Jackson County, CO

County

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Population
1,296
5.54% 1-year decline
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Gardner
Republican Party
Median Age
50.9

Poverty Rate
15.7%

Median Household Income
$48,828
6.16% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$195,400
14.1% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
672
4.95% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Jackson County, CO had a population of 1.3k people with a median age of 50.9 and a median household income of $48,828. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Jackson County, CO declined from 1,372 to 1,296, a -5.54% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,994 to $48,828, a 6.16% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jackson County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (80%), White (Hispanic) (13.4%), Other (Hispanic) (6.17%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.386%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0%). NaNk% of the people in Jackson County, CO speak a non-English language, and 96.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Jackson County, CO is $195,400, and the homeownership rate is 71.3%. Most people in Jackson County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Jackson 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 73.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (19.9%), followed by Other (7.08%). 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.

Jackson 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
73.1% 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 Jackson County, CO have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Jackson County, CO is home to a population of 1.3k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2018, 6.4% of Jackson County, CO residents were born outside of the country (83 people).

In 2018, there were 5.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.04k people) in Jackson County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 174 White (Hispanic) and 80 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jackson County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.04k ± 124
  2. White (Hispanic)
    174 ± 108
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    80 ± 96
19.6%
Hispanic Population
254 people

In 2018, there were 5.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.04k people) in Jackson County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 174 White (Hispanic) and 80 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

19.6% of the people in Jackson County, CO are hispanic (254 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.4%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
83 people
8.97%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
123 people

As of 2018, 6.4% of Jackson County, CO residents (83 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 Jackson County, CO was 8.97%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

53
Median Native-Born Age
± 4.7
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 12.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Jackson County, CO was 50.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 53, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Jackson County, CO are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Jackson County, CO residents was 49.

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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

96.4%
2018 Citizenship
94.2%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96.4% of Jackson County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Jackson County, CO was 94.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    62 ± 34
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    25 ± 18
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    11 ± 15

Jackson County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Jackson County, CO is $48,828. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jackson County, CO was Census Tract 9556 with a value of $48,828, 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 Jackson County, CO employs 672 people. The largest industries in Jackson County, CO are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (207 people), Retail Trade (74 people), and Public Administration (62 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($54,583), Transportation & Warehousing ($49,583), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,375).

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,828
2018 value
± $8,122
6.16%
1 Year Growth
± 17.7%

Households in Jackson County, CO have a median annual income of $48,828, 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 $45,994 in 2017, which represents a 6.16% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Jackson 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 Jackson 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 9556
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jackson County, CO was Census Tract 9556 with a value of $48,828, 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 Jackson County, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jackson County, CO (202 out of 1.29k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 25 - 34.

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
    137 ± 59
  2. Hispanic
    71 ± 76
  3. Other
    64 ± 75

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jackson County, 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

672
2018 Value
± 120
-4.95%
1 Year decline
± 26.2%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Jackson County, CO declined at a rate of -4.95%, from 707 employees to 672 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jackson County, CO, are Management Occupations (137 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (92 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (71 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jackson County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jackson County, CO, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (137 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (92 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (71 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jackson County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (20.3 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.77 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jackson County, CO, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($94,167), Education Information, & Library Occupations ($53,542), and Education, Legal, Community Service, Arts, & Media Occupations ($53,359).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

672
2018 Value
± 120
-4.95%
1 Year decline
± 26.2%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Jackson County, CO declined at a rate of -4.95%, from 707 employees to 672 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jackson County, CO, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (207 people), Retail Trade (74 people), and Public Administration (62 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jackson County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Jackson 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 Jackson County, CO, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (207 people), Retail Trade (74 people), and Public Administration (62 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jackson County, CO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (25.6 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.84 times), and Public Administration (1.99 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jackson County, CO, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($54,583), Transportation & Warehousing ($49,583), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,375).

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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 Jackson County, CO was $195,400 in 2018, which is 0.851 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $171,300 to $195,400, a 14.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Jackson County, CO is 71.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jackson County, CO have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jackson County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$195,400
2018 Median
± $30,072
$171,300
2017 Median
± $30,741

In 2018, the median property value in Jackson County, CO grew to to $195,400 from the previous year's value of $171,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jackson 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 Jackson 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.
$48,828
Median Household Income
± $8,122
575
Number of Households
± 97

In 2018, the median household income of the 575 households in Jackson County, CO grew to $48,828 from the previous year's value of $45,994.

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

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Rent vs Own

71.3%
2018 Homeownership
70.4%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 71.3% of the housing units in Jackson County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.4%.

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

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jackson County, CO have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 8.99% of the workforce in Jackson County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    60.9%
  2. Worked At Home
    17.3%
  3. Walked
    13.4%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Jackson County, CO was Drove Alone (60.9%), followed by those who Worked At Home (17.3%) and those who Walked (13.4%).

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

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Health

89.4% of the population of Jackson County, CO has health coverage, with 29.7% on employee plans, 23% on Medicaid, 19.8% on Medicare, 15.3% on non-group plans, and 1.55% 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 Jackson County, CO see 1356 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.87% decrease from the previous year (1396 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 452 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

1,356 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jackson County, CO

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, CO see an average of 1,356 patients per year. This represents a 2.87% decrease from the previous year (1,396 patients).

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

10.6%
Uninsured
29.7%
Employer Coverage
23%
Medicaid
19.8%
Medicare
15.3%
Non-Group
1.55%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jackson County, CO grew by 15.1% from 9.22% to 10.6%.

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