Lake County, CO

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Population

7,481

1.08% growth

Poverty Rate

12.8%


Median Age

39.3


Median Household Income

$46,176

1.6% decline

Number of Employees

4,184

0.994% decline

Median Property Value

$197,600

7.27% growth

About

In 2017, Lake County, CO had a population of 7.48k people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $46,176. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lake County, CO grew from 7,401 to 7,481, a 1.08% increase and its median household income declined from $46,928 to $46,176, a -1.6% decrease.

The population of Lake County, CO is 64.3% White Alone, 33.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.04% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Lake County, CO speak a non-English language, and 92.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lake County, CO is $197,600, and the homeownership rate is 57.6%. Most people in Lake County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake County, CO is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Colorado (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Colorado across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

The economy of Lake County, CO employs 4.18k people. The largest industries in Lake County, CO are Construction (726 people), Retail Trade (555 people), and Educational Services (476 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($69,808), Transportation & Warehousing ($68,942), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,714).

Median household income in Lake County, CO is $46,176. Males in Lake 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 Lake County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,176

2017 value

± $6,432

-1.6%

1 Year Growth

± 31.2%

Households in Lake County, CO have a median annual income of $46,176, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,928 in 2016, which represents a -1.6% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Lake County, CO compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Colorado by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Colorado by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lake 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 9619

  2. Census Tract 9617

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lake County, CO was Census Tract 9619 with a value of $53,276, followed by Census Tract 9617 and N/A, with respective values of $45,458 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake County, CO (939 out of 7.34k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    733 ± 226

  2. Hispanic

    480 ± 178

  3. Other

    155 ± 141

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

4.18k

2017 Value

± 537

-0.994%

1 Year decline

± 17.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lake County, CO declined at a rate of -0.994%, from 4.23k employees to 4.18k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lake County, CO, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (590 people), Sales & Related Occupations (507 people), and Management Occupations (493 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lake County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lake County, CO, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (590 people), Sales & Related Occupations (507 people), and Management Occupations (493 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lake County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.83 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.22 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.78 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lake County, CO, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($105,987), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($78,393), and Protective Service Occupations ($77,902).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.18k

2017 Value

± 537

-0.994%

1 Year decline

± 17.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lake County, CO declined at a rate of -0.994%, from 4.23k employees to 4.18k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake County, CO, are Construction (726 people), Retail Trade (555 people), and Educational Services (476 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lake County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Lake 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 Lake County, CO, by number of employees, are Construction (726 people), Retail Trade (555 people), and Educational Services (476 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lake County, CO has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.1 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3.29 times), and Construction (2.77 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lake County, CO, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($69,808), Transportation & Warehousing ($68,942), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,714).

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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. $35B

  2. $24.9B

  3. $18.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $35B, followed by Mixed freight ($24.9B) and Electronics ($18.5B).

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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$229B

2020 Value

$314B

Projected 2045 Value

37.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Colorado trade was $229B. This is expected to increase 37.2% 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. $13.9B

  2. $10.6B

  3. $8.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $13.9B, followed by Nebraska with $10.6B and California and $8.3B.

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

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Health

83.9% of the population of Lake County, CO has health coverage, with 43% on employee plans, 23.7% on Medicaid, 8.32% on Medicare, 8.12% on non-group plans, and 0.754% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lake County, CO see 1248 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.79% increase from the previous year (1226 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1904 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1904 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

1,248 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lake County, CO see an average of 1,248 patients per year. This represents a 1.79% increase from the previous year (1,226 patients).

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

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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%).

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 

$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

16.1%

Uninsured

43%

Employer Coverage

23.7%

Medicaid

8.32%

Medicare

8.12%

Non-Group

0.754%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lake County, CO declined by 2.96% from 16.6% to 16.1%.

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

Lake County, CO is home to a population of 7.48k people, from which 92.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.17% of Lake County, CO residents were born outside of the country (611 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lake County, CO is composed of 4.81k White Alone residents (64.3%), 2.54k Hispanic or Latino residents (33.9%), 78 Two or More Races residents (1.04%), 48 Asian Alone residents (0.642%), 9 Black or African American Alone residents (0.12%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.7

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lake County, CO was 39.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in Lake County, CO are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Lake County, CO residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.17%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

611 people

10.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

756 people

As of 2017, 8.17% of Lake County, CO residents (611 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 Lake County, CO was 10.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

92.8%

2017 Citizenship

91.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.8% of Lake County, CO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lake County, CO was 91.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.81k ± 375

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.54k ± 545

  3. Two or More Races

    78 ± 75.9

In 2017, there were 1.89 times more White Alone residents (4.81k people) in Lake County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.54k Hispanic or Latino and 78 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 Lake County, CO as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    244 ± 120

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    51 ± 50

  3. World War II

    18 ± 28

Lake County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lake County, CO was $197,600 in 2017, which is 0.86 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $184,200 to $197,600, a 7.27% increase. The homeownership rate in Lake County, CO is 57.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lake County, CO have an average commute time of 26.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lake County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$197,600

2017 Median

± $18,589

$184,200

2016 Median

± $25,886

In 2017, the median property value in Lake County, CO grew to to $197,600 from the previous year's value of $184,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lake 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 Lake County, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$46,176

Median Household Income

± $6,432

3.32k

Number of Households

± 462

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.32k households in Lake County, CO declined from $46,176 from the previous year's value of $46,928.

The following chart displays the households in Lake 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lake County, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lake County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

57.6%

2017 Homeownership

55.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.6% of the housing units in Lake County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.7%.

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

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Commute Time

26.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake County, CO have a longer commute time (26.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.15% of the workforce in Lake County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    67%

  2. Walked

    10.9%

  3. Carpooled

    10.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lake County, CO was Drove Alone (67%), followed by those who Walked (10.9%) and those who Carpooled (10.3%).

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

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