Routt County, CO

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Population

24,359

1.58% growth

Median Age

39.9


Median Household Income

$67,472

6.25% growth

Poverty Rate

10.7%


Number of Employees

14,555

1.83% growth

Median Property Value

$460,600

8.56% growth

About

In 2017, Routt County, CO had a population of 24.4k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $67,472. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Routt County, CO grew from 23,980 to 24,359, a 1.58% increase and its median household income grew from $63,505 to $67,472, a 6.25% increase.

The population of Routt County, CO is 89.8% White Alone, 6.91% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.08% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Routt County, CO speak a non-English language, and 96.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Routt County, CO is $460,600, and the homeownership rate is 68.3%. Most people in Routt County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Routt County, CO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Routt County, CO employs 14.6k people. The largest industries in Routt County, CO are Accommodation & Food Services (2,022 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,563 people), and Retail Trade (1,448 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,678), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,529), and Finance & Insurance ($50,595).

Median household income in Routt County, CO is $67,472. Males in Routt 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 Routt County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$67,472

2017 value

± $4,036

6.25%

1 Year Growth

± 9.12%

Households in Routt County, CO have a median annual income of $67,472, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,505 in 2016, which represents a 6.25% 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 Routt 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 4

  2. Census Tract 5

  3. Census Tract 1

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Routt County, CO was Census Tract 4 with a value of $87,361, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $71,473 and $71,230.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Routt County, CO (2.57k out of 24.1k 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 Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 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

    2,337 ± 356

  2. Hispanic

    328 ± 180

  3. Other

    99 ± 114

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

14.6k

2017 Value

± 811

1.83%

1 Year growth

± 7.93%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Routt County, CO grew at a rate of 1.83%, from 14.3k employees to 14.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Routt County, CO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,734 people), Management Occupations (1,718 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,612 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Routt County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Routt County, CO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,734 people), Management Occupations (1,718 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,612 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Routt County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.76 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.62 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Routt County, CO, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($73,487), Legal Occupations ($60,977), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($59,638).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.6k

2017 Value

± 811

1.83%

1 Year growth

± 7.93%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Routt County, CO grew at a rate of 1.83%, from 14.3k employees to 14.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Routt County, CO, are Accommodation & Food Services (2,022 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,563 people), and Retail Trade (1,448 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Routt County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Routt 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 Routt County, CO, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (2,022 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,563 people), and Retail Trade (1,448 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Routt County, CO has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.51 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (3.09 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Routt County, CO, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,678), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,529), and Finance & Insurance ($50,595).

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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

91% of the population of Routt County, CO has health coverage, with 47.9% on employee plans, 7.39% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 23.5% on non-group plans, and 1.37% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Routt County, CO see 832 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.35% decrease from the previous year (852 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1072 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 347 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

832 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Routt County, CO see an average of 832 patients per year. This represents a 2.35% decrease from the previous year (852 patients).

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

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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%).

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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

9.04%

Uninsured

47.9%

Employer Coverage

7.39%

Medicaid

10.8%

Medicare

23.5%

Non-Group

1.37%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Routt County, CO declined by 21.6% from 11.5% to 9.04%.

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

Routt County, CO is home to a population of 24.4k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.85% of Routt County, CO residents were born outside of the country (1.43k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Routt County, CO is composed of 21.9k White Alone residents (89.8%), 1.68k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.91%), 262 Asian Alone residents (1.08%), 192 Black or African American Alone residents (0.788%), 176 Two or More Races residents (0.723%), 115 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.472%), 64 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.263%), and 3 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0123%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Routt County, CO was 39.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Routt County, CO are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Routt County, CO residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.85%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.43k people

6.53%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.57k people

As of 2017, 5.85% of Routt County, CO residents (1.43k 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 Routt County, CO was 6.53%, 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

96.7%

2017 Citizenship

95.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.7% of Routt County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Routt County, CO was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    21.9k ± 68

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.68k ± 396

  3. Asian Alone

    262 ± 50

In 2017, there were 13 times more White Alone residents (21.9k people) in Routt County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.68k Hispanic or Latino and 262 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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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 Routt 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 Routt County, CO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Routt 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

    495 ± 118

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    218 ± 123

  3. World War II

    86 ± 60

Routt County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Routt County, CO was $460,600 in 2017, which is 2.12 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $424,300 to $460,600, a 8.56% increase. The homeownership rate in Routt County, CO is 68.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Routt County, CO have an average commute time of 16.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Routt 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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$67,472

Median Household Income

± $4,036

9.48k

Number of Households

± 628

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.48k households in Routt County, CO grew to $67,472 from the previous year's value of $63,505.

The following chart displays the households in Routt 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

$460,600

2017 Median

± $36,872

$424,300

2016 Median

± $37,870

In 2017, the median property value in Routt County, CO grew to to $460,600 from the previous year's value of $424,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Routt 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 Routt County, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.3%

2017 Homeownership

67.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.3% of the housing units in Routt County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.4%.

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

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Commute Time

16.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Routt County, CO have a shorter commute time (16.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.688% of the workforce in Routt County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    68.3%

  2. Carpooled

    9.92%

  3. Worked At Home

    9.15%

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

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