Kit Carson County, CO

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2020 Population
7,246
2.7% 1-year decline
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
38.4
0.261% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
7.4%
22.2% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$50,411
2.15% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$127,800
4.41% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Kit Carson County, CO had a population of 7.25k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $50,411. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Kit Carson County, CO declined from 7,447 to 7,246, a −2.7% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,349 to $50,411, a 2.15% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kit Carson County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.7%), White (Hispanic) (11.7%), Other (Hispanic) (5.74%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.78%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.23%).

None of the households in Kit Carson 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.

95.5% of the residents in Kit Carson County, CO are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Kit Carson County, CO was $127,800, and the homeownership rate was 67.5%.

Most people in Kit Carson County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Kit Carson County, CO was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Kit Carson County, CO is home to a population of 7.25k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 7.34% of Kit Carson County, CO residents were born outside of the country (532 people).

In 2020, there were 6.62 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.63k people) in Kit Carson County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 851 White (Hispanic) and 416 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.5%
2020 Citizenship
94.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95.5% of Kit Carson County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Kit Carson County, CO was 94.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kit Carson County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.63k ± 6
  2. White (Hispanic)
    851 ± 188
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    416 ± 163
18.8%
Hispanic Population
1.36k people

In 2020, there were 6.62 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.63k people) in Kit Carson County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 851 White (Hispanic) and 416 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

18.8% of the people in Kit Carson County, CO are hispanic (1.36k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

7.34%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
532 people
7.48%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
557 people

As of 2020, 7.34% of Kit Carson County, CO residents (532 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 Kit Carson County, CO was 7.48%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    202 ± 94
  2. World War II
    58 ± 46
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    51 ± 39

Kit Carson County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Kit Carson County, CO employs 3.56k people. The largest industries in Kit Carson County, CO are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (816 people), Retail Trade (460 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (424 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($250,001), Manufacturing ($52,500), and Wholesale Trade ($51,938).

Occupations

3.56k
2020 Value
± 343
1.31%
1 Year growth
± 13.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Kit Carson County, CO grew at a rate of 1.31%, from 3.51k employees to 3.56k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kit Carson County, CO, are Management Occupations (613 people), Sales & Related Occupations (361 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (356 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kit Carson County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.56k
2020 Value
± 343
1.31%
1 Year growth
± 13.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Kit Carson County, CO grew at a rate of 1.31%, from 3.51k employees to 3.56k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kit Carson County, CO, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (816 people), Retail Trade (460 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (424 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kit Carson County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Kit Carson 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

$39,774
Median earning men ± $1,907
$25,917
Median earning women ± $3,081

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($63,304), Manufacturing ($59,167), and Public Administration ($46,042).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($50,875), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($36,181), and Manufacturing ($35,833).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 97
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 74
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 72
    Wholesale Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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

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$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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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kit Carson County, CO went to Donald J. Trump with 81.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (17.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.878%).

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.

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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.768% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.751% 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 2020 were Bachelors Degree (1.08M), Some college (1.01M), and High School or Equivalent (1M).

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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Kit Carson County, CO was $127,800 in 2020, which is 0.556 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $122,400 to $127,800, a 4.41% increase. The homeownership rate in Kit Carson County, CO is 67.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Kit Carson County, CO have an average commute time of 13.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kit Carson County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$127,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$26,695
$2,039
Median Property Taxes
±$214

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 Kit Carson County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Kit Carson County, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67.5%
Homeownership
2020
73.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 67.5% of the housing units in Kit Carson County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.4%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9621
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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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.
$50,411
Median Household Income
± $4,484
3.02k
Number of Households
± 298

In 2020, the median household income of the 3.02k households in Kit Carson County, CO grew to $50,411 from the previous year's value of $49,349.

The following chart displays the households in Kit Carson 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kit Carson 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (77.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.55%)
  3. Carpooled (8.03%)

In 2020, 77.1% of workers in Kit Carson County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.55%) and those who carpooled to work (8.03%).

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

13.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kit Carson County, CO have a shorter commute time (13.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.907% of the workforce in Kit Carson 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 Kit Carson County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kit Carson County, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kit Carson County, CO (520 out of 7.03k 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 35 - 44, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kit Carson 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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89.6% of the population of Kit Carson County, CO has health coverage, with 37.5% on employee plans, 21.6% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 14.9% on non-group plans, and 1.41% 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 Kit Carson County, CO see 1791 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0559% increase from the previous year (1790 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 7097 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 887 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.1% were men and 48.9% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,791 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kit Carson County, CO

Primary care physicians in Kit Carson County, CO see an average of 1,791 patients per year. This represents a 0.0559% increase from the previous year (1,790 patients).

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.8% under 18 years, 18% between 18 and 34 years, 36% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.1% were men and 48.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

10.4%
Uninsured
37.5%
Employer Coverage
21.6%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
14.9%
Non-Group
1.41%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kit Carson County, CO grew by 14.6% from 9.12% to 10.4%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2021, 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 32% in Kit Carson County, CO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14.4% in Kit Carson County, CO.

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