Saguache County, CO

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2019 Population
6,592
1.92% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
49
0.204% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
17.6%
0.708% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$38,571
12.1% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$152,700
2.14% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
2,748
9.48% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Saguache County, CO had a population of 6.59k people with a median age of 49 and a median household income of $38,571. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Saguache County, CO grew from 6,468 to 6,592, a 1.92% increase and its median household income grew from $34,410 to $38,571, a 12.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Saguache County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (58.6%), White (Hispanic) (31.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.99%), Other (Hispanic) (2.87%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.61%). 0% of the households in Saguache County, CO speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

93.9% of the residents in Saguache County, CO are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Saguache County, CO was $152,700, and the homeownership rate was 71.5%. Most people in Saguache County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18 minutes. The average car ownership in Saguache County, CO was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Saguache County, CO is home to a population of 6.59k people, from which 93.9% are citizens. As of 2019, 10% of Saguache County, CO residents were born outside of the country (661 people).

In 2019, there were 1.85 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.86k people) in Saguache County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.09k White (Hispanic) and 197 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Saguache County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.86k ± 17
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.09k ± 132
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    197 ± 107
36.3%
Hispanic Population
2.39k people

In 2019, there were 1.85 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.86k people) in Saguache County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.09k White (Hispanic) and 197 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

36.3% of the people in Saguache County, CO are hispanic (2.39k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
661 people
10.8%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
698 people

As of 2019, 10% of Saguache County, CO residents (661 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Saguache County, CO was 10.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

48
Median Native-Born Age
± 2.2
50
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.2

In 2019, the median age of all people in Saguache County, CO was 49. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Saguache County, CO are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Saguache County, CO residents was 49.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    223,913 ± 11,383 people
  2. India
    21,817 ± 3,619 people
  3. China
    18,194 ± 3,306 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 223,913 Colorado residents, followed by India with 21,817 and China with 18,194.

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Citizenship

93.9%
2019 Citizenship
93%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 93.9% of Saguache County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Saguache County, CO was 93%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    266 ± 93
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    55 ± 41
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    34 ± 35

Saguache County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.84 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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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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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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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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Economy

Median household income in Saguache County, CO is $38,571. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Saguache County, CO was Census Tract 9777 with a value of $43,507, followed by Census Tract 9776 and N/A, with respective values of $34,233 and N/A.

Males in Colorado have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,618. The income inequality in Colorado (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Saguache County, CO employs 2.75k people. The largest industries in Saguache County, CO are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (510 people), Retail Trade (372 people), and Construction (339 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($55,417), Educational Services ($43,864), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($36,563).

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,571
2019 value
± $4,811
12.1%
1 Year Growth
± 17.7%

Households in Saguache County, CO have a median annual income of $38,571, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $34,410 in 2018, which represents a 12.1% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$73,146
Average Male Salary in Colorado
± $1,595
$55,618
Average Female Salary in Colorado
± $1,298

In 2019, full-time male employees in Colorado made 1.32 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
    $60,017 ± $5,643
  2. White
    $58,456 ± $1,040
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $55,471 ± $28,746

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Colorado workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Colorado.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Saguache County, CO is from Colorado.
0.468
2019 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.468
2018 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2019, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0332% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9777
  2. Census Tract 9776
  3. N/A

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Saguache County, CO was Census Tract 9777 with a value of $43,507, followed by Census Tract 9776 and N/A, with respective values of $34,233 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Saguache County, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 65 - 74
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Saguache County, CO (1.15k out of 6.56k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 65 - 74, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 6 - 11.

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
    858 ± 139
  2. Hispanic
    504 ± 119
  3. Two Or More
    181 ± 126

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

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

2.75k
2019 Value
± 283
9.48%
1 Year growth
± 13%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Saguache County, CO grew at a rate of 9.48%, from 2.51k employees to 2.75k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Saguache County, CO, are Management Occupations (375 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (333 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (299 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Saguache County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Saguache County, CO, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (375 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (333 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (299 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Saguache County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (14.8 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.4 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.85 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Saguache County, CO, by median earnings, are Protective Service Occupations ($55,556), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($47,188), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($46,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.75k
2019 Value
± 283
9.48%
1 Year growth
± 13%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Saguache County, CO grew at a rate of 9.48%, from 2.51k employees to 2.75k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Saguache County, CO, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (510 people), Retail Trade (372 people), and Construction (339 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Saguache County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Saguache 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 Saguache County, CO, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (510 people), Retail Trade (372 people), and Construction (339 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Saguache County, CO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (15.7 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.26 times), and Construction (1.89 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Saguache County, CO, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($55,417), Educational Services ($43,864), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($36,563).

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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. $23.5B
  2. $22.6B
  3. $17.6B

In 2018, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $23.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($22.6B) and Electronics ($17.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Colorado products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Colorado.
$213B
2018 Value in Colorado
$360B
Projected 2045 Value in Colorado
68.9% growth

In 2018, total outbound Colorado trade was $213B. This is expected to increase 68.9% to $360B 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. $11.6B
  2. $9.48B
  3. $8.88B

In 2018, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $11.6B, followed by California with $9.48B and Texas and $8.88B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Colorado shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Saguache County, CO went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 50% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.5%), followed by Other (9.56%). 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 John Hickenlooper 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.

Colorado 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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Saguache County, CO
50% for the Democratic 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 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper 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, excluding special elections, 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 Colorado have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Saguache County, CO was $152,700 in 2019, which is 0.635 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $149,500 to $152,700, a 2.14% increase. The homeownership rate in Saguache County, CO is 71.5%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Saguache County, CO have an average commute time of 18 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Saguache County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$152,700
2019 Median
± $12,996
$149,500
2018 Median
± $15,229

In 2019, the median property value in Saguache County, CO grew to to $152,700 from the previous year's value of $149,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Saguache 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 Saguache County, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k 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.
$38,571
Median Household Income
± $4,811
2.86k
Number of Households
± 286

In 2019, the median household income of the 2.86k households in Saguache County, CO grew to $38,571 from the previous year's value of $34,410.

The following chart displays the households in Saguache 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.5%
2019 Homeownership
74.9%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 71.5% of the housing units in Saguache County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Saguache County, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

18 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Saguache County, CO have a shorter commute time (18 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.4% of the workforce in Saguache County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (71.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.5%)
  3. Carpooled (9.76%)

In 2019, 71.5% of workers in Saguache County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.5%) and those who carpooled to work (9.76%).

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

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Health

86.7% of the population of Saguache County, CO has health coverage, with 22.9% on employee plans, 35.5% on Medicaid, 16.3% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 1.8% 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 Saguache County, CO see 6843 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.27% increase from the previous year (6626 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6824 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1137 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Costilla County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.9%). Additionally, Logan County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

6,843 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Saguache County, CO

Primary care physicians in Saguache County, CO see an average of 6,843 patients per year. This represents a 3.27% increase from the previous year (6,626 patients).

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

13.3%
Uninsured
22.9%
Employer Coverage
35.5%
Medicaid
16.3%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
1.8%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Saguache County, CO declined by 19.2% from 16.5% to 13.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Saguache 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. 17.9% prevalence
  2. 13.8% prevalence
  3. 13.7% prevalence

Costilla County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Colorado, at 17.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Colorado by county over multiple years.

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