Ouray County, CO

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2020 Population
4,890
1.96% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
53.5
1.11% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
6.67%
7.11% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$68,893
3.73% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$486,200
8.29% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Ouray County, CO had a population of 4.89k people with a median age of 53.5 and a median household income of $68,893. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Ouray County, CO grew from 4,796 to 4,890, a 1.96% increase and its median household income grew from $66,417 to $68,893, a 3.73% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ouray County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.07%), White (Hispanic) (1.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.55%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.798%).

None of the households in Ouray County, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.1% of the residents in Ouray County, CO are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Ouray County, CO was $486,200, and the homeownership rate was 71.7%.

Most people in Ouray County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Ouray County, CO was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Ouray County, CO is home to a population of 4.89k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.96% of Ouray County, CO residents were born outside of the country (96 people).

In 2020, there were 45.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.56k people) in Ouray County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 101 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 83 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2020 Citizenship
99.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.1% of Ouray County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Ouray County, CO was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ouray County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.56k ± 136
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    101 ± 66.7
  3. White (Hispanic)
    83 ± 61
2.72%
Hispanic Population
133 people

In 2020, there were 45.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.56k people) in Ouray County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 101 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 83 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.72% of the people in Ouray County, CO are hispanic (133 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.96%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
96 people
1.69%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
81 people

As of 2020, 1.96% of Ouray County, CO residents (96 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ouray County, CO was 1.69%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    250 ± 66
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    148 ± 65
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    39 ± 32

Ouray County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.69 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Ouray County, CO employs 2.33k people. The largest industries in Ouray County, CO are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (349 people), Accommodation & Food Services (303 people), and Construction (235 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($107,566), Finance & Insurance ($65,509), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,278).

Occupations

2.33k
2020 Value
± 257
0.215%
1 Year growth
± 15%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Ouray County, CO grew at a rate of 0.215%, from 2.33k employees to 2.33k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ouray County, CO, are Management Occupations (485 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (212 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (190 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ouray County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.33k
2020 Value
± 257
0.215%
1 Year growth
± 15%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Ouray County, CO grew at a rate of 0.215%, from 2.33k employees to 2.33k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ouray County, CO, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (349 people), Accommodation & Food Services (303 people), and Construction (235 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ouray County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Ouray County, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,063
Median earning men ± $10,327
$32,625
Median earning women ± $4,636

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($75,694), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($71,250), and Information ($68,661).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($64,395), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,977), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($43,482).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 87
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  2. 80
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  3. 60
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $23.8B
  2. $20.7B
  3. $16.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $23.8B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($20.7B) and Machinery ($16.3B).

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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$221B
2020 Value in Colorado
$434B
Projected 2050 Value in Colorado
96.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Colorado trade was $221B. This is expected to increase 96.6% to $434B by 2050.

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. $10.3B
  2. $10.2B
  3. $9.13B

In 2020, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $10.3B, followed by Texas with $10.2B and Wyoming and $9.13B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ouray County, CO went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (39.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.14%).

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.

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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.768% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.751% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Bachelors Degree (1.08M), Some college (1.01M), and High School or Equivalent (1M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Ouray County, CO was $486,200 in 2020, which is 2.12 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $449,000 to $486,200, a 8.29% increase. The homeownership rate in Ouray County, CO is 71.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Ouray County, CO have an average commute time of 28.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ouray County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$486,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$30,597
$1,619
Median Property Taxes
±$187

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ouray County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Ouray County, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

71.7%
Homeownership
2020
75.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 71.7% of the housing units in Ouray County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.3%.

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Income by Location

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

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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.
$68,893
Median Household Income
± $8,445
2.26k
Number of Households
± 238

In 2020, the median household income of the 2.26k households in Ouray County, CO grew to $68,893 from the previous year's value of $66,417.

The following chart displays the households in Ouray 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ouray County, CO is from Colorado.
0.467
2020 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.468
2019 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2020, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.264% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (64.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (17.1%)
  3. Carpooled (9.61%)

In 2020, 64.8% of workers in Ouray County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (17.1%) and those who carpooled to work (9.61%).

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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Commute Time

28.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ouray County, CO have a longer commute time (28.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.97% of the workforce in Ouray County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

6.67% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ouray County, CO (326 out of 4.89k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

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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88.6% of the population of Ouray County, CO has health coverage, with 34.3% on employee plans, 10.8% on Medicaid, 22% on Medicare, 18.3% on non-group plans, and 3.13% 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 Ouray County, CO see 806 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.876% increase from the previous year (799 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 825 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 619 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

806 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ouray County, CO

Primary care physicians in Ouray County, CO see an average of 806 patients per year. This represents a 0.876% increase from the previous year (799 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ouray County, CO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 15.1% under 18 years, 15.1% between 18 and 34 years, 41.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 28.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

11.4%
Uninsured
34.3%
Employer Coverage
10.8%
Medicaid
22%
Medicare
18.3%
Non-Group
3.13%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ouray County, CO grew by 14.3% from 9.99% to 11.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ouray County, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 20.6% in Ouray County, CO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.68% in Ouray County, CO.

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