San Miguel County, CO

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2019 Population
8,049
1.02% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
41.8
0.723% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
11.3%
26.9% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$67,038
3.97% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$479,300
2.4% 1-year decline
2019 Employed Population
5,100
0.493% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, San Miguel County, CO had a population of 8.05k people with a median age of 41.8 and a median household income of $67,038. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of San Miguel County, CO grew from 7,968 to 8,049, a 1.02% increase and its median household income grew from $64,478 to $67,038, a 3.97% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in San Miguel County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.8%), White (Hispanic) (8.82%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.68%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.01%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.87%). 0% of the households in San Miguel County, CO speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

93.9% of the residents in San Miguel County, CO are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in San Miguel County, CO was $479,300, and the homeownership rate was 61%. Most people in San Miguel County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.9 minutes. The average car ownership in San Miguel County, CO was 2 cars per household.

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Diversity

San Miguel County, CO is home to a population of 8.05k people, from which 93.9% are citizens. As of 2019, 10.6% of San Miguel County, CO residents were born outside of the country (852 people).

In 2019, there were 9.73 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.91k people) in San Miguel County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 710 White (Hispanic) and 135 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in San Miguel County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.91k ± 19
  2. White (Hispanic)
    710 ± 105
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    135 ± 81
10.7%
Hispanic Population
859 people

In 2019, there were 9.73 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.91k people) in San Miguel County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 710 White (Hispanic) and 135 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.7% of the people in San Miguel County, CO are hispanic (859 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.6%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
852 people
8.84%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
704 people

As of 2019, 10.6% of San Miguel County, CO residents (852 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in San Miguel County, CO was 8.84%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
35
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.6

In 2019, the median age of all people in San Miguel County, CO was 41.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in San Miguel County, CO are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all San Miguel County, CO residents was 42.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    223,913 ± 11,383 people
  2. India
    21,817 ± 3,619 people
  3. China
    18,194 ± 3,306 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 223,913 Colorado residents, followed by India with 21,817 and China with 18,194.

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Citizenship

93.9%
2019 Citizenship
94.2%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 93.9% of San Miguel County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in San Miguel County, CO was 94.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    143 ± 58
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    42 ± 37
  3. Korea
    16 ± 30

San Miguel County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Colorado, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Colorado (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Colorado across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in San Miguel County, CO is $67,038. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in San Miguel County, CO was Census Tract 9681.03 with a value of $81,429, followed by Census Tract 9681.01 and Census Tract 9682, with respective values of $67,356 and $62,300.

Males in Colorado have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,618. The income inequality in Colorado (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of San Miguel County, CO employs 5.1k people. The largest industries in San Miguel County, CO are Accommodation & Food Services (726 people), Retail Trade (490 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (480 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,536), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,375), and Wholesale Trade ($64,135).

Wages

Median Household Income

$67,038
2019 value
± $6,786
3.97%
1 Year Growth
± 12.1%

Households in San Miguel County, CO have a median annual income of $67,038, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $64,478 in 2018, which represents a 3.97% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$73,146
Average Male Salary in Colorado
± $1,595
$55,618
Average Female Salary in Colorado
± $1,298

In 2019, full-time male employees in Colorado made 1.32 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 in Colorado
  1. Asian
    $60,017 ± $5,643
  2. White
    $58,456 ± $1,040
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $55,471 ± $28,746

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Colorado workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Colorado.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for San Miguel County, CO is from Colorado.
0.468
2019 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.468
2018 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2019, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0332% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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.

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 9681.03
  2. Census Tract 9681.01
  3. Census Tract 9682

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in San Miguel County, CO was Census Tract 9681.03 with a value of $81,429, followed by Census Tract 9681.01 and Census Tract 9682, with respective values of $67,356 and $62,300.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in San Miguel County, CO (909 out of 8.02k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    687 ± 133
  2. Hispanic
    202 ± 106
  3. Asian
    100 ± 120

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

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

5.1k
2019 Value
± 353
0.493%
1 Year growth
± 9.72%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in San Miguel County, CO grew at a rate of 0.493%, from 5.08k employees to 5.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in San Miguel County, CO, are Management Occupations (876 people), Sales & Related Occupations (845 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (362 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of San Miguel County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of San Miguel County, CO, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (876 people), Sales & Related Occupations (845 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (362 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, San Miguel County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.9 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (1.69 times), and Sales & Related Occupations (1.62 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of San Miguel County, CO, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($175,288), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($97,083), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($75,781).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.1k
2019 Value
± 353
0.493%
1 Year growth
± 9.72%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in San Miguel County, CO grew at a rate of 0.493%, from 5.08k employees to 5.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in San Miguel County, CO, are Accommodation & Food Services (726 people), Retail Trade (490 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (480 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of San Miguel County, CO, though some of these residents may live in San Miguel 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 San Miguel County, CO, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (726 people), Retail Trade (490 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (480 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, San Miguel County, CO has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (4.05 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3.83 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.14 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in San Miguel County, CO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($85,536), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,375), and Wholesale Trade ($64,135).

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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. $23.5B
  2. $22.6B
  3. $17.6B

In 2018, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $23.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($22.6B) and Electronics ($17.6B).

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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$213B
2018 Value in Colorado
$360B
Projected 2045 Value in Colorado
68.9% growth

In 2018, total outbound Colorado trade was $213B. This is expected to increase 68.9% to $360B 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. $11.6B
  2. $9.48B
  3. $8.88B

In 2018, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $11.6B, followed by California with $9.48B and Texas and $8.88B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Colorado shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in San Miguel County, CO went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 68.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (23.9%), followed by Other (7.42%). The most partisan county was Kiowa County, CO with 85.1% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for San Miguel County, CO
68.7% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Colorado
  1. 85.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 84.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 83.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Colorado was Kiowa County, CO with 85.1% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Colorado colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Colorado over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 7 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in San Miguel County, CO was $479,300 in 2019, which is 1.99 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $491,100 to $479,300, a 2.4% decrease. The homeownership rate in San Miguel County, CO is 61%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in San Miguel County, CO have an average commute time of 15.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in San Miguel County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$479,300
2019 Median
± $32,712
$491,100
2018 Median
± $40,643

In 2019, the median property value in San Miguel County, CO declined from to $479,300 from the previous year's value of $491,100.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$67,038
Median Household Income
± $6,786
3.55k
Number of Households
± 274

In 2019, the median household income of the 3.55k households in San Miguel County, CO grew to $67,038 from the previous year's value of $64,478.

The following chart displays the households in San Miguel 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

61%
2019 Homeownership
60.5%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 61% of the housing units in San Miguel County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in San Miguel County, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

15.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in San Miguel County, CO have a shorter commute time (15.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 0.928% of the workforce in San Miguel County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (53.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.1%)
  3. Walked (13.3%)

In 2019, 53.5% of workers in San Miguel County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.1%) and those who walked to work (13.3%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in San Miguel County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in San Miguel County, CO have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

91.3% of the population of San Miguel County, CO has health coverage, with 45.4% on employee plans, 9.15% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 23.8% on non-group plans, and 1.46% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in San Miguel County, CO see 1170 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.9% decrease from the previous year (1328 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1636 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 356 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Costilla County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.9%). Additionally, Logan County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,170 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in San Miguel County, CO

Primary care physicians in San Miguel County, CO see an average of 1,170 patients per year. This represents a 11.9% decrease from the previous year (1,328 patients).

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

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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 in Colorado
$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

8.66%
Uninsured
45.4%
Employer Coverage
9.15%
Medicaid
11.6%
Medicare
23.8%
Non-Group
1.46%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in San Miguel County, CO grew by 8.19% from 8.01% to 8.66%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in San Miguel 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. 17.9% prevalence
  2. 13.8% prevalence
  3. 13.7% prevalence

Costilla County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Colorado, at 17.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Colorado by county over multiple years.

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