO have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.98% of the workforce in Jackson County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    61.2%

  2. Worked At Home

    16.5%

  3. Walked

    14.1%

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

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