Adams County, Colorado Population 2018

Adams County, Colorado's estimated population is 503,167 with a growth rate of 4.83% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Adams County, Colorado is the 5th largest county in Colorado.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017503,16723,1904.83%
2016479,977-17,418-3.50%
2016497,3957,5731.55%
2015489,82210,3342.16%
2014479,48810,1112.15%
2013469,3779,5162.07%
2012459,8618,4181.86%
2011451,4437,7711.75%
2010443,672178,63467.40%
1990265,03819,0947.76%
1980245,94460,15532.38%
1970185,78965,49354.44%
1960120,29680,062198.99%
195040,23417,75378.97%
194022,4812,23611.04%
193020,2455,81540.30%
192014,4305,53862.28%
19108,8920.00%

Adams County, Colorado Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White397,314
Some Other Race26,102
Asian17,978
Two or More Races16,688
Black or African American15,373
American Indian and Alaska Native5,842
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander680

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Adams County, Colorado Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Adams County, Colorado Median Age

33.3


Total

32.8


Male

33.7


Female

Adams County, Colorado Adults

There are 346,543 adults, (45,598 of which are seniors) in Adams County, Colorado.

Adams County, Colorado Age Dependency

59.5

Age Dependency Ratio

15.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Adams County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female

238,563

49.70%

Male

241,414

50.30%

Adams County, Colorado Households and Families

Adams County, Colorado Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Adams County, Colorado Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.3%23.7%
All64.4%35.6%
Male54%46%
Non Family53.1%46.9%
Female49.3%50.7%

64.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Adams County, Colorado Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All158,748364.4
Married80,5033.6676.3
Non Family46,0741.3653.1
Female21,5623.6949.3
Male10,6093.6754

3.53

Average Family Size

3

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Adams County, Colorado Households

Adams County, Colorado Education

Adams County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade24,5888.10%
9th to 12th Grade29,5549.74%
High School Graduate86,43928.48%
Some College69,09322.76%
Associates Degree25,9478.55%
Bachelors Degree46,22415.23%
Graduate Degree21,6647.14%

Adams County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White178,613166,07653,226
Hispanic98,23261,1627,403
Other Race15,1778,9841,119
Asian11,8269,0093,651
Black8,7697,6011,674
Multiple Races7,2766,1721,589
Native American3,4262,594536
Islander404385232

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 95.30%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 57.43%.

Adams County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,729$41,556$31,743
Less Than High School$24,890$28,231$16,862
High School Grad$31,930$36,298$26,907
Some College$38,126$45,344$32,003
Bachelors Degree$52,235$63,287$43,584
Graduate Degree$61,015$72,545$55,265

$36,729

Average Earnings

$41,556

Average Male

$31,743

Average Female

Adams County, Colorado Language

Adams County, Colorado Language by Age

Adams County, Colorado Language

71.09% of Adams County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 28.91% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.57% of the population.

Adams County, Colorado Poverty

Adams County, Colorado Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic184,91136,34819.66%
White245,67417,2507.02%
Other25,9564,48317.27%
Black14,9313,98526.69%
Asian17,9272,44213.62%
Multiple16,4111,79510.94%
Native5,7261,04518.25%
Islander680131.91%

12.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.39%

Male Poverty Rate

14.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Adams County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in Adams County, Colorado is Black, with 26.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Adams County, Colorado is Islander, with 1.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.85%.

Adams County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.72%
High School10.25%
Some College8.09%
Bachelors or Greater3.41%

Adams County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed31.11%
Male Unemployed24.29%
Female Employed7.51%
Male Employed6.28%

Adams County, Colorado Income

Adams County, Colorado Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$61,444$75,365
Families$68,496$82,325
Married Families$80,046$93,925
Non Families$41,370$52,168

Adams County, Colorado Marital Status

Adams County, Colorado Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

49.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Adams County, Colorado Married by Age and Sex

Adams County, Colorado Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Adams County, Colorado Marital Status by Race

Adams County, Colorado Veterans

Adams County, Colorado Veterans by War

26,595

Number of Veterans

24,500

Male Veterans

2,095

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam9,414
First Gulf War5,405
Second Gulf War3,943
Korea2,122
World War II1,291

Adams County, Colorado Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 547,458
65 to 746,121
55 to 646,034
75+4,414
18 to 342,568

Adams County, Colorado Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White23,6528.13%
Hispanic4,1993.53%
Black1,05910.08%
Other6703.79%
Asian4563.38%
2 or More4494.84%
Indian2496.02%
Hawaiian6014.18%

Adams County, Colorado Veterans by Education

6.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Adams County, Colorado Employment Status

Adams County, Colorado Employment by Age

70.8%

Labor Force Participation

66.4%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Adams County, Colorado Employment by Race

Adams County, Colorado Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Adams County, Colorado

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Aurora 3246843617103702611.40%
Thornton 1187771367031792615.09%
Arvada 1065241174531092910.26%
Westminster 10616011387577157.27%
Commerce City4591754869895219.50%
Northglenn 357693898232138.98%
Brighton 3378038314453413.42%
Federal Heights11472124589868.59%
Lochbuie 4726571999321.01%
Bennett 230524881837.94%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990