Lake County, CO

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2022 Population
7,403
0.189% 1-year decline
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.8
3.95% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.26%
6.68% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$78,942
7.99% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$331,000
26% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lake County, CO had a population of 7.4k people with a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $78,942. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lake County, CO declined from 7,417 to 7,403, a −0.189% decrease and its median household income grew from $73,099 to $78,942, a 7.99% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lake County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.5%), White (Hispanic) (13.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (11.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.81%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.9%).

None of the households in Lake 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.

91.1% of the residents in Lake County, CO are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Lake County, CO was $331,000, and the homeownership rate was 77.4%.

Most people in Lake County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake County, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lake County, CO is home to a population of 7.4k people, from which 91.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.5% of Lake County, CO residents were born outside of the country (781 people).

In 2022, there were 4.54 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.48k people) in Lake County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 988 White (Hispanic) and 856 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.1%
2022 Citizenship
90.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91.1% of Lake County, CO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lake County, CO was 90.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lake County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.48k ± 459
  2. White (Hispanic)
    988 ± 416
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    856 ± 468
30.6%
Hispanic Population
2.27k people

In 2022, there were 4.54 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.48k people) in Lake County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 988 White (Hispanic) and 856 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

30.6% of the people in Lake County, CO are hispanic (2.27k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

10.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
781 people
10.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
811 people

As of 2022, 10.5% of Lake County, CO residents (781 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 Lake County, CO was 10.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    203 ± 111
  2. Vietnam
    79 ± 62
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    75 ± 59

Lake County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lake County, CO employs 4.61k people. The largest industries in Lake County, CO are Construction (616 people), Educational Services (600 people), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (422 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($125,117), Information ($78,242), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,939).

Occupations

4.61k
2022 Value
± 593
3.6%
1 Year growth
± 17.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lake County, CO grew at a rate of 3.6%, from 4.45k employees to 4.61k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lake County, CO, are Management Occupations (559 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (514 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (448 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lake County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.61k
2022 Value
± 593
3.6%
1 Year growth
± 17.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lake County, CO grew at a rate of 3.6%, from 4.45k employees to 4.61k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake County, CO, are Construction (616 people), Educational Services (600 people), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (422 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lake County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Lake 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

$46,042
Median earning men ± $8,644
$39,228
Median earning women ± $5,952

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($77,852), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($71,902), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,167).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($108,750), Wholesale Trade ($80,550), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($73,314).

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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. 57
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. 52
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 47
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lake County, CO went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.55%).

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 Lake County, CO was $331,000 in 2022, which is 1.17 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $262,800 to $331,000, a 26% increase. The homeownership rate in Lake County, CO is 77.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lake County, CO have an average commute time of 29.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lake County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$331,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$48,024
$2,196
Median Property Taxes
±$353

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

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Rent vs Own

77.4%
Homeownership
2022
68.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.4% of the housing units in Lake County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.6%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9619
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Household Income

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$78,942
Median Household Income
± $10,647
2.84k
Number of Households
± 448

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.84k households in Lake County, CO grew to $78,942 from the previous year's value of $73,099.

The following chart displays the households in Lake 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 $100k - $125k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lake 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 (65.1%)
  2. Carpooled (16.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.18%)

In 2022, 65.1% of workers in Lake County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (16.3%) and those who worked at home (7.18%).

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

29.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake County, CO have a longer commute time (29.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.02% of the workforce in Lake 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 Lake County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lake County, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.26% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake County, CO (527 out of 7.26k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

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

83.6% of the population of Lake County, CO has health coverage, with 51.1% on employee plans, 10.3% on Medicaid, 8.05% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 0.626% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lake County, CO see 2032 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.89% increase from the previous year (1956 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1997 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1597 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,032 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lake County, CO

Primary care physicians in Lake County, CO see an average of 2,032 patients per year. This represents a 3.89% increase from the previous year (1,956 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lake 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 17.4% under 18 years, 30.6% between 18 and 34 years, 38% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.1% over 64 years.

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

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Uninsured People

16.4%
Uninsured
51.1%
Employer Coverage
10.3%
Medicaid
8.05%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
0.626%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lake County, CO grew by 2.14% from 16% to 16.4%.

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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 27.6% in Lake County, CO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14.4% in Lake County, CO.

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