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0.22% growth
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Median Household Income
1.52% growth
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0.44% growth
Median Property Value
1.26% growth


The economy of Mesa County, CO employs 68,258 people. The economy of Mesa County, CO is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Construction; and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing, which employ respectively 9.42; 1.25; and 1.15 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Mesa County, CO are Healthcare & Social Assistance (10,627), Retail trade (8,734), and Accommodation & Food Service (5,543), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($60,680), Utilities ($57,813), and Finance & Insurance ($46,865).

Median household income in Mesa County, CO is $50,070. Males in Mesa County, CO have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,029. The income inequality of Mesa County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.423 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Mesa County, CO. In Mesa County, CO the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 107 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $6,932. Logan County, CO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Colorado.


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Mesa County, CO is home to a population of 148,166 people, from which 98% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Mesa County, CO is composed of 121,513 White residents (82%), 20,788 Hispanic residents (14%), 2,811 Two+ residents (1.9%), 944 Black residents (0.64%), and 904 Asian residents (0.61%). The most common foreign languages in Mesa County, CO are Spanish (7,748 speakers), German (355 speakers), and Other West Germanic (235 speakers), but compared to other places, Mesa County, CO has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (235 speakers), German (355 speakers), and Japanese (111 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Mesa County, CO awarded 1,996 degrees. The student population of Mesa County, CO is skewed towards females, with 811 male students and 1,185 female students. Most students in Mesa County, CO are White (1,469 and 73.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (212 and 10.6%), Unknown (177 and 8.87%), and Two or more races (45 and 2.25%). The largest universities in Mesa County, CO by number of graduates are Colorado Mesa University (1,693 and 84.8%), Intellitec College-Grand Junction (241 and 12.1%), and The Salon Professional Academy-Grand Junction (62 and 3.11%). The most popular majors in Mesa County, CO are General Business (159 and 7.97%), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (119 and 5.96%), and Registered Nursing (84 and 4.21%). The median tuition costs in Mesa County, CO are N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,067 and $18,228 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mesa County, CO is $201,500, which is 0.98 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $199,000 to $201,500, a 1.26% increase. The homeownership rate of Mesa County, CO is 68%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Mesa County, CO have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mesa County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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