Chaffee County, Colorado Population 2018

Chaffee County, Colorado's estimated population is 19,638 with a growth rate of 6.11% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Chaffee County, Colorado is the 26th largest county in Colorado.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201719,6381,1316.11%
201618,507-575-3.01%
201619,0825002.69%
201518,5821430.78%
201418,439920.50%
201318,3472051.13%
201218,1421230.68%
201118,0192141.20%
201017,8055,12140.37%
199012,684-543-4.11%
198013,2273,06530.16%
197010,1621,86422.46%
19608,2981,13015.76%
19507,168-941-11.60%
19408,109-17-0.21%
19308,1263734.81%
19207,7531311.72%
19107,6225377.58%
19007,0854737.15%
18906,6121001.54%
18806,5120.00%

Chaffee County, Colorado Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White17,739
Black or African American237
Two or More Races208
American Indian and Alaska Native136
Some Other Race120
Asian67

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

Chaffee County, Colorado Population Pyramid 2018

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

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

Chaffee County, Colorado Median Age

49.1


Total

45.3


Male

51.4


Female

Chaffee County, Colorado Adults

There are 15,601 adults, (4,220 of which are seniors) in Chaffee County, Colorado.

Chaffee County, Colorado Age Dependency

62.6

Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Chaffee County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female

8,653

46.76%

Male

9,854

53.24%

Chaffee County, Colorado Households and Families

Chaffee County, Colorado Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Chaffee County, Colorado Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.6%10.4%
All75.9%24.1%
Female62.2%37.8%
Non Family61.7%38.3%
Male34.4%65.6%

75.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chaffee County, Colorado Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,7362.2475.9
Married4,3212.6589.6
Non Family2,4221.2861.7
Female5772.5662.2
Male4163.1834.4

2.65

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Chaffee County, Colorado Households

Chaffee County, Colorado Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3862.69%
9th to 12th Grade8095.63%
High School Graduate3,76526.20%
Some College3,14321.87%
Associates Degree1,3229.20%
Bachelors Degree2,99120.81%
Graduate Degree1,95413.60%

Chaffee County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,67311,9944,800
Hispanic1,27280899
Black2151805
Multiple Races13412330
Other Race1169812
Native American9657
Asian474219

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.64%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 40.43%.

Chaffee County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,640$39,259$24,517
Less Than High School$18,611$21,029$
High School Grad$26,296$35,483$20,338
Some College$27,306$32,561$24,005
Bachelors Degree$36,932$48,162$32,104
Graduate Degree$48,194$54,444$37,750

$30,640

Average Earnings

$39,259

Average Male

$24,517

Average Female

Chaffee County, Colorado Language

Chaffee County, Colorado Language by Age

Chaffee County, Colorado Language

93.14% of Chaffee County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 6.86% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.77% of the population.

Chaffee County, Colorado Poverty

Chaffee County, Colorado Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,8241,4279.02%
Hispanic1,37419714.34%
Multiple1992814.07%
Asian392153.85%

9.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.40%

Male Poverty Rate

10.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chaffee County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chaffee County, Colorado is Asian, with 53.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chaffee County, Colorado is White, with 9.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.25%.

Chaffee County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.54%
Some College12.41%
High School8.13%
Bachelors or Greater2.80%

Chaffee County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed56.06%
Male Unemployed29.59%
Female Employed10.65%
Male Employed4.95%

Chaffee County, Colorado Income

Chaffee County, Colorado Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,993$64,280
Families$63,345$73,749
Married Families$69,296$
Non Families$27,422$41,684

Chaffee County, Colorado Marital Status

Chaffee County, Colorado Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.2%

Male Marriage Rate

59.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Chaffee County, Colorado Married by Age and Sex

Chaffee 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 45To54.

Chaffee County, Colorado Marital Status by Race

Chaffee County, Colorado Veterans

Chaffee County, Colorado Veterans by War

1,864

Number of Veterans

1,780

Male Veterans

84

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam686
First Gulf War294
Korea259
Second Gulf War130
World War II103

Chaffee County, Colorado Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+511
65 to 74475
55 to 64453
35 to 54369
18 to 3456

Chaffee County, Colorado Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,79311.99%
Hispanic1197.93%
Other2823.33%
Indian1515.63%
2 or More138.61%
Asian1014.93%
Black52.33%

Chaffee County, Colorado Veterans by Education

5.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chaffee County, Colorado Employment Status

Chaffee County, Colorado Employment by Age

54.4%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Chaffee County, Colorado Employment by Race

Chaffee County, Colorado Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Chaffee County, Colorado

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Salida523155813506.69%
Buena Vista256827782108.18%
Poncha Springs726771456.20%
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