Central Mountain PUMA, CO

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2022 Population
116,880
6.71% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
47.2
0.212% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.3%
5.41% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$65,701
8.27% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$343,500
17.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Central Mountain PUMA, CO had a population of 117k people with a median age of 47.2 and a median household income of $65,701. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Central Mountain PUMA, CO grew from 109,530 to 116,880, a 6.71% increase and its median household income grew from $60,682 to $65,701, a 8.27% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Central Mountain PUMA, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.4%), White (Hispanic) (9.38%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.46%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.82%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.86%).

5.99% of the households in Central Mountain PUMA, 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.

98.2% of the residents in Central Mountain PUMA, CO are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Central Mountain PUMA, CO was $343,500, and the homeownership rate was 78.1%.

Most people in Central Mountain PUMA, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Central Mountain PUMA, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Central Mountain PUMA, CO is home to a population of 117k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.07% of Central Mountain PUMA, CO residents were born outside of the country (3.59k people).

In 2022, there were 8.36 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (91.7k people) in Central Mountain PUMA, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11k White (Hispanic) and 4.04k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Central Mountain PUMA, CO are Spanish (5,411 households), French (Incl. Cajun) (237 households), and German (195 households).

Citizenship

98.2%
2022 Citizenship
98.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.2% of Central Mountain PUMA, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Central Mountain PUMA, CO was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Central Mountain PUMA, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    91.7k ± 962
  2. White (Hispanic)
    11k ± 924
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    4.04k ± 577
15%
Hispanic Population
17.5k people

In 2022, there were 8.36 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (91.7k people) in Central Mountain PUMA, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11k White (Hispanic) and 4.04k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15% of the people in Central Mountain PUMA, CO are hispanic (17.5k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

3.07%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.59k people
3.01%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.3k people

As of 2022, 3.07% of Central Mountain PUMA, CO residents (3.59k 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 Central Mountain PUMA, CO was 3.01%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    5,411 households (4.82%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    237 households (0.211%)
  3. German
    195 households (0.174%)

5.99% of the households in Central Mountain PUMA, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Central Mountain PUMA, CO was Spanish. 4.82% of the households in Central Mountain PUMA, CO reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,485 ± 330
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,066 ± 362
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,293 ± 254

Central Mountain PUMA, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.69 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Central Mountain PUMA, CO employs 44.8k people. The largest industries in Central Mountain PUMA, CO are Construction (3,808 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,419 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (2,957 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($175,476), Other health care services ($132,983), and Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers ($105,814).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
19,457
Women
49.4%
19,953
Men
50.6%

The workforce of Central Mountain PUMA, CO in 2020 was 39,410 people, with 49.4% woman, and 50.6% men.

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Occupations

44.8k
2022 Value
14.6%
1 Year growth
± 14.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Central Mountain PUMA, CO grew at a rate of 14.6%, from 39.1k employees to 44.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Central Mountain PUMA, CO, are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,540 people), Other managers (1,304 people), and Registered nurses (1,193 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Central Mountain PUMA, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

44.8k
2022 Value
14.6%
1 Year growth
± 14.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Central Mountain PUMA, CO grew at a rate of 14.6%, from 39.1k employees to 44.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Central Mountain PUMA, CO, are Construction (3,808 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,419 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (2,957 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Central Mountain PUMA, CO, though some of these residents may live in Central Mountain PUMA, 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

$50,284
Median earning men ± $2,463
$37,060
Median earning women ± $1,673

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,713), Public Administration ($62,890), and Wholesale Trade ($62,411).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($57,238), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,830), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($47,778).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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%.

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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.

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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

Measure

In 2022, 0.5% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.389% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Central Mountain PUMA, CO in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (30.8k), Some college (23k), and Bachelors Degree (18.1k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Central Mountain PUMA, CO was $343,500 in 2022, which is 1.22 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $292,100 to $343,500, a 17.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Central Mountain PUMA, CO is 78.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Central Mountain PUMA, CO have an average commute time of 27.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Central Mountain PUMA, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Central Mountain PUMA, CO is $65,701. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Central Mountain PUMA, CO was Castle Rock PUMA, CO with a value of $147,181, followed by Parker PUMA, CO and Foothills PUMA, CO, with respective values of $133,085 and $130,889.

Property

$343,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,298
$36,638
Median Property Taxes
±$1,392

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 Central Mountain PUMA, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

78.1%
Homeownership
2022
68.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.1% of the housing units in Central Mountain PUMA, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Central Mountain PUMA, CO was Castle Rock PUMA, CO with a value of $147,181, followed by Parker PUMA, CO and Foothills PUMA, CO, with respective values of $133,085 and $130,889.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Central Mountain PUMA, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$65,701
Median Household Income
± $2,358
46.9k
Number of Households
± 1,602

In 2022, the median household income of the 46.9k households in Central Mountain PUMA, CO grew to $65,701 from the previous year's value of $60,682.

The following chart displays the households in Central Mountain PUMA, 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

0.43
2022 Wage GINI in Central Mountain PUMA, CO
0.409
2021 Wage GINI in Central Mountain PUMA, CO

In 2022, the income inequality in Central Mountain PUMA, CO was 0.43 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 5.13% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Central Mountain PUMA, CO was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Central Mountain PUMA, CO in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.8%)
  3. Carpooled (9.8%)

In 2022, 71.2% of workers in Central Mountain PUMA, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.8%) and those who carpooled to work (9.8%).

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Commute Time

27.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Central Mountain PUMA, CO have a longer commute time (27.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.09% of the workforce in Central Mountain PUMA, 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 Central Mountain PUMA, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Central Mountain PUMA, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Central Mountain PUMA, CO (13.1k out of 106k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Central Mountain PUMA, 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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Health

91.8% of the population of Central Mountain PUMA, CO has health coverage, with 37.3% on employee plans, 19.6% on Medicaid, 17.8% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 2.16% 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).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.4% under 18 years, 17% between 18 and 34 years, 40.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.17%
Uninsured
37.3%
Employer Coverage
19.6%
Medicaid
17.8%
Medicare
15%
Non-Group
2.16%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Central Mountain PUMA, CO declined by 5.67% from 8.66% to 8.17%.

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