Montrose County, CO

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Population

40,908

0.103% growth

Poverty Rate

17.8%


Median Age

44.7


Median Household Income

$44,865

2.22% growth

Number of Employees

17,047

0.206% growth

Median Property Value

$202,500

4.76% growth

About

In 2017, Montrose County, CO had a population of 40.9k people with a median age of 44.7 and a median household income of $44,865. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Montrose County, CO grew from 40,866 to 40,908, a 0.103% increase and its median household income grew from $43,890 to $44,865, a 2.22% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Montrose County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.2%), White (Hispanic) (17.4%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (2.17%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.23%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.704%). N/A% of the people in Montrose County, CO speak a non-English language, and 95.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Montrose County, CO is $202,500, and the homeownership rate is 69.2%. Most people in Montrose County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17 minutes. The average car ownership in Montrose 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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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 Montrose County, CO employs 17k people. The largest industries in Montrose County, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,320 people), Construction (2,088 people), and Retail Trade (2,013 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,429), Utilities ($60,529), and Public Administration ($46,862).

Median household income in Montrose County, CO is $44,865. Males in Montrose 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 Montrose County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,865

2017 value

± $2,428

2.22%

1 Year Growth

± 8.43%

Households in Montrose County, CO have a median annual income of $44,865, 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 $43,890 in 2016, which represents a 2.22% 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.

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 Montrose 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 9665.01

  2. Census Tract 9666.02

  3. Census Tract 9665.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Montrose County, CO was Census Tract 9665.01 with a value of $67,372, followed by Census Tract 9666.02 and Census Tract 9665.02, with respective values of $62,898 and $52,192.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Montrose County, CO (7.19k out of 40.4k 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 < 5, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    6,325 ± 539

  2. Hispanic

    2,488 ± 366

  3. Other

    371 ± 188

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

17k

2017 Value

± 858

0.206%

1 Year growth

± 7.05%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Montrose County, CO grew at a rate of 0.206%, from 17k employees to 17k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Montrose County, CO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,926 people), Management Occupations (1,805 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,779 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Montrose County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Montrose County, CO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,926 people), Management Occupations (1,805 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,779 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Montrose County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.57 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.1 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.02 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Montrose County, CO, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($79,018), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($56,739), and Protective Service Occupations ($56,630).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17k

2017 Value

± 858

0.206%

1 Year growth

± 7.05%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Montrose County, CO grew at a rate of 0.206%, from 17k employees to 17k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Montrose County, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,320 people), Construction (2,088 people), and Retail Trade (2,013 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Montrose County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Montrose 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 Montrose County, CO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,320 people), Construction (2,088 people), and Retail Trade (2,013 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Montrose County, CO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.5 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.32 times), and Construction (1.96 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Montrose County, CO, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,429), Utilities ($60,529), and Public Administration ($46,862).

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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

87% of the population of Montrose County, CO has health coverage, with 29.9% on employee plans, 23.9% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 2.55% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Montrose County, CO see 1462 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.137% increase from the previous year (1460 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1121 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 466 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

1,462 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Montrose County, CO see an average of 1,462 patients per year. This represents a 0.137% increase from the previous year (1,460 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Montrose 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%).

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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

13%

Uninsured

29.9%

Employer Coverage

23.9%

Medicaid

14.9%

Medicare

15.7%

Non-Group

2.55%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Montrose County, CO declined by 12.4% from 14.9% to 13%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Montrose 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%.

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Diversity

Montrose County, CO is home to a population of 40.9k people, from which 95.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.73% of Montrose County, CO residents were born outside of the country (2.76k people).

In 2017, there were 4.39 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.2k people) in Montrose County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.11k White (Hispanic) and 887 Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Montrose County, CO was 44.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Montrose County, CO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Montrose County, CO residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.73%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.76k people

7.03%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.87k people

As of 2017, 6.73% of Montrose County, CO residents (2.76k 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 Montrose County, CO was 7.03%, 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

95.9%

2017 Citizenship

95.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.9% of Montrose County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Montrose County, CO was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Montrose County, CO

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    31.2k ± 80

  2. White (Hispanic)

    7.11k ± 346

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    887 ± 331

In 2017, there were 4.39 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.2k people) in Montrose County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.11k White (Hispanic) and 887 Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,451 ± 176

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    388 ± 168

  3. Korea

    380 ± 90

Montrose County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.74 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Montrose County, CO was $202,500 in 2017, which is 0.882 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $193,300 to $202,500, a 4.76% increase. The homeownership rate in Montrose County, CO is 69.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Montrose County, CO have an average commute time of 17 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Montrose County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$202,500

2017 Median

± $8,605

$193,300

2016 Median

± $5,705

In 2017, the median property value in Montrose County, CO grew to to $202,500 from the previous year's value of $193,300.

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

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Household Income

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$44,865

Median Household Income

± $2,428

17k

Number of Households

± 775

In 2017, the median household income of the 17k households in Montrose County, CO grew to $44,865 from the previous year's value of $43,890.

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

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Rent vs Own

69.2%

2017 Homeownership

69.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.2% of the housing units in Montrose County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.6%.

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

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Commute Time

17 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Montrose County, CO have a shorter commute time (17 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.37% of the workforce in Montrose County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.8%

  2. Carpooled

    10.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.74%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Montrose County, CO was Drove Alone (80.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.6%) and those who Worked At Home (4.74%).

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

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