Bent County, Colorado Population 2018

Bent County, Colorado's estimated population is 5,938 with a growth rate of 2.10% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bent County, Colorado is the 48th largest county in Colorado.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20175,9381222.10%
20165,8161352.38%
20165,681-212-3.60%
20155,8931091.88%
20145,784510.89%
20135,733-83-1.43%
20125,816-512-8.09%
20116,328-173-2.66%
20106,5011,45328.78%
19905,048-897-15.09%
19805,945-548-8.44%
19706,493-926-12.48%
19607,419-1,356-15.45%
19508,775-878-9.10%
19409,6535195.68%
19309,134-571-5.88%
19209,7054,66292.44%
19105,0431,99465.40%
19003,0491,736132.22%
18901,313-341-20.62%
18801,6541,062179.39%
18705920.00%

Bent County, Colorado Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White5,025
Black or African American472
Two or More Races115
Some Other Race98
American Indian and Alaska Native72
Asian34

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

Bent County, Colorado Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10%12%14% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10%12%14% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Bent County, Colorado Median Age

41.2


Total

39.8


Male

47.3


Female

Bent County, Colorado Adults

There are 4,891 adults, (936 of which are seniors) in Bent County, Colorado.

Bent County, Colorado Age Dependency

47.1

Age Dependency Ratio

23.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Bent County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female

1,995

34.30%

Male

3,821

65.70%

Bent County, Colorado Households and Families

Bent County, Colorado Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bent County, Colorado Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.8%19.2%
All67.8%32.2%
Non Family58.9%41.1%
Female50.7%49.3%
Male11.9%88.1%

67.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bent County, Colorado Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7202.1667.8
Married9022.8280.8
Non Family5481.0458.9
Female2112.250.7
Male592.2511.9

2.63

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

2.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bent County, Colorado Households

Bent County, Colorado Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3246.91%
9th to 12th Grade4158.85%
High School Graduate2,13145.46%
Some College89319.05%
Associates Degree48010.24%
Bachelors Degree3096.59%
Graduate Degree1362.90%

Bent County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,7522,566372
Hispanic1,38492666
Black4723894
Multiple Races77291
Native American725811
Other Race7061
Asian31193

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.24%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 15.28%.

Bent County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,577$29,860$23,015
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$31,563$36,146$23,393
Some College$28,036$29,136$18,311
Bachelors Degree$40,000$54,500$34,063
Graduate Degree$36,250$42,778$33,929

$28,577

Average Earnings

$29,860

Average Male

$23,015

Average Female

Bent County, Colorado Language

Bent County, Colorado Language by Age

Bent County, Colorado Language

86.63% of Bent County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 13.37% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.19% of the population.

Bent County, Colorado Poverty

Bent County, Colorado Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,49351620.70%
Hispanic1,22042134.51%
Multiple853844.71%
Native2727100.00%
Other981111.22%

25.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.65%

Male Poverty Rate

26.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bent County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bent County, Colorado is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bent County, Colorado is Other, with 11.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.16%.

Bent County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School51.30%
High School20.75%
Some College16.38%
Bachelors or Greater8.74%

Bent County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed72.00%
Female Unemployed70.31%
Female Employed13.39%
Male Employed4.51%

Bent County, Colorado Income

Bent County, Colorado Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,773$48,719
Families$41,383$56,563
Married Families$47,569$
Non Families$21,667$30,898

Bent County, Colorado Marital Status

Bent County, Colorado Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.8%

Male Marriage Rate

57.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Bent County, Colorado Married by Age and Sex

Bent 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 20To34.

Bent County, Colorado Marital Status by Race

Bent County, Colorado Veterans

Bent County, Colorado Veterans by War

505

Number of Veterans

462

Male Veterans

43

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam206
First Gulf War127
Second Gulf War48
World War II29
Korea28

Bent County, Colorado Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
55 to 64149
65 to 74121
35 to 54116
75+90
18 to 3429

Bent County, Colorado Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3939.44%
Hispanic1117.61%
Black7215.25%
2 or More2529.41%
Other1318.57%
Indian22.78%

Bent County, Colorado Veterans by Education

14.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bent County, Colorado Employment Status

Bent County, Colorado Employment by Age

29.1%

Labor Force Participation

26.8%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Bent County, Colorado Employment by Race

Bent County, Colorado Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Bent County, Colorado

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Las Animas24102207-203-8.42%
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