Saguache County, CO

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2022 Population
6,454
1.33% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
49.9
0.605% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
17.5%
6.04% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$51,946
7.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$166,500
3.42% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Saguache County, CO had a population of 6.45k people with a median age of 49.9 and a median household income of $51,946. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Saguache County, CO grew from 6,369 to 6,454, a 1.33% increase and its median household income grew from $48,413 to $51,946, a 7.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Saguache County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (58.3%), White (Hispanic) (25.6%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.52%), Other (Hispanic) (4.31%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.24%).

None of the households in Saguache 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.

97.6% of the residents in Saguache County, CO are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Saguache County, CO was $166,500, and the homeownership rate was 72.8%.

Most people in Saguache County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Saguache County, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Saguache County, CO is home to a population of 6.45k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.83% of Saguache County, CO residents were born outside of the country (376 people).

In 2022, there were 2.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.76k people) in Saguache County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.65k White (Hispanic) and 292 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.6%
2022 Citizenship
98.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.6% of Saguache County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Saguache County, CO was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Saguache County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.76k ± 35
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.65k ± 179
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    292 ± 132
35.5%
Hispanic Population
2.29k people

In 2022, there were 2.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.76k people) in Saguache County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.65k White (Hispanic) and 292 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

35.5% of the people in Saguache County, CO are hispanic (2.29k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

5.83%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
376 people
5.72%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
364 people

As of 2022, 5.83% of Saguache County, CO residents (376 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Saguache County, CO was 5.72%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    132 ± 71
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    127 ± 98
  3. Korea
    45 ± 47

Saguache County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Saguache County, CO employs 2.69k people. The largest industries in Saguache County, CO are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (502 people), Retail Trade (332 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (328 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($135,400), Wholesale Trade ($67,778), and Public Administration ($53,207).

Occupations

2.69k
2022 Value
± 343
1.78%
1 Year growth
± 16.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Saguache County, CO grew at a rate of 1.78%, from 2.64k employees to 2.69k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Saguache County, CO, are Management Occupations (512 people), Sales & Related Occupations (287 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (250 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Saguache County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.69k
2022 Value
± 343
1.78%
1 Year growth
± 16.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Saguache County, CO grew at a rate of 1.78%, from 2.64k employees to 2.69k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Saguache County, CO, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (502 people), Retail Trade (332 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (328 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,350
Median earning men ± $2,336
$30,647
Median earning women ± $3,207

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($67,778), Retail Trade ($67,500), and Public Administration ($56,500).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,750), Public Administration ($49,375), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($31,540).

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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. 41
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 31
    Wholesale Trade
  3. 26
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Saguache County, CO went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 55.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.7%), followed by Other (1.56%).

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.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Colorado have changed over time starting in 2008.

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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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Race

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 Saguache County, CO was $166,500 in 2022, which is 0.591 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $161,000 to $166,500, a 3.42% increase. The homeownership rate in Saguache County, CO is 72.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Saguache County, CO have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Saguache County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$166,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$21,655
$2,235
Median Property Taxes
±$300

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

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

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Rent vs Own

72.8%
Homeownership
2022
72.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.8% of the housing units in Saguache County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9776
  2. Census Tract 9777

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

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Household Income

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$51,946
Median Household Income
± $5,979
3.07k
Number of Households
± 352

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.07k households in Saguache County, CO grew to $51,946 from the previous year's value of $48,413.

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 $50k - $60k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Saguache 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 (62.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (17.3%)
  3. Carpooled (15.2%)

In 2022, 62.3% of workers in Saguache County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (17.3%) and those who carpooled to work (15.2%).

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

19.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Saguache County, CO have a shorter commute time (19.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.09% of the workforce in Saguache 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 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.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Saguache County, CO (1.12k out of 6.42k 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 65 - 74, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Saguache County, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

88.9% of the population of Saguache County, CO has health coverage, with 29.3% on employee plans, 26.5% on Medicaid, 21.4% on Medicare, 8.42% on non-group plans, and 3.17% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Saguache County, CO see 6824 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.278% decrease from the previous year (6843 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6938 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 867 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

6,824 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Saguache County, CO

Primary care physicians in Saguache County, CO see an average of 6,824 patients per year. This represents a 0.278% decrease from the previous year (6,843 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.7% under 18 years, 13.2% between 18 and 34 years, 41.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 25.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.1%
Uninsured
29.3%
Employer Coverage
26.5%
Medicaid
21.4%
Medicare
8.42%
Non-Group
3.17%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Saguache County, CO grew by 9.98% from 10.1% to 11.1%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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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 31.5% in Saguache County, CO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 18.1% in Saguache County, CO.

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