San Miguel County, CO

County

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Population
7,968
2.1% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
Median Age
41.5

Poverty Rate
8.92%

Median Household Income
$64,478
3.59% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$491,100
1.26% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
5,075
6.93% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, San Miguel County, CO had a population of 7.97k people with a median age of 41.5 and a median household income of $64,478. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of San Miguel County, CO grew from 7,804 to 7,968, a 2.1% increase and its median household income grew from $62,243 to $64,478, a 3.59% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in San Miguel County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.4%), White (Hispanic) (9.19%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.14%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.12%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.54%). NaNk% of the people in San Miguel County, CO speak a non-English language, and 94.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in San Miguel County, CO is $491,100, and the homeownership rate is 60.5%. Most people in San Miguel County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.7 minutes. The average car ownership in San Miguel County, CO is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Colorado. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

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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Impact on Employment

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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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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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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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Diversity

San Miguel County, CO is home to a population of 7.97k people, from which 94.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 8.84% of San Miguel County, CO residents were born outside of the country (704 people).

In 2018, there were 9.41 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.89k people) in San Miguel County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 732 White (Hispanic) and 91 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)
    6.89k ± 17
  2. White (Hispanic)
    732 ± 76
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    91 ± 51
10.3%
Hispanic Population
820 people

In 2018, there were 9.41 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.89k people) in San Miguel County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 732 White (Hispanic) and 91 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.3% of the people in San Miguel County, CO are hispanic (820 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

8.84%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
704 people
7.61%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
594 people

As of 2018, 8.84% of San Miguel County, CO residents (704 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in San Miguel County, CO was 7.61%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
32
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in San Miguel County, CO was 41.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in San Miguel County, CO are getting getting younger. In 2017, 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
    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

94.2%
2018 Citizenship
94.9%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 94.2% of San Miguel County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in San Miguel County, CO was 94.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    200 ± 66
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    39 ± 33
  3. Korea
    11 ± 23

San Miguel County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in San Miguel County, CO is $64,478. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in San Miguel County, CO was Census Tract 9681.03 with a value of $75,660, followed by Census Tract 9681.01 and Census Tract 9682, with respective values of $66,613 and $61,736.

Males in Colorado have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,692. The income inequality in Colorado (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of San Miguel County, CO employs 5.08k people. The largest industries in San Miguel County, CO are Accommodation & Food Services (748 people), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (496 people), and Retail Trade (453 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,182), Wholesale Trade ($62,750), and Utilities ($54,028).

Wages

Median Household Income

$64,478
2018 value
± $4,771
3.59%
1 Year Growth
± 9.52%

Households in San Miguel County, CO have a median annual income of $64,478, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $62,243 in 2017, which represents a 3.59% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in San Miguel County, CO compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,531
Average Male Salary in Colorado
± $1,541
$51,692
Average Female Salary in Colorado
± $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 in Colorado
  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 in Colorado.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Colorado by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for San Miguel County, CO is from Colorado.
0.471
2017 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.471
2016 Wage GINI in Colorado

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 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 9681.03
  2. Census Tract 9681.01
  3. Census Tract 9682

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in San Miguel County, CO was Census Tract 9681.03 with a value of $75,660, followed by Census Tract 9681.01 and Census Tract 9682, with respective values of $66,613 and $61,736.

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

8.92% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in San Miguel County, CO (708 out of 7.93k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

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
    602 ± 120
  2. Hispanic
    127 ± 90
  3. Asian
    58 ± 99

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

5.08k
2018 Value
± 349
6.93%
1 Year growth
± 9.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in San Miguel County, CO grew at a rate of 6.93%, from 4.75k employees to 5.08k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in San Miguel County, CO, are Management Occupations (788 people), Sales & Related Occupations (735 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (450 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 (788 people), Sales & Related Occupations (735 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (450 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 (2.54 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.17 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.63 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of San Miguel County, CO, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($91,094), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($72,273), and Health Technologists & Technicians ($70,568).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.08k
2018 Value
± 349
6.93%
1 Year growth
± 9.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in San Miguel County, CO grew at a rate of 6.93%, from 4.75k employees to 5.08k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in San Miguel County, CO, are Accommodation & Food Services (748 people), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (496 people), and Retail Trade (453 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 (748 people), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (496 people), and Retail Trade (453 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, San Miguel County, CO has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (4.43 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (3.54 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.68 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in San Miguel County, CO, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,182), Wholesale Trade ($62,750), and Utilities ($54,028).

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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 in Colorado
$314B
Projected 2045 Value in Colorado
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in San Miguel County, CO was $491,100 in 2018, which is 2.14 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $485,000 to $491,100, a 1.26% increase. The homeownership rate in San Miguel County, CO is 60.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in San Miguel County, CO have an average commute time of 16.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. 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

$491,100
2018 Median
± $40,643
$485,000
2017 Median
± $48,527

In 2018, the median property value in San Miguel County, CO grew to to $491,100 from the previous year's value of $485,000.

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 N/A 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.
$64,478
Median Household Income
± $4,771
3.44k
Number of Households
± 258

In 2018, the median household income of the 3.44k households in San Miguel County, CO grew to $64,478 from the previous year's value of $62,243.

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

60.5%
2018 Homeownership
59.8%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 60.5% of the housing units in San Miguel County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in San Miguel County, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

16.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in San Miguel County, CO have a shorter commute time (16.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.16% of the workforce in San Miguel County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    49.7%
  2. Worked At Home
    13.9%
  3. Walked
    13.8%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in San Miguel County, CO was Drove Alone (49.7%), followed by those who Worked At Home (13.9%) and those who Walked (13.8%).

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 1 car.

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Health

92% of the population of San Miguel County, CO has health coverage, with 45.2% on employee plans, 10.3% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 24.1% on non-group plans, and 1.26% 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 1576 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.51% increase from the previous year (1568 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1603 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 382 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

1,576 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 1,576 patients per year. This represents a 0.51% increase from the previous year (1,568 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

8.01%
Uninsured
45.2%
Employer Coverage
10.3%
Medicaid
11.1%
Medicare
24.1%
Non-Group
1.26%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in San Miguel County, CO declined by 23.9% from 10.5% to 8.01%.

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. 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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