Routt County, CO

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2021 Population
24,899
1.65% 1-year decline
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
41.5
2.47% 1-year increase
N/A Poverty Rate
10%
N/A 1-year N/A
2021 Median Household Income
$83,725
9.88% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$570,600
6.83% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Routt County, CO had a population of 24.9k people with a median age of 41.5 and a median household income of $83,725. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Routt County, CO declined from 25,317 to 24,899, a −1.65% decrease and its median household income grew from $76,198 to $83,725, a 9.88% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Routt County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.95%), White (Hispanic) (4.28%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.82%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.16%).

None of the households in Routt 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.

98% of the residents in Routt County, CO are U.S. citizens.

In 2021, the median property value in Routt County, CO was $570,600, and the homeownership rate was 76.2%.

Most people in Routt County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Routt County, CO was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Routt County, CO is home to a population of 24.9k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2021, 5.07% of Routt County, CO residents were born outside of the country (1.26k people).

In 2021, there were 14.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.2k people) in Routt County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.48k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.07k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98%
2021 Citizenship
97.8%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 98% of Routt County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Routt County, CO was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Routt County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    21.2k ± 502
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.48k ± 502
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.07k ± 207
7.02%
Hispanic Population
1.75k people

In 2021, there were 14.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.2k people) in Routt County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.48k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.07k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.02% of the people in Routt County, CO are hispanic (1.75k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

5.07%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.26k people
5.64%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.43k people

As of 2021, 5.07% of Routt County, CO residents (1.26k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Routt County, CO was 5.64%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    489 ± 148
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    257 ± 101
  3. World War II
    67 ± 62

Routt County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.9 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Routt County, CO employs 14k people. The largest industries in Routt County, CO are Construction (1,708 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,649 people), and Retail Trade (1,532 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($109,545), Manufacturing ($72,563), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,301).

Occupations

14k
2021 Value
± 836
−2.15%
1 Year decline
± 8.78%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Routt County, CO declined at a rate of −2.15%, from 14.3k employees to 14k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Routt County, CO, are Management Occupations (2,221 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,555 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,363 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Routt County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14k
2021 Value
± 836
−2.15%
1 Year decline
± 8.78%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Routt County, CO declined at a rate of −2.15%, from 14.3k employees to 14k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Routt County, CO, are Construction (1,708 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,649 people), and Retail Trade (1,532 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Routt County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Routt 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

$53,585
Median earning men ± $3,626
$38,758
Median earning women ± $3,403

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Information ($105,192), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($69,511), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,223).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Manufacturing ($74,688), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,813), and Construction ($52,045).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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. 585
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 423
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 336
    Construction

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

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $23.8B
  2. $17.7B
  3. $15.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $23.8B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($17.7B) and Machinery ($15.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Colorado products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$207B
2020 Value in Colorado
$434B
Projected 2050 Value in Colorado
110% growth

In 2020, total outbound Colorado trade was $207B. This is expected to increase 110% to $434B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Colorado trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $9.69B
  2. $8.1B
  3. $8.09B

In 2020, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $9.69B, followed by Texas with $8.1B and Wyoming and $8.09B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Colorado shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Routt County, CO went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 62.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (35.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.4%).

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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Awarded Degrees over Time

The graph shows the evolution of awarded degrees by degrees. Under the paragraphs, the average number of awarded degrees by university in each degree is shown.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.83% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.785% 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 2021 were Bachelors Degree (1.12M), Some college (999k), and High School or Equivalent (988k).

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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The median property value in Routt County, CO was $570,600 in 2021, which is 2.33 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $534,100 to $570,600, a 6.83% increase. The homeownership rate in Routt County, CO is 76.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Routt County, CO have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Routt County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Routt County, CO is $83,725. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Routt County, CO was Census Tract 6 with a value of $108,391, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 5, with respective values of $94,483 and $92,083.

Property

$570,600
Median Property Value 2021
±$43,044
$7,694
Median Property Taxes
±$570

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 Routt 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 Routt County, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

76.2%
Homeownership
2021
69.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 76.2% of the housing units in Routt County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6
  2. Census Tract 2
  3. Census Tract 5

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Routt County, CO was Census Tract 6 with a value of $108,391, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 5, with respective values of $94,483 and $92,083.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Routt County, 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.
$83,725
Median Household Income
± $5,755
10.1k
Number of Households
± 674

In 2021, the median household income of the 10.1k households in Routt County, CO grew to $83,725 from the previous year's value of $76,198.

The following chart displays the households in Routt 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 Routt County, CO is from Colorado.
0.465
2021 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.467
2020 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2021, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.376% decline from 2020 to 2021, 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 2021
  1. Drove Alone (69.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.7%)
  3. Carpooled (7.73%)

In 2021, 69.6% of workers in Routt County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.7%) and those who carpooled to work (7.73%).

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

19.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Routt County, CO have a shorter commute time (19.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 1.77% of the workforce in Routt 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 Routt County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Routt County, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Routt County, CO (21.7k out of 216k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Routt 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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92.3% of the population of Routt County, CO has health coverage, with 49.7% on employee plans, 10.2% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 17.1% on non-group plans, and 0.791% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Routt County, CO see 777 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.44% decrease from the previous year (858 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 983 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 316 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.3% were men and 47.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

777 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Routt County, CO

Primary care physicians in Routt County, CO see an average of 777 patients per year. This represents a 9.44% decrease from the previous year (858 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.3% under 18 years, 20.4% between 18 and 34 years, 43.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.3% were men and 47.7% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

7.72%
Uninsured
49.7%
Employer Coverage
10.2%
Medicaid
14.5%
Medicare
17.1%
Non-Group
0.791%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Routt County, CO grew by 6.85% from 7.23% to 7.72%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Routt 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 21.9% in Routt County, CO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.63% in Routt County, CO.

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