Mesa County, Colorado Population 2018

Mesa County, Colorado's estimated population is 151,616 with a growth rate of 1.22% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mesa County, Colorado is the 11th largest county in Colorado.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017148,798-2,818-1.86%
2017151,6161,8221.22%
2016149,7941,6781.13%
2015148,1169010.61%
2014147,215-35-0.02%
2013147,250-156-0.11%
2012147,4061300.09%
2011147,2768520.58%
2010146,42453,27957.20%
199093,14511,61514.25%
198081,53027,15649.94%
197054,3743,6597.21%
196050,71511,74130.13%
195038,9745,18315.34%
194033,7917,88330.43%
193025,9083,62716.28%
192022,281840.38%
191022,19712,930139.53%
19009,2675,007117.54%
18904,2600.00%

Mesa County, Colorado Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White139,913
Two or More Races3,496
Some Other Race1,867
American Indian and Alaska Native1,136
Black or African American1,096
Asian1,067
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander223

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

Mesa County, Colorado Population Pyramid 2018

1,0002,0003,0004,0005,0006,000 Male Population1,0002,0003,0004,0005,0006,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Mesa County, Colorado Median Age

38.9


Total

37.4


Male

40.9


Female

Mesa County, Colorado Adults

There are 115,887 adults, (25,803 of whom are seniors) in Mesa County, Colorado.

Mesa County, Colorado Age Dependency

65.2

Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Mesa County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female

75,320

50.62%

Male

73,478

49.38%

Mesa County, Colorado Households and Families

Mesa County, Colorado Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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

Mesa County, Colorado Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.6%18.4%
All67%33%
Male61.5%38.5%
Non Family53.8%46.2%
Female46.6%53.4%

67.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mesa County, Colorado Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All60,5622.467
Married29,5782.9781.6
Non Family21,5081.2953.8
Female6,7093.1146.6
Male2,7673.1261.5

2.91

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

3.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Mesa County, Colorado Households

Mesa County, Colorado Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,9872.95%
9th to 12th Grade6,9436.85%
High School Graduate28,68628.30%
Some College26,68126.32%
Associates Degree8,5428.43%
Bachelors Degree18,35718.11%
Graduate Degree9,1699.05%

Mesa County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White86,82880,48825,078
Hispanic11,0307,7651,376
Multiple Races1,7291,578451
Other Race1,250881101
Native American825669137
Asian752641419
Black663610120
Islander24242

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 55.72%.

Mesa County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,232$41,211$27,654
Less Than High School$24,661$33,710$14,225
High School Grad$28,777$38,066$21,320
Some College$31,282$40,848$25,630
Bachelors Degree$41,187$45,731$36,838
Graduate Degree$52,267$54,221$50,781

$34,232

Average Earnings

$41,211

Average Male

$27,654

Average Female

Mesa County, Colorado Language

Mesa County, Colorado Language by Age

Mesa County, Colorado Language

93.59% of Mesa County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 6.41% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.20% of the population.

Mesa County, Colorado Poverty

Mesa County, Colorado Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White119,07816,01713.45%
Hispanic20,4385,79228.34%
Multiple3,33775822.72%
Native1,12450645.02%
Other1,82039521.70%
Black95729030.30%
Islander1676136.53%
Asian1,018515.01%

16.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.93%

Male Poverty Rate

17.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mesa County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mesa County, Colorado is Native, with 45.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mesa County, Colorado is Asian, with 5.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.31%.

Mesa County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.95%
High School13.04%
Some College11.72%
Bachelors or Greater5.53%

Mesa County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.94%
Male Unemployed23.55%
Female Employed10.00%
Male Employed8.49%

Mesa County, Colorado Income

Mesa County, Colorado Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,971$66,690
Families$64,409$78,328
Married Families$74,788$90,476
Non Families$31,772$42,814

Mesa County, Colorado Marital Status

Mesa County, Colorado Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.9%

Male Marriage Rate

49.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Mesa County, Colorado Married by Age and Sex

Mesa 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 55To64.

Mesa County, Colorado Marital Status by Race


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

Mesa County, Colorado Veterans

Mesa County, Colorado Veterans by War

11,765

Number of Veterans

10,755

Male Veterans

1,010

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam4,601
First Gulf War2,291
Second Gulf War1,638
Korea1,146
World War II602

Mesa County, Colorado Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 743,246
35 to 542,807
75+2,697
55 to 642,173
18 to 34842

Mesa County, Colorado Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White11,29810.33%
Hispanic7135.14%
Indian13713.67%
2 or More1145.17%
Other1087.57%
Black9811.06%
Asian101.11%

Mesa County, Colorado Veterans by Education

9.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mesa County, Colorado Employment Status

Mesa County, Colorado Employment by Age

62.7%

Labor Force Participation

57.7%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Mesa County, Colorado Employment by Race

Mesa County, Colorado Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Mesa County, Colorado

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Grand Junction591006188127814.71%
Fruita12685129242391.88%
Palisade2644264400.00%
Collbran703695-8-1.14%
De Beque500491-9-1.80%
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