Weld County, CO

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Population

314,305

3.17% growth

Poverty Rate

11.2%


Median Age

34.6


Median Household Income

$75,938

10.2% growth

Number of Employees

159,677

4.01% growth

Median Property Value

$325,400

10.3% growth

About

In 2018, Weld County, CO had a population of 314k people with a median age of 34.6 and a median household income of $75,938. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Weld County, CO grew from 304,633 to 314,305, a 3.17% increase and its median household income grew from $68,884 to $75,938, a 10.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Weld County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.3%), White (Hispanic) (25.2%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (2.56%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.58%), and Two or More Races (Hispanic) (1.5%). N/A% of the people in Weld County, CO speak a non-English language, and 95.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Weld County, CO are University of Northern Colorado (2,693 degrees awarded in 2017), Aims Community College (1,844 degrees), and Academy of Natural Therapy Inc (29 degrees).

The median property value in Weld County, CO is $325,400, and the homeownership rate is 73.8%. Most people in Weld County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Weld County, CO is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Weld County, CO employs 160k people. The largest industries in Weld County, CO are Retail Trade (19,242 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (16,707 people), and Manufacturing (16,271 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,097), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,181), and Utilities ($65,960).

Median household income in Weld County, CO is $75,938. Males in Weld County, CO have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,774. The income inequality in Weld County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$75,938

2018 value

± $2,078

10.2%

1 Year Growth

± 5.21%

Households in Weld County, CO have a median annual income of $75,938, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $68,884 in 2017, which represents a 10.2% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,627

Average Male Salary

± $1,528

$54,774

Average Female Salary

± $1,246

In 2018, full-time male employees in Colorado made 1.31 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

    $64,200 ± $6,182

  2. White

    $57,410 ± $991

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $52,978 ± $31,442

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Colorado workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.12 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 Weld County, CO is from Colorado.

0.46

2018 Wage GINI

0.471

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.24% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 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 20.17

  2. Census Tract 20.08

  3. Census Tract 20.18

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Weld County, CO was Census Tract 20.17 with a value of $141,719, followed by Census Tract 20.08 and Census Tract 20.18, with respective values of $115,257 and $115,234.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Weld County, CO (31.4k out of 279k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    25,765 ± 1,106

  2. Hispanic

    13,261 ± 817

  3. Other

    2,588 ± 370

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Weld County, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

160k

2018 Value

± 6,381

4.01%

1 Year growth

± 5.46%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Weld County, CO grew at a rate of 4.01%, from 154k employees to 160k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Weld County, CO, are Management Occupations (18,536 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,826 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (17,636 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Weld County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Weld County, CO, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (18,536 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,826 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (17,636 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Weld County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.78 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.45 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.28 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Weld County, CO, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($91,280), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($80,135), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($76,337).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

160k

2018 Value

± 6,381

4.01%

1 Year growth

± 5.46%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Weld County, CO grew at a rate of 4.01%, from 154k employees to 160k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Weld County, CO, are Retail Trade (19,242 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (16,707 people), and Manufacturing (16,271 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Weld County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Weld 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 Weld County, CO, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (19,242 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (16,707 people), and Manufacturing (16,271 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Weld County, CO has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (8.87 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (4.38 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Weld County, CO, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,097), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,181), and Utilities ($65,960).

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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. $35B

  2. $24.9B

  3. $18.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $35B, followed by Mixed freight ($24.9B) and Electronics ($18.5B).

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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$229B

2020 Value

$314B

Projected 2045 Value

37.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Colorado trade was $229B. This is expected to increase 37.2% 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. $13.9B

  2. $10.6B

  3. $8.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $13.9B, followed by Nebraska with $10.6B and California and $8.3B.

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

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Health

92.3% of the population of Weld County, CO has health coverage, with 52.9% on employee plans, 17.7% on Medicaid, 9.96% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 1.09% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Weld County, CO see 2066 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.29% decrease from the previous year (2072 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2341 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 456 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

2,066 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Weld County, CO see an average of 2,066 patients per year. This represents a 0.29% decrease from the previous year (2,072 patients).

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

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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

7.73%

Uninsured

52.9%

Employer Coverage

17.7%

Medicaid

9.96%

Medicare

10.7%

Non-Group

1.09%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Weld County, CO grew by 7.24% from 7.21% to 7.73%.

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

Weld County, CO is home to a population of 314k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.24% of Weld County, CO residents were born outside of the country (25.1k people).

In 2018, there were 2.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (205k people) in Weld County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 79.4k White (Hispanic) and 8.05k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2018, the median age of all people in Weld County, CO was 34.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Weld County, CO are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Weld County, CO residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.24%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

25.1k people

8.16%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

24.1k people

As of 2017, 8.24% of Weld County, CO residents (25.1k 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 Weld County, CO was 8.16%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    221,927 ± 11,338 people

  2. India

    25,376 ± 3,902 people

  3. China

    18,220 ± 3,309 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 221,927 Colorado residents, followed by India with 25,376 and China with 18,220.

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Citizenship

95.5%

2018 Citizenship

93.7%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 95.5% of Weld County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Weld County, CO was 93.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Weld County, CO

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    205k ± 278

  2. White (Hispanic)

    79.4k ± 2.95k

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    8.05k ± 2.56k

In 2018, there were 2.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (205k people) in Weld County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 79.4k White (Hispanic) and 8.05k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

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Education

In 2017, universities in Weld County, CO awarded 4,566 degrees. The student population of Weld County, CO is skewed towards women, with 6,859 male students and 12,572 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Weld County, CO are White (2,834 and 63.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (928 and 20.7%), Unknown (429 and 9.55%), and Two or More Races (114 and 2.54%).

The largest universities in Weld County, CO by number of degrees awarded are University of Northern Colorado (2,693 and 59%), Aims Community College (1,844 and 40.4%), and Academy of Natural Therapy Inc (29 and 0.635%).

The most popular majors in Weld County, CO are Liberal Arts & Sciences (324 and 7.1%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (257 and 5.63%), and Automobile Mechanics Technology (245 and 5.37%).

The median tuition costs in Weld County, CO are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,374 and $18,960 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 216 degrees awarded

  2. 146 degrees awarded

  3. 131 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Weld County, CO was General Business Administration & Management with 216 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Weld County, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,693 degrees awarded

  2. 1,844 degrees awarded

  3. 29 degrees awarded

$7,374

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Weld County, CO institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Northern Colorado with 2,693 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,767

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,799

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,767 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Weld County, CO, which is 0.631 times less than the 2,799 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,834 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    928 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    429 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Weld County, CO were to White students. These 2,834 degrees mean that there were 3.05 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 928 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Weld County, CO was $325,400 in 2018, which is 1.42 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $295,100 to $325,400, a 10.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Weld County, CO is 73.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Weld County, CO have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Weld County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$325,400

2018 Median

± $9,019

$295,100

2017 Median

± $8,289

In 2018, the median property value in Weld County, CO grew to to $325,400 from the previous year's value of $295,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Weld 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 Weld County, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$75,938

Median Household Income

± $2,078

108k

Number of Households

± 4,995

In 2018, the median household income of the 108k households in Weld County, CO grew to $75,938 from the previous year's value of $68,884.

The following chart displays the households in Weld 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Weld County, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Weld County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.8%

2018 Homeownership

74%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 73.8% of the housing units in Weld County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74%.

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

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Commute Time

26.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Weld County, CO have a longer commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.53% of the workforce in Weld County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81%

  2. Carpooled

    10.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.6%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Weld County, CO was Drove Alone (81%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.1%) and those who Worked At Home (5.6%).

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 Weld County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Weld County, CO have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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