Fremont County, CO

County

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Population
47,002
0.86% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Gardner
Republican Party
Median Age
44.9

Poverty Rate
15.3%

Median Household Income
$46,296
3.54% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$163,300
2.06% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
14,196
1.46% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Fremont County, CO had a population of 47k people with a median age of 44.9 and a median household income of $46,296. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Fremont County, CO grew from 46,601 to 47,002, a 0.86% increase and its median household income grew from $44,712 to $46,296, a 3.54% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fremont County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.2%), White (Hispanic) (10.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.02%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.73%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.28%). NaNk% of the people in Fremont County, CO speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Fremont County, CO is $163,300, and the homeownership rate is 75%. Most people in Fremont County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Fremont County, CO is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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

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 Colorado went to Donald J. Trump with 68.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (24.1%), followed by Other (7.07%). 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 Cory Gardner 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.

Fremont County, CO 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Colorado
68.8% 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 22, 2009
Cory Gardner
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner 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, 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 Fremont County, CO have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Fremont County, CO is home to a population of 47k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.87% of Fremont County, CO residents were born outside of the country (1.35k people).

In 2018, there were 7.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.2k people) in Fremont County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.99k White (Hispanic) and 1.89k 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 Fremont County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    37.2k ± 23
  2. White (Hispanic)
    4.99k ± 271
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.89k ± 289
13.2%
Hispanic Population
6.19k people

In 2018, there were 7.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.2k people) in Fremont County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.99k White (Hispanic) and 1.89k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.2% of the people in Fremont County, CO are hispanic (6.19k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.87%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.35k people
2.91%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
1.36k people

As of 2018, 2.87% of Fremont County, CO residents (1.35k 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 Fremont County, CO was 2.91%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

45
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
50
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 7.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Fremont County, CO was 44.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Fremont County, CO are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Fremont County, CO residents was 45.

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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

98.5%
2018 Citizenship
98.4%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.5% of Fremont County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Fremont County, CO was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,939 ± 231
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,025 ± 245
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    778 ± 205

Fremont County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Fremont County, CO is $46,296. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Fremont County, CO was Census Tract 9792 with a value of $86,012, followed by Census Tract 9781 and Census Tract 9794, with respective values of $62,734 and $53,288.

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 Fremont County, CO employs 14.2k people. The largest industries in Fremont County, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,529 people), Public Administration (2,176 people), and Retail Trade (1,505 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,741), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,750), and Public Administration ($52,809).

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,296
2018 value
± $2,175
3.54%
1 Year Growth
± 6.19%

Households in Fremont County, CO have a median annual income of $46,296, 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 $44,712 in 2017, which represents a 3.54% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Fremont 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 Fremont 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 9792
  2. Census Tract 9781
  3. Census Tract 9794

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fremont County, CO was Census Tract 9792 with a value of $86,012, followed by Census Tract 9781 and Census Tract 9794, with respective values of $62,734 and $53,288.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Fremont 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

15.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fremont County, CO (5.55k out of 36.2k 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 25 - 34 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
    5,101 ± 469
  2. Hispanic
    787 ± 198
  3. Two Or More
    196 ± 125

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

14.2k
2018 Value
± 808
-1.46%
1 Year decline
± 8.03%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Fremont County, CO declined at a rate of -1.46%, from 14.4k employees to 14.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fremont County, CO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,617 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,498 people), and Management Occupations (1,247 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fremont County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fremont County, CO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,617 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,498 people), and Management Occupations (1,247 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fremont County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (5.77 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (2.22 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.81 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fremont County, CO, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($70,272), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,722), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($54,158).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.2k
2018 Value
± 808
-1.46%
1 Year decline
± 8.03%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Fremont County, CO declined at a rate of -1.46%, from 14.4k employees to 14.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fremont County, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,529 people), Public Administration (2,176 people), and Retail Trade (1,505 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fremont County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Fremont 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 Fremont County, CO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,529 people), Public Administration (2,176 people), and Retail Trade (1,505 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fremont County, CO has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.13 times higher than expected), Public Administration (3.3 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.88 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fremont County, CO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($75,741), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,750), and Public Administration ($52,809).

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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 Fremont County, CO was $163,300 in 2018, which is 0.711 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $160,000 to $163,300, a 2.06% increase. The homeownership rate in Fremont County, CO is 75%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fremont County, CO have an average commute time of 21.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fremont County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$163,300
2018 Median
± $4,508
$160,000
2017 Median
± $4,117

In 2018, the median property value in Fremont County, CO grew to to $163,300 from the previous year's value of $160,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fremont 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 Fremont 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.
$46,296
Median Household Income
± $2,175
17.2k
Number of Households
± 840

In 2018, the median household income of the 17.2k households in Fremont County, CO grew to $46,296 from the previous year's value of $44,712.

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

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Rent vs Own

75%
2018 Homeownership
74.9%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 75% of the housing units in Fremont County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.9%.

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

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Commute Time

21.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fremont County, CO have a shorter commute time (21.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.74% of the workforce in Fremont County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    80.7%
  2. Carpooled
    10.7%
  3. Worked At Home
    5.22%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Fremont County, CO was Drove Alone (80.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.7%) and those who Worked At Home (5.22%).

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

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Health

92.9% of the population of Fremont County, CO has health coverage, with 32.9% on employee plans, 23.3% on Medicaid, 17.9% on Medicare, 15.8% on non-group plans, and 2.97% 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 Fremont County, CO see 1946 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.413% increase from the previous year (1938 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3163 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 339 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

1,946 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Fremont County, CO

Primary care physicians in Fremont County, CO see an average of 1,946 patients per year. This represents a 0.413% increase from the previous year (1,938 patients).

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

7.13%
Uninsured
32.9%
Employer Coverage
23.3%
Medicaid
17.9%
Medicare
15.8%
Non-Group
2.97%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fremont County, CO declined by 16.7% from 8.56% to 7.13%.

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