Kiowa County, CO

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Population
1,449
5.92% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Gardner
Republican Party
Median Age
40.4

Poverty Rate
11.3%

Median Household Income
$39,784
1.36% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$80,100
3.73% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
673
6.49% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Kiowa County, CO had a population of 1.45k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $39,784. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Kiowa County, CO grew from 1,368 to 1,449, a 5.92% increase and its median household income grew from $39,250 to $39,784, a 1.36% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kiowa County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (87%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.49%), White (Hispanic) (5.04%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.17%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.345%). NaNk% of the people in Kiowa County, CO speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Kiowa County, CO is $80,100, and the homeownership rate is 74.7%. Most people in Kiowa County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Kiowa 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.

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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 85.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (10.6%), followed by Other (4.21%). 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.

Kiowa 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
85.1% 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 Kiowa County, CO have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Kiowa County, CO is home to a population of 1.45k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2018, 0.483% of Kiowa County, CO residents were born outside of the country (7 people).

In 2018, there were 13.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.26k people) in Kiowa County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 94 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 73 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kiowa County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.26k ± 126
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    94 ± 71
  3. White (Hispanic)
    73 ± 42
5.38%
Hispanic Population
78 people

In 2018, there were 13.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.26k people) in Kiowa County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 94 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 73 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.38% of the people in Kiowa County, CO are hispanic (78 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.483%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
7 people
0.146%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
2 people

As of 2018, 0.483% of Kiowa County, CO residents (7 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 Kiowa County, CO was 0.146%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

N/A
Median Native-Born Age
± N/A
N/A
Median Foreign-Born Age
± N/A

In 2018, the median age of all people in Kiowa County, CO was 40.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Kiowa County, CO are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Kiowa County, CO residents was 41.

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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

99.7%
2018 Citizenship
99.9%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.7% of Kiowa County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Kiowa County, CO was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    151 ± 46
  2. World War II
    40 ± 13
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    35 ± 44

Kiowa County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Kiowa County, CO is $39,784. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Kiowa County, CO was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $39,784, 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 Kiowa County, CO employs 673 people. The largest industries in Kiowa County, CO are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (125 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (122 people), and Educational Services (82 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,000), Manufacturing ($41,875), and Public Administration ($41,667).

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,784
2018 value
± $3,824
1.36%
1 Year Growth
± 13.7%

Households in Kiowa County, CO have a median annual income of $39,784, 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 $39,250 in 2017, which represents a 1.36% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Kiowa 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 Kiowa 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 9601
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kiowa County, CO was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $39,784, 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 Kiowa County, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kiowa County, CO (160 out of 1.42k 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 75+, followed by Males < 5 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
    150 ± 50
  2. Two Or More
    10 ± 62
  3. Hispanic
    1 ± 60

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

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

673
2018 Value
± 106
6.49%
1 Year growth
± 21%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Kiowa County, CO grew at a rate of 6.49%, from 632 employees to 673 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kiowa County, CO, are Management Occupations (119 people), Healthcare Support Occupations (69 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (67 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kiowa County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kiowa County, CO, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (119 people), Healthcare Support Occupations (69 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (67 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kiowa County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.86 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (3.15 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.88 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kiowa County, CO, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($73,333), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations ($44,375), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($41,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

673
2018 Value
± 106
6.49%
1 Year growth
± 21%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Kiowa County, CO grew at a rate of 6.49%, from 632 employees to 673 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kiowa County, CO, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (125 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (122 people), and Educational Services (82 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kiowa County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Kiowa 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 Kiowa County, CO, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (125 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (122 people), and Educational Services (82 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kiowa County, CO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (15.4 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.99 times), and Utilities (1.65 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kiowa County, CO, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,000), Manufacturing ($41,875), and Public Administration ($41,667).

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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 Kiowa County, CO was $80,100 in 2018, which is 0.349 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $83,200 to $80,100, a 3.73% decrease. The homeownership rate in Kiowa County, CO is 74.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kiowa County, CO have an average commute time of 13.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kiowa County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$80,100
2018 Median
± $7,303
$83,200
2017 Median
± $9,091

In 2018, the median property value in Kiowa County, CO declined from to $80,100 from the previous year's value of $83,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kiowa 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 Kiowa 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.
$39,784
Median Household Income
± $3,824
593
Number of Households
± 76

In 2018, the median household income of the 593 households in Kiowa County, CO grew to $39,784 from the previous year's value of $39,250.

The following chart displays the households in Kiowa 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 $35k - $40k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.7%
2018 Homeownership
76%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 74.7% of the housing units in Kiowa County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76%.

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

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Commute Time

13.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kiowa County, CO have a shorter commute time (13.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.18% of the workforce in Kiowa 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. Walked
    9.05%
  3. Other
    4.52%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Kiowa County, CO was Drove Alone (80.7%), followed by those who Walked (9.05%) and those who Other (4.52%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

94.1% of the population of Kiowa County, CO has health coverage, with 42.9% on employee plans, 20.9% on Medicaid, 14% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 0.912% 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 Kiowa County, CO see 0 patients per year on average, which represents a 100% decrease from the previous year (1402 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (8.8%). Additionally, Logan County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (28.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

0 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kiowa County, CO

Primary care physicians in Kiowa County, CO see an average of 0 patients per year. This represents a 100% decrease from the previous year (1,402 patients).

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

5.89%
Uninsured
42.9%
Employer Coverage
20.9%
Medicaid
14%
Medicare
15.4%
Non-Group
0.912%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kiowa County, CO declined by 14.9% from 6.92% to 5.89%.

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