Washington County, CO

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2019 Population
4,868
0.579% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
41.6
0% 1-year change
2019 Poverty Rate
11.8%
10.2% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$50,094
1.46% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$151,300
9.08% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
2,284
0.566% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Washington County, CO had a population of 4.87k people with a median age of 41.6 and a median household income of $50,094. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Washington County, CO grew from 4,840 to 4,868, a 0.579% increase and its median household income grew from $49,375 to $50,094, a 1.46% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.9%), White (Hispanic) (8.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.34%), Other (Hispanic) (1.09%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.965%). 0% of the households in Washington County, CO speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

98.3% of the residents in Washington County, CO are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Washington County, CO was $151,300, and the homeownership rate was 66.9%. Most people in Washington County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, CO was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Washington County, CO is home to a population of 4.87k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2019, 6.27% of Washington County, CO residents were born outside of the country (305 people).

In 2019, there were 10.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.23k people) in Washington County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 409 White (Hispanic) and 65 Two+ (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)
    409 ± 41
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    65 ± 24.2
10%
Hispanic Population
488 people

In 2019, there were 10.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.23k people) in Washington County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 409 White (Hispanic) and 65 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10% of the people in Washington County, CO are hispanic (488 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

6.27%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
305 people
3.14%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
152 people

As of 2019, 6.27% of Washington County, CO residents (305 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Washington County, CO was 3.14%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 14.8

In 2019, the median age of all people in Washington County, CO was 41.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Washington County, CO are getting staying the same age. In 2018, 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
    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

98.3%
2019 Citizenship
97.9%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.3% of Washington County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, 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
    138 ± 35
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    56 ± 32
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    46 ± 26

Washington County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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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Economy

Median household income in Washington County, CO is $50,094. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Washington County, CO was Census Tract 9241 with a value of $53,194, followed by Census Tract 9242 and N/A, with respective values of $49,133 and N/A.

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 Washington County, CO employs 2.28k people. The largest industries in Washington County, CO are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (454 people), Educational Services (239 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (208 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($100,096), Utilities ($59,167), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,750).

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,094
2019 value
± $3,511
1.46%
1 Year Growth
± 11.8%

Households in Washington County, CO have a median annual income of $50,094, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,375 in 2018, which represents a 1.46% annual growth.

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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 Washington 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9241
  2. Census Tract 9242
  3. N/A

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, CO was Census Tract 9241 with a value of $53,194, followed by Census Tract 9242 and N/A, with respective values of $49,133 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

Males 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, CO (535 out of 4.55k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 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
    510 ± 86
  2. Hispanic
    93 ± 58
  3. Two Or More
    20 ± 58

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Washington County, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

2.28k
2019 Value
± 180
−0.566%
1 Year decline
± 11.2%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Washington County, CO declined at a rate of −0.566%, from 2.3k employees to 2.28k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, CO, are Management Occupations (428 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (225 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (155 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 (428 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (225 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (155 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 (7.07 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.49 times), and Management Occupations (1.84 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 ($100,556), Personal Care & Service Occupations ($90,341), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($52,679).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.28k
2019 Value
± 180
−0.566%
1 Year decline
± 11.2%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Washington County, CO declined at a rate of −0.566%, from 2.3k employees to 2.28k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, CO, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (454 people), Educational Services (239 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (208 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 (454 people), Educational Services (239 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (208 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, CO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (16.8 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.7 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.22 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Washington County, CO, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($100,096), Utilities ($59,167), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,750).

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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. $23.5B
  2. $22.6B
  3. $17.6B

In 2018, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $23.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($22.6B) and Electronics ($17.6B).

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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$213B
2018 Value in Colorado
$360B
Projected 2045 Value in Colorado
68.9% growth

In 2018, total outbound Colorado trade was $213B. This is expected to increase 68.9% to $360B 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. $11.6B
  2. $9.48B
  3. $8.88B

In 2018, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $11.6B, followed by California with $9.48B and Texas and $8.88B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington County, CO 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 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.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Washington County, CO
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 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington County, CO was $151,300 in 2019, which is 0.629 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $138,700 to $151,300, a 9.08% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, CO is 66.9%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Washington County, CO have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. 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

$151,300
2019 Median
± $11,500
$138,700
2018 Median
± $10,028

In 2019, the median property value in Washington County, CO grew to to $151,300 from the previous year's value of $138,700.

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 $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$50,094
Median Household Income
± $3,511
2.09k
Number of Households
± 163

In 2019, the median household income of the 2.09k households in Washington County, CO grew to $50,094 from the previous year's value of $49,375.

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

66.9%
2019 Homeownership
68%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 66.9% of the housing units in Washington County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Washington County, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, CO have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 6.25% of the workforce in Washington County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (70.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.9%)
  3. Carpooled (12.6%)

In 2019, 70.8% of workers in Washington County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.9%) and those who carpooled to work (12.6%).

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 false.

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Health

95.3% of the population of Washington County, CO has health coverage, with 37.1% on employee plans, 23.4% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 16.8% on non-group plans, and 1.91% 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 2454 patients per year on average, which represents a 50.3% decrease from the previous year (4938 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, 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

2,454 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington County, CO

Primary care physicians in Washington County, CO see an average of 2,454 patients per year. This represents a 50.3% decrease from the previous year (4,938 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

4.69%
Uninsured
37.1%
Employer Coverage
23.4%
Medicaid
16.2%
Medicare
16.8%
Non-Group
1.91%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, CO declined by 6.96% from 5.04% to 4.69%.

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. 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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