La Plata County, Colorado Population 2018

La Plata County, Colorado's estimated population is 55,589 with a growth rate of 2.95% 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
201755,5891,5952.95%
201653,994-1,222-2.21%
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
White47,916
American Indian and Alaska Native3,151
Two or More Races1,224
Some Other Race1,135
Asian300
Black or African American242
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander26

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

La Plata 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

La Plata County, Colorado Median Age

39


Total

38.2


Male

40


Female

La Plata County, Colorado Adults

There are 43,465 adults, (7,613 of which are seniors) in La Plata County, Colorado.

La Plata County, Colorado Age Dependency

50.6

Age Dependency Ratio

21.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Child Dependency Ratio

La Plata County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female

26,702

49.45%

Male

27,292

50.55%

La Plata County, Colorado Households and Families

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

La Plata County, Colorado Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.7%16.3%
All67.7%32.3%
Male56.7%43.3%
Non Family53.3%46.7%
Female47%53%

67.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

La Plata County, Colorado Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,6052.4167.7
Married10,4792.9383.7
Non Family8,6731.4953.3
Female1,6983.4947
Male7553.3956.7

2.92

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

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 Grade7061.86%
9th to 12th Grade1,2613.33%
High School Graduate7,30919.31%
Some College9,40624.84%
Associates Degree2,8997.66%
Bachelors Degree10,13826.78%
Graduate Degree6,14116.22%

La Plata County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White31,60830,57714,483
Hispanic3,8253,065796
Native American1,7771,597608
Other Race737532137
Multiple Races575529313
Asian17717796
Black12812130
Islander21213

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.43%.

La Plata County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,081$41,145$30,331
Less Than High School$26,375$32,932$17,017
High School Grad$30,585$35,133$22,289
Some College$32,446$40,138$26,946
Bachelors Degree$40,785$50,515$32,750
Graduate Degree$50,127$56,985$47,662

$36,081

Average Earnings

$41,145

Average Male

$30,331

Average Female

La Plata County, Colorado Language

La Plata County, Colorado Language by Age

La Plata County, Colorado Language

89.63% of La Plata County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 10.37% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.93% of the population.

La Plata County, Colorado Poverty

La Plata County, Colorado Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White41,7924,0309.64%
Hispanic6,38094614.83%
Native2,69246417.24%
Multiple1,13023120.44%
Other1,02420820.31%
Black1784424.72%

10.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.17%

Male Poverty Rate

12.27%

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 24.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in La Plata County, Colorado is White, with 9.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.11%.

La Plata County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School12.38%
Some College9.85%
High School8.87%
Bachelors or Greater6.58%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed20.00%
Male Unemployed13.84%
Female Employed10.31%
Male Employed7.25%

La Plata County, Colorado Income

La Plata County, Colorado Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$61,910$78,246
Families$77,674$95,090
Married Families$87,936$102,714
Non Families$38,159$50,408

La Plata County, Colorado Marital Status

La Plata County, Colorado Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.1%

Male Marriage Rate

50.6%

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

La Plata County, Colorado Veterans

La Plata County, Colorado Veterans by War

3,634

Number of Veterans

3,319

Male Veterans

315

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,353
Second Gulf War610
First Gulf War520
Korea360
World War II120

La Plata County, Colorado Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74986
35 to 54779
75+766
55 to 64700
18 to 34403

La Plata County, Colorado Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,4248.81%
Hispanic2535.49%
Indian1114.63%
Other586.41%
2 or More374.32%
Asian41.70%

La Plata County, Colorado Veterans by Education

8.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

La Plata County, Colorado Employment Status

La Plata County, Colorado Employment by Age

67.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.9%

Employment Rate

5.1%

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