Yuma County, CO

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2022 Population
9,938
0.0603% 1-year decline
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.6
3.94% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14%
3.18% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$60,118
6.73% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$201,500
9.27% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Yuma County, CO had a population of 9.94k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $60,118. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Yuma County, CO declined from 9,944 to 9,938, a −0.0603% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,327 to $60,118, a 6.73% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Yuma County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (71.6%), White (Hispanic) (12.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (11%), Other (Hispanic) (1.88%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.05%).

None of the households in Yuma 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.

86.7% of the residents in Yuma County, CO are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Yuma County, CO was $201,500, and the homeownership rate was 70.8%.

Most people in Yuma County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Yuma County, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Yuma County, CO is home to a population of 9.94k people, from which 86.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 14.2% of Yuma County, CO residents were born outside of the country (1.42k people).

In 2022, there were 5.85 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.12k people) in Yuma County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.22k White (Hispanic) and 1.1k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

86.7%
2022 Citizenship
87.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 86.7% of Yuma County, CO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Yuma County, CO was 87.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Yuma County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.12k ± 43
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.22k ± 359
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.1k ± 383
25.7%
Hispanic Population
2.55k people

In 2022, there were 5.85 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.12k people) in Yuma County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.22k White (Hispanic) and 1.1k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

25.7% of the people in Yuma County, CO are hispanic (2.55k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

14.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.42k people
13.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.36k people

As of 2022, 14.2% of Yuma County, CO residents (1.42k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Yuma County, CO was 13.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    138 ± 60
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    84 ± 70
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    72 ± 46

Yuma County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Yuma County, CO employs 4.86k people. The largest industries in Yuma County, CO are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (900 people), Retail Trade (777 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (481 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($93,625), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,000), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,250).

Occupations

4.86k
2022 Value
± 464
2.19%
1 Year growth
± 13.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Yuma County, CO grew at a rate of 2.19%, from 4.75k employees to 4.86k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Yuma County, CO, are Management Occupations (842 people), Sales & Related Occupations (501 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (367 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Yuma County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.86k
2022 Value
± 464
2.19%
1 Year growth
± 13.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Yuma County, CO grew at a rate of 2.19%, from 4.75k employees to 4.86k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Yuma County, CO, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (900 people), Retail Trade (777 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (481 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Yuma County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Yuma 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

$47,341
Median earning men ± $6,284
$34,331
Median earning women ± $5,546

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($93,500), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($83,934), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($58,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($51,250), Information ($45,417), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($42,670).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.87M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 1.73% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

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. 118
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 93
    Wholesale Trade
  3. 82
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Yuma County, CO went to Donald J. Trump with 82.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (15.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.04%).

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 8 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.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 8 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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.886% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.84% 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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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.16M), Some college (997k), and High School or Equivalent (997k).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Yuma County, CO was $201,500 in 2022, which is 0.715 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $184,400 to $201,500, a 9.27% increase. The homeownership rate in Yuma County, CO is 70.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Yuma County, CO have an average commute time of 14.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Yuma County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$201,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$29,592
$2,799
Median Property Taxes
±$313

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 Yuma County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

70.8%
Homeownership
2022
69%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.8% of the housing units in Yuma County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9631
  2. Census Tract 9632

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

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Household Income

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$60,118
Median Household Income
± $7,842
3.95k
Number of Households
± 418

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.95k households in Yuma County, CO grew to $60,118 from the previous year's value of $56,327.

The following chart displays the households in Yuma 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 Yuma County, CO is from Colorado.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.465
2021 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2022, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.265% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.57%)
  3. Walked (7.34%)

In 2022, 77.2% of workers in Yuma County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.57%) and those who walked to work (7.34%).

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

14.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Yuma County, CO have a shorter commute time (14.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.14% of the workforce in Yuma 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 Yuma County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Yuma County, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Yuma County, CO (1.36k out of 9.65k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Yuma County, CO is Hispanic, followed by White 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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Health

84.6% of the population of Yuma County, CO has health coverage, with 40.6% on employee plans, 15.2% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 0.838% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Yuma County, CO see 2004 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (2004 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2009 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1005 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,004 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Yuma County, CO

Primary care physicians in Yuma County, CO see an average of 2,004 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (2,004 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.2% under 18 years, 17.9% between 18 and 34 years, 36.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.5% over 64 years.

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

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Uninsured People

15.4%
Uninsured
40.6%
Employer Coverage
15.2%
Medicaid
13.4%
Medicare
14.6%
Non-Group
0.838%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Yuma County, CO grew by 24.6% from 12.3% to 15.4%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Yuma County, CO.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, 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 25.3% in Yuma County, CO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15.1% in Yuma County, CO.

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