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0.27% growth
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2.8% decline
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0.29% decline
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0.07% decline


The economy of Saguache County, CO employs 2,445 people. The economy of Saguache County, CO is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Construction; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 13.63; 1.55; and 1.38 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Saguache County, CO are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting (442), Retail trade (304), and Educational Services (280), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($32,917), Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($27,857), and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation ($27,632).

Median household income in Saguache County, CO is $32,457. Males in Saguache County, CO have an average income that is 1.01 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,862. The income inequality of Saguache County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Saguache County, CO. In Saguache County, CO the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 48 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $5,960. Logan County, CO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Colorado.


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Saguache County, CO is home to a population of 6,255 people, from which 91.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Saguache County, CO is composed of 3,594 White residents (57.5%), 2,383 Hispanic residents (38.1%), 157 Two+ residents (2.51%), 82 Asian residents (1.31%), and 39 Native residents (0.62%). The most common foreign languages in Saguache County, CO are Spanish (1,734 speakers), Chinese (62 speakers), and German (41 speakers), but compared to other places, Saguache County, CO has a relative high number of Serbo-Croatian (17 speakers), Other Native North American (12 speakers), and Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (12 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Southeast Colorado PUMA, CO awarded 2,496 degrees. The student population of Southeast Colorado PUMA, CO is skewed towards females, with 1,034 male students and 1,462 female students. Most students in Southeast Colorado PUMA, CO are White (1,453 and 58.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (699 and 28%), Unknown (115 and 4.61%), and Two or more races (65 and 2.6%). The largest universities in Southeast Colorado PUMA, CO by number of graduates are Adams State University (1,024 and 41%), Trinidad State Junior College (785 and 31.5%), and Otero Junior College (471 and 18.9%). The most popular majors in Southeast Colorado PUMA, CO are Liberal Arts & Sciences (371 and 14.9%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (214 and 8.57%), and General Studies (120 and 4.81%). The median tuition costs in Southeast Colorado PUMA, CO are N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,736 and $16,752 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Saguache County, CO is $146,600, which is 0.72 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $146,700 to $146,600, a 0.07% increase. The homeownership rate of Saguache County, CO is 72.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Saguache County, CO have an average commute time of 16.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Saguache County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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