Arapahoe County, CO

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2022 Population
654,453
0.435% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.1
0.27% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.98%
3.68% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$92,292
8.65% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$480,500
15.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
354,417
0.94% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Arapahoe County, CO had a population of 654k people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $92,292. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Arapahoe County, CO grew from 651,621 to 654,453, a 0.435% increase and its median household income grew from $84,947 to $92,292, a 8.65% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Arapahoe County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (57.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.6%), White (Hispanic) (6.78%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.51%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.09%).

None of the households in Arapahoe 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.

92.1% of the residents in Arapahoe County, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Arapahoe County, CO are Colorado State University Global (476975) (3,652 degrees awarded in 2022), Arapahoe Community College (1,505 degrees), and Community College of Aurora (1,000 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Arapahoe County, CO was $480,500, and the homeownership rate was 64.9%.

Most people in Arapahoe County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Arapahoe County, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Arapahoe County, CO is home to a population of 654k people, from which 92.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 15.2% of Arapahoe County, CO residents were born outside of the country (99.8k people).

In 2022, there were 5.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (378k people) in Arapahoe County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 69.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 44.4k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.1%
2022 Citizenship
91.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.1% of Arapahoe County, CO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Arapahoe County, CO was 91.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Arapahoe County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    378k ± 899
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    69.3k ± 1.43k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    44.4k ± 2.67k
20.2%
Hispanic Population
132k people

In 2022, there were 5.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (378k people) in Arapahoe County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 69.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 44.4k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

20.2% of the people in Arapahoe County, CO are hispanic (132k people).

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

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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

15.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
99.8k people
15.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
101k people

As of 2022, 15.2% of Arapahoe County, CO residents (99.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Arapahoe County, CO was 15.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    10,509 ± 652
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    10,051 ± 873
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    6,651 ± 613

Arapahoe County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Arapahoe County, CO employs 354k people. The largest industries in Arapahoe County, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (47,220 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (36,324 people), and Retail Trade (35,483 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($112,147), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($85,254), and Information ($80,991).

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

354k
2022 Value
± 4,719
0.94%
1 Year growth
± 1.83%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Arapahoe County, CO grew at a rate of 0.94%, from 351k employees to 354k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Arapahoe County, CO, are Management Occupations (44,222 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (40,856 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (33,799 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Arapahoe County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

354k
2022 Value
± 4,719
0.94%
1 Year growth
± 1.83%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Arapahoe County, CO grew at a rate of 0.94%, from 351k employees to 354k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Arapahoe County, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (47,220 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (36,324 people), and Retail Trade (35,483 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Arapahoe County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Arapahoe 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

$58,924
Median earning men ± $773
$44,948
Median earning women ± $770

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($93,154), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($86,207), and Public Administration ($82,724).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($64,423), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,241), and Information ($60,950).

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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. 8,815
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 6,060
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 5,409
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Arapahoe County, CO went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 61% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (36.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.55%).

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 Arapahoe County, CO awarded 7,977 degrees. The student population of Arapahoe County, CO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 14,375 male students and 19,748 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Arapahoe County, CO are White (3,920 and 50.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,690 and 21.8%), Unknown (862 and 11.1%), and Black or African American (691 and 8.92%).

The largest universities in Arapahoe County, CO by number of degrees awarded are Colorado State University Global (476975) (3,652 and 45.8%), Arapahoe Community College (1,505 and 18.9%), and Community College of Aurora (1,000 and 12.5%).

The most popular majors in Arapahoe County, CO are Information Technology (676 and 8.47%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (503 and 6.31%), and Health Care Administration & Management (454 and 5.69%).

The median tuition cost in Arapahoe County, CO for a public four year colleges is $6,040 for in-state students and $11,751 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Arapahoe County, CO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 76.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 62.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 34,123 (42.1% men and 57.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 34,123 students enrolled in Arapahoe County, CO, 42.1% men and 57.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 17,386 records, of which 54.9% were women and 45.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 384 degrees awarded
  2. 308 degrees awarded
  3. 244 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Arapahoe County, CO was Information Technology with 384 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,652 degrees awarded
  2. 1,505 degrees awarded
  3. 1,000 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Colorado State University Global (476975) with 3,652 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,935 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Arapahoe County, CO, which is 0.582 times less than the 5,042 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 3,920 degrees mean that there were 2.32 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,690 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($17,920) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,670) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,920) 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 Arapahoe County, CO was $480,500 in 2022, which is 1.7 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $415,500 to $480,500, a 15.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Arapahoe County, CO is 64.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Arapahoe County, CO have an average commute time of 27.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Arapahoe County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Arapahoe County, CO is $92,292. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Arapahoe County, CO was Census Tract 56.36 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 67.04 and Census Tract 67.05, with respective values of $250,001 and $250,001.

In 2022, 16.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Arapahoe County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.26%.

Property

$480,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,292
$162,810
Median Property Taxes
±$2,707

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 Arapahoe County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

64.9%
Homeownership
2022
70.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.9% of the housing units in Arapahoe County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 56.36
  2. Census Tract 67.04
  3. Census Tract 67.05

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Arapahoe County, CO was Census Tract 56.36 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 67.04 and Census Tract 67.05, with respective values of $250,001 and $250,001.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Arapahoe 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.
$92,292
Median Household Income
± $1,197
251k
Number of Households
± 3,794

In 2022, the median household income of the 251k households in Arapahoe County, CO grew to $92,292 from the previous year's value of $84,947.

The following chart displays the households in Arapahoe 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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Arapahoe 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 (69.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (16.3%)
  3. Carpooled (8.02%)

In 2022, 69.7% of workers in Arapahoe County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (16.3%) and those who carpooled to work (8.02%).

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Commute Time

27.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Arapahoe County, CO have a longer commute time (27.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.05% of the workforce in Arapahoe County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Arapahoe County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.26%.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.98% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Arapahoe County, CO (51.8k out of 648k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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, 8.4% of the children was living in poverty in Arapahoe County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 330 in Arapahoe County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 12 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91.3% of the population of Arapahoe County, CO has health coverage, with 53.2% on employee plans, 14.2% on Medicaid, 9.86% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.67% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Arapahoe County, CO see 1244 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.323% increase from the previous year (1240 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 912 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 248 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,244 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arapahoe County, CO

Primary care physicians in Arapahoe County, CO see an average of 1,244 patients per year. This represents a 0.323% increase from the previous year (1,240 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.2% under 18 years, 22.6% between 18 and 34 years, 39.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.6% over 64 years.

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

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Uninsured People

8.71%
Uninsured
53.2%
Employer Coverage
14.2%
Medicaid
9.86%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
1.67%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Arapahoe County, CO grew by 5.26% from 8.27% to 8.71%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 42.3 in Arapahoe 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 24.6% in Arapahoe County, CO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.57% in Arapahoe County, CO.

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