Routt County, CO

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2022 Population
24,944
0.181% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.9
0.964% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.98%
7.69% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$95,144
13.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$691,800
21.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Routt County, CO had a population of 24.9k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $95,144. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Routt County, CO grew from 24,899 to 24,944, a 0.181% increase and its median household income grew from $83,725 to $95,144, a 13.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Routt County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.1%), White (Hispanic) (3.71%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.29%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.07%).

None of the households in Routt 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% of the residents in Routt County, CO are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Routt County, CO was $691,800, and the homeownership rate was 76.5%.

Most people in Routt County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Routt County, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Routt County, CO is home to a population of 24.9k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.34% of Routt County, CO residents were born outside of the country (1.33k people).

In 2022, there were 11.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.8k people) in Routt County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.77k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 925 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98%
2022 Citizenship
98%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98% of Routt County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Routt County, CO was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Routt County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    20.8k ± 509
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.77k ± 514
  3. White (Hispanic)
    925 ± 226
7.24%
Hispanic Population
1.81k people

In 2022, there were 11.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.8k people) in Routt County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.77k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 925 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.24% of the people in Routt County, CO are hispanic (1.81k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

5.34%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.33k people
5.07%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.26k people

As of 2022, 5.34% of Routt County, CO residents (1.33k 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 Routt County, CO was 5.07%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    415 ± 143
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    269 ± 110
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    92 ± 55

Routt County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Routt County, CO employs 13.8k people. The largest industries in Routt County, CO are Construction (1,839 people), Retail Trade (1,514 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,426 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($118,452), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($94,792), and Manufacturing ($84,464).

Occupations

13.8k
2022 Value
± 845
−1.51%
1 Year decline
± 8.67%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Routt County, CO declined at a rate of −1.51%, from 14k employees to 13.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Routt County, CO, are Management Occupations (2,460 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,512 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,181 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Routt County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.8k
2022 Value
± 845
−1.51%
1 Year decline
± 8.67%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Routt County, CO declined at a rate of −1.51%, from 14k employees to 13.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Routt County, CO, are Construction (1,839 people), Retail Trade (1,514 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,426 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Routt County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Routt 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

$58,420
Median earning men ± $3,574
$42,062
Median earning women ± $4,429

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($114,688), Manufacturing ($95,329), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($92,727).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($63,024), Manufacturing ($61,071), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,250).

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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%.

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. 585
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 423
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 336
    Construction

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Routt County, CO went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 62.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (35.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.4%).

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 Routt County, CO was $691,800 in 2022, which is 2.45 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $570,600 to $691,800, a 21.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Routt County, CO is 76.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Routt County, CO have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Routt County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Routt County, CO is $95,144. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Routt County, CO was Census Tract 6 with a value of $117,027, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 8, with respective values of $105,368 and $101,536.

Property

$691,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$47,384
$7,863
Median Property Taxes
±$585

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 Routt County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

76.5%
Homeownership
2022
68.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.5% of the housing units in Routt County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6
  2. Census Tract 3
  3. Census Tract 8

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Routt County, CO was Census Tract 6 with a value of $117,027, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 8, with respective values of $105,368 and $101,536.

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

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Household Income

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$95,144
Median Household Income
± $5,677
10.3k
Number of Households
± 691

In 2022, the median household income of the 10.3k households in Routt County, CO grew to $95,144 from the previous year's value of $83,725.

The following chart displays the households in Routt 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 Routt 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 (68%)
  2. Worked At Home (16.2%)
  3. Carpooled (7.41%)

In 2022, 68% of workers in Routt County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (16.2%) and those who carpooled to work (7.41%).

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

19.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Routt County, CO have a shorter commute time (19.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.29% of the workforce in Routt 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 Routt County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Routt County, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.98% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Routt County, CO (1.97k out of 24.6k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

91.5% of the population of Routt County, CO has health coverage, with 48.3% on employee plans, 10.4% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 18.3% on non-group plans, and 0.686% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Routt County, CO see 777 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.44% decrease from the previous year (858 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 983 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 316 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.5% were men and 47.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

777 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Routt County, CO

Primary care physicians in Routt County, CO see an average of 777 patients per year. This represents a 9.44% decrease from the previous year (858 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Routt 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 19.2% under 18 years, 20% between 18 and 34 years, 44.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.5% were men and 47.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.53%
Uninsured
48.3%
Employer Coverage
10.4%
Medicaid
13.7%
Medicare
18.3%
Non-Group
0.686%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Routt County, CO grew by 10.5% from 7.72% to 8.53%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Routt County, CO.

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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 21.9% in Routt County, CO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.63% in Routt County, CO.

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