Phillips County, CO

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2022 Population
4,493
0.0889% 1-year decline
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.6
7.41% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.9%
2.54% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$58,474
14.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$258,200
21% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Phillips County, CO had a population of 4.49k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $58,474. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Phillips County, CO declined from 4,497 to 4,493, a −0.0889% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,951 to $58,474, a 14.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Phillips County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.2%), White (Hispanic) (14.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (9.33%), Other (Hispanic) (2.94%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (1.74%).

None of the households in Phillips 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.

91.3% of the residents in Phillips County, CO are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Phillips County, CO was $258,200, and the homeownership rate was 74.9%.

Most people in Phillips County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21 minutes. The average car ownership in Phillips County, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Phillips County, CO is home to a population of 4.49k people, from which 91.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 13.8% of Phillips County, CO residents were born outside of the country (618 people).

In 2022, there were 4.94 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.16k people) in Phillips County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 639 White (Hispanic) and 419 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.3%
2022 Citizenship
90.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91.3% of Phillips County, CO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Phillips County, CO was 90.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Phillips County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.16k ± 289
  2. White (Hispanic)
    639 ± 265
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    419 ± 218
28.2%
Hispanic Population
1.27k people

In 2022, there were 4.94 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.16k people) in Phillips County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 639 White (Hispanic) and 419 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

28.2% of the people in Phillips County, CO are hispanic (1.27k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

13.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
618 people
13.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
619 people

As of 2022, 13.8% of Phillips County, CO residents (618 people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Phillips County, CO was 13.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    102 ± 46
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    71 ± 40
  3. Korea
    26 ± 24

Phillips County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Phillips County, CO employs 2.08k people. The largest industries in Phillips County, CO are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (418 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (229 people), and Construction (161 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($114,583), Utilities ($83,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($76,042).

Occupations

2.08k
2022 Value
± 254
3.9%
1 Year growth
± 16.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Phillips County, CO grew at a rate of 3.9%, from 2k employees to 2.08k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Phillips County, CO, are Management Occupations (494 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (191 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (131 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Phillips County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.08k
2022 Value
± 254
3.9%
1 Year growth
± 16.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Phillips County, CO grew at a rate of 3.9%, from 2k employees to 2.08k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Phillips County, CO, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (418 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (229 people), and Construction (161 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Phillips County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Phillips 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

$55,906
Median earning men ± $5,267
$38,191
Median earning women ± $8,531

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($90,125), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($61,793), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($61,645).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($66,875), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,000), and Public Administration ($51,328).

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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. 44
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 33
    Wholesale Trade
  3. 30
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Phillips County, CO went to Donald J. Trump with 78.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.966%).

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.

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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 Phillips County, CO was $258,200 in 2022, which is 0.916 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $213,400 to $258,200, a 21% increase. The homeownership rate in Phillips County, CO is 74.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Phillips County, CO have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Phillips County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$258,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,649
$1,319
Median Property Taxes
±$198

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 Phillips County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Phillips County, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

74.9%
Homeownership
2022
64.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.9% of the housing units in Phillips County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9676
  2. Census Tract 9677

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

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Household Income

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$58,474
Median Household Income
± $6,683
1.76k
Number of Households
± 241

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.76k households in Phillips County, CO grew to $58,474 from the previous year's value of $50,951.

The following chart displays the households in Phillips 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 Phillips 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 (77.7%)
  2. Carpooled (11.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.81%)

In 2022, 77.7% of workers in Phillips County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.3%) and those who worked at home (8.81%).

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 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Phillips County, CO have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.74% of the workforce in Phillips 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 Phillips County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Phillips County, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Phillips County, CO (612 out of 4.41k 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 75+, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Phillips County, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

92% of the population of Phillips County, CO has health coverage, with 40.3% on employee plans, 18.1% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 20.7% on non-group plans, and 1.27% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.3% under 18 years, 16.3% between 18 and 34 years, 39.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.05%
Uninsured
40.3%
Employer Coverage
18.1%
Medicaid
11.6%
Medicare
20.7%
Non-Group
1.27%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Phillips County, CO declined by 26.5% from 11% to 8.05%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 27.4% in Phillips County, CO.

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