Pitkin County, CO

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2022 Population
17,325
0.836% 1-year decline
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
46.7
1.74% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.66%
27.5% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$96,123
3.68% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$912,300
24.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Pitkin County, CO had a population of 17.3k people with a median age of 46.7 and a median household income of $96,123. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pitkin County, CO declined from 17,471 to 17,325, a −0.836% decrease and its median household income grew from $92,708 to $96,123, a 3.68% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pitkin County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (81%), White (Hispanic) (7.07%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.89%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.26%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.98%).

None of the households in Pitkin 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.

96.2% of the residents in Pitkin County, CO are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Pitkin County, CO was $912,300, and the homeownership rate was 65.1%.

Most people in Pitkin County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Pitkin County, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pitkin County, CO is home to a population of 17.3k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.7% of Pitkin County, CO residents were born outside of the country (1.85k people).

In 2022, there were 11.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14k people) in Pitkin County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.23k White (Hispanic) and 848 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.2%
2022 Citizenship
96%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.2% of Pitkin County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pitkin County, CO was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pitkin County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14k ± 367
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.23k ± 274
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    848 ± 403
10.8%
Hispanic Population
1.87k people

In 2022, there were 11.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14k people) in Pitkin County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.23k White (Hispanic) and 848 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.8% of the people in Pitkin County, CO are hispanic (1.87k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

10.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.85k people
12%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.09k people

As of 2022, 10.7% of Pitkin County, CO residents (1.85k 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 Pitkin County, CO was 12%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    247 ± 146
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    131 ± 118
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    120 ± 104

Pitkin County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pitkin County, CO employs 10.5k people. The largest industries in Pitkin County, CO are Accommodation & Food Services (1,168 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,050 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (900 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($106,445), Finance & Insurance ($103,665), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($80,833).

Occupations

10.5k
2022 Value
± 977
−5.14%
1 Year decline
± 14.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pitkin County, CO declined at a rate of −5.14%, from 11.1k employees to 10.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pitkin County, CO, are Management Occupations (1,688 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,280 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (871 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pitkin County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.5k
2022 Value
± 977
−5.14%
1 Year decline
± 14.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pitkin County, CO declined at a rate of −5.14%, from 11.1k employees to 10.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pitkin County, CO, are Accommodation & Food Services (1,168 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,050 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (900 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pitkin County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Pitkin 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

$56,052
Median earning men ± $5,201
$46,622
Median earning women ± $8,477

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($102,500), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($100,121), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($85,134).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($102,672), Public Administration ($59,715), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,116).

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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. 485
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  2. 420
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 382
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pitkin County, CO went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 75.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (23.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.786%).

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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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 Pitkin County, CO was $912,300 in 2022, which is 3.24 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $730,300 to $912,300, a 24.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Pitkin County, CO is 65.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pitkin County, CO have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pitkin County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$912,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$275,395
$5,282
Median Property Taxes
±$604

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

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

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Rent vs Own

65.1%
Homeownership
2022
64.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.1% of the housing units in Pitkin County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.3%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4.02
  2. Census Tract 5

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

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Household Income

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$96,123
Median Household Income
± $6,260
8.11k
Number of Households
± 858

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.11k households in Pitkin County, CO grew to $96,123 from the previous year's value of $92,708.

The following chart displays the households in Pitkin 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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pitkin 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 (48.7%)
  2. Public Transit (14.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (14.4%)

In 2022, 48.7% of workers in Pitkin County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (14.7%) and those who worked at home (14.4%).

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

19.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pitkin County, CO have a shorter commute time (19.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.43% of the workforce in Pitkin 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 Pitkin County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pitkin County, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.66% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pitkin County, CO (1.15k out of 17.3k 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 Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

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

95.6% of the population of Pitkin County, CO has health coverage, with 47.5% on employee plans, 6.71% on Medicaid, 17.2% on Medicare, 23.1% on non-group plans, and 1.13% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pitkin County, CO see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 14.3% decrease from the previous year (1381 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1491 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 259 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.5% were men and 47.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,184 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pitkin County, CO

Primary care physicians in Pitkin County, CO see an average of 1,184 patients per year. This represents a 14.3% decrease from the previous year (1,381 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pitkin 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 17.1% under 18 years, 18.7% between 18 and 34 years, 43.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.5% were men and 47.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.35%
Uninsured
47.5%
Employer Coverage
6.71%
Medicaid
17.2%
Medicare
23.1%
Non-Group
1.13%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pitkin County, CO declined by 30.9% from 6.3% to 4.35%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 21.3% in Pitkin County, CO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.6% in Pitkin County, CO.

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