Washington County, CO

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Population

4,809

0.104% decline

Median Age

42.2


Median Household Income

$51,458

11.1% growth

Poverty Rate

9.91%


Number of Employees

2,213

1.05% growth

Median Property Value

$120,300

1.95% growth

About

In 2017, Washington County, CO had a population of 4.81k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $51,458. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Washington County, CO declined from 4,814 to 4,809, a -0.104% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,315 to $51,458, a 11.1% increase.

The population of Washington County, CO is 87.8% White Alone, 9.57% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.02% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Washington County, CO speak a non-English language, and 97.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Washington County, CO is $120,300, and the homeownership rate is 71.2%. Most people in Washington County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, CO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Washington County, CO employs 2.21k people. The largest industries in Washington County, CO are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (393 people), Educational Services (244 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (219 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,875), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,361), and Finance & Insurance ($50,536).

Median household income in Washington County, CO is $51,458. Males in Washington 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 Washington County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,458

2017 value

± $5,812

11.1%

1 Year Growth

± 11.3%

Households in Washington County, CO have a median annual income of $51,458, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,315 in 2016, which represents a 11.1% 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Colorado by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Washington 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 9242

  2. Census Tract 9241

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, CO was Census Tract 9242 with a value of $52,169, followed by Census Tract 9241 and N/A, with respective values of $48,882 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.91% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, CO (443 out of 4.47k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    418 ± 76

  2. Hispanic

    63 ± 55

  3. Two Or More

    12 ± 57

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Washington 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.21k

2017 Value

± 173

1.05%

1 Year growth

± 10.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, CO grew at a rate of 1.05%, from 2.19k employees to 2.21k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, CO, are Management Occupations (379 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (231 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (169 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Washington County, CO, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (379 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (231 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (169 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.56 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.2 times), and Management Occupations (1.68 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Washington County, CO, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($110,625), Legal Occupations ($103,750), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($57,083).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.21k

2017 Value

± 173

1.05%

1 Year growth

± 10.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, CO grew at a rate of 1.05%, from 2.19k employees to 2.21k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, CO, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (393 people), Educational Services (244 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (219 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Washington 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 Washington County, CO, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (393 people), Educational Services (244 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (219 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, CO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (15 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.71 times), and Construction (1.46 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Washington County, CO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($61,875), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,361), and Finance & Insurance ($50,536).

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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. $35B

  2. $24.9B

  3. $18.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $35B, followed by Mixed freight ($24.9B) and Electronics ($18.5B).

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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$229B

2020 Value

$314B

Projected 2045 Value

37.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Colorado trade was $229B. This is expected to increase 37.2% 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. $13.9B

  2. $10.6B

  3. $8.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $13.9B, followed by Nebraska with $10.6B and California and $8.3B.

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

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Health

94% of the population of Washington County, CO has health coverage, with 37.2% on employee plans, 23% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 18% on non-group plans, and 1.81% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Washington County, CO see 4864 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.76% increase from the previous year (4780 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2454 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2454 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

4,864 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington County, CO see an average of 4,864 patients per year. This represents a 1.76% increase from the previous year (4,780 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washington 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%).

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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

5.95%

Uninsured

37.2%

Employer Coverage

23%

Medicaid

14.1%

Medicare

18%

Non-Group

1.81%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, CO declined by 24.6% from 7.89% to 5.95%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Washington 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

Washington County, CO is home to a population of 4.81k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.16% of Washington County, CO residents were born outside of the country (152 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Washington County, CO is composed of 4.22k White Alone residents (87.8%), 460 Hispanic or Latino residents (9.57%), 49 Two or More Races residents (1.02%), 45 Black or African American Alone residents (0.936%), 22 Asian Alone residents (0.457%), 13 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.27%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Washington County, CO was 42.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Washington County, CO are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Washington County, CO residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.16%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

152 people

2.39%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

115 people

As of 2017, 3.16% of Washington County, CO residents (152 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 Washington County, CO was 2.39%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

97.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.9% of Washington County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County, CO was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.22k ± 12

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    460 ± 79.4

  3. Two or More Races

    49 ± 21.6

In 2017, there were 9.17 times more White Alone residents (4.22k people) in Washington County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 460 Hispanic or Latino and 49 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    152 ± 32

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    40 ± 23

  3. Korea

    20 ± 18

Washington County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington County, CO was $120,300 in 2017, which is 0.524 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $118,000 to $120,300, a 1.95% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, CO is 71.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Washington County, CO have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washington County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$120,300

2017 Median

± $10,961

$118,000

2016 Median

± $8,897

In 2017, the median property value in Washington County, CO grew to to $120,300 from the previous year's value of $118,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Washington 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 Washington County, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$51,458

Median Household Income

± $5,812

2.01k

Number of Households

± 157

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.01k households in Washington County, CO grew to $51,458 from the previous year's value of $46,315.

The following chart displays the households in Washington 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.2%

2017 Homeownership

70.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.2% of the housing units in Washington County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew 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 Washington County, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, CO have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.97% of the workforce in Washington County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.7%

  2. Worked At Home

    11.1%

  3. Carpooled

    9.15%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Washington County, CO was Drove Alone (74.7%), followed by those who Worked At Home (11.1%) and those who Carpooled (9.15%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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