Summit County, CO

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Population

29,722

1.55% growth

Median Age

39.2


Median Household Income

$73,538

4.77% growth

Poverty Rate

10.3%


Number of Employees

19,358

5.75% growth

Median Property Value

$547,700

10.4% growth

About

In 2017, Summit County, CO had a population of 29.7k people with a median age of 39.2 and a median household income of $73,538. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Summit County, CO grew from 29,269 to 29,722, a 1.55% increase and its median household income grew from $70,192 to $73,538, a 4.77% increase.

The population of Summit County, CO is 81.9% White Alone, 14% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.61% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Summit County, CO speak a non-English language, and 92.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Summit County, CO is $547,700, and the homeownership rate is 66.5%. Most people in Summit County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Summit County, CO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Summit County, CO employs 19.4k people. The largest industries in Summit County, CO are Accommodation & Food Services (3,351 people), Retail Trade (2,981 people), and Construction (2,000 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,000), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,917), and Manufacturing ($55,503).

Median household income in Summit County, CO is $73,538. Males in Summit County, CO have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,692. The income inequality in Summit County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$73,538

2017 value

± $3,671

4.77%

1 Year Growth

± 7.86%

Households in Summit County, CO have a median annual income of $73,538, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $70,192 in 2016, which represents a 4.77% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,531

Average Male Salary

± $1,541

$51,692

Average Female Salary

± $1,226

In 2017, full-time male employees in Colorado made 1.33 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,772 ± $5,354

  2. White

    $54,520 ± $998

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $47,825 ± $27,111

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Colorado workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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.

0.471

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0949% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

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 4.01

  3. Census Tract 1

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Summit County, CO was Census Tract 4.02 with a value of $74,127, followed by Census Tract 4.01 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $72,600 and $71,952.

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

10.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Summit County, CO (3.06k out of 29.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    2,587 ± 543

  2. Hispanic

    1,037 ± 345

  3. Other

    394 ± 229

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

19.4k

2017 Value

± 1,676

5.75%

1 Year growth

± 11.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Summit County, CO grew at a rate of 5.75%, from 18.3k employees to 19.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Summit County, CO, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,398 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,356 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,936 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 Sales & Related Occupations (2,398 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,356 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,936 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 (2.16 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.08 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Summit County, CO, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($101,417), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($74,042), and Health Technologists & Technicians ($72,755).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

19.4k

2017 Value

± 1,676

5.75%

1 Year growth

± 11.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Summit County, CO grew at a rate of 5.75%, from 18.3k employees to 19.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Summit County, CO, are Accommodation & Food Services (3,351 people), Retail Trade (2,981 people), and Construction (2,000 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 (3,351 people), Retail Trade (2,981 people), and Construction (2,000 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Summit County, CO has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (4.4 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.29 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (2.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Summit County, CO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($71,000), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,917), and Manufacturing ($55,503).

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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

$314B

Projected 2045 Value

51.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Colorado trade was $208B. This is expected to increase 51.4% to $314B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Colorado trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.5B

  2. $9.22B

  3. $7.43B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $12.5B, followed by Nebraska with $9.22B and California and $7.43B.

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

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Health

78.6% of the population of Summit County, CO has health coverage, with 41.6% on employee plans, 7.71% on Medicaid, 9.67% on Medicare, 18.9% on non-group plans, and 0.779% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Summit County, CO 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 1316 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.43% increase from the previous year (1225 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1125 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 400 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

1,316 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Summit County, CO see an average of 1,316 patients per year. This represents a 7.43% increase from the previous year (1,225 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,804

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,623

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,143

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,287

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Colorado (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.13%, from $6,472 to $6,804.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

21.4%

Uninsured

41.6%

Employer Coverage

7.71%

Medicaid

9.67%

Medicare

18.9%

Non-Group

0.779%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Summit County, CO grew by 9.86% from 19.5% to 21.4%.

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. 8.8% prevalence

  2. 8.7% prevalence

  3. 8.4% prevalence

Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Colorado, at 8.8%.

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

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Diversity

Summit County, CO is home to a population of 29.7k people, from which 92.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.2% of Summit County, CO residents were born outside of the country (3.04k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Summit County, CO is composed of 24.4k White Alone residents (81.9%), 4.16k Hispanic or Latino residents (14%), 480 Two or More Races residents (1.61%), 254 Black or African American Alone residents (0.855%), 220 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.74%), 129 Asian Alone residents (0.434%), 78 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.262%), and 46 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.155%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Summit County, CO are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Summit County, CO was 39.2. 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 older. In 2016, the average age of all Summit County, CO residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.04k people

11.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.44k people

As of 2017, 10.2% of Summit County, CO residents (3.04k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Summit County, CO was 11.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

92.6%

2017 Citizenship

91.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.6% of Summit County, CO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Summit County, CO was 91.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    24.4k ± 269

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.16k ± 899

  3. Two or More Races

    480 ± 287

In 2017, there were 5.86 times more White Alone residents (24.4k people) in Summit County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.16k Hispanic or Latino and 480 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Summit County, CO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Summit County, CO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Summit County, CO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Summit County, CO are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    504 ± 158

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    123 ± 90

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    118 ± 111

Summit County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Summit County, CO was $547,700 in 2017, which is 2.52 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $496,100 to $547,700, a 10.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Summit County, CO is 66.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Summit County, CO have an average commute time of 15.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Summit County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$73,538

Median Household Income

± $3,671

9.46k

Number of Households

± 805

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.46k households in Summit County, CO grew to $73,538 from the previous year's value of $70,192.

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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Housing

Property Value

$547,700

2017 Median

± $33,439

$496,100

2016 Median

± $37,997

In 2017, the median property value in Summit County, CO grew to to $547,700 from the previous year's value of $496,100.

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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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

66.5%

2017 Homeownership

67.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.5% of the housing units in Summit County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.2%.

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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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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Commute Time

15.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Summit County, CO have a shorter commute time (15.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.84% of the workforce in Summit County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72.4%

  2. Worked At Home

    8.06%

  3. Walked

    7.13%

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

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