Washington County, CO

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Population
4,840
0.645% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Gardner
Republican Party
Median Age
41.6

Median Household Income
$49,375
4.05% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$138,700
15.3% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
2,297
3.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Washington County, CO had a population of 4.84k people with a median age of 41.6 and a median household income of $49,375. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Washington County, CO grew from 4,809 to 4,840, a 0.645% increase and its median household income declined from $51,458 to $49,375, a -4.05% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.4%), White (Hispanic) (8.41%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.992%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.93%). NaNk% of the people in Washington County, CO speak a non-English language, and 97.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Washington County, CO is $138,700, and the homeownership rate is 68%. Most people in Washington County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, CO is 2 cars per household.

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 Colorado went to Donald J. Trump with 84.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (10.8%), followed by Other (5.05%). 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 Cory Gardner 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.

Washington County, CO 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Colorado
84.1% for the Republican 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 22, 2009
Cory Gardner
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner 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, 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 Washington County, CO have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Washington County, CO is home to a population of 4.84k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.14% of Washington County, CO residents were born outside of the country (152 people).

In 2018, there were 10.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.23k people) in Washington County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 407 White (Hispanic) and 53 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.23k ± 12
  2. White (Hispanic)
    407 ± 34
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    53 ± 23
9.79%
Hispanic Population
474 people

In 2018, there were 10.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.23k people) in Washington County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 407 White (Hispanic) and 53 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.79% of the people in Washington County, CO are hispanic (474 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.14%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
152 people
3.16%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
152 people

As of 2018, 3.14% of Washington County, CO residents (152 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 Washington County, CO was 3.16%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 1
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 6.6

In 2018, the median age of all people in Washington County, CO was 41.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Washington County, CO are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Washington 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

97.9%
2018 Citizenship
97.9%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.9% of Washington County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County, CO was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    155 ± 39
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    33 ± 19
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    31 ± 25

Washington County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Washington County, CO is $49,375. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Washington County, CO was Census Tract 9241 with a value of $51,667, followed by Census Tract 9242 and N/A, with respective values of $48,295 and N/A.

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 Washington County, CO employs 2.3k people. The largest industries in Washington County, CO are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (449 people), Educational Services (230 people), and Construction (226 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,625), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,556), and Finance & Insurance ($48,750).

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,375
2018 value
± $4,796
-4.05%
1 Year Growth
± 15.5%

Households in Washington County, CO have a median annual income of $49,375, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,458 in 2017, which represents a -4.05% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Washington 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Washington 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 9241
  2. Census Tract 9242
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, CO was Census Tract 9241 with a value of $51,667, followed by Census Tract 9242 and N/A, with respective values of $48,295 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

N/A N/A
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, CO (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Washington County, CO is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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

2.3k
2018 Value
± 179
3.8%
1 Year growth
± 10.7%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Washington County, CO grew at a rate of 3.8%, from 2.21k employees to 2.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, CO, are Management Occupations (446 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (246 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (163 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Washington County, CO, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (446 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (246 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (163 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (7.44 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.99 times), and Management Occupations (1.95 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Washington County, CO, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($101,667), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($52,794), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($51,071).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.3k
2018 Value
± 179
3.8%
1 Year growth
± 10.7%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Washington County, CO grew at a rate of 3.8%, from 2.21k employees to 2.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, CO, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (449 people), Educational Services (230 people), and Construction (226 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Washington 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 Washington County, CO, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (449 people), Educational Services (230 people), and Construction (226 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, CO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (16.2 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.38 times), and Construction (1.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Washington County, CO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($60,625), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,556), and Finance & Insurance ($48,750).

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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 Washington County, CO was $138,700 in 2018, which is 0.604 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $120,300 to $138,700, a 15.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, CO is 68%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Washington County, CO have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washington County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$138,700
2018 Median
± $10,028
$120,300
2017 Median
± $10,961

In 2018, the median property value in Washington County, CO grew to to $138,700 from the previous year's value of $120,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Washington 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 Washington 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.
$49,375
Median Household Income
± $4,796
2.03k
Number of Households
± 159

In 2018, the median household income of the 2.03k households in Washington County, CO declined from $49,375 from the previous year's value of $51,458.

The following chart displays the households in Washington 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68%
2018 Homeownership
71.2%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 68% of the housing units in Washington County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.2%.

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

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Commute Time

21.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, CO have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 5.44% of the workforce in Washington 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. Worked At Home
    11.4%
  3. Carpooled
    9.41%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Washington County, CO was Drove Alone (75.4%), followed by those who Worked At Home (11.4%) and those who Carpooled (9.41%).

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

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Health

95% of the population of Washington County, CO has health coverage, with 36.9% on employee plans, 23% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 18.1% on non-group plans, and 1.94% 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 Washington County, CO see 4864 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.76% increase from the previous year (4780 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2454 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2454 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

4,864 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington County, CO

Primary care physicians in Washington County, CO see an average of 4,864 patients per year. This represents a 1.76% increase from the previous year (4,780 patients).

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

5.04%
Uninsured
36.9%
Employer Coverage
23%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
18.1%
Non-Group
1.94%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, CO declined by 15.3% from 5.95% to 5.04%.

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