Grand County, CO

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2022 Population
15,724
0.608% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44.6
2.29% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.58%
20.3% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$79,367
14.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$461,200
23.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Grand County, CO had a population of 15.7k people with a median age of 44.6 and a median household income of $79,367. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Grand County, CO grew from 15,629 to 15,724, a 0.608% increase and its median household income grew from $69,353 to $79,367, a 14.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Grand County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.56%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.3%), White (Hispanic) (4.39%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.757%).

None of the households in Grand 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.

97.6% of the residents in Grand County, CO are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Grand County, CO was $461,200, and the homeownership rate was 72.7%.

Most people in Grand County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Grand County, CO was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Grand County, CO is home to a population of 15.7k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 3% of Grand County, CO residents were born outside of the country (472 people).

In 2022, there were 12.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.9k people) in Grand County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.03k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 834 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.6%
2022 Citizenship
97.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.6% of Grand County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Grand County, CO was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Grand County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.9k ± 248
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.03k ± 280
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    834 ± 221
9.81%
Hispanic Population
1.54k people

In 2022, there were 12.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.9k people) in Grand County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.03k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 834 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.81% of the people in Grand County, CO are hispanic (1.54k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
472 people
4.06%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
635 people

As of 2022, 3% of Grand County, CO residents (472 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 Grand County, CO was 4.06%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    602 ± 174
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    123 ± 68
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    101 ± 78

Grand County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Grand County, CO employs 8.79k people. The largest industries in Grand County, CO are Retail Trade (1,076 people), Construction (995 people), and Educational Services (760 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($99,539), Manufacturing ($81,758), and Information ($80,833).

Occupations

8.79k
2022 Value
± 764
1.4%
1 Year growth
± 12.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Grand County, CO grew at a rate of 1.4%, from 8.67k employees to 8.79k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grand County, CO, are Management Occupations (1,103 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,063 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (995 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grand County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.79k
2022 Value
± 764
1.4%
1 Year growth
± 12.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Grand County, CO grew at a rate of 1.4%, from 8.67k employees to 8.79k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grand County, CO, are Retail Trade (1,076 people), Construction (995 people), and Educational Services (760 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grand County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Grand 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

$52,213
Median earning men ± $4,918
$40,816
Median earning women ± $3,091

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($118,235), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($80,114), and Information ($79,808).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($60,119), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($47,500), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($44,545).

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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. 206
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. 185
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 180
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Grand County, CO went to Donald J. Trump with 49.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.76%).

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

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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.

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 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.16M), Some college (997k), and High School or Equivalent (997k).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grand County, CO was $461,200 in 2022, which is 1.64 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $374,800 to $461,200, a 23.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Grand County, CO is 72.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Grand County, CO have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Grand County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$461,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$36,952
$4,535
Median Property Taxes
±$493

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

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Rent vs Own

72.7%
Homeownership
2022
65.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.7% of the housing units in Grand County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.9%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 1
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Household Income

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$79,367
Median Household Income
± $13,357
6.24k
Number of Households
± 599

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.24k households in Grand County, CO grew to $79,367 from the previous year's value of $69,353.

The following chart displays the households in Grand 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 Grand 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 (62.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (18.7%)
  3. Walked (6.76%)

In 2022, 62.6% of workers in Grand County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (18.7%) and those who walked to work (6.76%).

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

23.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grand County, CO have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.4% of the workforce in Grand 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 Grand County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Grand County, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.58% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grand County, CO (1.35k out of 15.7k 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 18 - 24 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Grand 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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Health

87.7% of the population of Grand County, CO has health coverage, with 43.2% on employee plans, 8.15% on Medicaid, 17.6% on Medicare, 17.7% on non-group plans, and 0.995% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Grand County, CO see 1573 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.35% increase from the previous year (1552 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2632 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 545 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 53.3% were men and 46.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,573 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Grand County, CO

Primary care physicians in Grand County, CO see an average of 1,573 patients per year. This represents a 1.35% increase from the previous year (1,552 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Grand 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 18.4% under 18 years, 19.5% between 18 and 34 years, 42.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 53.3% were men and 46.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.3%
Uninsured
43.2%
Employer Coverage
8.15%
Medicaid
17.6%
Medicare
17.7%
Non-Group
0.995%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grand County, CO declined by 14.3% from 14.3% to 12.3%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 26% in Grand County, CO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.2% in Grand County, CO.

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