Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO

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2022 Population
106,370
0.487% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.6
1.05% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.19%
3.5% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$81,872
8.85% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$425,600
15.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
52,655
0.602% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO had a population of 106k people with a median age of 38.6 and a median household income of $81,872. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO grew from 105,855 to 106,370, a 0.487% increase and its median household income grew from $75,214 to $81,872, a 8.85% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.3%), White (Hispanic) (8.69%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.56%), Other (Hispanic) (5.99%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.92%).

18.2% of the households in Northwest Colorado 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.

93.7% of the residents in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO are Colorado Mountain College (1,329 degrees awarded in 2022) and Colorado Northwestern Community College (255 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO was $425,600, and the homeownership rate was 71.7%.

Most people in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO is home to a population of 106k people, from which 93.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.4% of Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO residents were born outside of the country (11.1k people).

In 2022, there were 8.32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (76.9k people) in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.24k White (Hispanic) and 6.97k 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 Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO are Spanish (16,364 households), French (Incl. Cajun) (313 households), and German (297 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
51,436
Women
48.4%
54,860
Men
51.6%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 106,296 inhabitants, with 51.6% men, and 48.4% women.

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Citizenship

93.7%
2022 Citizenship
93.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.7% of Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO was 93.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    76.9k ± 694
  2. White (Hispanic)
    9.24k ± 1.24k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    6.97k ± 1.1k
21.6%
Hispanic Population
22.9k people

In 2022, there were 8.32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (76.9k people) in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.24k White (Hispanic) and 6.97k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

21.6% of the people in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO are hispanic (22.9k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    7,081 ± 1,996 people
  2. El Salvador
    1,264 ± 868 people
  3. Poland
    258 ± 394 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO was Mexico, the natal country of 7,081 Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO residents, followed by El Salvador with 1,264 and Poland with 258.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
11.1k people
10.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
11.1k people

As of 2022, 10.4% of Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO residents (11.1k 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 Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO was 10.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    16,364 households (16.3%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    313 households (0.313%)
  3. German
    297 households (0.297%)

18.2% of the households in Northwest Colorado 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 Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO was Spanish. 16.3% of the households in Northwest Colorado 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
    1,588 ± 296
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,229 ± 283
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    643 ± 182

Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO employs 52.7k people. The largest industries in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO are Construction (6,524 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,084 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,027 people), and the highest paying industries are Car Dealers ($152,122), Offices of physicians ($128,509), and Air transportation ($126,846).

Males in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,480. The income inequality in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
22,726
Women
44.3%
28,526
Men
55.7%

The workforce of Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO in 2020 was 51,252 people, with 44.3% woman, and 55.7% men.

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Occupations

52.7k
2022 Value
0.602%
1 Year growth
± 0.602%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO grew at a rate of 0.602%, from 52.3k employees to 52.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO, are Retail salespersons (1,938 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,516 people), and Other managers (1,507 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

52.7k
2022 Value
0.602%
1 Year growth
± 0.602%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO grew at a rate of 0.602%, from 52.3k employees to 52.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO, are Construction (6,524 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,084 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,027 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO, though some of these residents may live in Northwest Colorado 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

$52,436
Median earning men ± $2,713
$38,155
Median earning women ± $1,847

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($73,750), Public Administration ($72,212), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($67,513).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($53,958), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,066), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($46,705).

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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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO awarded 1,584 degrees. The student population of Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,666 male students and 3,697 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO are White (1,037 and 65.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (419 and 26.5%), Unknown (62 and 3.92%), and Two or More Races (37 and 2.34%).

The largest universities in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO by number of degrees awarded are Colorado Mountain College (1,329 and 83.9%) and Colorado Northwestern Community College (255 and 16.1%).

The most popular majors in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO are Liberal Arts & Sciences (235 and 14.8%), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (192 and 12.1%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (105 and 6.63%).

The median tuition cost in Northwest Colorado PUMA, 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 6,363 students enrolled in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO, 41.9% men and 58.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,141 records, of which 55.7% were women and 44.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 75 degrees awarded
  2. 235 degrees awarded
  3. 76 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO was Registered Nursing with 75 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,329 degrees awarded
  2. 255 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, 713 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO, which is 0.819 times less than the 871 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 1,037 degrees mean that there were 2.47 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 419 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, 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

Measure

In 2022, 0.931% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.61% 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 Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (22.2k), Some college (17.6k), and Bachelors Degree (17.6k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO was $425,600 in 2022, which is 1.51 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $369,000 to $425,600, a 15.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO is 71.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO have an average commute time of 26.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO is $81,872. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Northwest Colorado 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

$425,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$17,641
$28,959
Median Property Taxes
±$1,172

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 Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.7%
Homeownership
2022
72.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.7% of the housing units in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.8%.

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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 Northwest Colorado 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.

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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.
$81,872
Median Household Income
± $2,584
40.4k
Number of Households
± 1,549

In 2022, the median household income of the 40.4k households in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO grew to $81,872 from the previous year's value of $75,214.

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Wage Distribution

0.444
2022 Wage GINI in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO
0.434
2021 Wage GINI in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO

In 2022, the income inequality in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.26% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (67.9%)
  2. Carpooled (13.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (10.4%)

In 2022, 67.9% of workers in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.3%) and those who worked at home (10.4%).

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Commute Time

26.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO have a longer commute time (26.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.46% of the workforce in Northwest Colorado 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 Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.19% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO (9.63k out of 105k 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 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Northwest Colorado 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

86% of the population of Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO has health coverage, with 43.5% on employee plans, 16.4% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 1.15% 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 24.7% under 18 years, 20.2% between 18 and 34 years, 40.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.5% over 64 years.

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

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Uninsured People

14%
Uninsured
43.5%
Employer Coverage
16.4%
Medicaid
11.2%
Medicare
13.7%
Non-Group
1.15%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Northwest Colorado PUMA, CO grew by 1.53% from 13.7% to 14%.

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