Durango, CO

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2022 Population
19,148
1.03% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.6
0.274% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.2%
34.1% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$76,177
11.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$569,100
14.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
11,007
2.76% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Durango, CO had a population of 19.1k people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $76,177. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Durango, CO grew from 18,953 to 19,148, a 1.03% increase and its median household income grew from $68,550 to $76,177, a 11.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Durango, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.8%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (7.16%), White (Hispanic) (4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.71%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.03%).

None of the households in Durango, 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.

99.5% of the residents in Durango, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Durango, CO are Fort Lewis College (645 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Durango, CO was $569,100, and the homeownership rate was 55.4%.

Most people in Durango, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Durango, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Durango, CO is home to a population of 19.1k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.86% of Durango, CO residents were born outside of the country (357 people).

In 2022, there were 11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.1k people) in Durango, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.37k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 765 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.5% of Durango, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Durango, CO was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Durango, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.1k ± 474
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    1.37k ± 322
  3. White (Hispanic)
    765 ± 233
8.25%
Hispanic Population
1.58k people

In 2022, there were 11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.1k people) in Durango, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.37k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 765 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.25% of the people in Durango, CO are hispanic (1.58k 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

1.86%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
357 people
1.61%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
306 people

As of 2022, 1.86% of Durango, CO residents (357 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 Durango, CO was 1.61%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    265 ± 93
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    227 ± 100
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    105 ± 65

Durango, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Durango, CO employs 11k people. The largest industries in Durango, CO are Retail Trade (1,847 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,357 people), and Educational Services (1,269 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($130,972), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($93,173), and Utilities ($85,417).

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

11k
2022 Value
± 885
2.76%
1 Year growth
± 10.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Durango, CO grew at a rate of 2.76%, from 10.7k employees to 11k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Durango, CO, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,588 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,129 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,106 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Durango, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11k
2022 Value
± 885
2.76%
1 Year growth
± 10.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Durango, CO grew at a rate of 2.76%, from 10.7k employees to 11k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Durango, CO, are Retail Trade (1,847 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,357 people), and Educational Services (1,269 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Durango, CO, though some of these residents may live in Durango, 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

$48,931
Median earning men ± $6,287
$32,167
Median earning women ± $3,310

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($180,357), Wholesale Trade ($85,882), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($85,238).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($102,955), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,611), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($57,788).

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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%.

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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 Durango, CO awarded 645 degrees. The student population of Durango, CO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,517 male students and 1,883 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Durango, CO are White (307 and 48%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (164 and 25.7%), Hispanic or Latino (79 and 12.4%), and Two or More Races (69 and 10.8%).

The largest universities in Durango, CO by number of degrees awarded are Fort Lewis College (645 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Durango, CO are General Business (64 and 9.92%), General Psychology (48 and 7.44%), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (34 and 5.27%).

The median tuition cost in Durango, CO for a public four year colleges is $7,200 for in-state students and $17,712 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Durango, CO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 91%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,400 (44.6% men and 55.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,400 students enrolled in Durango, CO, 44.6% men and 55.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,383 records, of which 49.9% were women and 50.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 34 degrees awarded
  2. 64 degrees awarded
  3. 48 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Durango, CO was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 34 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
645 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fort Lewis College with 645 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 288 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Durango, CO, which is 0.807 times less than the 357 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 307 degrees mean that there were 1.87 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 164 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 ($7,200) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,012) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,240) 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 Durango, CO was $569,100 in 2022, which is 2.02 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $497,100 to $569,100, a 14.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Durango, CO is 55.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Durango, CO have an average commute time of 14.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Durango, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Durango, CO is $76,177. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Durango, CO was Census Tract 9707.01 with a value of $91,068, followed by Census Tract 9707.03 and Census Tract 9710, with respective values of $86,975 and $81,851.

Property

$569,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$31,240
$4,511
Median Property Taxes
±$528

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Rent vs Own

55.4%
Homeownership
2022
70.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 55.4% of the housing units in Durango, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9707.01
  2. Census Tract 9707.03
  3. Census Tract 9710

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Durango, CO was Census Tract 9707.01 with a value of $91,068, followed by Census Tract 9707.03 and Census Tract 9710, with respective values of $86,975 and $81,851.

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Household Income

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$76,177
Median Household Income
± $9,206
8.14k
Number of Households
± 719

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.14k households in Durango, CO grew to $76,177 from the previous year's value of $68,550.

The following chart displays the households in Durango, 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 Durango, 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 (63.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.3%)
  3. Walked (8.78%)

In 2022, 63.5% of workers in Durango, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.3%) and those who walked to work (8.78%).

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Commute Time

14.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Durango, CO have a shorter commute time (14.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.03% of the workforce in Durango, 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 Durango, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Durango, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Durango, CO (2.49k out of 17.5k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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 Durango, CO has health coverage, with 47.8% on employee plans, 12.4% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 18.9% on non-group plans, and 1.35% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in La Plata County, CO see 815 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.98% decrease from the previous year (840 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1131 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 228 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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815 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in La Plata County, CO

Primary care physicians in La Plata County, CO see an average of 815 patients per year. This represents a 2.98% decrease from the previous year (840 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in La Plata 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% under 18 years, 30% between 18 and 34 years, 37.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.27%
Uninsured
47.8%
Employer Coverage
12.4%
Medicaid
11.3%
Medicare
18.9%
Non-Group
1.35%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Durango, CO grew by 5.52% from 7.83% to 8.27%.

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