Montezuma County, CO

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2022 Population
26,070
0.594% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43.7
2.89% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
12.5%
2.76% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$61,377
5.21% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$282,500
16% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Montezuma County, CO had a population of 26.1k people with a median age of 43.7 and a median household income of $61,377. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Montezuma County, CO grew from 25,916 to 26,070, a 0.594% increase and its median household income grew from $58,335 to $61,377, a 5.21% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Montezuma County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (71.1%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (9.47%), White (Hispanic) (7.33%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.05%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.13%).

None of the households in Montezuma County, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.9% of the residents in Montezuma County, CO are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Montezuma County, CO was $282,500, and the homeownership rate was 73.5%.

Most people in Montezuma County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Montezuma County, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Montezuma County, CO is home to a population of 26.1k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.34% of Montezuma County, CO residents were born outside of the country (872 people).

In 2022, there were 7.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.5k people) in Montezuma County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.47k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 1.91k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.9%
2022 Citizenship
97.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.9% of Montezuma County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Montezuma County, CO was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Montezuma County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.5k ± 130
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    2.47k ± 339
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.91k ± 388
13%
Hispanic Population
3.38k people

In 2022, there were 7.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.5k people) in Montezuma County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.47k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 1.91k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13% of the people in Montezuma County, CO are hispanic (3.38k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

3.34%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
872 people
3.57%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
924 people

As of 2022, 3.34% of Montezuma County, CO residents (872 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Montezuma County, CO was 3.57%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    763 ± 152
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    301 ± 128
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    237 ± 100

Montezuma County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Montezuma County, CO employs 10.9k people. The largest industries in Montezuma County, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,649 people), Retail Trade (1,354 people), and Public Administration (1,082 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($70,559), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,786), and Public Administration ($52,957).

Occupations

10.9k
2022 Value
± 851
−0.749%
1 Year decline
± 11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Montezuma County, CO declined at a rate of −0.749%, from 11k employees to 10.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Montezuma County, CO, are Management Occupations (1,160 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,156 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,150 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Montezuma County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.9k
2022 Value
± 851
−0.749%
1 Year decline
± 11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Montezuma County, CO declined at a rate of −0.749%, from 11k employees to 10.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Montezuma County, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,649 people), Retail Trade (1,354 people), and Public Administration (1,082 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Montezuma County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Montezuma County, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,270
Median earning men ± $8,839
$32,843
Median earning women ± $4,399

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($71,011), Public Administration ($56,481), and Manufacturing ($56,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($45,700), Wholesale Trade ($44,830), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($40,335).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.87M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 1.73% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 311
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 148
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 144
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Montezuma County, CO went to Donald J. Trump with 60% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.24%).

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 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

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.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 8 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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.886% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.84% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.16M), Some college (997k), and High School or Equivalent (997k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Montezuma County, CO was $282,500 in 2022, which is 1 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $243,500 to $282,500, a 16% increase. The homeownership rate in Montezuma County, CO is 73.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Montezuma County, CO have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Montezuma County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Montezuma County, CO is $61,377. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Montezuma County, CO was Census Tract 9692 with a value of $77,754, followed by Census Tract 9691 and Census Tract 9696, with respective values of $70,125 and $57,033.

Property

$282,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,177
$7,736
Median Property Taxes
±$648

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Montezuma County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.5%
Homeownership
2022
69.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.5% of the housing units in Montezuma County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9692
  2. Census Tract 9691
  3. Census Tract 9696

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Montezuma County, CO was Census Tract 9692 with a value of $77,754, followed by Census Tract 9691 and Census Tract 9696, with respective values of $70,125 and $57,033.

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

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Household Income

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$61,377
Median Household Income
± $5,216
10.5k
Number of Households
± 766

In 2022, the median household income of the 10.5k households in Montezuma County, CO grew to $61,377 from the previous year's value of $58,335.

The following chart displays the households in Montezuma 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Montezuma County, CO is from Colorado.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.465
2021 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2022, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.265% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.87%)
  3. Carpooled (8.78%)

In 2022, 75.3% of workers in Montezuma County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.87%) and those who carpooled to work (8.78%).

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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Commute Time

21.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Montezuma County, CO have a shorter commute time (21.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.12% of the workforce in Montezuma County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Montezuma County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Montezuma County, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Montezuma County, CO (3.23k out of 25.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Montezuma County, 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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Health

88.8% of the population of Montezuma County, CO has health coverage, with 30% on employee plans, 26.1% on Medicaid, 16.9% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 1.81% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Montezuma County, CO see 970 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.27% decrease from the previous year (1046 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1650 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 550 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

970 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Montezuma County, CO

Primary care physicians in Montezuma County, CO see an average of 970 patients per year. This represents a 7.27% decrease from the previous year (1,046 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.6% under 18 years, 16.8% between 18 and 34 years, 37.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.2%
Uninsured
30%
Employer Coverage
26.1%
Medicaid
16.9%
Medicare
14.1%
Non-Group
1.81%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Montezuma County, CO declined by 7.92% from 12.2% to 11.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Montezuma County, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 61.3 in Montezuma County, CO.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 25.6% in Montezuma County, CO.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.9% in Montezuma County, CO.

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