Lake County, CO

County

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Population
7,585
1.39% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Gardner
Republican Party
Median Age
37.8

Poverty Rate
16.5%

Median Household Income
$46,918
1.61% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$214,000
8.3% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
4,129
1.31% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Lake County, CO had a population of 7.59k people with a median age of 37.8 and a median household income of $46,918. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Lake County, CO grew from 7,481 to 7,585, a 1.39% increase and its median household income grew from $46,176 to $46,918, a 1.61% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lake County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.9%), White (Hispanic) (20.2%), Other (Hispanic) (9.82%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.6%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.25%). NaNk% of the people in Lake County, CO speak a non-English language, and 92.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lake County, CO is $214,000, and the homeownership rate is 62.2%. Most people in Lake County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake County, CO is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Colorado. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Colorado, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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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.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Colorado went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 50.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (39.7%), followed by Other (9.78%). 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 Cory Gardner 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.

Lake County, CO 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
50.5% 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 22, 2009
Cory Gardner
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner 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, 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 Lake County, CO have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Lake County, CO is home to a population of 7.59k people, from which 92.9% are citizens. As of 2018, 8.6% of Lake County, CO residents were born outside of the country (652 people).

In 2018, there were 3.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5k people) in Lake County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.54k White (Hispanic) and 745 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lake County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5k ± 438
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.54k ± 389
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    745 ± 370
30.9%
Hispanic Population
2.35k people

In 2018, there were 3.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5k people) in Lake County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.54k White (Hispanic) and 745 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

30.9% of the people in Lake County, CO are hispanic (2.35k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lake County, CO as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.6%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
652 people
8.17%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
611 people

As of 2018, 8.6% of Lake County, CO residents (652 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lake County, CO was 8.17%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

39
Median Native-Born Age
± 2.6
32
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.6

In 2018, the median age of all people in Lake County, CO was 37.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in Lake County, CO are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Lake County, CO residents was 39.

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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

92.9%
2018 Citizenship
92.8%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 92.9% of Lake County, CO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Lake County, CO was 92.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    244 ± 128
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    53 ± 62
  3. World War II
    15 ± 26

Lake County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Lake County, CO is $46,918. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lake County, CO was Census Tract 9617 with a value of $47,885, followed by Census Tract 9619 and N/A, with respective values of $42,475 and N/A.

Males in Colorado have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,692. The income inequality in Colorado (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Lake County, CO employs 4.13k people. The largest industries in Lake County, CO are Construction (626 people), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (491 people), and Retail Trade (455 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,788), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($72,303), and Transportation & Warehousing ($70,197).

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,918
2018 value
± $4,775
1.61%
1 Year Growth
± 17%

Households in Lake County, CO have a median annual income of $46,918, 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 $46,176 in 2017, which represents a 1.61% 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 in Colorado
± $1,541
$51,692
Average Female Salary in Colorado
± $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 in Colorado
  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 in Colorado.

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 in Colorado
0.471
2016 Wage GINI in Colorado

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 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 9617
  2. Census Tract 9619
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lake County, CO was Census Tract 9617 with a value of $47,885, followed by Census Tract 9619 and N/A, with respective values of $42,475 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

Males 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake County, CO (1.23k out of 7.45k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Males 25 - 34 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
    966 ± 267
  2. Hispanic
    623 ± 220
  3. Other
    180 ± 171

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

4.13k
2018 Value
± 551
-1.31%
1 Year decline
± 18.8%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lake County, CO declined at a rate of -1.31%, from 4.18k employees to 4.13k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lake County, CO, are Sales & Related Occupations (531 people), Management Occupations (477 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (458 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 Sales & Related Occupations (531 people), Management Occupations (477 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (458 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lake County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.68 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.23 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.21 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lake County, CO, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($110,964), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($80,664), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($79,405).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.13k
2018 Value
± 551
-1.31%
1 Year decline
± 18.8%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lake County, CO declined at a rate of -1.31%, from 4.18k employees to 4.13k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake County, CO, are Construction (626 people), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (491 people), and Retail Trade (455 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 (626 people), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (491 people), and Retail Trade (455 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lake County, CO has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (5.39 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.42 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.08 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lake County, CO, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,788), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($72,303), and Transportation & Warehousing ($70,197).

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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 in Colorado
$314B
Projected 2045 Value in Colorado
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lake County, CO was $214,000 in 2018, which is 0.932 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $197,600 to $214,000, a 8.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Lake County, CO is 62.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lake County, CO have an average commute time of 27 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

$214,000
2018 Median
± $28,958
$197,600
2017 Median
± $18,589

In 2018, the median property value in Lake County, CO grew to to $214,000 from the previous year's value of $197,600.

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 N/A 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.
$46,918
Median Household Income
± $4,775
3.35k
Number of Households
± 481

In 2018, the median household income of the 3.35k households in Lake County, CO grew to $46,918 from the previous year's value of $46,176.

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 $75k - $100k 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

62.2%
2018 Homeownership
57.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 62.2% of the housing units in Lake County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.6%.

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

27 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake County, CO have a longer commute time (27 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.61% 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
    67.1%
  2. Carpooled
    13.4%
  3. Walked
    8.1%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Lake County, CO was Drove Alone (67.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.4%) and those who Walked (8.1%).

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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Health

85.3% of the population of Lake County, CO has health coverage, with 39.6% on employee plans, 25.2% on Medicaid, 8.31% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 0.863% 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 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 in Lake County, CO

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

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

14.7%
Uninsured
39.6%
Employer Coverage
25.2%
Medicaid
8.31%
Medicare
11.3%
Non-Group
0.863%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lake County, CO declined by 8.67% from 16.1% to 14.7%.

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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