Rio Grande County, CO has a population of 11,623 people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $40,177. Between 2015 and 2016 the population of Rio Grande County, CO declined from 11,745 to 11,623, a 1.04% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,672 to $40,177, a 1.27% increase.
The population of Rio Grande County, CO is 52.8% White, 44.3% Hispanic, and 1.36% Native. 26.7% of the people in Rio Grande County, CO speak a non-English language, and 96% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Rio Grande County, CO are Adams State University, with 1,024 graduates, Trinidad State Junior College, with 785 graduates, and Otero Junior College, with 471 graduates.
The median property value in Rio Grande County, CO is $136,400, and the homeownership rate is 66.7%. Most people in Rio Grande County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Rio Grande County, CO is 3 cars per household.
Rio Grande County, CO is the 37th most populated county in Colorado and borders Alamosa County, CO; Archuleta County, CO; Conejos County, CO; Mineral County, CO; and Saguache County, CO.