Summit County, CO

County

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Population
30,429
2.38% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
Median Age
39.1

Poverty Rate
10.1%

Median Household Income
$77,589
5.51% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$563,000
2.79% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
19,827
2.42% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Summit County, CO had a population of 30.4k people with a median age of 39.1 and a median household income of $77,589. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Summit County, CO grew from 29,722 to 30,429, a 2.38% increase and its median household income grew from $73,538 to $77,589, a 5.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Summit County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.3%), White (Hispanic) (8.21%), Other (Hispanic) (5.37%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.39%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.858%). 0% of the people in Summit County, CO speak a non-English language, and 91.9% are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Summit County, CO was $563,000, and the homeownership rate was 66.1%. Most people in Summit County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Summit County, CO was 2 cars per household.

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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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Colorado. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Summit County, CO went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 59.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.5%), followed by Other (9.38%). 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 Summit County, CO
59.1% 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

Summit County, CO is home to a population of 30.4k people, from which 91.9% are citizens. As of 2018, 11.1% of Summit County, CO residents were born outside of the country (3.38k people).

In 2018, there were 10 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25k people) in Summit County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.5k White (Hispanic) and 1.63k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Summit County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    25k ± 43
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.5k ± 568
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.63k ± 590
14.3%
Hispanic Population
4.35k people

In 2018, there were 10 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25k people) in Summit County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.5k White (Hispanic) and 1.63k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.3% of the people in Summit County, CO are hispanic (4.35k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11.1%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
3.38k people
10.2%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
3.04k people

As of 2018, 11.1% of Summit County, CO residents (3.38k 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 Summit County, CO was 10.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

39
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 7.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Summit County, CO was 39.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Summit County, CO are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Summit County, CO residents was 39.

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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

91.9%
2018 Citizenship
92.6%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 91.9% of Summit County, CO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Summit County, CO was 92.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    471 ± 178
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    233 ± 147
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    120 ± 75

Summit County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Summit County, CO is $77,589. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Summit County, CO was Census Tract 4.02 with a value of $91,818, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 4.01, with respective values of $88,194 and $80,833.

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 Summit County, CO employs 19.8k people. The largest industries in Summit County, CO are Accommodation & Food Services (3,638 people), Retail Trade (2,867 people), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2,141 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,077), Information ($56,106), and Public Administration ($53,804).

Wages

Median Household Income

$77,589
2018 value
± $4,772
5.51%
1 Year Growth
± 7.51%

Households in Summit County, CO have a median annual income of $77,589, 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 $73,538 in 2017, which represents a 5.51% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Summit 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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$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.

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 Summit 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 4.02
  2. Census Tract 2
  3. Census Tract 4.01

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Summit County, CO was Census Tract 4.02 with a value of $91,818, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 4.01, with respective values of $88,194 and $80,833.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Summit 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

10.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Summit County, CO (3.08k out of 30.3k 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 Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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
    2,698 ± 561
  2. Hispanic
    1,091 ± 343
  3. Other
    248 ± 198

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

19.8k
2018 Value
± 1,664
2.42%
1 Year growth
± 11.8%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Summit County, CO grew at a rate of 2.42%, from 19.4k employees to 19.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Summit County, CO, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,535 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,260 people), and Management Occupations (2,202 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Summit County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Summit County, CO, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,535 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,260 people), and Management Occupations (2,202 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Summit County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.89 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.2 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.91 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Summit County, CO, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($123,750), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($104,042), and Health Technologists & Technicians ($75,395).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

19.8k
2018 Value
± 1,664
2.42%
1 Year growth
± 11.8%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Summit County, CO grew at a rate of 2.42%, from 19.4k employees to 19.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Summit County, CO, are Accommodation & Food Services (3,638 people), Retail Trade (2,867 people), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2,141 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Summit County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Summit 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 Summit County, CO, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (3,638 people), Retail Trade (2,867 people), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2,141 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Summit County, CO has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (4.9 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (2.42 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.08 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Summit County, CO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($73,077), Information ($56,106), and Public Administration ($53,804).

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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 Summit County, CO was $563,000 in 2018, which is 2.45 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $547,700 to $563,000, a 2.79% increase. The homeownership rate in Summit County, CO is 66.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Summit County, CO have an average commute time of 14.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Summit County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$563,000
2018 Median
± $34,291
$547,700
2017 Median
± $33,439

In 2018, the median property value in Summit County, CO grew to to $563,000 from the previous year's value of $547,700.

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

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Household Income

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$77,589
Median Household Income
± $4,772
9.71k
Number of Households
± 813

In 2018, the median household income of the 9.71k households in Summit County, CO grew to $77,589 from the previous year's value of $73,538.

The following chart displays the households in Summit 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 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66.1%
2018 Homeownership
66.5%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 66.1% of the housing units in Summit County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.5%.

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

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Commute Time

14.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Summit County, CO have a shorter commute time (14.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 0.854% of the workforce in Summit County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (76.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.92%)
  3. Public Transit (4.87%)

In 2018, 76.2% of workers in Summit County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.92%) and those who used public transit to get to work (4.87%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Summit County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Summit County, CO have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

81.5% of the population of Summit County, CO has health coverage, with 46.3% on employee plans, 8.02% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 16.1% on non-group plans, and 0.695% 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 Summit County, CO see 1550 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.73% decrease from the previous year (1610 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1000 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 316 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

1,550 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Summit County, CO

Primary care physicians in Summit County, CO see an average of 1,550 patients per year. This represents a 3.73% decrease from the previous year (1,610 patients).

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

18.5%
Uninsured
46.3%
Employer Coverage
8.02%
Medicaid
10.4%
Medicare
16.1%
Non-Group
0.695%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Summit County, CO declined by 13.4% from 21.4% to 18.5%.

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