Alamosa, CO

Census Place

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2022 Population
9,792
0.907% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
29.7
3.48% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
18.3%
8.3% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$50,239
16.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$187,000
21% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
4,464
0.134% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Alamosa, CO had a population of 9.79k people with a median age of 29.7 and a median household income of $50,239. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Alamosa, CO grew from 9,704 to 9,792, a 0.907% increase and its median household income grew from $43,153 to $50,239, a 16.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alamosa, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (37.9%), White (Hispanic) (24.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (18.3%), Other (Hispanic) (8.32%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.34%).

None of the households in Alamosa, 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.

97.9% of the residents in Alamosa, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Alamosa, CO are Adams State University (1,002 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Alamosa, CO was $187,000, and the homeownership rate was 43.3%.

Most people in Alamosa, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 12.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Alamosa, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Alamosa, CO is home to a population of 9.79k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.85% of Alamosa, CO residents were born outside of the country (475 people).

In 2022, there were 1.56 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.72k people) in Alamosa, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.38k White (Hispanic) and 1.79k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.9%
2022 Citizenship
96.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.9% of Alamosa, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Alamosa, CO was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Alamosa, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.72k ± 318
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.38k ± 591
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.79k ± 588
53.9%
Hispanic Population
5.28k people

In 2022, there were 1.56 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.72k people) in Alamosa, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.38k White (Hispanic) and 1.79k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

53.9% of the people in Alamosa, CO are hispanic (5.28k 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

4.85%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
475 people
7.22%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
701 people

As of 2022, 4.85% of Alamosa, CO residents (475 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 Alamosa, CO was 7.22%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    71 ± 52
  2. Vietnam
    60 ± 55
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    16 ± 39

Alamosa, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Alamosa, CO employs 4.46k people. The largest industries in Alamosa, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (926 people), Educational Services (667 people), and Retail Trade (566 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($94,603), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($93,770), and Finance & Insurance ($51,042).

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

4.46k
2022 Value
± 573
−0.134%
1 Year decline
± 17.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Alamosa, CO declined at a rate of −0.134%, from 4.47k employees to 4.46k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alamosa, CO, are Sales & Related Occupations (579 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (569 people), and Management Occupations (403 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alamosa, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.46k
2022 Value
± 573
−0.134%
1 Year decline
± 17.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Alamosa, CO declined at a rate of −0.134%, from 4.47k employees to 4.46k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alamosa, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (926 people), Educational Services (667 people), and Retail Trade (566 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Alamosa, CO, though some of these residents may live in Alamosa, 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

$35,171
Median earning men ± $4,895
$26,926
Median earning women ± $5,225

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($93,770), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,281), and Public Administration ($47,206).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,417), Public Administration ($48,214), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($29,656).

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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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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.

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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Education

In 2022, universities in Alamosa, CO awarded 1,002 degrees. The student population of Alamosa, CO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,209 male students and 1,645 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Alamosa, CO are White (578 and 57.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (258 and 25.7%), Black or African American (58 and 5.79%), and Unknown (57 and 5.69%).

The largest universities in Alamosa, CO by number of degrees awarded are Adams State University (1,002 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Alamosa, CO are Counseling Psychology (301 and 30%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (132 and 13.2%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (126 and 12.6%).

The median tuition cost in Alamosa, CO for a public four year colleges is $6,072 for in-state students and $18,144 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Alamosa, CO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 99.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,854 (42.4% men and 57.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,854 students enrolled in Alamosa, CO, 42.4% men and 57.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,412 records, of which 62.8% were women and 37.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 40 degrees awarded
  2. 294 degrees awarded
  3. 56 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Alamosa, CO was General Business Administration & Management with 40 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,002 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Adams State University with 1,002 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 417 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Alamosa, CO, which is 0.713 times less than the 585 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 578 degrees mean that there were 2.24 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 258 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($6,072) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,704) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,800) 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.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alamosa, CO was $187,000 in 2022, which is 0.663 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $154,500 to $187,000, a 21% increase. The homeownership rate in Alamosa, CO is 43.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Alamosa, CO have an average commute time of 12.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Alamosa, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$187,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,341
$1,683
Median Property Taxes
±$276

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

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

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Rent vs Own

43.3%
Homeownership
2022
70.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 43.3% of the housing units in Alamosa, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 40.7%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9601
  2. Census Tract 9603

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

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Household Income

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$50,239
Median Household Income
± $5,163
3.89k
Number of Households
± 524

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.89k households in Alamosa, CO grew to $50,239 from the previous year's value of $43,153.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Alamosa, 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 (78.9%)
  2. Carpooled (10.2%)
  3. Walked (5.27%)

In 2022, 78.9% of workers in Alamosa, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.2%) and those who walked to work (5.27%).

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Commute Time

12.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alamosa, CO have a shorter commute time (12.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.924% of the workforce in Alamosa, 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 Alamosa, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Alamosa, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alamosa, CO (1.65k out of 9.03k 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 Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Alamosa, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

91.7% of the population of Alamosa, CO has health coverage, with 44.5% on employee plans, 29.4% on Medicaid, 7.66% on Medicare, 8.65% on non-group plans, and 1.47% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Alamosa County, CO see 1160 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.59% decrease from the previous year (1283 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 770 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 68 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,160 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Alamosa County, CO

Primary care physicians in Alamosa County, CO see an average of 1,160 patients per year. This represents a 9.59% decrease from the previous year (1,283 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Alamosa 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 30.6% under 18 years, 29.6% between 18 and 34 years, 29.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.34%
Uninsured
44.5%
Employer Coverage
29.4%
Medicaid
7.66%
Medicare
8.65%
Non-Group
1.47%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alamosa, CO declined by 19.4% from 10.3% to 8.34%.

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