Cheyenne County, CO

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Population

2,127

2.7% growth

Poverty Rate

11.8%


Median Age

35.8


Median Household Income

$54,907

0.978% growth

Number of Employees

931

3.52% decline

Median Property Value

$90,000

0.897% growth

About

In 2017, Cheyenne County, CO had a population of 2.13k people with a median age of 35.8 and a median household income of $54,907. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Cheyenne County, CO grew from 2,071 to 2,127, a 2.7% increase and its median household income grew from $54,375 to $54,907, a 0.978% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cheyenne County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (80%), White (Hispanic) (14.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.06%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.83%), and Two or More Races (Hispanic) (0.282%). N/A% of the people in Cheyenne County, CO speak a non-English language, and 94.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Cheyenne County, CO is $90,000, and the homeownership rate is 73.5%. Most people in Cheyenne County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 11.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Cheyenne County, CO is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Colorado. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

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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 Cheyenne County, CO employs 931 people. The largest industries in Cheyenne County, CO are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (225 people), Educational Services (97 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (82 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($86,667), Utilities ($62,500), and Finance & Insurance ($53,750).

Median household income in Cheyenne County, CO is $54,907. Males in Cheyenne 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 Cheyenne County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,907

2017 value

± $5,772

0.978%

1 Year Growth

± 12.5%

Households in Cheyenne County, CO have a median annual income of $54,907, 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 $54,375 in 2016, which represents a 0.978% 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 Cheyenne 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.

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 9606

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cheyenne County, CO was Census Tract 9606 with a value of $54,907, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cheyenne County, CO (245 out of 2.08k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 35 - 44, 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

    245 ± 66

  2. Hispanic

    58 ± 61

  3. Black

    0 ± 61

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

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

931

2017 Value

± 119

-3.52%

1 Year decline

± 18%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cheyenne County, CO declined at a rate of -3.52%, from 965 employees to 931 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cheyenne County, CO, are Management Occupations (220 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (105 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (99 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cheyenne County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cheyenne County, CO, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (220 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (105 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (99 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cheyenne County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (15.7 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.62 times), and Management Occupations (2.32 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cheyenne County, CO, by median earnings, are Health Technologists & Technicians ($207,857), Construction & Extraction Occupations ($63,750), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($61,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

931

2017 Value

± 119

-3.52%

1 Year decline

± 18%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cheyenne County, CO declined at a rate of -3.52%, from 965 employees to 931 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cheyenne County, CO, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (225 people), Educational Services (97 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (82 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cheyenne County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Cheyenne 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 Cheyenne County, CO, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (225 people), Educational Services (97 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (82 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cheyenne County, CO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (20.4 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.77 times), and Utilities (2.9 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cheyenne County, CO, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($86,667), Utilities ($62,500), and Finance & Insurance ($53,750).

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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

83.6% of the population of Cheyenne County, CO has health coverage, with 38.8% on employee plans, 19.8% on Medicaid, 9.06% on Medicare, 15.3% on non-group plans, and 0.623% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Cheyenne County, CO see 1829 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.24% decrease from the previous year (1871 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

1,829 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Cheyenne County, CO see an average of 1,829 patients per year. This represents a 2.24% decrease from the previous year (1,871 patients).

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

$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

16.4%

Uninsured

38.8%

Employer Coverage

19.8%

Medicaid

9.06%

Medicare

15.3%

Non-Group

0.623%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cheyenne County, CO declined by 7.33% from 17.7% to 16.4%.

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

Cheyenne County, CO is home to a population of 2.13k people, from which 94.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.7% of Cheyenne County, CO residents were born outside of the country (185 people).

In 2017, there were 5.58 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.7k people) in Cheyenne County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 305 White (Hispanic) and 65 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.5

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Cheyenne County, CO was 35.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Cheyenne County, CO are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Cheyenne County, CO residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

185 people

7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

145 people

As of 2017, 8.7% of Cheyenne County, CO residents (185 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 Cheyenne County, CO was 7%, 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

94.3%

2017 Citizenship

94.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.3% of Cheyenne County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Cheyenne County, CO was 94.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cheyenne County, CO

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    1.7k ± 160

  2. White (Hispanic)

    305 ± 137

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    65 ± 49

In 2017, there were 5.58 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.7k people) in Cheyenne County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 305 White (Hispanic) and 65 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    42 ± 25

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    15 ± 16

  3. Korea

    12 ± 15

Cheyenne County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cheyenne County, CO was $90,000 in 2017, which is 0.392 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $89,200 to $90,000, a 0.897% increase. The homeownership rate in Cheyenne County, CO is 73.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cheyenne County, CO have an average commute time of 11.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cheyenne County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$90,000

2017 Median

± $20,670

$89,200

2016 Median

± $18,745

In 2017, the median property value in Cheyenne County, CO grew to to $90,000 from the previous year's value of $89,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cheyenne 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 Cheyenne County, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$54,907

Median Household Income

± $5,772

776

Number of Households

± 95

In 2017, the median household income of the 776 households in Cheyenne County, CO grew to $54,907 from the previous year's value of $54,375.

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

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Rent vs Own

73.5%

2017 Homeownership

76.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.5% of the housing units in Cheyenne County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.2%.

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

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Commute Time

11.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cheyenne County, CO have a shorter commute time (11.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.83% of the workforce in Cheyenne County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.1%

  2. Worked At Home

    11.7%

  3. Walked

    6.58%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Cheyenne County, CO was Drove Alone (73.1%), followed by those who Worked At Home (11.7%) and those who Walked (6.58%).

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 Cheyenne County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cheyenne County, CO have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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