Garfield County, CO

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2022 Population
61,683
0.755% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.2
1.09% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.09%
2.23% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$82,772
7.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$449,300
17.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
34,042
2.64% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Garfield County, CO had a population of 61.7k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $82,772. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Garfield County, CO grew from 61,221 to 61,683, a 0.755% increase and its median household income grew from $77,212 to $82,772, a 7.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Garfield County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.4%), White (Hispanic) (11.2%), Other (Hispanic) (9.35%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.57%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.68%).

None of the households in Garfield 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.

91.1% of the residents in Garfield County, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Garfield County, CO are Colorado Mountain College (1,329 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Garfield County, CO was $449,300, and the homeownership rate was 69.9%.

Most people in Garfield County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Garfield County, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Garfield County, CO is home to a population of 61.7k people, from which 91.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 14.2% of Garfield County, CO residents were born outside of the country (8.77k people).

In 2022, there were 5.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (40.3k people) in Garfield County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.91k White (Hispanic) and 5.77k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.1%
2022 Citizenship
90.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91.1% of Garfield County, CO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Garfield County, CO was 90.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Garfield County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    40.3k ± 450
  2. White (Hispanic)
    6.91k ± 1.24k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    5.77k ± 813
29.5%
Hispanic Population
18.2k people

In 2022, there were 5.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (40.3k people) in Garfield County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.91k White (Hispanic) and 5.77k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

29.5% of the people in Garfield County, CO are hispanic (18.2k people).

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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

14.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
8.77k people
14.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
8.75k people

As of 2022, 14.2% of Garfield County, CO residents (8.77k 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 Garfield County, CO was 14.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    733 ± 201
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    668 ± 227
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    378 ± 168

Garfield County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Garfield County, CO employs 34k people. The largest industries in Garfield County, CO are Construction (4,749 people), Retail Trade (3,801 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,460 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,833), Utilities ($66,438), and Public Administration ($65,461).

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

34k
2022 Value
± 1,507
2.64%
1 Year growth
± 6.18%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Garfield County, CO grew at a rate of 2.64%, from 33.2k employees to 34k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Garfield County, CO, are Management Occupations (3,966 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,889 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,613 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Garfield County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

34k
2022 Value
± 1,507
2.64%
1 Year growth
± 6.18%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Garfield County, CO grew at a rate of 2.64%, from 33.2k employees to 34k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Garfield County, CO, are Construction (4,749 people), Retail Trade (3,801 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,460 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Garfield County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Garfield 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

$49,368
Median earning men ± $2,346
$37,657
Median earning women ± $2,417

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($83,059), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,243), and Information ($71,574).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($46,830), Information ($45,060), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($43,380).

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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. 636
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  2. 635
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 510
    Construction

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Garfield County, CO went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.37%).

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 Garfield County, CO awarded 1,329 degrees. The student population of Garfield County, CO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,187 male students and 2,997 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Garfield County, CO are White (840 and 63.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (383 and 28.8%), Unknown (60 and 4.51%), and Two or More Races (24 and 1.81%).

The largest universities in Garfield County, CO by number of degrees awarded are Colorado Mountain College (1,329 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Garfield County, CO are Liberal Arts & Sciences (198 and 14.9%), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (192 and 14.4%), and Automobile Mechanics Technology (78 and 5.87%).

The median tuition cost in Garfield County, CO for a public four year colleges is $4,680 for in-state students and $11,520 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 5,184 students enrolled in Garfield County, CO, 42.2% men and 57.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,320 records, of which 54.5% were women and 45.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 198 degrees awarded
  2. 62 degrees awarded
  3. 55 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Garfield County, CO was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 198 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,329 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Colorado Mountain College with 1,329 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 622 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Garfield County, CO, which is 0.88 times less than the 707 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 840 degrees mean that there were 2.19 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 383 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($4,680) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($300) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($750) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Garfield County, CO was $449,300 in 2022, which is 1.59 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $383,600 to $449,300, a 17.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Garfield County, CO is 69.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Garfield County, CO have an average commute time of 30.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Garfield County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Garfield County, CO is $82,772. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Garfield County, CO was Census Tract 9518.02 with a value of $121,825, followed by Census Tract 9517.01 and Census Tract 9516, with respective values of $102,238 and $101,154.

In 2022, 17.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Garfield County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.48%.

Property

$449,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$20,497
$15,653
Median Property Taxes
±$913

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 Garfield County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Garfield County, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

69.9%
Homeownership
2022
73.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69.9% of the housing units in Garfield County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9518.02
  2. Census Tract 9517.01
  3. Census Tract 9516

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Garfield County, CO was Census Tract 9518.02 with a value of $121,825, followed by Census Tract 9517.01 and Census Tract 9516, with respective values of $102,238 and $101,154.

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

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Household Income

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$82,772
Median Household Income
± $3,541
22.4k
Number of Households
± 1,196

In 2022, the median household income of the 22.4k households in Garfield County, CO grew to $82,772 from the previous year's value of $77,212.

The following chart displays the households in Garfield 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 Garfield 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 (65.8%)
  2. Carpooled (15.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.31%)

In 2022, 65.8% of workers in Garfield County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (15.3%) and those who worked at home (9.31%).

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Commute Time

30.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Garfield County, CO have a longer commute time (30.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.74% of the workforce in Garfield County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Garfield County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Garfield County, CO have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 17.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Garfield County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.48%.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.09% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Garfield County, CO (4.92k out of 60.8k 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 45 - 54, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

In 2022, 9.4% of the children was living in poverty in Garfield County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 189 in Garfield County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 189 per 100,000 population.

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Health

82.5% of the population of Garfield County, CO has health coverage, with 41.4% on employee plans, 17.5% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.38% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Garfield County, CO see 1335 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.7% increase from the previous year (1195 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1312 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 395 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,335 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Garfield County, CO

Primary care physicians in Garfield County, CO see an average of 1,335 patients per year. This represents a 11.7% increase from the previous year (1,195 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Garfield 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 26.5% under 18 years, 20.3% between 18 and 34 years, 39.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

17.5%
Uninsured
41.4%
Employer Coverage
17.5%
Medicaid
10.1%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
1.38%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Garfield County, CO grew by 3.79% from 16.8% to 17.5%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 41.6 in Garfield County, CO.

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Health Behaviors

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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 24% in Garfield County, CO.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15.7% in Garfield County, CO.

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