Teller County, CO

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Population

23,769

1.27% growth

Median Age

49.8


Median Household Income

$66,809

4.84% growth

Poverty Rate

7.47%


Number of Employees

11,685

0.171% decline

Median Property Value

$261,100

6.88% growth

About

In 2017, Teller County, CO had a population of 23.8k people with a median age of 49.8 and a median household income of $66,809. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Teller County, CO grew from 23,472 to 23,769, a 1.27% increase and its median household income grew from $63,723 to $66,809, a 4.84% increase.

The population of Teller County, CO is 89.5% White Alone, 6.18% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.26% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Teller County, CO speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Teller County, CO is $261,100, and the homeownership rate is 80.7%. Most people in Teller County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Teller County, CO is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Teller County, CO employs 11.7k people. The largest industries in Teller County, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,476 people), Retail Trade (1,279 people), and Public Administration (994 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($83,576), Manufacturing ($79,250), and Transportation & Warehousing ($75,821).

Median household income in Teller County, CO is $66,809. Males in Teller 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 Teller County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$66,809

2017 value

± $3,624

4.84%

1 Year Growth

± 8.24%

Households in Teller County, CO have a median annual income of $66,809, 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 $63,723 in 2016, which represents a 4.84% 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Teller 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 101.03

  2. Census Tract 101.05

  3. Census Tract 101.06

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Teller County, CO was Census Tract 101.03 with a value of $81,078, followed by Census Tract 101.05 and Census Tract 101.06, with respective values of $74,443 and $63,125.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.47% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Teller County, CO (1.76k out of 23.5k 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 55 - 64, followed by Males 65 - 74 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

    1,726 ± 294

  2. Hispanic

    41 ± 117

  3. Other

    18 ± 110

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

11.7k

2017 Value

± 762

-0.171%

1 Year decline

± 9.28%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Teller County, CO declined at a rate of -0.171%, from 11.7k employees to 11.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Teller County, CO, are Management Occupations (1,347 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,265 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,156 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Teller County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Teller County, CO, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,347 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,265 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,156 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Teller County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.09 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.07 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Teller County, CO, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($88,977), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($83,274), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($78,779).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.7k

2017 Value

± 762

-0.171%

1 Year decline

± 9.28%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Teller County, CO declined at a rate of -0.171%, from 11.7k employees to 11.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Teller County, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,476 people), Retail Trade (1,279 people), and Public Administration (994 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Teller County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Teller 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 Teller County, CO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,476 people), Retail Trade (1,279 people), and Public Administration (994 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Teller County, CO has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.02 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3.45 times), and Utilities (2.2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Teller County, CO, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($83,576), Manufacturing ($79,250), and Transportation & Warehousing ($75,821).

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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

90.6% of the population of Teller County, CO has health coverage, with 41.9% on employee plans, 13.8% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 5.76% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Teller County, CO see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 21.4% increase from the previous year (1376 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1849 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 707 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

1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Teller County, CO see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 21.4% increase from the previous year (1,376 patients).

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

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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

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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

9.42%

Uninsured

41.9%

Employer Coverage

13.8%

Medicaid

15%

Medicare

14%

Non-Group

5.76%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Teller County, CO grew by 9.55% from 8.59% to 9.42%.

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

Teller County, CO is home to a population of 23.8k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.97% of Teller County, CO residents were born outside of the country (706 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Teller County, CO is composed of 21.3k White Alone residents (89.5%), 1.47k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.18%), 536 Two or More Races residents (2.26%), 241 Asian Alone residents (1.01%), 158 Black or African American Alone residents (0.665%), 91 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.383%), 8 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0337%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

50

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Teller County, CO was 49.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 50, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Teller County, CO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Teller County, CO residents was 50.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.97%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

706 people

2.92%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

686 people

As of 2017, 2.97% of Teller County, CO residents (706 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 Teller County, CO was 2.92%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

99%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of Teller County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Teller County, CO was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    21.3k ± 12

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.47k ± 176

  3. Two or More Races

    536 ± 101

In 2017, there were 14.5 times more White Alone residents (21.3k people) in Teller County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.47k Hispanic or Latino and 536 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 Teller 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 Teller 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 Teller County, CO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Teller 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

    1,223 ± 216

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    574 ± 166

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    415 ± 126

Teller County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Teller County, CO was $261,100 in 2017, which is 1.2 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $244,300 to $261,100, a 6.88% increase. The homeownership rate in Teller County, CO is 80.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Teller County, CO have an average commute time of 30.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Teller 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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$66,809

Median Household Income

± $3,624

10.1k

Number of Households

± 673

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.1k households in Teller County, CO grew to $66,809 from the previous year's value of $63,723.

The following chart displays the households in Teller 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

$261,100

2017 Median

± $15,856

$244,300

2016 Median

± $9,947

In 2017, the median property value in Teller County, CO grew to to $261,100 from the previous year's value of $244,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Teller 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 Teller County, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

80.7%

2017 Homeownership

80.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.7% of the housing units in Teller County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Teller 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 Teller County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Teller County, CO have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

30.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Teller County, CO have a longer commute time (30.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.03% of the workforce in Teller County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.4%

  2. Carpooled

    12.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.32%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Teller County, CO was Drove Alone (75.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.6%) and those who Worked At Home (7.32%).

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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