La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO

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2019 Population
115,006
1.13% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
42.1
1.45% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
11.1%
2.07% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$58,954
3.75% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$329,100
5.04% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
52,360
1.48% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO had a population of 115k people with a median age of 42.1 and a median household income of $58,954. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO grew from 113,718 to 115,006, a 1.13% increase and its median household income grew from $56,822 to $58,954, a 3.75% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.5%), White (Hispanic) (8.84%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (5.72%), Other (Hispanic) (2.84%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.77%). 9.84% of the households in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.4% of the residents in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO are Fort Lewis College (685 degrees awarded in 2019) and Western Colorado University (564 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO was $329,100, and the homeownership rate was 70%. Most people in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.3 minutes. The average car ownership in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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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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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO is home to a population of 115k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2019, 7.81% of La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO residents were born outside of the country (8.98k people).

In 2019, there were 8.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (90.2k people) in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.2k White (Hispanic) and 6.57k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO are Spanish (6,970 speakers), Navajo (1,092 speakers), and Other Native Languages of North America (631 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    90.2k ± 219
  2. White (Hispanic)
    10.2k ± 623
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    6.57k ± 279
12.7%
Hispanic Population
14.6k people

In 2019, there were 8.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (90.2k people) in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.2k White (Hispanic) and 6.57k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.7% of the people in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO are hispanic (14.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    6,970 speakers (6.38%)
  2. Navajo
    1,092 speakers (1%)
  3. Other Native Languages of North America
    631 speakers (0.578%)

9.84% of La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO was Spanish. 6.38% of the overall population of La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO are native Spanish speakers. 1% speak Navajo and 0.578% speak Other Native Languages of North America, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.81%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
8.98k people
3.28%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
3.73k people

As of 2019, 7.81% of La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO residents (8.98k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO was 3.28%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.2

In 2019, the median age of all people in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO was 42.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO residents was 42.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    1,177 ± 838 people
  2. China
    363 ± 467 people
  3. England
    246 ± 385 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO was Mexico, the natal country of 1,177 La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO residents, followed by China with 363 and England with 246.

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Citizenship

98.4%
2019 Citizenship
98.5%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.4% of La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,279 ± 297
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,009 ± 228
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    876 ± 191

La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO is $58,954. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO was Castle Rock Town PUMA, CO with a value of $129,609, followed by Parker Town & The Pinery PUMA, CO and Highlands Ranch & Chatfield Park PUMA, CO, with respective values of $120,420 and $119,137.

Males in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,941. The income inequality in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO employs 52.4k people. The largest industries in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO are Construction (4,913 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,066 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,305 people), and the highest paying industries are Oil & gas extraction ($142,341), Computer Systems Design ($125,235), and Legal services ($113,050).

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,954
2019 value
± $1,717
3.75%
1 Year Growth
± 3.97%

Households in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO have a median annual income of $58,954, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,822 in 2018, which represents a 3.75% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$59,426
Average Male Salary in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO
± $10,267
$44,941
Average Female Salary in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO
± $8,123

In 2019, full-time male employees in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO made 1.32 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO
  1. White
    $46,424 ± $6,144
  2. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $39,885 ± $31,733
  3. Other
    $38,645 ± $16,631

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO workers was White. These workers were paid 1.16 times more than American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO.

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Wage Distribution

0.458
2019 Wage GINI in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO
0.452
2018 Wage GINI in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO

In 2019, the income inequality in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.2% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO was Castle Rock Town PUMA, CO with a value of $129,609, followed by Parker Town & The Pinery PUMA, CO and Highlands Ranch & Chatfield Park PUMA, CO, with respective values of $120,420 and $119,137.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO (12.5k out of 112k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 55 - 64.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    9,448 ± 697
  2. Hispanic
    2,560 ± 351
  3. Native American
    1,573 ± 247

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, 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

52.4k
2019 Value
1.48%
1 Year growth
± 1.48%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO grew at a rate of 1.48%, from 51.6k employees to 52.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO, are Retail salespersons (1,694 people), Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,659 people), and Other managers (1,577 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO, by number of employees, are Retail salespersons (1,694 people), Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,659 people), and Other managers (1,577 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Tour & travel guides (10.4 times higher than expected), Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists (9.22 times), and Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists (6.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO, by average salary, are Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers ($357,451), Physicians ($263,349), and Computer & information systems managers ($173,849).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

52.4k
2019 Value
1.48%
1 Year growth
± 1.48%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO grew at a rate of 1.48%, from 51.6k employees to 52.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO, are Construction (4,913 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,066 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,305 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO, though some of these residents may live in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, 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 La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO, by number of employees, are Construction (4,913 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,066 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,305 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO has an unusually high number of Forestry except logging (15.6 times higher than expected), Pipeline transportation (8.93 times), and Oil & gas extraction (7.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO, by average salary, are Oil & gas extraction ($142,341), Computer Systems Design ($125,235), and Legal services ($113,050).

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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. $23.5B
  2. $22.6B
  3. $17.6B

In 2018, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $23.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($22.6B) and Electronics ($17.6B).

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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$213B
2018 Value in Colorado
$360B
Projected 2045 Value in Colorado
68.9% growth

In 2018, total outbound Colorado trade was $213B. This is expected to increase 68.9% to $360B 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. $11.6B
  2. $9.48B
  3. $8.88B

In 2018, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $11.6B, followed by California with $9.48B and Texas and $8.88B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Colorado shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Colorado went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 48.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.3%), followed by Gary Johnson (5.18%). 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 Colorado
48.2% 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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Education

In 2019, universities in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO awarded 1,249 degrees. The student population of La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO is skewed towards women, with 3,312 male students and 3,475 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO are White (773 and 62.4%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (164 and 13.2%), Hispanic or Latino (127 and 10.3%), and Two or More Races (76 and 6.13%).

The largest universities in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO by number of degrees awarded are Fort Lewis College (685 and 54.8%) and Western Colorado University (564 and 45.2%).

The most popular majors in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO are General Business Administration & Management (102 and 8.17%), Environmental Studies (101 and 8.09%), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (100 and 8.01%).

The median tuition costs in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,840 and $17,904 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 100 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 94 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 102 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 100 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 685 degrees awarded
  2. 564 degrees awarded
$6,840
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2019, the La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fort Lewis College with 685 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

623
Degrees Awarded to Men
626
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 623 men were awarded degrees from institutions in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO, which is 0.995 times less than the 626 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    773 degrees awarded
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    164 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    127 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO was White students. These 773 degrees mean that there were 4.71 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 164 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO was $329,100 in 2019, which is 1.37 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $313,300 to $329,100, a 5.04% increase. The homeownership rate in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO is 70%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO have an average commute time of 18.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$329,100
2019 Median
± $7,946
$313,300
2018 Median
± $9,252

In 2019, the median property value in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO grew to to $329,100 from the previous year's value of $313,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, 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 La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$58,954
Median Household Income
± $1,717
46.3k
Number of Households
± 1,350

In 2019, the median household income of the 46.3k households in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO grew to $58,954 from the previous year's value of $56,822.

The following chart displays the households in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

70%
2019 Homeownership
70%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 70% of the housing units in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

18.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO have a shorter commute time (18.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.73% of the workforce in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (71.9%)
  2. Carpooled (8.37%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.91%)

In 2019, 71.9% of workers in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.37%) and those who worked at home (7.91%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

90.4% of the population of La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO has health coverage, with 40.9% on employee plans, 17% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 16.6% on non-group plans, and 1.63% 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).

Primary care physicians in Colorado see 1211 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.656% decrease from the previous year (1219 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1220 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 269 patients per year.

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%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Colorado.
1,211 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Colorado

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1,211 patients per year. This represents a 0.656% decrease from the previous year (1,219 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Colorado in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

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

9.62%
Uninsured
40.9%
Employer Coverage
17%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
16.6%
Non-Group
1.63%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO declined by 7.58% from 10.4% to 9.62%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, 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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