Glenwood Springs, CO

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Population

75,692

0.872% growth

Poverty Rate

8.98%


Median Age

37.1


Median Household Income

$66,689

5.21% growth

Number of Employees

41,846

2.81% growth

Median Property Value

$352,700

6.88% growth

About

In 2017, Glenwood Springs, CO had a population of 75.7k people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $66,689. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Glenwood Springs, CO grew from 75,038 to 75,692, a 0.872% increase and its median household income grew from $63,389 to $66,689, a 5.21% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Glenwood Springs, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.6%), White (Hispanic) (16%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (6.37%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.41%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.927%). N/A% of the people in Glenwood Springs, CO speak a non-English language, and 89.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Glenwood Springs, CO are Colorado Mountain College (1,381 degrees awarded in 2017) and Glenwood Beauty Academy (13 degrees).

The median property value in Glenwood Springs, CO is $352,700, and the homeownership rate is 65.7%. Most people in Glenwood Springs, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Glenwood Springs, CO is 2 cars per household.

Glenwood Springs, CO borders Grand Junction, CO, Vernal, UT, Steamboat Springs, CO, and Edwards, CO.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Glenwood Springs, CO employs 41.8k people. The largest industries in Glenwood Springs, CO are Construction (5,789 people), Retail Trade (4,312 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,011 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($79,896), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($60,682), and Manufacturing ($56,719).

Median household income in Glenwood Springs, CO is $66,689. Males in Glenwood Springs, 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 Glenwood Springs, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$66,689

2017 value

± $2,457

5.21%

1 Year Growth

± 5.21%

Households in Glenwood Springs, CO have a median annual income of $66,689, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,389 in 2016, which represents a 5.21% 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 Glenwood Springs, 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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In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Glenwood Springs, CO was Douglas County, CO with a value of $119,615, followed by Broomfield County, CO and Jefferson County, CO, with respective values of $95,800 and $85,890.

The following map shows all of the counties in Glenwood Springs, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.98% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Glenwood Springs, CO (6.7k out of 74.6k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    5,460 ± 603

  2. Hispanic

    2,505 ± 467

  3. Other

    503 ± 222

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Glenwood Springs, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

41.8k

2017 Value

± 1,556

2.81%

1 Year growth

± 5.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Glenwood Springs, CO grew at a rate of 2.81%, from 40.7k employees to 41.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Glenwood Springs, CO, are Management Occupations (5,811 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (4,955 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,824 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Glenwood Springs, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Glenwood Springs, CO, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (5,811 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (4,955 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,824 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Glenwood Springs, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.38 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.73 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Glenwood Springs, CO, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($75,234), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($74,007), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($72,132).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

41.8k

2017 Value

± 1,556

2.81%

1 Year growth

± 5.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Glenwood Springs, CO grew at a rate of 2.81%, from 40.7k employees to 41.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Glenwood Springs, CO, are Construction (5,789 people), Retail Trade (4,312 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,011 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Glenwood Springs, CO, though some of these residents may live in Glenwood Springs, 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 Glenwood Springs, CO, by number of employees, are Construction (5,789 people), Retail Trade (4,312 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,011 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Glenwood Springs, CO has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.96 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.77 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.59 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Glenwood Springs, CO, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($79,896), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($60,682), and Manufacturing ($56,719).

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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

81.8% of the population of Glenwood Springs, CO has health coverage, with 41.6% on employee plans, 13.8% on Medicaid, 9.78% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 0.984% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Glenwood Springs, CO see 1243 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.404% increase from the previous year (1238 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1291 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 326 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

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1,243 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1,243 patients per year. This represents a 0.404% increase from the previous year (1,238 patients).

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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%).

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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

18.2%

Uninsured

41.6%

Employer Coverage

13.8%

Medicaid

9.78%

Medicare

15.6%

Non-Group

0.984%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Glenwood Springs, CO declined by 13.9% from 21.2% to 18.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Glenwood Springs, 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%.

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Diversity

Glenwood Springs, CO is home to a population of 75.7k people, from which 89.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 14.2% of Glenwood Springs, CO residents were born outside of the country (10.8k people).

In 2017, there were 4.53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (55k people) in Glenwood Springs, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.1k White (Hispanic) and 4.82k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Glenwood Springs, CO was 37.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Glenwood Springs, CO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Glenwood Springs, CO residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

14.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

10.8k people

14.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

10.9k people

As of 2017, 14.2% of Glenwood Springs, CO residents (10.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Glenwood Springs, CO was 14.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

89.4%

2017 Citizenship

88.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89.4% of Glenwood Springs, CO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Glenwood Springs, CO was 88.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Glenwood Springs, CO

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    55k ± 163

  2. White (Hispanic)

    12.1k ± 1.04k

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    4.82k ± 1.12k

In 2017, there were 4.53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (55k people) in Glenwood Springs, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.1k White (Hispanic) and 4.82k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,364 ± 251

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    483 ± 170

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    378 ± 164

Glenwood Springs, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Glenwood Springs, CO awarded 1,394 degrees. The student population of Glenwood Springs, CO is skewed towards women, with 2,528 male students and 3,469 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Glenwood Springs, CO are White (913 and 66%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (284 and 20.5%), Unknown (116 and 8.39%), and Two or More Races (28 and 2.02%).

The largest universities in Glenwood Springs, CO by number of degrees awarded are Colorado Mountain College (1,381 and 99.1%) and Glenwood Beauty Academy (13 and 0.933%).

The most popular majors in Glenwood Springs, CO are Liberal Arts & Sciences (251 and 18%), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (190 and 13.6%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (124 and 8.9%).

The median tuition costs in Glenwood Springs, CO are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,308 and $10,560 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Glenwood Springs, CO was Early Childhood Education & Teaching with 71 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,381 degrees awarded

  2. 13 degrees awarded

$4,308

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Glenwood Springs, CO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Colorado Mountain College with 1,381 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

614

Degrees Awarded to Men

780

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 614 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Glenwood Springs, CO, which is 0.787 times less than the 780 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Glenwood Springs, CO by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    913 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    284 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    116 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Glenwood Springs, CO were to White students. These 913 degrees mean that there were 3.21 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 284 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Glenwood Springs, CO was $352,700 in 2017, which is 1.54 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $330,000 to $352,700, a 6.88% increase. The homeownership rate in Glenwood Springs, CO is 65.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Glenwood Springs, CO have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Glenwood Springs, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$352,700

2017 Median

± $18,103

$330,000

2016 Median

± $12,960

In 2017, the median property value in Glenwood Springs, CO grew to to $352,700 from the previous year's value of $330,000.

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

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Household Income

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$66,689

Median Household Income

± $2,457

28.4k

Number of Households

± 1,241

In 2017, the median household income of the 28.4k households in Glenwood Springs, CO grew to $66,689 from the previous year's value of $63,389.

The following chart displays the households in Glenwood Springs, 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 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

65.7%

2017 Homeownership

65.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.7% of the housing units in Glenwood Springs, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.1%.

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

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Commute Time

25.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Glenwood Springs, CO have a longer commute time (25.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.82% of the workforce in Glenwood Springs, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    67.3%

  2. Carpooled

    8.96%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.42%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Glenwood Springs, CO was Drove Alone (67.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.96%) and those who Worked At Home (8.42%).

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

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