Mineral County, CO

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Population

834

5.17% growth

Median Age

58.5


Median Household Income

$50,385

2.56% growth

Poverty Rate

12%


Number of Employees

377

16% growth

Median Property Value

$279,000

0.541% growth

About

In 2017, Mineral County, CO had a population of 834 people with a median age of 58.5 and a median household income of $50,385. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Mineral County, CO grew from 793 to 834, a 5.17% increase and its median household income grew from $49,125 to $50,385, a 2.56% increase.

The population of Mineral County, CO is 83.8% White Alone, 12.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.68% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Mineral County, CO speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Mineral County, CO is $279,000, and the homeownership rate is 85.4%. Most people in Mineral County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 12.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Mineral County, CO is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Mineral County, CO employs 377 people. The largest industries in Mineral County, CO are Accommodation & Food Services (66 people), Construction (40 people), and Educational Services (33 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,500), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,250), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,250).

Median household income in Mineral County, CO is $50,385. Males in Mineral 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 Mineral County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,385

2017 value

± $6,570

2.56%

1 Year Growth

± 20%

Households in Mineral County, CO have a median annual income of $50,385, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,125 in 2016, which represents a 2.56% annual growth.

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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.

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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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Mineral 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 9736

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mineral County, CO was Census Tract 9736 with a value of $50,385, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mineral County, CO (100 out of 834 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 Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 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

    62 ± 57

  2. Hispanic

    23 ± 62

  3. Black

    15 ± 64

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mineral County, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

377

2017 Value

± 93

16%

1 Year growth

± 29.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mineral County, CO grew at a rate of 16%, from 325 employees to 377 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mineral County, CO, are Management Occupations (68 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (44 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (36 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mineral County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Mineral County, CO, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (68 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (44 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (36 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Mineral County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (3.99 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.25 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Mineral County, CO, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($71,071), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($71,071), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($41,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

377

2017 Value

± 93

16%

1 Year growth

± 29.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mineral County, CO grew at a rate of 16%, from 325 employees to 377 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mineral County, CO, are Accommodation & Food Services (66 people), Construction (40 people), and Educational Services (33 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mineral County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Mineral 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 Mineral County, CO, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (66 people), Construction (40 people), and Educational Services (33 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Mineral County, CO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.59 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.58 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Mineral County, CO, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,500), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,250), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,250).

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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

$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

93.4% of the population of Mineral County, CO has health coverage, with 32.6% on employee plans, 13.3% on Medicaid, 23.5% on Medicare, 20.6% on non-group plans, and 3.36% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Mineral County, CO see 726 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.01% increase from the previous year (698 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

726 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Mineral County, CO see an average of 726 patients per year. This represents a 4.01% increase from the previous year (698 patients).

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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

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%).

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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

6.59%

Uninsured

32.6%

Employer Coverage

13.3%

Medicaid

23.5%

Medicare

20.6%

Non-Group

3.36%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mineral County, CO declined by 12.8% from 7.57% to 6.59%.

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

Mineral County, CO is home to a population of 834 people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.959% of Mineral County, CO residents were born outside of the country (8 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Mineral County, CO is composed of 699 White Alone residents (83.8%), 105 Hispanic or Latino residents (12.6%), 14 Two or More Races residents (1.68%), 13 Black or African American Alone residents (1.56%), 3 Asian Alone residents (0.36%), 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%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Mineral County, CO was 58.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Mineral County, CO are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Mineral County, CO residents was 61.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.959%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8 people

0%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

0 people

As of 2017, 0.959% of Mineral County, CO residents (8 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 Mineral County, CO was 0%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

100%

2017 Citizenship

100%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Mineral County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Mineral County, CO was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    699 ± 92

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    105 ± 68.2

  3. Two or More Races

    14 ± 13.6

In 2017, there were 6.66 times more White Alone residents (699 people) in Mineral County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 105 Hispanic or Latino and 14 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 Mineral 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 Mineral County, CO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Mineral County, CO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Mineral 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

    26 ± 20

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    11 ± 17

  3. World War II

    9 ± 9

Mineral County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mineral County, CO was $279,000 in 2017, which is 1.28 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $277,500 to $279,000, a 0.541% increase. The homeownership rate in Mineral County, CO is 85.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Mineral County, CO have an average commute time of 12.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mineral 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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$50,385

Median Household Income

± $6,570

404

Number of Households

± 66

In 2017, the median household income of the 404 households in Mineral County, CO grew to $50,385 from the previous year's value of $49,125.

The following chart displays the households in Mineral 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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Housing

Property Value

$279,000

2017 Median

± $23,044

$277,500

2016 Median

± $21,622

In 2017, the median property value in Mineral County, CO grew to to $279,000 from the previous year's value of $277,500.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

85.4%

2017 Homeownership

86.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 85.4% of the housing units in Mineral County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 86.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Mineral 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 Mineral County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mineral County, CO have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

12.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mineral County, CO have a shorter commute time (12.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Mineral County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    49.9%

  2. Walked

    24.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    11.9%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Mineral County, CO was Drove Alone (49.9%), followed by those who Walked (24.4%) and those who Worked At Home (11.9%).

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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