Baca County, CO

County

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Population
3,563
0.503% 1-year decline
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
Median Age
47.7

Poverty Rate
19.2%

Median Household Income
$37,500
4.46% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$82,200
3.01% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
1,627
1.69% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Baca County, CO had a population of 3.56k people with a median age of 47.7 and a median household income of $37,500. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Baca County, CO declined from 3,581 to 3,563, a -0.503% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,898 to $37,500, a 4.46% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Baca County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.3%), White (Hispanic) (9.51%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.35%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.982%). NaNk% of the people in Baca County, CO speak a non-English language, and 97.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Baca County, CO is $82,200, and the homeownership rate is 71.7%. Most people in Baca County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 11.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Baca County, CO is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

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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Impact on Employment

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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.

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Baca County, CO went to Donald J. Trump with 81.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (13.1%), followed by Other (5.43%). The most partisan county was Kiowa County, CO with 85.1% 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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Baca County, CO
81.4% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Colorado
  1. 85.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 84.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 83.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Colorado was Kiowa County, CO with 85.1% 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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Diversity

Baca County, CO is home to a population of 3.56k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.82% of Baca County, CO residents were born outside of the country (136 people).

In 2018, there were 8.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.04k people) in Baca County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 339 White (Hispanic) and 57 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Baca County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.04k ± 12
  2. White (Hispanic)
    339 ± 26
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    57 ± 25
10.7%
Hispanic Population
381 people

In 2018, there were 8.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.04k people) in Baca County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 339 White (Hispanic) and 57 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.7% of the people in Baca County, CO are hispanic (381 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.82%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
136 people
4.05%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
145 people

As of 2018, 3.82% of Baca County, CO residents (136 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Baca County, CO was 4.05%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

48
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.4
49
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 8.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Baca County, CO was 47.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Baca County, CO are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Baca County, CO residents was 48.

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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

97.6%
2018 Citizenship
96.9%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.6% of Baca County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Baca County, CO was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    83 ± 34
  2. Korea
    41 ± 21
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    23 ± 23

Baca County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Baca County, CO is $37,500. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Baca County, CO was Census Tract 9646 with a value of $44,327, followed by Census Tract 9647 and N/A, with respective values of $34,055 and N/A.

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

The economy of Baca County, CO employs 1.63k people. The largest industries in Baca County, CO are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (372 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (271 people), and Educational Services (218 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,917), Finance & Insurance ($52,917), and Public Administration ($47,857).

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,500
2018 value
± $2,954
4.46%
1 Year Growth
± 10.3%

Households in Baca County, CO have a median annual income of $37,500, 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 $35,898 in 2017, which represents a 4.46% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Baca County, CO compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,531
Average Male Salary in Colorado
± $1,541
$51,692
Average Female Salary in Colorado
± $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 in Colorado
  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 in Colorado.

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 Baca County, CO is from Colorado.
0.471
2017 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.471
2016 Wage GINI in Colorado

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 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.

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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9646
  2. Census Tract 9647
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Baca County, CO was Census Tract 9646 with a value of $44,327, followed by Census Tract 9647 and N/A, with respective values of $34,055 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Baca 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

19.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Baca County, CO (661 out of 3.44k 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 75+ and then Males 55 - 64.

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
    600 ± 78
  2. Hispanic
    85 ± 59
  3. Two Or More
    35 ± 60

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

Employment by Occupations

1.63k
2018 Value
± 144
-1.69%
1 Year decline
± 12.7%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Baca County, CO declined at a rate of -1.69%, from 1.66k employees to 1.63k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Baca County, CO, are Management Occupations (313 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (173 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (149 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Baca County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Baca County, CO, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (313 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (173 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (149 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Baca County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (13.6 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (1.93 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.83 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Baca County, CO, by median earnings, are Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($63,750), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($56,458), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($56,042).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.63k
2018 Value
± 144
-1.69%
1 Year decline
± 12.7%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Baca County, CO declined at a rate of -1.69%, from 1.66k employees to 1.63k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Baca County, CO, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (372 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (271 people), and Educational Services (218 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Baca County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Baca 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 Baca County, CO, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (372 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (271 people), and Educational Services (218 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Baca County, CO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (19 times higher than expected), Utilities (4.17 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Baca County, CO, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,917), Finance & Insurance ($52,917), and Public Administration ($47,857).

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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. $30.1B
  2. $22.9B
  3. $15.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $30.1B, followed by Mixed freight ($22.9B) and Electronics ($15.7B).

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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$208B
2015 Value in Colorado
$314B
Projected 2045 Value in Colorado
51.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Colorado trade was $208B. This is expected to increase 51.4% 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. $12.5B
  2. $9.22B
  3. $7.43B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $12.5B, followed by Nebraska with $9.22B and California and $7.43B.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Baca County, CO was $82,200 in 2018, which is 0.358 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $79,800 to $82,200, a 3.01% increase. The homeownership rate in Baca County, CO is 71.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Baca County, CO have an average commute time of 11.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Baca County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$82,200
2018 Median
± $4,354
$79,800
2017 Median
± $10,268

In 2018, the median property value in Baca County, CO grew to to $82,200 from the previous year's value of $79,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Baca 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 Baca County, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A 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.
$37,500
Median Household Income
± $2,954
1.64k
Number of Households
± 140

In 2018, the median household income of the 1.64k households in Baca County, CO grew to $37,500 from the previous year's value of $35,898.

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

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Rent vs Own

71.7%
2018 Homeownership
71.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 71.7% of the housing units in Baca County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.6%.

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

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Commute Time

11.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Baca County, CO have a shorter commute time (11.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 0.741% of the workforce in Baca County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    78.6%
  2. Worked At Home
    7.31%
  3. Carpooled
    6.56%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Baca County, CO was Drove Alone (78.6%), followed by those who Worked At Home (7.31%) and those who Carpooled (6.56%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

93.2% of the population of Baca County, CO has health coverage, with 32% on employee plans, 28.2% on Medicaid, 18.1% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 2.63% 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 Baca County, CO see 904 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.768% decrease from the previous year (911 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1784 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3568 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

904 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Baca County, CO

Primary care physicians in Baca County, CO see an average of 904 patients per year. This represents a 0.768% decrease from the previous year (911 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Baca 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

6.76%
Uninsured
32%
Employer Coverage
28.2%
Medicaid
18.1%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
2.63%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Baca County, CO declined by 38.4% from 11% to 6.76%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Baca 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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