Montezuma County, CO

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Population

25,770

0.907% decline

Median Age

44.1


Median Household Income

$45,645

9.67% growth

Poverty Rate

16.8%


Number of Employees

11,258

1.39% growth

Median Property Value

$197,900

5.43% growth

About

In 2017, Montezuma County, CO had a population of 25.8k people with a median age of 44.1 and a median household income of $45,645. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Montezuma County, CO declined from 26,006 to 25,770, a -0.907% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,622 to $45,645, a 9.67% increase.

The population of Montezuma County, CO is 73.1% White Alone, 12.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 11.8% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Montezuma County, CO speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Montezuma County, CO is $197,900, and the homeownership rate is 70.2%. Most people in Montezuma County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Montezuma County, CO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Montezuma County, CO employs 11.3k people. The largest industries in Montezuma County, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,711 people), Retail Trade (1,347 people), and Construction (1,061 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($67,143), Utilities ($61,029), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,250).

Median household income in Montezuma County, CO is $45,645. Males in Montezuma County, CO have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,692. The income inequality in Montezuma County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,645

2017 value

± $3,355

9.67%

1 Year Growth

± 8.59%

Households in Montezuma County, CO have a median annual income of $45,645, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,622 in 2016, which represents a 9.67% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,531

Average Male Salary

± $1,541

$51,692

Average Female Salary

± $1,226

In 2017, full-time male employees in Colorado made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Colorado by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,772 ± $5,354

  2. White

    $54,520 ± $998

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $47,825 ± $27,111

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Colorado workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Montezuma County, CO is from Colorado.

0.471

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0949% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Colorado across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9690

  2. Census Tract 9691

  3. Census Tract 9696

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Montezuma County, CO was Census Tract 9690 with a value of $59,313, followed by Census Tract 9691 and Census Tract 9696, with respective values of $51,250 and $50,203.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Montezuma County, CO (4.28k out of 25.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,182 ± 346

  2. Hispanic

    1,077 ± 205

  3. Native American

    873 ± 169

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Montezuma County, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

11.3k

2017 Value

± 689

1.39%

1 Year growth

± 8.61%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Montezuma County, CO grew at a rate of 1.39%, from 11.1k employees to 11.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Montezuma County, CO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,448 people), Management Occupations (1,120 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,111 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Montezuma County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Montezuma County, CO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,448 people), Management Occupations (1,120 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,111 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Montezuma County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.58 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.38 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Montezuma County, CO, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,721), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($59,293), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($57,935).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.3k

2017 Value

± 689

1.39%

1 Year growth

± 8.61%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Montezuma County, CO grew at a rate of 1.39%, from 11.1k employees to 11.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Montezuma County, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,711 people), Retail Trade (1,347 people), and Construction (1,061 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Montezuma County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Montezuma County, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Montezuma County, CO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,711 people), Retail Trade (1,347 people), and Construction (1,061 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Montezuma County, CO has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.18 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.54 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.03 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Montezuma County, CO, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($67,143), Utilities ($61,029), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,250).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $30.1B

  2. $22.9B

  3. $15.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $30.1B, followed by Mixed freight ($22.9B) and Electronics ($15.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Colorado products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$208B

2015 Value

$314B

Projected 2045 Value

51.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Colorado trade was $208B. This is expected to increase 51.4% to $314B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Colorado trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.5B

  2. $9.22B

  3. $7.43B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $12.5B, followed by Nebraska with $9.22B and California and $7.43B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Colorado shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

84.6% of the population of Montezuma County, CO has health coverage, with 30.9% on employee plans, 26.3% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 9.91% on non-group plans, and 2.03% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Montezuma County, CO was $6,804 in 2014. This is a 5.13% increase from the previous year ($6,472).

Primary care physicians in Montezuma County, CO see 1308 patients per year on average, which represents a 21.8% increase from the previous year (1074 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1800 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 844 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (8.8%). Additionally, Logan County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (28.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,308 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Montezuma County, CO see an average of 1,308 patients per year. This represents a 21.8% increase from the previous year (1,074 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Montezuma County, CO in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,804

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,623

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,143

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,287

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Colorado (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.13%, from $6,472 to $6,804.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

15.4%

Uninsured

30.9%

Employer Coverage

26.3%

Medicaid

15.5%

Medicare

9.91%

Non-Group

2.03%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Montezuma County, CO declined by 21% from 19.4% to 15.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Montezuma County, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 8.8% prevalence

  2. 8.7% prevalence

  3. 8.4% prevalence

Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Colorado, at 8.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Colorado by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Montezuma County, CO is home to a population of 25.8k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.54% of Montezuma County, CO residents were born outside of the country (654 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Montezuma County, CO is composed of 18.8k White Alone residents (73.1%), 3.15k Hispanic or Latino residents (12.2%), 3.04k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (11.8%), 623 Two or More Races residents (2.42%), 47 Black or African American Alone residents (0.182%), 31 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.12%), 27 Asian Alone residents (0.105%), and 9 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0349%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Montezuma County, CO are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Montezuma County, CO was 44.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Montezuma County, CO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Montezuma County, CO residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.54%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

654 people

2.59%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

673 people

As of 2017, 2.54% of Montezuma County, CO residents (654 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Montezuma County, CO was 2.59%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    230,780 ± 11,541 people

  2. India

    19,019 ± 3,380 people

  3. Vietnam

    17,347 ± 3,228 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 230,780 Colorado residents, followed by India with 19,019 and Vietnam with 17,347.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Montezuma County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Montezuma County, CO was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    18.8k ± 18

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.15k ± 258

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    3.04k ± 241

In 2017, there were 5.97 times more White Alone residents (18.8k people) in Montezuma County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.15k Hispanic or Latino and 3.04k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Montezuma County, CO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Montezuma County, CO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Montezuma County, CO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Montezuma County, CO are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    782 ± 146

  2. Korea

    307 ± 68

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    237 ± 98

Montezuma County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Montezuma County, CO was $197,900 in 2017, which is 0.909 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $187,700 to $197,900, a 5.43% increase. The homeownership rate in Montezuma County, CO is 70.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Montezuma County, CO have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Montezuma County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$45,645

Median Household Income

± $3,355

10.5k

Number of Households

± 647

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.5k households in Montezuma County, CO grew to $45,645 from the previous year's value of $41,622.

The following chart displays the households in Montezuma 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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Housing

Property Value

$197,900

2017 Median

± $11,595

$187,700

2016 Median

± $9,780

In 2017, the median property value in Montezuma County, CO grew to to $197,900 from the previous year's value of $187,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Montezuma County, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Montezuma County, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $250k - $300k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Montezuma County, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Montezuma County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.2%

2017 Homeownership

70.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.2% of the housing units in Montezuma County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Montezuma County, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Montezuma County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Montezuma County, CO have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

20.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Montezuma County, CO have a shorter commute time (20.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.18% of the workforce in Montezuma County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.8%

  2. Worked At Home

    8.54%

  3. Carpooled

    8.16%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Montezuma County, CO was Drove Alone (78.8%), followed by those who Worked At Home (8.54%) and those who Carpooled (8.16%).

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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