Mesa County, Colorado Population 2018

Mesa County, Colorado's estimated population is 151,616 with a growth rate of 2.33% 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
2017151,6163,4502.33%
2016148,166-1,628-1.09%
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
White138,828
Two or More Races3,853
Some Other Race2,063
American Indian and Alaska Native1,221
Black or African American1,038
Asian934
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander229

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

Mesa 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

Mesa County, Colorado Median Age

38.8


Total

37.1


Male

40.6


Female

Mesa County, Colorado Adults

There are 114,977 adults, (24,892 of which are seniors) in Mesa County, Colorado.

Mesa County, Colorado Age Dependency

64.6

Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Mesa County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female

74,773

50.47%

Male

73,393

49.53%

Mesa County, Colorado Households and Families

Mesa County, Colorado Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Mesa County, Colorado Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.8%17.2%
All68%32%
Male66.4%33.6%
Non Family54.7%45.3%
Female47%53%

68.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mesa County, Colorado Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All59,5012.4368
Married28,9252.9882.8
Non Family20,8481.3154.7
Female6,9363.2147
Male2,7923.0766.4

2.94

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

4.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

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 Grade2,9202.92%
9th to 12th Grade7,2417.24%
High School Graduate29,25429.26%
Some College25,86825.87%
Associates Degree8,6018.60%
Bachelors Degree17,39517.40%
Graduate Degree8,7008.70%

Mesa County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White86,05679,32524,044
Hispanic10,7187,6071,200
Multiple Races1,7361,549393
Other Race1,4151,01884
Native American846690138
Asian696539321
Black58351468
Islander2821

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.18%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 46.12%.

Mesa County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,162$39,686$26,538
Less Than High School$23,584$30,128$14,981
High School Grad$27,477$36,123$20,481
Some College$30,951$39,599$25,051
Bachelors Degree$40,615$45,662$35,983
Graduate Degree$51,169$52,010$50,087

$32,162

Average Earnings

$39,686

Average Male

$26,538

Average Female

Mesa County, Colorado Language

Mesa County, Colorado Language by Age

Mesa County, Colorado Language

93.29% of Mesa County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 6.71% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.45% of the population.

Mesa County, Colorado Poverty

Mesa County, Colorado Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White118,98616,65213.99%
Hispanic20,2245,61627.77%
Multiple3,66780321.90%
Other2,03153126.14%
Native1,21041634.38%
Black89531334.97%
Islander1957638.97%
Asian879758.53%

16.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.16%

Male Poverty Rate

17.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mesa County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mesa County, Colorado is Islander, with 38.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mesa County, Colorado is Asian, with 8.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.37%.

Mesa County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.51%
High School12.50%
Some College11.78%
Bachelors or Greater6.60%

Mesa County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.07%
Male Unemployed23.95%
Female Employed10.35%
Male Employed7.99%

Mesa County, Colorado Income

Mesa County, Colorado Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,070$65,444
Families$61,756$76,050
Married Families$73,027$88,743
Non Families$30,514$42,461

Mesa County, Colorado Marital Status

Mesa County, Colorado Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

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

Mesa County, Colorado Veterans

Mesa County, Colorado Veterans by War

12,488

Number of Veterans

11,600

Male Veterans

888

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam4,948
First Gulf War2,277
Second Gulf War1,680
Korea1,077
World War II584

Mesa County, Colorado Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 743,415
35 to 542,792
75+2,668
55 to 642,505
18 to 341,108

Mesa County, Colorado Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White11,91911.02%
Hispanic7305.39%
2 or More2259.72%
Indian17015.84%
Black8010.14%
Other664.11%
Asian283.37%

Mesa County, Colorado Veterans by Education

9.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mesa County, Colorado Employment Status

Mesa County, Colorado Employment by Age

63.2%

Labor Force Participation

57.7%

Employment Rate

8.7%

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