Custer County, CO

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Population
4,640
3% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
Median Age
58.4

Poverty Rate
15.3%

Median Household Income
$44,644
8.02% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$262,200
5.6% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
1,405
1.15% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Custer County, CO had a population of 4.64k people with a median age of 58.4 and a median household income of $44,644. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Custer County, CO grew from 4,505 to 4,640, a 3% increase and its median household income grew from $41,330 to $44,644, a 8.02% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Custer County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (85%), White (Hispanic) (8.34%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.56%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.88%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.948%). NaNk% of the people in Custer County, CO speak a non-English language, and 99.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Custer County, CO is $262,200, and the homeownership rate is 85.3%. Most people in Custer County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Custer 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.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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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 Custer County, CO went to Donald J. Trump with 67.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (26%), followed by Other (6.78%). 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 Custer County, CO
67.2% 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

Custer County, CO is home to a population of 4.64k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.59% of Custer County, CO residents were born outside of the country (120 people).

In 2018, there were 10.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.95k people) in Custer County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 387 White (Hispanic) and 119 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Custer County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.95k ± 350
  2. White (Hispanic)
    387 ± 360
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    119 ± 64
9.57%
Hispanic Population
444 people

In 2018, there were 10.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.95k people) in Custer County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 387 White (Hispanic) and 119 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.57% of the people in Custer County, CO are hispanic (444 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.59%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
120 people
2.11%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
95 people

As of 2018, 2.59% of Custer County, CO residents (120 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 Custer County, CO was 2.11%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

58
Median Native-Born Age
± 3
61
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 19

In 2018, the median age of all people in Custer County, CO was 58.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 58, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 61. But people in Custer County, CO are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Custer County, CO residents was 58.

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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

99.9%
2018 Citizenship
99.3%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.9% of Custer County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Custer County, CO was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    422 ± 140
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    45 ± 35
  3. World War II
    23 ± 32

Custer County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 9.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Custer County, CO is $44,644. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Custer County, CO was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $44,644, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A 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 Custer County, CO employs 1.41k people. The largest industries in Custer County, CO are Construction (318 people), Educational Services (142 people), and Public Administration (135 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($98,429), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($98,321), and Educational Services ($68,056).

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,644
2018 value
± $9,674
8.02%
1 Year Growth
± 21.6%

Households in Custer County, CO have a median annual income of $44,644, 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 $41,330 in 2017, which represents a 8.02% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Custer 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 Custer 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 9701
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Custer County, CO was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $44,644, 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 Custer County, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Custer County, CO (703 out of 4.59k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 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
    635 ± 172
  2. Two Or More
    38 ± 71
  3. Black
    26 ± 67

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Custer County, CO is White, followed by Two Or More 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

1.41k
2018 Value
± 261
1.15%
1 Year growth
± 25.8%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Custer County, CO grew at a rate of 1.15%, from 1.39k employees to 1.41k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Custer County, CO, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (272 people), Management Occupations (218 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (122 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Custer County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Custer County, CO, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (272 people), Management Occupations (218 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (122 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Custer County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (3.85 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (2.92 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.73 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Custer County, CO, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($79,485), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($78,529), and Management Occupations ($69,167).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.41k
2018 Value
± 261
1.15%
1 Year growth
± 25.8%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Custer County, CO grew at a rate of 1.15%, from 1.39k employees to 1.41k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Custer County, CO, are Construction (318 people), Educational Services (142 people), and Public Administration (135 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Custer County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Custer 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 Custer County, CO, by number of employees, are Construction (318 people), Educational Services (142 people), and Public Administration (135 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Custer County, CO has an unusually high number of Utilities (3.86 times higher than expected), Construction (3.54 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.07 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Custer County, CO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($98,429), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($98,321), and Educational Services ($68,056).

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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 Custer County, CO was $262,200 in 2018, which is 1.14 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $248,300 to $262,200, a 5.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Custer County, CO is 85.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Custer County, CO have an average commute time of 20.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Custer County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$262,200
2018 Median
± $50,885
$248,300
2017 Median
± $27,950

In 2018, the median property value in Custer County, CO grew to to $262,200 from the previous year's value of $248,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Custer 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 Custer 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.
$44,644
Median Household Income
± $9,674
2.08k
Number of Households
± 300

In 2018, the median household income of the 2.08k households in Custer County, CO grew to $44,644 from the previous year's value of $41,330.

The following chart displays the households in Custer 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Custer County, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Custer County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

85.3%
2018 Homeownership
81.9%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 85.3% of the housing units in Custer County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.9%.

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

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Commute Time

20.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Custer County, CO have a shorter commute time (20.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 7.58% of the workforce in Custer County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    65.5%
  2. Worked At Home
    21.2%
  3. Carpooled
    7.32%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Custer County, CO was Drove Alone (65.5%), followed by those who Worked At Home (21.2%) and those who Carpooled (7.32%).

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 Custer County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Custer County, CO have 2 cars, followed by 5 cars.

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Health

84.5% of the population of Custer County, CO has health coverage, with 13.4% on employee plans, 20.4% on Medicaid, 25% on Medicare, 22.8% on non-group plans, and 2.92% 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 Custer County, CO see 2222 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.93% increase from the previous year (2180 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2301 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

2,222 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Custer County, CO

Primary care physicians in Custer County, CO see an average of 2,222 patients per year. This represents a 1.93% increase from the previous year (2,180 patients).

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

15.5%
Uninsured
13.4%
Employer Coverage
20.4%
Medicaid
25%
Medicare
22.8%
Non-Group
2.92%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Custer County, CO grew by 28.5% from 12% to 15.5%.

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