Rio Blanco County, CO

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2022 Population
6,511
0.246% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.2
4.53% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.9%
12.3% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$69,882
20% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$231,800
5.32% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
2,900
0.311% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Rio Blanco County, CO had a population of 6.51k people with a median age of 39.2 and a median household income of $69,882. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Rio Blanco County, CO grew from 6,495 to 6,511, a 0.246% increase and its median household income grew from $58,239 to $69,882, a 20% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rio Blanco County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.4%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.93%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.13%), White (Hispanic) (3.38%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.75%).

None of the households in Rio Blanco 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.

97.5% of the residents in Rio Blanco County, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rio Blanco County, CO are Colorado Northwestern Community College (255 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Rio Blanco County, CO was $231,800, and the homeownership rate was 78.6%.

Most people in Rio Blanco County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Rio Blanco County, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Rio Blanco County, CO is home to a population of 6.51k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.76% of Rio Blanco County, CO residents were born outside of the country (245 people).

In 2022, there were 13.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.36k people) in Rio Blanco County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 386 Two+ (Hispanic) and 334 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.5%
2022 Citizenship
96.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.5% of Rio Blanco County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Rio Blanco County, CO was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Rio Blanco County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.36k ± 115
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    386 ± 174
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    334 ± 120
11.1%
Hispanic Population
721 people

In 2022, there were 13.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.36k people) in Rio Blanco County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 386 Two+ (Hispanic) and 334 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.1% of the people in Rio Blanco County, CO are hispanic (721 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

3.76%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
245 people
4.56%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
296 people

As of 2022, 3.76% of Rio Blanco County, CO residents (245 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 Rio Blanco County, CO was 4.56%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    199 ± 72
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    125 ± 73
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    106 ± 53

Rio Blanco County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Rio Blanco County, CO employs 2.9k people. The largest industries in Rio Blanco County, CO are Educational Services (354 people), Retail Trade (328 people), and Public Administration (284 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($98,182), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($85,750), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,902).

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

2.9k
2022 Value
± 342
0.311%
1 Year growth
± 16.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rio Blanco County, CO grew at a rate of 0.311%, from 2.89k employees to 2.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rio Blanco County, CO, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (357 people), Sales & Related Occupations (325 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (273 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rio Blanco County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.9k
2022 Value
± 342
0.311%
1 Year growth
± 16.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rio Blanco County, CO grew at a rate of 0.311%, from 2.89k employees to 2.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rio Blanco County, CO, are Educational Services (354 people), Retail Trade (328 people), and Public Administration (284 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rio Blanco County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Rio Blanco 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

$49,224
Median earning men ± $10,650
$26,506
Median earning women ± $5,329

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($101,250), Construction ($71,845), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($68,938).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($46,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,066), and Information ($39,519).

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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. 42
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 35
    Retail Trade
  3. 34
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Rio Blanco County, CO went to Donald J. Trump with 82.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (15.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.14%).

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 Rio Blanco County, CO awarded 255 degrees. The student population of Rio Blanco County, CO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 479 male students and 700 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rio Blanco County, CO are White (197 and 78.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (36 and 14.3%), Two or More Races (13 and 5.16%), and Black or African American (2 and 0.794%).

The largest universities in Rio Blanco County, CO by number of degrees awarded are Colorado Northwestern Community College (255 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Rio Blanco County, CO are Liberal Arts & Sciences (37 and 14.5%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (34 and 13.3%), and Registered Nursing (30 and 11.8%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,179 students enrolled in Rio Blanco County, CO, 40.6% men and 59.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 821 records, of which 60.8% were women and 39.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 21 degrees awarded
  2. 37 degrees awarded
  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Rio Blanco County, CO was Dental Hygiene with 21 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
255 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Colorado Northwestern Community College with 255 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 91 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rio Blanco County, CO, which is 0.555 times less than the 164 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 197 degrees mean that there were 5.47 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 36 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,754) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($482) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($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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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 Rio Blanco County, CO was $231,800 in 2022, which is 0.822 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $220,100 to $231,800, a 5.32% increase. The homeownership rate in Rio Blanco County, CO is 78.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Rio Blanco County, CO have an average commute time of 16.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Rio Blanco County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2022, 10.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Rio Blanco County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.21%.

Property

$231,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$23,424
$1,976
Median Property Taxes
±$271

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 Rio Blanco County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

78.6%
Homeownership
2022
70.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.6% of the housing units in Rio Blanco County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.1%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9512
  2. Census Tract 9511

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

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Household Income

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$69,882
Median Household Income
± $7,536
2.51k
Number of Households
± 320

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.51k households in Rio Blanco County, CO grew to $69,882 from the previous year's value of $58,239.

The following chart displays the households in Rio Blanco 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 Rio Blanco 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 (79.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.31%)
  3. Carpooled (6.03%)

In 2022, 79.9% of workers in Rio Blanco County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.31%) and those who carpooled to work (6.03%).

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

16.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rio Blanco County, CO have a shorter commute time (16.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.87% of the workforce in Rio Blanco 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 Rio Blanco County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Rio Blanco County, CO have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 10.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Rio Blanco County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.21%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rio Blanco County, CO (799 out of 6.18k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

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, 10.9% of the children was living in poverty in Rio Blanco County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 96.7 in Rio Blanco County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 180 per 100,000 population.

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Health

90.7% of the population of Rio Blanco County, CO has health coverage, with 46.1% on employee plans, 18.6% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 1.77% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Rio Blanco County, CO see 632 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.315% decrease from the previous year (634 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1268 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 373 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.7% were men and 48.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

632 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rio Blanco County, CO

Primary care physicians in Rio Blanco County, CO see an average of 632 patients per year. This represents a 0.315% decrease from the previous year (634 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Rio Blanco 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 25.7% under 18 years, 19% between 18 and 34 years, 40.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.7% were men and 48.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.33%
Uninsured
46.1%
Employer Coverage
18.6%
Medicaid
11.6%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
1.77%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rio Blanco County, CO declined by 20.7% from 11.8% to 9.33%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 26.2% in Rio Blanco 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 9.55% in Rio Blanco County, CO.

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