Glenwood Springs, CO

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
79,008
0.402% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.7
1.04% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.77%
6.33% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$86,831
4.75% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$485,700
16.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
44,541
0.689% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Glenwood Springs, CO had a population of 79k people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $86,831. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Glenwood Springs, CO grew from 78,692 to 79,008, a 0.402% increase and its median household income grew from $82,890 to $86,831, a 4.75% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Glenwood Springs, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.8%), White (Hispanic) (10.3%), Other (Hispanic) (7.64%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.13%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.17%).

None of the households in Glenwood Springs, 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.

92.2% of the residents in Glenwood Springs, CO are U.S. citizens.

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

In 2022, the median property value in Glenwood Springs, CO was $485,700, and the homeownership rate was 68.6%.

Most people in Glenwood Springs, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Glenwood Springs, CO was 2 cars per household.

Glenwood Springs, CO borders Edwards, CO, Grand Junction, CO, Steamboat Springs, CO, and Vernal, UT.

Population & Diversity

Glenwood Springs, CO is home to a population of 79k people, from which 92.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 13.4% of Glenwood Springs, CO residents were born outside of the country (10.6k people).

In 2022, there were 6.68 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (54.4k people) in Glenwood Springs, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.13k White (Hispanic) and 6.04k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.2%
2022 Citizenship
92.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.2% of Glenwood Springs, CO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Glenwood Springs, CO was 92.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Glenwood Springs, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    54.4k ± 607
  2. White (Hispanic)
    8.13k ± 1.23k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    6.04k ± 821
25.4%
Hispanic Population
20.1k people

In 2022, there were 6.68 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (54.4k people) in Glenwood Springs, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.13k White (Hispanic) and 6.04k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

25.4% of the people in Glenwood Springs, CO are hispanic (20.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Glenwood Springs, 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

13.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
10.6k people
13.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
10.8k people

As of 2022, 13.4% of Glenwood Springs, CO residents (10.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Glenwood Springs, CO was 13.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    980 ± 241
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    788 ± 254
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    509 ± 216

Glenwood Springs, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Glenwood Springs, CO employs 44.5k people. The largest industries in Glenwood Springs, CO are Construction (5,419 people), Retail Trade (4,536 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,360 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,667), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,453), and Utilities ($69,787).

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

44.5k
2022 Value
± 1,763
0.689%
1 Year growth
± 5.74%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Glenwood Springs, CO grew at a rate of 0.689%, from 44.2k employees to 44.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Glenwood Springs, CO, are Management Occupations (5,654 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,893 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,760 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Glenwood Springs, CO.

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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.

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Employment by Industries

44.5k
2022 Value
± 1,763
0.689%
1 Year growth
± 5.74%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Glenwood Springs, CO grew at a rate of 0.689%, from 44.2k employees to 44.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Glenwood Springs, CO, are Construction (5,419 people), Retail Trade (4,536 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,360 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Glenwood Springs, CO, though some of these residents may live in Glenwood Springs, 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

$51,344
Median earning men ± $2,200
$39,832
Median earning women ± $2,023

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($90,122), Public Administration ($78,516), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,077).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($56,250), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,708), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,750).

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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. 1,121
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  2. 1,017
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 890
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Colorado went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 55% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.6%).

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.

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

Most students graduating from Universities in Glenwood Springs, 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 Glenwood Springs, CO by number of degrees awarded are Colorado Mountain College (1,329 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Glenwood Springs, 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 Glenwood Springs, 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 Glenwood Springs, 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 Glenwood Springs, CO was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 198 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Glenwood Springs, 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 Glenwood Springs, 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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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).

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 Glenwood Springs, CO was $485,700 in 2022, which is 1.72 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $416,600 to $485,700, a 16.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Glenwood Springs, CO is 68.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Glenwood Springs, CO have an average commute time of 28.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Glenwood Springs, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Glenwood Springs, CO is $86,831. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Glenwood Springs, CO was Douglas County, CO with a value of $139,010, followed by Elbert County, CO and Broomfield County, CO, with respective values of $124,360 and $117,541.

Property

$485,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$21,920
$20,935
Median Property Taxes
±$1,074

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 Glenwood Springs, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

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Rent vs Own

68.6%
Homeownership
2022
69.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.6% of the housing units in Glenwood Springs, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.6%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Glenwood Springs, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Glenwood Springs, CO was Douglas County, CO with a value of $139,010, followed by Elbert County, CO and Broomfield County, CO, with respective values of $124,360 and $117,541.

The following map shows all of the counties in Glenwood Springs, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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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.
$86,831
Median Household Income
± $5,308
30.5k
Number of Households
± 1,463

In 2022, the median household income of the 30.5k households in Glenwood Springs, CO grew to $86,831 from the previous year's value of $82,890.

The following chart displays the households in Glenwood Springs, 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 Glenwood Springs, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Colorado across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (61.8%)
  2. Carpooled (13%)
  3. Worked At Home (10.5%)

In 2022, 61.8% of workers in Glenwood Springs, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13%) and those who worked at home (10.5%).

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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Commute Time

28.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Glenwood Springs, CO have a longer commute time (28.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.54% of the workforce in Glenwood Springs, 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 Glenwood Springs, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Glenwood Springs, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.77% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Glenwood Springs, CO (6.07k out of 78k 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 Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Glenwood Springs, 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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Health

85.4% of the population of Glenwood Springs, CO has health coverage, with 42.7% on employee plans, 15.1% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 1.32% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Colorado see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.743% decrease from the previous year (1211 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1208 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 250 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Colorado

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.743% decrease from the previous year (1,211 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.4% under 18 years, 19.9% between 18 and 34 years, 40.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 15% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.7% were men and 49.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

14.6%
Uninsured
42.7%
Employer Coverage
15.1%
Medicaid
11.6%
Medicare
14.7%
Non-Group
1.32%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Glenwood Springs, CO grew by 0.677% from 14.5% to 14.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Glenwood Springs, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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