Prowers County, CO

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Population

12,084

0.305% decline

Median Age

37.4


Median Household Income

$41,740

1.71% growth

Poverty Rate

18.3%


Number of Employees

5,372

0.204% decline

Median Property Value

$94,400

7.15% growth

About

In 2017, Prowers County, CO had a population of 12.1k people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $41,740. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Prowers County, CO declined from 12,121 to 12,084, a -0.305% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,037 to $41,740, a 1.71% increase.

The population of Prowers County, CO is 60% White Alone, 37.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.58% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Prowers County, CO speak a non-English language, and 92% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Prowers County, CO are Lamar Community College (235 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Prowers County, CO is $94,400, and the homeownership rate is 65.1%. Most people in Prowers County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 12.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Prowers County, CO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Prowers County, CO employs 5.37k people. The largest industries in Prowers County, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (867 people), Retail Trade (766 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (600 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($92,548), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,125), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,250).

Median household income in Prowers County, CO is $41,740. Males in Prowers 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 Prowers County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,740

2017 value

± $2,550

1.71%

1 Year Growth

± 9.18%

Households in Prowers County, CO have a median annual income of $41,740, 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 $41,037 in 2016, which represents a 1.71% 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Prowers 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 1

  2. Census Tract 3

  3. Census Tract 6

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Prowers County, CO was Census Tract 1 with a value of $53,493, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 6, with respective values of $42,656 and $40,766.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Prowers County, CO (2.15k out of 11.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    1,986 ± 242

  2. Hispanic

    1,195 ± 190

  3. Two Or More

    126 ± 120

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

Employment by Occupations

5.37k

2017 Value

± 422

-0.204%

1 Year decline

± 11.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Prowers County, CO declined at a rate of -0.204%, from 5.38k employees to 5.37k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Prowers County, CO, are Sales & Related Occupations (652 people), Management Occupations (644 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (568 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Prowers County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Prowers County, CO, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (652 people), Management Occupations (644 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (568 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Prowers County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (7.42 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.88 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.85 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Prowers County, CO, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($75,536), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($57,917), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($51,836).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.37k

2017 Value

± 422

-0.204%

1 Year decline

± 11.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Prowers County, CO declined at a rate of -0.204%, from 5.38k employees to 5.37k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Prowers County, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (867 people), Retail Trade (766 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (600 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Prowers County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Prowers 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 Prowers County, CO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (867 people), Retail Trade (766 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (600 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Prowers County, CO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (9.44 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.61 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Prowers County, CO, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($92,548), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,125), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,250).

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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

87.7% of the population of Prowers County, CO has health coverage, with 33% on employee plans, 28.3% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.77% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Prowers County, CO see 3985 patients per year on average, which represents a 32.5% increase from the previous year (3008 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1490 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 459 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

3,985 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Prowers County, CO see an average of 3,985 patients per year. This represents a 32.5% increase from the previous year (3,008 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

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

12.3%

Uninsured

33%

Employer Coverage

28.3%

Medicaid

12.9%

Medicare

11.8%

Non-Group

1.77%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Prowers County, CO declined by 3.22% from 12.7% to 12.3%.

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

Prowers County, CO is home to a population of 12.1k people, from which 92% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.96% of Prowers County, CO residents were born outside of the country (1.2k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Prowers County, CO is composed of 7.25k White Alone residents (60%), 4.49k Hispanic or Latino residents (37.2%), 191 Two or More Races residents (1.58%), 78 Asian Alone residents (0.645%), 48 Black or African American Alone residents (0.397%), 20 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.166%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.6

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Prowers County, CO was 37.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Prowers County, CO are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Prowers County, CO residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.96%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.2k people

8.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.04k people

As of 2017, 9.96% of Prowers County, CO residents (1.2k 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 Prowers County, CO was 8.6%, 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

92%

2017 Citizenship

93.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92% of Prowers County, CO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Prowers County, CO was 93.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.25k ± 19

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.49k ± 153

  3. Two or More Races

    191 ± 59.1

In 2017, there were 1.61 times more White Alone residents (7.25k people) in Prowers County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.49k Hispanic or Latino and 191 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 Prowers 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 Prowers 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 Prowers County, CO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Prowers 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

    297 ± 99

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    111 ± 77

  3. Korea

    61 ± 37

Prowers County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Prowers County, CO awarded 235 degrees. The student population of Prowers County, CO is skewed towards women, with 372 male students and 419 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Prowers County, CO are White (164 and 72.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (55 and 24.3%), Two or More Races (4 and 1.77%), and Black or African American (3 and 1.33%).

The largest universities in Prowers County, CO by number of degrees awarded are Lamar Community College (235 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Prowers County, CO are General Construction Trades (49 and 20.9%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (47 and 20%), and Animal Training (35 and 14.9%).

The median tuition costs in Prowers County, CO are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 47 degrees awarded

  2. 17 degrees awarded

  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Prowers County, CO was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 47 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Prowers County, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

235 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Prowers County, CO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lamar Community College with 235 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

99

Degrees Awarded to Men

136

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 99 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Prowers County, CO, which is 0.728 times less than the 136 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    164 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    55 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    4 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Prowers County, CO were to White students. These 164 degrees mean that there were 2.98 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 55 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Prowers County, CO was $94,400 in 2017, which is 0.434 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $88,100 to $94,400, a 7.15% increase. The homeownership rate in Prowers County, CO is 65.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Prowers County, CO have an average commute time of 12.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Prowers 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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$41,740

Median Household Income

± $2,550

4.91k

Number of Households

± 393

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.91k households in Prowers County, CO grew to $41,740 from the previous year's value of $41,037.

The following chart displays the households in Prowers 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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Housing

Property Value

$94,400

2017 Median

± $10,756

$88,100

2016 Median

± $9,828

In 2017, the median property value in Prowers County, CO grew to to $94,400 from the previous year's value of $88,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Prowers 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 Prowers County, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

65.1%

2017 Homeownership

65%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.1% of the housing units in Prowers County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Prowers 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 Prowers County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Prowers County, CO have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

12.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Prowers County, CO have a shorter commute time (12.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.3% of the workforce in Prowers County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77%

  2. Carpooled

    12.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.96%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Prowers County, CO was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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