Delta County, CO

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Population

30,217

0.0132% decline

Poverty Rate

16.5%


Median Age

47.8


Median Household Income

$42,487

1.13% growth

Number of Employees

11,209

1.1% decline

Median Property Value

$206,200

5.1% growth

About

In 2017, Delta County, CO had a population of 30.2k people with a median age of 47.8 and a median household income of $42,487. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Delta County, CO declined from 30,221 to 30,217, a -0.0132% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,011 to $42,487, a 1.13% increase.

The population of Delta County, CO is 81.6% White Alone, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.02% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Delta County, CO speak a non-English language, and 97.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Delta County, CO are Delta Montrose Technical College (140 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Delta County, CO is $206,200, and the homeownership rate is 71%. Most people in Delta County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Delta County, CO is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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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

The economy of Delta County, CO employs 11.2k people. The largest industries in Delta County, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,472 people), Construction (1,255 people), and Retail Trade (1,201 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,786), Utilities ($51,786), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,667).

Median household income in Delta County, CO is $42,487. Males in Delta County, CO have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,692. The income inequality in Delta County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,487

2017 value

± $4,104

1.13%

1 Year Growth

± 11%

Households in Delta County, CO have a median annual income of $42,487, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,011 in 2016, which represents a 1.13% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,531

Average Male Salary

± $1,541

$51,692

Average Female Salary

± $1,226

In 2017, full-time male employees in Colorado made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-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

  1. Asian

    $54,772 ± $5,354

  2. White

    $54,520 ± $998

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $47,825 ± $27,111

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Colorado workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Colorado by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Delta County, CO is from Colorado.

0.471

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0949% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9650

  2. Census Tract 9648

  3. Census Tract 9646

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Delta County, CO was Census Tract 9650 with a value of $50,075, followed by Census Tract 9648 and Census Tract 9646, with respective values of $48,125 and $44,205.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Delta County, CO (4.8k out of 29.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    4,315 ± 435

  2. Hispanic

    946 ± 226

  3. Other

    144 ± 145

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

Employment by Occupations

11.2k

2017 Value

± 699

-1.1%

1 Year decline

± 8.91%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Delta County, CO declined at a rate of -1.1%, from 11.3k employees to 11.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Delta County, CO, are Management Occupations (1,617 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,376 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,011 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Delta County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Delta County, CO, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,617 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,376 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,011 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Delta County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.36 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.47 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Delta County, CO, by median earnings, are Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($79,539), Protective Service Occupations ($56,875), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($55,493).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.2k

2017 Value

± 699

-1.1%

1 Year decline

± 8.91%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Delta County, CO declined at a rate of -1.1%, from 11.3k employees to 11.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Delta County, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,472 people), Construction (1,255 people), and Retail Trade (1,201 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Delta County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Delta 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 Delta County, CO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,472 people), Construction (1,255 people), and Retail Trade (1,201 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Delta County, CO has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (12.9 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.02 times), and Utilities (2.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Delta County, CO, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,786), Utilities ($51,786), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,667).

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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. $35B

  2. $24.9B

  3. $18.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $35B, followed by Mixed freight ($24.9B) and Electronics ($18.5B).

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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$229B

2020 Value

$314B

Projected 2045 Value

37.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Colorado trade was $229B. This is expected to increase 37.2% to $314B by 2045.

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. $13.9B

  2. $10.6B

  3. $8.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $13.9B, followed by Nebraska with $10.6B and California and $8.3B.

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

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Health

87.1% of the population of Delta County, CO has health coverage, with 30.9% on employee plans, 22.3% on Medicaid, 17% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 2.72% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Delta County, CO see 1363 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.77% decrease from the previous year (1494 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2342 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 708 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (8.8%). Additionally, Logan County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (28.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,363 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Delta County, CO see an average of 1,363 patients per year. This represents a 8.77% decrease from the previous year (1,494 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

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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

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,804

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

12.9%

Uninsured

30.9%

Employer Coverage

22.3%

Medicaid

17%

Medicare

14.2%

Non-Group

2.72%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Delta County, CO declined by 19.1% from 16% to 12.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Delta 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. 8.8% prevalence

  2. 8.7% prevalence

  3. 8.4% prevalence

Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Colorado, at 8.8%.

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

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Diversity

Delta County, CO is home to a population of 30.2k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.34% of Delta County, CO residents were born outside of the country (1.31k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Delta County, CO is composed of 24.7k White Alone residents (81.6%), 4.53k Hispanic or Latino residents (15%), 307 Two or More Races residents (1.02%), 279 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.923%), 244 Asian Alone residents (0.807%), 195 Black or African American Alone residents (0.645%), 5 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0165%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Delta County, CO was 47.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Delta County, CO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Delta County, CO residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.34%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.31k people

4.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.3k people

As of 2017, 4.34% of Delta County, CO residents (1.31k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Delta County, CO was 4.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    230,780 ± 11,541 people

  2. India

    19,019 ± 3,380 people

  3. Vietnam

    17,347 ± 3,228 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 230,780 Colorado residents, followed by India with 19,019 and Vietnam with 17,347.

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Citizenship

97.5%

2017 Citizenship

97.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.5% of Delta County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Delta County, CO was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    24.7k ± 11

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.53k ± 375

  3. Two or More Races

    307 ± 128

In 2017, there were 5.45 times more White Alone residents (24.7k people) in Delta County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.53k Hispanic or Latino and 307 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Delta County, CO as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,444 ± 211

  2. Korea

    279 ± 87

  3. World War II

    259 ± 105

Delta County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Delta County, CO awarded 140 degrees. The student population of Delta County, CO is skewed towards women, with 91 male students and 237 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Delta County, CO are White (98 and 70%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (31 and 22.1%), Two or More Races (5 and 3.57%), and Black or African American (2 and 1.43%).

The largest universities in Delta County, CO by number of degrees awarded are Delta Montrose Technical College (140 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Delta County, CO are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (29 and 20.7%), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (23 and 16.4%), and Massage Therapy (19 and 13.6%).

The median tuition costs in Delta County, CO are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Delta County, CO was Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration with 23 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Delta County, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

140 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Delta County, CO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Delta Montrose Technical College with 140 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

41

Degrees Awarded to Men

99

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 41 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Delta County, CO, which is 0.414 times less than the 99 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Delta County, CO by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    98 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    31 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    5 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Delta County, CO were to White students. These 98 degrees mean that there were 3.16 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 31 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Delta County, CO was $206,200 in 2017, which is 0.898 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $196,200 to $206,200, a 5.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Delta County, CO is 71%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Delta County, CO have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Delta County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$206,200

2017 Median

± $12,215

$196,200

2016 Median

± $9,019

In 2017, the median property value in Delta County, CO grew to to $206,200 from the previous year's value of $196,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Delta 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 Delta County, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$42,487

Median Household Income

± $4,104

12.1k

Number of Households

± 709

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.1k households in Delta County, CO grew to $42,487 from the previous year's value of $42,011.

The following chart displays the households in Delta 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Delta County, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Delta County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

71%

2017 Homeownership

70.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71% of the housing units in Delta County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Delta County, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Delta County, CO have a shorter commute time (22.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.55% of the workforce in Delta County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.4%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.97%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Delta County, CO was Drove Alone (75.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.3%) and those who Worked At Home (7.97%).

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 Delta County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Delta County, CO have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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