Las Animas County, CO

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2022 Population
14,422
0.75% 1-year decline
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
46.8
0.862% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
19%
9.89% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$48,965
8.53% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$190,900
13.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
5,834
0.359% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Las Animas County, CO had a population of 14.4k people with a median age of 46.8 and a median household income of $48,965. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Las Animas County, CO declined from 14,531 to 14,422, a −0.75% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,118 to $48,965, a 8.53% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Las Animas County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (52.4%), White (Hispanic) (19.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (15%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (3.66%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.2%).

None of the households in Las Animas 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.

97.4% of the residents in Las Animas County, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Las Animas County, CO are Trinidad State College (701 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Las Animas County, CO was $190,900, and the homeownership rate was 70.7%.

Most people in Las Animas County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Las Animas County, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Las Animas County, CO is home to a population of 14.4k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.64% of Las Animas County, CO residents were born outside of the country (525 people).

In 2022, there were 2.75 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.56k people) in Las Animas County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.75k White (Hispanic) and 2.17k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.4%
2022 Citizenship
97.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.4% of Las Animas County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Las Animas County, CO was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Las Animas County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.56k ± 92
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.75k ± 390
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    2.17k ± 358
40.8%
Hispanic Population
5.89k people

In 2022, there were 2.75 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.56k people) in Las Animas County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.75k White (Hispanic) and 2.17k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

40.8% of the people in Las Animas County, CO are hispanic (5.89k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    206,571 ± 10,957 people
  2. India
    22,427 ± 3,670 people
  3. China
    17,909 ± 3,280 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 206,571 Colorado residents, followed by India with 22,427 and China with 17,909.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.64%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
525 people
4.03%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
585 people

As of 2022, 3.64% of Las Animas County, CO residents (525 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 Las Animas County, CO was 4.03%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    440 ± 100
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    196 ± 82
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    133 ± 56

Las Animas County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Las Animas County, CO employs 5.83k people. The largest industries in Las Animas County, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,008 people), Accommodation & Food Services (601 people), and Retail Trade (587 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($89,477), Utilities ($70,156), and Information ($67,292).

Males in Colorado have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,859. The income inequality in Colorado (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

5.83k
2022 Value
± 437
−0.359%
1 Year decline
± 10.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Las Animas County, CO declined at a rate of −0.359%, from 5.86k employees to 5.83k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Las Animas County, CO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (756 people), Management Occupations (590 people), and Healthcare Support Occupations (507 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Las Animas County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.83k
2022 Value
± 437
−0.359%
1 Year decline
± 10.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Las Animas County, CO declined at a rate of −0.359%, from 5.86k employees to 5.83k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Las Animas County, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,008 people), Accommodation & Food Services (601 people), and Retail Trade (587 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Las Animas County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Las Animas 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

$38,108
Median earning men ± $2,427
$32,210
Median earning women ± $3,775

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($85,451), Public Administration ($55,833), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($52,054).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($113,077), Information ($80,426), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,484).

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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. 125
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 82
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 80
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Las Animas County, CO went to Donald J. Trump with 53.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43.9%), followed by Other (1.18%).

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

In 2022, universities in Las Animas County, CO awarded 701 degrees. The student population of Las Animas County, CO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 702 male students and 803 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Las Animas County, CO are White (312 and 46.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (284 and 42%), Black or African American (28 and 4.14%), and Unknown (25 and 3.7%).

The largest universities in Las Animas County, CO by number of degrees awarded are Trinidad State College (701 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Las Animas County, CO are Lineworker (110 and 15.7%), Automobile Mechanics Technology (87 and 12.4%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (86 and 12.3%).

The median tuition cost in Las Animas County, CO for a public four year colleges is $4,680 for in-state students and $7,800 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,505 students enrolled in Las Animas County, CO, 46.6% men and 53.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 659 records, of which 63.6% were women and 36.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 28 degrees awarded
  2. 86 degrees awarded
  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Las Animas County, CO was Other Science Technologies with 28 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Las Animas County, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
701 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Trinidad State College with 701 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 368 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Las Animas County, CO, which is 1.11 times more than the 333 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 312 degrees mean that there were 1.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 284 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($4,680) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($560) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,460) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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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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 Las Animas County, CO was $190,900 in 2022, which is 0.677 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $168,100 to $190,900, a 13.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Las Animas County, CO is 70.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Las Animas County, CO have an average commute time of 18.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Las Animas County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Las Animas County, CO is $48,965. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Las Animas County, CO was Census Tract 8 with a value of $65,426, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $58,469 and $51,349.

In 2022, 15.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Las Animas County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.02%.

Property

$190,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,026
$4,688
Median Property Taxes
±$342

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

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

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Rent vs Own

70.7%
Homeownership
2022
68.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.7% of the housing units in Las Animas County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8
  2. Census Tract 2
  3. Census Tract 4

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Las Animas County, CO was Census Tract 8 with a value of $65,426, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $58,469 and $51,349.

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

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Household Income

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$48,965
Median Household Income
± $3,893
6.63k
Number of Households
± 441

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.63k households in Las Animas County, CO grew to $48,965 from the previous year's value of $45,118.

The following chart displays the households in Las Animas 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Las Animas 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 (70.4%)
  2. Carpooled (11.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.56%)

In 2022, 70.4% of workers in Las Animas County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.7%) and those who worked at home (9.56%).

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

18.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Las Animas County, CO have a shorter commute time (18.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.32% of the workforce in Las Animas 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 Las Animas County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Las Animas County, CO have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Las Animas County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.02%.

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Poverty & Diversity

19% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Las Animas County, CO (2.63k out of 13.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Las Animas 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 23.4% of the children was living in poverty in Las Animas County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 147 in Las Animas County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.88 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91.1% of the population of Las Animas County, CO has health coverage, with 28.9% on employee plans, 28.2% on Medicaid, 16.9% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 2.88% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Las Animas County, CO see 1813 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1813 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2060 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 555 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,813 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Las Animas County, CO

Primary care physicians in Las Animas County, CO see an average of 1,813 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,813 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.2% under 18 years, 17.8% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 25.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.94%
Uninsured
28.9%
Employer Coverage
28.2%
Medicaid
16.9%
Medicare
14.2%
Non-Group
2.88%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Las Animas County, CO declined by 12.8% from 10.2% to 8.94%.

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Health Outcomes

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

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Health Behaviors

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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 27.3% in Las Animas County, CO.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.2% in Las Animas County, CO.

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