Jefferson County, CO

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Population

574,613

0.485% growth

Median Age

40.4


Median Household Income

$80,616

8.67% growth

Poverty Rate

7.81%


Number of Employees

316,292

2.04% growth

Median Property Value

$408,100

13.1% growth

About

In 2017, Jefferson County, CO had a population of 575k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $80,616. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jefferson County, CO grew from 571,837 to 574,613, a 0.485% increase and its median household income grew from $74,186 to $80,616, a 8.67% increase.

The population of Jefferson County, CO is 78.2% White Alone, 15.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.81% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Jefferson County, CO speak a non-English language, and 96.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jefferson County, CO are Red Rocks Community College (2,609 degrees awarded in 2016), Colorado School of Mines (1,469 degrees), and Colorado Christian University (926 degrees).

The median property value in Jefferson County, CO is $408,100, and the homeownership rate is 71.4%. Most people in Jefferson County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson County, CO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Jefferson County, CO employs 316k people. The largest industries in Jefferson County, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (37,356 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (33,797 people), and Retail Trade (33,060 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($113,110), Utilities ($80,143), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,682).

Median household income in Jefferson County, CO is $80,616. Males in Jefferson County, CO have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,627. The income inequality in Jefferson County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$80,616

2017 value

± $1,879

8.67%

1 Year Growth

± 3.57%

Households in Jefferson County, CO have a median annual income of $80,616, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $74,186 in 2016, which represents a 8.67% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$70,370

Average Male Salary

± $1,540

$53,627

Average Female Salary

± $1,308

In 2017, full-time male employees in Jefferson County, CO made 1.31 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Jefferson 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. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $63,284 ± $33,979

  2. Asian

    $57,318 ± $5,622

  3. White

    $55,910 ± $1,010

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Jefferson County, CO workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jefferson County, CO is from Colorado.

0.471

2017 Wage GINI

0.469

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 0.456% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 120.34

  2. Census Tract 120.35

  3. Census Tract 98.37

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jefferson County, CO was Census Tract 120.34 with a value of $152,650, followed by Census Tract 120.35 and Census Tract 98.37, with respective values of $152,059 and $146,250.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.81% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson County, CO (43.3k out of 555k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 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

    37,489 ± 1,416

  2. Hispanic

    11,961 ± 827

  3. Two Or More

    1,489 ± 264

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

316k

2017 Value

± 8,659

2.04%

1 Year growth

± 3.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jefferson County, CO grew at a rate of 2.04%, from 310k employees to 316k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson County, CO, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (27,616 people), Engineers (9,030 people), and Other Business Operations Specialists (8,374 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, CO, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (27,616 people), Engineers (9,030 people), and Other Business Operations Specialists (8,374 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jefferson County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Life & Physical Scientists (2.25 times higher than expected), Engineers (2.13 times), and Plant & System Operators (2.06 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, CO, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($82,109), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($80,352), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($80,194).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

316k

2017 Value

± 8,659

2.04%

1 Year growth

± 3.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jefferson County, CO grew at a rate of 2.04%, from 310k employees to 316k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson County, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (37,356 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (33,797 people), and Retail Trade (33,060 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jefferson County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, CO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (37,356 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (33,797 people), and Retail Trade (33,060 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jefferson County, CO has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.12 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.65 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jefferson County, CO, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($113,110), Utilities ($80,143), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,682).

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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

94.6% of the population of Jefferson County, CO has health coverage, with 55.1% on employee plans, 11.6% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 1.22% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, CO see 1237 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.569% increase from the previous year (1230 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1102 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 397 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

1237 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, CO see an average of 1237 patients per year. This represents a 0.569% increase from the previous year (1230 patients).

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

5.37%

Uninsured

55.1%

Employer Coverage

11.6%

Medicaid

12.1%

Medicare

14.6%

Non-Group

1.22%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson County, CO declined by 0.405% from 5.39% to 5.37%.

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

Jefferson County, CO is home to a population of 575k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.56% of Jefferson County, CO residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Jefferson County, CO is composed of 449k White Alone residents (78.2%), 88.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (15.4%), 16.2k Asian Alone residents (2.81%), 10.5k Two or More Races residents (1.84%), 5.65k Black or African American Alone residents (0.983%), 2.92k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.508%), 1.32k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.229%), and 294 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0512%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jefferson County, CO was 40.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Jefferson County, CO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Jefferson County, CO residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.56%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.54%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.56% of Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, CO was 6.54%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    234,816 ± 11,645 people

  2. India

    20,457 ± 3,505 people

  3. China

    19,921 ± 3,459 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Jefferson County, CO was Mexico, the natal country of 234,816 Jefferson County, CO residents, followed by India with 20,457 and China with 19,921.

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Citizenship

96.8%

2017 Citizenship

96.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.8% of Jefferson County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jefferson County, CO was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    449k ± 522

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    88.3k ± 4.68k

  3. Asian Alone

    16.2k ± 1.07k

In 2017, there were 5.09 times more White Alone residents (449k people) in Jefferson County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 88.3k Hispanic or Latino and 16.2k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Jefferson County, CO as a share of the total population.

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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 Jefferson County, CO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Jefferson County, CO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Jefferson 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

    14,085 ± 1,452

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    7,911 ± 1,471

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,295 ± 897

Jefferson County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Jefferson County, CO awarded 6,263 degrees. The student population of Jefferson County, CO is skewed towards women, with 11,272 male students and 11,463 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jefferson County, CO are White (4,374 and 72.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (750 and 12.4%), Unknown (321 and 5.3%), and Two or More Races (234 and 3.86%).

The largest universities in Jefferson County, CO by number of degrees awarded are Red Rocks Community College (2,609 and 41.7%), Colorado School of Mines (1,469 and 23.5%), and Colorado Christian University (926 and 14.8%).

The most popular majors in Jefferson County, CO are General Business Administration & Management (355 and 5.67%), Massage Therapy (354 and 5.65%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (273 and 4.36%).

The median tuition costs in Jefferson County, CO are $22,360 for private four year colleges, and $9,513 and $23,742 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 217 degrees awarded

  2. 195 degrees awarded

  3. 286 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Jefferson County, CO was General Business Administration & Management with 217 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Jefferson County, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,609 degrees awarded

  2. 1,469 degrees awarded

  3. 926 degrees awarded

$9,513

Median In-State Public

$22,360

Median Private

In 2016, the Jefferson County, CO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Red Rocks Community College with 2,609 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,150

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,113

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 3,150 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jefferson County, CO, which is 1.01 times more than the 3,113 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,374 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    750 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    321 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Jefferson County, CO were to White students. These 4,374 degrees mean that there were 5.83 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 750 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jefferson County, CO was $408,100 in 2017, which is 1.88 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $360,800 to $408,100, a 13.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Jefferson County, CO is 71.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jefferson County, CO have an average commute time of 25.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jefferson 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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$80,616

Median Household Income

± $1,879

232k

Number of Households

± 6,650

In 2017, the median household income of the 232k households in Jefferson County, CO grew to $80,616 from the previous year's value of $74,186.

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson 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

$408,100

2017 Median

± $6,561

$360,800

2016 Median

± $4,387

In 2017, the median property value in Jefferson County, CO grew to to $408,100 from the previous year's value of $360,800.

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

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Jefferson County, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jefferson County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

71.4%

2017 Homeownership

71.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.4% of the housing units in Jefferson County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.5%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

25.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson County, CO have a shorter commute time (25.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.9% of the workforce in Jefferson County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.4%

  2. Worked At Home

    8.39%

  3. Carpooled

    6.64%

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

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