La Plata County, Colorado Population 2018

La Plata County, Colorado's estimated population is 55,589 with a growth rate of 0.68% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. La Plata County, Colorado is the 14th largest county in Colorado.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201754,469-1,120-2.01%
201755,5893730.68%
201655,2166641.22%
201554,5528121.51%
201453,7404900.92%
201353,2509121.74%
201252,3385681.10%
201151,7704320.84%
201051,33819,05459.02%
199032,2844,86017.72%
198027,4248,22542.84%
197019,199-26-0.14%
196019,2254,34529.20%
195014,880-614-3.96%
194015,4942,51919.41%
193012,9751,75715.66%
192011,2184063.76%
191010,8123,79654.10%
19007,0161,50727.36%
18905,5094,399396.31%
18801,1100.00%

La Plata County, Colorado Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White48,299
American Indian and Alaska Native3,227
Two or More Races1,280
Some Other Race1,016
Asian346
Black or African American274
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander27

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

La Plata County, Colorado Population Pyramid 2018

5001,0001,5002,000 Male Population5001,0001,5002,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

La Plata County, Colorado Median Age

39.7


Total

38.7


Male

40.5


Female

La Plata County, Colorado Adults

There are 43,965 adults, (8,148 of whom are seniors) in La Plata County, Colorado.

La Plata County, Colorado Age Dependency

52.1

Age Dependency Ratio

22.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Child Dependency Ratio

La Plata County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female

27,045

49.65%

Male

27,424

50.35%

La Plata County, Colorado Households and Families

La Plata County, Colorado Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

La Plata County, Colorado Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84%16%
All68.2%31.8%
Male54.4%45.6%
Non Family54%46%
Female42.4%57.6%

68.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

La Plata County, Colorado Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,8182.4168.2
Married10,9742.9584
Non Family8,4301.454
Female1,6803.4642.4
Male7343.5454.4

2.94

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

La Plata County, Colorado Households

La Plata County, Colorado Education

La Plata County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6291.63%
9th to 12th Grade1,2243.18%
High School Graduate7,55619.63%
Some College9,73925.30%
Associates Degree2,7447.13%
Bachelors Degree10,26326.66%
Graduate Degree6,34116.47%

La Plata County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White32,04231,15415,210
Hispanic3,9383,187573
Native American1,8011,617371
Other Race70356374
Multiple Races684611372
Asian18517190
Black13212532
Islander19194

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 54.39%.

La Plata County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,445$42,044$31,574
Less Than High School$31,158$33,496$25,962
High School Grad$31,542$36,738$24,190
Some College$32,007$40,069$27,476
Bachelors Degree$42,883$51,285$37,876
Graduate Degree$52,665$71,030$42,849

$37,445

Average Earnings

$42,044

Average Male

$31,574

Average Female

La Plata County, Colorado Language

La Plata County, Colorado Language by Age

La Plata County, Colorado Language

88.83% of La Plata County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 11.17% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.56% of the population.

La Plata County, Colorado Poverty

La Plata County, Colorado Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White41,9713,4658.26%
Hispanic6,63099114.95%
Native2,81142715.19%
Multiple1,17526322.38%
Other95215115.86%
Black1895428.57%
Asian308196.17%

9.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.77%

Male Poverty Rate

11.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in La Plata County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in La Plata County, Colorado is Black, with 28.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in La Plata County, Colorado is Asian, with 6.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.59%.

La Plata County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School10.60%
Some College10.37%
High School8.67%
Bachelors or Greater5.14%

La Plata County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed25.58%
Male Unemployed16.33%
Female Employed9.74%
Male Employed6.13%

La Plata County, Colorado Income

La Plata County, Colorado Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$62,533$81,865
Families$78,735$98,797
Married Families$87,944$107,251
Non Families$38,739$52,018

La Plata County, Colorado Marital Status

La Plata County, Colorado Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

53.1%

Female Marriage Rate

La Plata County, Colorado Married by Age and Sex

La Plata 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.

La Plata County, Colorado Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

La Plata County, Colorado Veterans

La Plata County, Colorado Veterans by War

3,658

Number of Veterans

3,389

Male Veterans

269

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,355
Second Gulf War545
First Gulf War529
Korea349
World War II103

La Plata County, Colorado Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,036
35 to 54797
55 to 64759
75+746
18 to 34320

La Plata County, Colorado Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,4808.86%
Hispanic3026.41%
Indian742.98%
2 or More566.09%
Other394.86%
Asian93.40%

La Plata County, Colorado Veterans by Education

7.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

La Plata County, Colorado Employment Status

La Plata County, Colorado Employment by Age

67.4%

Labor Force Participation

64.5%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

La Plata County, Colorado Employment by Race

La Plata County, Colorado Employment by Education

Population of Cities in La Plata County, Colorado

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Durango168671850316369.70%
Bayfield2332262829612.69%
Ignacio705725202.84%
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