Adams County, CO

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2022 Population
520,149
1.01% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
34.4
0.585% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.62%
0.291% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$86,297
10.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$425,000
17.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
275,757
2.32% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Adams County, CO had a population of 520k people with a median age of 34.4 and a median household income of $86,297. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Adams County, CO grew from 514,969 to 520,149, a 1.01% increase and its median household income grew from $78,304 to $86,297, a 10.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Adams County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (47.5%), White (Hispanic) (18.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (12.8%), Other (Hispanic) (8.92%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.84%).

None of the households in Adams County, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

90.8% of the residents in Adams County, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Adams County, CO are University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus (5,700 degrees awarded in 2022), Front Range Community College (5,675 degrees), and Pima Medical Institute-Denver (440 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Adams County, CO was $425,000, and the homeownership rate was 68.3%.

Most people in Adams County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Adams County, CO was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Adams County, CO is home to a population of 520k people, from which 90.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 15.1% of Adams County, CO residents were born outside of the country (78.5k people).

In 2022, there were 2.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (247k people) in Adams County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 95.2k White (Hispanic) and 66.7k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90.8%
2022 Citizenship
90.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 90.8% of Adams County, CO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Adams County, CO was 90.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Adams County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    247k ± 850
  2. White (Hispanic)
    95.2k ± 4.38k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    66.7k ± 4.17k
41.4%
Hispanic Population
215k people

In 2022, there were 2.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (247k people) in Adams County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 95.2k White (Hispanic) and 66.7k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

41.4% of the people in Adams County, CO are hispanic (215k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    206,571 ± 10,957 people
  2. India
    22,427 ± 3,670 people
  3. China
    17,909 ± 3,280 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 206,571 Colorado residents, followed by India with 22,427 and China with 17,909.

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Foreign-Born Population

15.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
78.5k people
15%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
77.4k people

As of 2022, 15.1% of Adams County, CO residents (78.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Adams County, CO was 15%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    7,651 ± 561
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    7,050 ± 690
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,945 ± 570

Adams County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Adams County, CO employs 276k people. The largest industries in Adams County, CO are Retail Trade (32,957 people), Construction (32,816 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (30,522 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($91,917), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($90,167), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($77,644).

Males in Colorado have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,859. The income inequality in Colorado (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

276k
2022 Value
± 4,489
2.32%
1 Year growth
± 2.23%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Adams County, CO grew at a rate of 2.32%, from 270k employees to 276k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Adams County, CO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (32,994 people), Management Occupations (28,036 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (25,790 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Adams County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

276k
2022 Value
± 4,489
2.32%
1 Year growth
± 2.23%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Adams County, CO grew at a rate of 2.32%, from 270k employees to 276k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Adams County, CO, are Retail Trade (32,957 people), Construction (32,816 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (30,522 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Adams County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Adams County, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$53,700
Median earning men ± $1,292
$40,997
Median earning women ± $684

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($79,554), Public Administration ($76,373), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($68,921).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($86,793), Public Administration ($61,752), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,774).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.87M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 1.73% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 3,228
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,146
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,945
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Adams County, CO went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 56.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.58%).

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 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

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.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 8 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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Education

In 2022, universities in Adams County, CO awarded 11,867 degrees. The student population of Adams County, CO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 18,216 male students and 25,860 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Adams County, CO are White (6,763 and 60.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,524 and 22.5%), Asian (709 and 6.31%), and Two or More Races (475 and 4.23%).

The largest universities in Adams County, CO by number of degrees awarded are University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus (5,700 and 48%), Front Range Community College (5,675 and 47.8%), and Pima Medical Institute-Denver (440 and 3.71%).

The most popular majors in Adams County, CO are General Business Administration & Management (1,542 and 13%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (819 and 6.9%), and Registered Nursing (438 and 3.69%).

The median tuition cost in Adams County, CO for a public four year colleges is $6,245 for in-state students and $20,698 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Adams County, CO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 74.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 44,076 (41.3% men and 58.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 44,076 students enrolled in Adams County, CO, 41.3% men and 58.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 23,927 records, of which 57.6% were women and 42.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 447 degrees awarded
  2. 248 degrees awarded
  3. 207 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Adams County, CO was General Business Administration & Management with 447 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Adams County, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,700 degrees awarded
  2. 5,675 degrees awarded
  3. 440 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus with 5,700 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 4,979 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Adams County, CO, which is 0.723 times less than the 6,888 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 6,763 degrees mean that there were 2.68 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,524 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($14,392) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($640) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,460) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.886% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.84% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.16M), Some college (997k), and High School or Equivalent (997k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Adams County, CO was $425,000 in 2022, which is 1.51 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $360,600 to $425,000, a 17.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Adams County, CO is 68.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Adams County, CO have an average commute time of 29.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Adams County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Adams County, CO is $86,297. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Adams County, CO was Census Tract 612 with a value of $160,962, followed by Census Tract 85.51 and Census Tract 94.10, with respective values of $151,250 and $146,313.

In 2022, 18.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Adams County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.09%.

Property

$425,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,153
$123,826
Median Property Taxes
±$2,576

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Adams County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

68.3%
Homeownership
2022
68.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.3% of the housing units in Adams County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 612
  2. Census Tract 85.51
  3. Census Tract 94.10

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Adams County, CO was Census Tract 612 with a value of $160,962, followed by Census Tract 85.51 and Census Tract 94.10, with respective values of $151,250 and $146,313.

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

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Household Income

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$86,297
Median Household Income
± $1,295
181k
Number of Households
± 3,519

In 2022, the median household income of the 181k households in Adams County, CO grew to $86,297 from the previous year's value of $78,304.

The following chart displays the households in Adams 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Adams County, CO is from Colorado.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.465
2021 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2022, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.265% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.4%)
  3. Carpooled (10.7%)

In 2022, 72.9% of workers in Adams County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.4%) and those who carpooled to work (10.7%).

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Commute Time

29.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Adams County, CO have a longer commute time (29.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.66% of the workforce in Adams County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 18.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Adams County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.09%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.62% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Adams County, CO (49.6k out of 516k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Adams 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 12.1% of the children was living in poverty in Adams County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 9.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 372 in Adams County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 39.1 per 100,000 population.

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Health

89.2% of the population of Adams County, CO has health coverage, with 50.7% on employee plans, 19.8% on Medicaid, 7.9% on Medicare, 9.81% on non-group plans, and 1.05% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Adams County, CO see 2129 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.84% decrease from the previous year (2169 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1485 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 271 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,129 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Adams County, CO

Primary care physicians in Adams County, CO see an average of 2,129 patients per year. This represents a 1.84% decrease from the previous year (2,169 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.2% under 18 years, 23.9% between 18 and 34 years, 38.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.8%
Uninsured
50.7%
Employer Coverage
19.8%
Medicaid
7.9%
Medicare
9.81%
Non-Group
1.05%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Adams County, CO grew by 2.43% from 10.5% to 10.8%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 43.2 in Adams County, CO.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30.9% in Adams County, CO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.3% in Adams County, CO.

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