Paonia, Colorado Population 2024

1,461

Paonia is a city located in Delta County Colorado. Paonia has a 2024 population of 1,461. Paonia is currently growing at a rate of 0.14% annually and its population has increased by 0.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,451 in 2020.

The average household income in Paonia is $69,517 with a poverty rate of 15.4%. The median age in Paonia is 38.9 years: 36.9 years for males, and 42.4 years for females.

Paonia Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Paonia was:

  • White: 86.57%
  • Two or more races: 8.47%
  • Black or African American: 4.71%
  • Other race: 0.25%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,762.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.69% (10)
The current population of Paonia, Colorado is 1,461 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,451.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,36086.57%
Two or more races1338.47%
Black or African American744.71%
Other race40.25%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Paonia Population by Race

Paonia Population Pyramid 2024

Paonia Median Age

38.9

Total

36.9

Male

42.4

Female

Paonia Adults

There are 1,280 adults, (411 of whom are seniors) in Paonia.

Paonia Age Dependency

80.8

Age Dependency Ratio

47.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Paonia Sex Ratio

Female85854.61%
Male71345.39%

Paonia Population by Age

Paonia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7442.0560.339.7
Non Family4021.1845.554.5
Married2543.0485.414.6
Female663.0551.548.5
Male223.3268.231.8

3.04

Average Family Size

2.05

Average Household Size

60.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Paonia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade604.91%
Associates Degree534.34%
Bachelors Degree29924.49%
Graduate Degree16613.6%
High School Graduate21017.2%
Less Than 9th Grade393.19%
Some College39432.27%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Paonia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Paonia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,049968389
Hispanic13111364
2+ Races847672
Black26260
Other Race440

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 85.71%.

Paonia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$50,396$68,068$50,083
Graduate Degree$51,607$0$0
High School Graduate$0$71,875$23,824
Less Than 9th Grade$43,333$0$0
Overall$50,972$52,452$50,445
Some College$100,375$0$105,512

$50,972

Average Earnings

$52,452

Average Male

$50,445

Average Female

Paonia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Paonia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Paonia Language

97.69% of Paonia residents speak only English, while 2.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.49% of the population.

Paonia Language

Paonia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,24119015.31%
Hispanic1983618.18%
Multiple12597.2%

15.4%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.91%

Male Poverty Rate

17.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Paonia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Paonia is Hispanic, with 18.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Paonia is Multiple, with 7.2% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.23%.

Paonia Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.49%
High School26.67%
Some College16.71%
Bachelors or Greater10.54%

Paonia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed77.42%
Male Unemployed31.25%
Male Employed7.09%
Female Employed3.45%

Paonia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Paonia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$71,667$88,964
Households$54,643$69,517
Married Families$73,333$-999,999,999
Non Families$44,091$51,572

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Paonia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.1%

Male Marriage Rate

37.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Paonia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Paonia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Paonia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Paonia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

91

Number of Veterans

88

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam42
Second Gulf War34
First Gulf War7
Korea0
World War II0

Paonia Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7445
18 to 3430
75+12
55 to 644
35 to 540

Paonia Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White907.82%
Hispanic1511.45%
2+ Races11.01%

Paonia Veterans by Race

Paonia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

20.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

56.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Paonia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.8%

Labor Force Participation

54.3%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Paonia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Paonia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Paonia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

42.65%

Born in Paonia

97.01%

Native Born

2.99%

Foreign Born

2.74%

Non Citizen

0.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.01% of Paonia residents were born in the United States, with 42.65% having been born in Colorado. 2.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Paonia Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,47530.2%
20281,47230.2%
20271,46920.14%
20261,46730.2%
20251,46430.21%
20241,46120.14%
20231,45900%
20221,459-16-1.08%
20211,475241.65%
20201,451-14-0.96%
20191,46560.41%
20181,459382.67%
20171,42180.57%
20161,413191.36%
20151,394-10-0.71%
20141,404-28-1.96%
20131,432-3-0.21%
20121,435-2-0.14%
20111,437-22-1.51%
20101,45900%

Paonia Population by Year