Phillips County, CO

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Population

4,327

0.46% decline

Median Age

38.5


Median Household Income

$50,076

6.65% growth

Poverty Rate

8.11%


Number of Employees

2,104

0.96% growth

Median Property Value

$132,600

4.26% decline

About

In 2017, Phillips County, CO had a population of 4.33k people with a median age of 38.5 and a median household income of $50,076. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Phillips County, CO declined from 4,347 to 4,327, a -0.46% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,955 to $50,076, a 6.65% increase.

The population of Phillips County, CO is 77.4% White Alone, 20.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.62% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Phillips County, CO speak a non-English language, and 93.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Phillips County, CO is $132,600, and the homeownership rate is 67.9%. Most people in Phillips County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Phillips County, CO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Phillips County, CO employs 2.1k people. The largest industries in Phillips County, CO are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (306 people), Retail Trade (254 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (246 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($70,100), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,250), and Utilities ($60,750).

Median household income in Phillips County, CO is $50,076. Males in Phillips County, 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 Phillips County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,076

2017 value

± $8,749

6.65%

1 Year Growth

± 20.9%

Households in Phillips County, CO have a median annual income of $50,076, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,955 in 2016, which represents a 6.65% 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 Phillips County, 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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9676

  2. Census Tract 9677

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Phillips County, CO was Census Tract 9676 with a value of $53,021, followed by Census Tract 9677 and N/A, with respective values of $45,391 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Phillips 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

8.11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Phillips County, CO (345 out of 4.25k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

    324 ± 104

  2. Two Or More

    21 ± 63

  3. Hispanic

    8 ± 62

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

2.1k

2017 Value

± 222

0.96%

1 Year growth

± 14.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Phillips County, CO grew at a rate of 0.96%, from 2.08k employees to 2.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Phillips County, CO, are Management Occupations (324 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (217 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (212 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Phillips County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Phillips County, CO, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (324 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (217 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (212 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Phillips County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (7.11 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.15 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.92 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Phillips County, CO, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($123,000), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($56,150), and Transportation Occupations ($55,833).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.1k

2017 Value

± 222

0.96%

1 Year growth

± 14.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Phillips County, CO grew at a rate of 0.96%, from 2.08k employees to 2.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Phillips County, CO, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (306 people), Retail Trade (254 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (246 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Phillips County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Phillips 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 Phillips County, CO, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (306 people), Retail Trade (254 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (246 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Phillips County, CO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (12.3 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.01 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.83 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Phillips County, CO, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($70,100), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,250), and Utilities ($60,750).

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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

$314B

Projected 2045 Value

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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Health

86.6% of the population of Phillips County, CO has health coverage, with 31.9% on employee plans, 18.1% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 23.5% on non-group plans, and 2.16% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Phillips County, CO see 870 patients per year on average, which represents a 20.3% decrease from the previous year (1091 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4288 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1072 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

870 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Phillips County, CO see an average of 870 patients per year. This represents a 20.3% decrease from the previous year (1,091 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%).

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Access and Quality

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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

13.4%

Uninsured

31.9%

Employer Coverage

18.1%

Medicaid

10.9%

Medicare

23.5%

Non-Group

2.16%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Phillips County, CO grew by 2.61% from 13.1% to 13.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Phillips 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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Diversity

Phillips County, CO is home to a population of 4.33k people, from which 93.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.3% of Phillips County, CO residents were born outside of the country (447 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Phillips County, CO is composed of 3.35k White Alone residents (77.4%), 869 Hispanic or Latino residents (20.1%), 70 Two or More Races residents (1.62%), 16 Asian Alone residents (0.37%), 14 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.324%), 9 Black or African American Alone residents (0.208%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Phillips County, CO are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.2

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Phillips County, CO was 38.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Phillips County, CO are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Phillips County, CO residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

447 people

9.45%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

411 people

As of 2017, 10.3% of Phillips County, CO residents (447 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Phillips County, CO was 9.45%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

93.6%

2017 Citizenship

94.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.6% of Phillips County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Phillips County, CO was 94.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    3.35k ± 183

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    869 ± 234

  3. Two or More Races

    70 ± 41.8

In 2017, there were 3.85 times more White Alone residents (3.35k people) in Phillips County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 869 Hispanic or Latino and 70 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Phillips County, CO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Phillips County, CO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Phillips County, CO are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    114 ± 48

  2. World War II

    48 ± 35

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    33 ± 40

Phillips County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Phillips County, CO was $132,600 in 2017, which is 0.609 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $138,500 to $132,600, a 4.26% decrease. The homeownership rate in Phillips County, CO is 67.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Phillips County, CO have an average commute time of 15.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Phillips County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$50,076

Median Household Income

± $8,749

1.7k

Number of Households

± 186

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.7k households in Phillips County, CO grew to $50,076 from the previous year's value of $46,955.

The following chart displays the households in Phillips County, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$132,600

2017 Median

± $19,586

$138,500

2016 Median

± $15,761

In 2017, the median property value in Phillips County, CO declined from to $132,600 from the previous year's value of $138,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Phillips 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 Phillips County, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $90k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

67.9%

2017 Homeownership

66.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.9% of the housing units in Phillips County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.7%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

15.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Phillips County, CO have a shorter commute time (15.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.44% of the workforce in Phillips County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.5%

  2. Carpooled

    16.4%

  3. Walked

    7.68%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Phillips County, CO was Drove Alone (71.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (16.4%) and those who Walked (7.68%).

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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