Douglas County, CO

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2020 Population
344,280
2.45% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
39
0.775% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
3.18%
3.72% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$121,393
1.39% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$493,500
5.29% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
185,330
1.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Douglas County, CO had a population of 344k people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $121,393. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Douglas County, CO grew from 336,041 to 344,280, a 2.45% increase and its median household income grew from $119,730 to $121,393, a 1.39% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Douglas County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.4%), White (Hispanic) (6.13%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.05%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.68%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.39%).

None of the households in Douglas 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.

96.5% of the residents in Douglas County, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Douglas County, CO are Rocky Vista University (181 degrees awarded in 2020), New Dimensions Beauty Academy Inc (111 degrees), and Stacey James Institute (47 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Douglas County, CO was $493,500, and the homeownership rate was 79.2%. Most people in Douglas County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Douglas County, CO was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Roxborough State Park, located in Douglas County 15 miles south of Littleton, is a 3,339-acre Colorado State Natural Area filled with dramatic red-rock formations, distinct plant communities, and a host of wildlife ranging from black bears to mule deer.

Diversity

Douglas County, CO is home to a population of 344k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 7.63% of Douglas County, CO residents were born outside of the country (26.3k people).

In 2020, there were 13.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (280k people) in Douglas County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.1k White (Hispanic) and 17.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Douglas County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    280k ± 532
  2. White (Hispanic)
    21.1k ± 908
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    17.4k ± 651
8.92%
Hispanic Population
30.7k people

In 2020, there were 13.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (280k people) in Douglas County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.1k White (Hispanic) and 17.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.92% of the people in Douglas County, CO are hispanic (30.7k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.63%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
26.3k people
7.64%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
25.7k people

As of 2020, 7.63% of Douglas County, CO residents (26.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Douglas County, CO was 7.64%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

38
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1

In 2020, the median age of all people in Douglas County, CO was 39. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Douglas County, CO are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Douglas County, CO residents was 39.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    216,688 ± 11,209 people
  2. India
    20,857 ± 3,539 people
  3. China
    19,477 ± 3,421 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 216,688 Colorado residents, followed by India with 20,857 and China with 19,477.

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Citizenship

96.5%
2020 Citizenship
96.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.5% of Douglas County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Douglas County, CO was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,708 ± 420
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,282 ± 566
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4,502 ± 527

Douglas County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Colorado, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Colorado (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Colorado across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Douglas County, CO is $121,393. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Douglas County, CO was Census Tract 141.35 with a value of $178,854, followed by Census Tract 141.27 and Census Tract 141.32, with respective values of $174,643 and $172,794.

Males in Colorado have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,644. The income inequality in Colorado (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Douglas County, CO employs 185k people. The largest industries in Douglas County, CO are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (25,691 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (20,873 people), and Retail Trade (19,445 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($120,679), Manufacturing ($104,976), and Information ($100,952).

Wages

Median Household Income

$121,393
2020 value
± $2,061
1.39%
1 Year Growth
± 2.19%

Households in Douglas County, CO have a median annual income of $121,393, which is more than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $119,730 in 2019, which represents a 1.39% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$74,881
Average Male Salary in Colorado
± $1,620
$57,644
Average Female Salary in Colorado
± $1,321

In 2020, full-time male employees in Colorado made 1.3 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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 in Colorado
  1. Asian
    $63,078 ± $5,813
  2. White
    $60,521 ± $1,078
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $55,928 ± $29,600

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Colorado workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Colorado.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Douglas County, CO is from Colorado.
0.467
2020 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.468
2019 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2020, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.264% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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.

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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 141.35
  2. Census Tract 141.27
  3. Census Tract 141.32

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Douglas County, CO was Census Tract 141.35 with a value of $178,854, followed by Census Tract 141.27 and Census Tract 141.32, with respective values of $174,643 and $172,794.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

3.18% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Douglas County, CO (10.9k out of 343k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 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
    9,190 ± 754
  2. Hispanic
    1,258 ± 270
  3. Black
    606 ± 212

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Douglas County, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

185k
2020 Value
± 3,155
1.7%
1 Year growth
± 2.29%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Douglas County, CO grew at a rate of 1.7%, from 182k employees to 185k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Douglas County, CO, are Management Occupations (32,938 people), Sales & Related Occupations (24,409 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,018 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Douglas County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Douglas County, CO, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (32,938 people), Sales & Related Occupations (24,409 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,018 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Douglas County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.33 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.75 times), and Management Occupations (1.69 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Douglas County, CO, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($108,085), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($106,011), and Legal Occupations ($102,969).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

185k
2020 Value
± 3,155
1.7%
1 Year growth
± 2.29%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Douglas County, CO grew at a rate of 1.7%, from 182k employees to 185k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Douglas County, CO, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (25,691 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (20,873 people), and Retail Trade (19,445 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Douglas County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Douglas 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 Douglas County, CO, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (25,691 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (20,873 people), and Retail Trade (19,445 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Douglas County, CO has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.16 times higher than expected), Information (2.61 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.94 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Douglas County, CO, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($120,679), Manufacturing ($104,976), and Information ($100,952).

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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. $23.8B
  2. $20.7B
  3. $16.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $23.8B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($20.7B) and Machinery ($16.3B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Colorado.
$221B
2020 Value in Colorado
$434B
Projected 2050 Value in Colorado
96.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Colorado trade was $221B. This is expected to increase 96.6% to $434B by 2050.

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. $10.3B
  2. $10.2B
  3. $9.13B

In 2020, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $10.3B, followed by Texas with $10.2B and Wyoming and $9.13B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Douglas County, CO went to Donald J. Trump with 52.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.6%). The most partisan county was Kiowa County, CO with 88% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Douglas County, CO
52.4% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Colorado
  1. 88% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Colorado was Kiowa County, CO with 88% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Colorado colored by their party leaning.

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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 7 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 2020, universities in Douglas County, CO awarded 339 degrees. The student population of Douglas County, CO is skewed towards men, with 759 male students and 673 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Douglas County, CO are White (242 and 71.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (34 and 10%), Two or More Races (31 and 9.14%), and Asian (14 and 4.13%).

The largest universities in Douglas County, CO by number of degrees awarded are Rocky Vista University (181 and 53.4%), New Dimensions Beauty Academy Inc (111 and 32.7%), and Stacey James Institute (47 and 13.9%).

The most popular majors in Douglas County, CO are Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (46 and 13.6%), Master Aesthetician (43 and 12.7%), and General Cosmetology (29 and 8.55%).

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Professional Doctorate recipients in Douglas County, CO was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Professional Doctorate from schools in Douglas County, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 181 degrees awarded
  2. 111 degrees awarded
  3. 47 degrees awarded

In 2020, the Douglas County, CO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rocky Vista University with 181 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

99
Degrees Awarded to Men
240
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 99 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Douglas County, CO, which is 0.412 times less than the 240 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Douglas County, CO by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    242 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    34 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    31 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Douglas County, CO was White students. These 242 degrees mean that there were 7.12 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 34 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Douglas County, CO was $493,500 in 2020, which is 2.15 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $468,700 to $493,500, a 5.29% increase. The homeownership rate in Douglas County, CO is 79.2%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Douglas County, CO have an average commute time of 27.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Douglas County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$493,500
2020 Median
± $3,867
$468,700
2019 Median
± $2,769

In 2020, the median property value in Douglas County, CO grew to to $493,500 from the previous year's value of $468,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Douglas 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 Douglas County, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$121,393
Median Household Income
± $2,061
121k
Number of Households
± 2,382

In 2020, the median household income of the 121k households in Douglas County, CO grew to $121,393 from the previous year's value of $119,730.

The following chart displays the households in Douglas 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Douglas County, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Douglas County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

79.2%
2020 Homeownership
79%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 79.2% of the housing units in Douglas County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Douglas County, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

27.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Douglas County, CO have a longer commute time (27.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.8% of the workforce in Douglas County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (74.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (16%)
  3. Carpooled (5.93%)

In 2020, 74.1% of workers in Douglas County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (16%) and those who carpooled to work (5.93%).

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

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Health

96.5% of the population of Douglas County, CO has health coverage, with 68.2% on employee plans, 5.12% on Medicaid, 9.17% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.42% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, CO see 1399 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.96% decrease from the previous year (1427 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1469 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 772 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Costilla County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.9%). Additionally, Logan County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,399 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Douglas County, CO

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, CO see an average of 1,399 patients per year. This represents a 1.96% decrease from the previous year (1,427 patients).

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

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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

Data only available at state level.
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 in Colorado
$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

3.52%
Uninsured
68.2%
Employer Coverage
5.12%
Medicaid
9.17%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
1.42%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Douglas County, CO grew by 27.7% from 2.76% to 3.52%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Douglas 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. 17.9% prevalence
  2. 13.8% prevalence
  3. 13.7% prevalence

Costilla County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Colorado, at 17.9%.

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

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