Clear Creek County, CO

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2022 Population
9,403
0.255% 1-year decline
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
49.5
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
6.62%
15.6% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$87,169
14.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$506,900
7.53% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Clear Creek County, CO had a population of 9.4k people with a median age of 49.5 and a median household income of $87,169. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Clear Creek County, CO declined from 9,427 to 9,403, a −0.255% decrease and its median household income grew from $76,313 to $87,169, a 14.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clear Creek County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.1%), White (Hispanic) (4.14%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.74%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.02%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.84%).

None of the households in Clear Creek 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.

98.4% of the residents in Clear Creek County, CO are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Clear Creek County, CO was $506,900, and the homeownership rate was 80%.

Most people in Clear Creek County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Clear Creek County, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Clear Creek County, CO is home to a population of 9.4k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.35% of Clear Creek County, CO residents were born outside of the country (409 people).

In 2022, there were 20.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.09k people) in Clear Creek County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 389 White (Hispanic) and 258 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Clear Creek County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Clear Creek County, CO was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clear Creek County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.09k ± 51
  2. White (Hispanic)
    389 ± 134
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    258 ± 127
7.89%
Hispanic Population
742 people

In 2022, there were 20.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.09k people) in Clear Creek County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 389 White (Hispanic) and 258 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.89% of the people in Clear Creek County, CO are hispanic (742 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

4.35%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
409 people
3.67%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
346 people

As of 2022, 4.35% of Clear Creek County, CO residents (409 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 Clear Creek County, CO was 3.67%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    153 ± 68
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    96 ± 76
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    69 ± 55

Clear Creek County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Clear Creek County, CO employs 5.59k people. The largest industries in Clear Creek County, CO are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (845 people), Educational Services (635 people), and Retail Trade (573 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($162,917), Information ($104,271), and Public Administration ($104,070).

Occupations

5.59k
2022 Value
± 573
−1.01%
1 Year decline
± 14.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clear Creek County, CO declined at a rate of −1.01%, from 5.65k employees to 5.59k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clear Creek County, CO, are Management Occupations (722 people), Sales & Related Occupations (672 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (433 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clear Creek County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.59k
2022 Value
± 573
−1.01%
1 Year decline
± 14.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clear Creek County, CO declined at a rate of −1.01%, from 5.65k employees to 5.59k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clear Creek County, CO, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (845 people), Educational Services (635 people), and Retail Trade (573 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clear Creek County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Clear Creek 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

$53,568
Median earning men ± $8,372
$51,151
Median earning women ± $1,835

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($104,792), Public Administration ($103,721), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($69,281).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($138,099), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($116,250), and Public Administration ($108,250).

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 79
    Retail Trade
  2. 76
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 72
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Clear Creek County, CO went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 55% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (42.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.73%).

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 Clear Creek County, CO was $506,900 in 2022, which is 1.8 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $471,400 to $506,900, a 7.53% increase. The homeownership rate in Clear Creek County, CO is 80%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Clear Creek County, CO have an average commute time of 27.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Clear Creek County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$506,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$47,937
$3,672
Median Property Taxes
±$405

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

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Rent vs Own

80%
Homeownership
2022
71.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80% of the housing units in Clear Creek County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 148
  2. Census Tract 149

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

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Household Income

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$87,169
Median Household Income
± $19,629
4.59k
Number of Households
± 503

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.59k households in Clear Creek County, CO grew to $87,169 from the previous year's value of $76,313.

The following chart displays the households in Clear Creek 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 Clear Creek 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 (61.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (20.9%)
  3. Carpooled (8.49%)

In 2022, 61.7% of workers in Clear Creek County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (20.9%) and those who carpooled to work (8.49%).

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

27.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clear Creek County, CO have a longer commute time (27.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.11% of the workforce in Clear Creek 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 Clear Creek County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clear Creek County, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.62% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clear Creek County, CO (617 out of 9.32k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clear Creek 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

90.8% of the population of Clear Creek County, CO has health coverage, with 51.4% on employee plans, 7.94% on Medicaid, 18.4% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.36% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 13% under 18 years, 16.9% between 18 and 34 years, 48.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.25%
Uninsured
51.4%
Employer Coverage
7.94%
Medicaid
18.4%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
1.36%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clear Creek County, CO declined by 4.49% from 9.68% to 9.25%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 23.2% in Clear Creek County, CO.

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