Saguache County, CO

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Population

6,338

1.33% growth

Median Age

48.8


Median Household Income

$34,765

7.11% growth

Poverty Rate

21%


Number of Employees

2,465

0.818% growth

Median Property Value

$150,100

2.39% growth

About

In 2017, Saguache County, CO had a population of 6.34k people with a median age of 48.8 and a median household income of $34,765. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Saguache County, CO grew from 6,255 to 6,338, a 1.33% increase and its median household income grew from $32,457 to $34,765, a 7.11% increase.

The population of Saguache County, CO is 58.3% White Alone, 37% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.62% Two or More Races. 33.7% of the people in Saguache County, CO speak a non-English language, and 92.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Saguache County, CO is $150,100, and the homeownership rate is 70.6%. Most people in Saguache County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Saguache County, CO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Saguache County, CO employs 2.47k people. The largest industries in Saguache County, CO are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (429 people), Retail Trade (313 people), and Construction (274 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($41,429), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($36,731), and Public Administration ($31,563).

Median household income in Saguache County, CO is $34,765. Males in Saguache 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 Saguache County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,765

2017 value

± $4,061

7.11%

1 Year Growth

± 15.2%

Households in Saguache County, CO have a median annual income of $34,765, 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 $32,457 in 2016, which represents a 7.11% 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 Saguache County, CO 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 Saguache County, CO 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 Saguache 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9777

  2. Census Tract 9776

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Saguache County, CO was Census Tract 9777 with a value of $33,649, followed by Census Tract 9776 and N/A, with respective values of $33,191 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Saguache County, CO (1.33k out of 6.32k 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 Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 65 - 74.

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

    980 ± 153

  2. Hispanic

    539 ± 118

  3. Other

    132 ± 96

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

2.47k

2017 Value

± 244

0.818%

1 Year growth

± 13.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Saguache County, CO grew at a rate of 0.818%, from 2.45k employees to 2.47k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Saguache County, CO, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (304 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (287 people), and Management Occupations (282 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Saguache County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Saguache County, CO, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (304 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (287 people), and Management Occupations (282 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Saguache County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (17.2 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.12 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.48 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Saguache County, CO, by median earnings, are Community & Social Service Occupations ($57,768), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($55,441), and Protective Service Occupations ($52,708).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.47k

2017 Value

± 244

0.818%

1 Year growth

± 13.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Saguache County, CO grew at a rate of 0.818%, from 2.45k employees to 2.47k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Saguache County, CO, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (429 people), Retail Trade (313 people), and Construction (274 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Saguache County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Saguache 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 Saguache County, CO, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (429 people), Retail Trade (313 people), and Construction (274 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Saguache County, CO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (14.7 times higher than expected), Construction (1.77 times), and Utilities (1.69 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Saguache County, CO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($41,429), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($36,731), and Public Administration ($31,563).

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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 with $22.9B and Electronics and $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

80.4% of the population of Saguache County, CO has health coverage, with 18.8% on employee plans, 36% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 9.51% on non-group plans, and 1.34% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Saguache County, CO see 2084 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.92% increase from the previous year (2065 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6389 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1597 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

2,084 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Saguache County, CO see an average of 2,084 patients per year. This represents a 0.92% increase from the previous year (2,065 patients).

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

19.6%

Uninsured

18.8%

Employer Coverage

36%

Medicaid

14.7%

Medicare

9.51%

Non-Group

1.34%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Saguache County, CO declined by 20.8% from 24.8% to 19.6%.

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

Saguache County, CO is home to a population of 6.34k people, from which 92.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 12% of Saguache County, CO residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Saguache County, CO is composed of 3.69k White Alone residents (58.3%), 2.35k Hispanic or Latino residents (37%), 166 Two or More Races residents (2.62%), 70 Asian Alone residents (1.1%), 62 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.978%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Saguache County, CO are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,734 speakers), Chinese (62 speakers), and German (41 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Saguache County, CO was 48.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Saguache County, CO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Saguache County, CO residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

12.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 12% of Saguache County, CO residents 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 Saguache County, CO was 12.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Saguache County, CO was Mexico, the natal country of 230,780 Saguache County, CO residents, followed by India with 19,019 and Vietnam with 17,347.

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Citizenship

92.5%

2017 Citizenship

91.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.5% of Saguache County, CO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Saguache County, CO was 91.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    3.69k ± 17

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.35k ± 207

  3. Two or More Races

    166 ± 61.4

In 2017, there were 1.57 times more White Alone residents (3.69k people) in Saguache County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.35k Hispanic or Latino and 166 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 Saguache County, CO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,734 speakers (29.8%)

  2. Chinese

    62 speakers (1.06%)

  3. German

    41 speakers (0.704%)

33.7% of Saguache County, CO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Saguache County, CO was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 29.8% of the overall population of Saguache County, CO are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.06% speak Chinese and 0.704% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    267 ± 77

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    48 ± 38

  3. Korea

    24 ± 24

Saguache County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Saguache County, CO was $150,100 in 2017, which is 0.69 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $146,600 to $150,100, a 2.39% increase. The homeownership rate in Saguache County, CO is 70.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Saguache County, CO have an average commute time of 17.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Saguache 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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$34,765

Median Household Income

± $4,061

2.63k

Number of Households

± 245

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.63k households in Saguache County, CO grew to $34,765 from the previous year's value of $32,457.

The following chart displays the households in Saguache 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$150,100

2017 Median

± $21,547

$146,600

2016 Median

± $17,759

In 2017, the median property value in Saguache County, CO grew to to $150,100 from the previous year's value of $146,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Saguache 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 Saguache County, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

70.6%

2017 Homeownership

72.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.6% of the housing units in Saguache County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.2%.

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

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Commute Time

17.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Saguache County, CO have a shorter commute time (17.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.665% of the workforce in Saguache County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.8%

  2. Carpooled

    10.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.29%

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

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