Bent County, Colorado Population 2021

Bent County, Colorado's estimated population is 5,115 with a growth rate of -4.32% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bent County, Colorado is the 51st largest county in Colorado. The 2010 Population was 6,500 and has seen a growth of -21.31% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20215,115-231-4.32%
20205,346-231-4.14%
20195,577-231-3.98%
20185,808-19-0.33%
20175,827-6-0.10%
20165,833-56-0.95%
20155,889691.19%
20145,820591.02%
20135,761-87-1.49%
20125,848-576-8.97%
20116,424-76-1.17%
20106,5001,45228.76%
19905,048-897-15.09%
19805,945-548-8.44%
19706,493-926-12.48%
19607,419-1,356-15.45%
19508,775-878-9.10%
19409,6535195.68%
19309,134-571-5.88%
19209,7054,66292.44%
19105,0431,99465.40%
19003,0491,736132.22%
18901,313-341-20.62%
18801,6541,062179.39%
18705920.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-4.32%
County Website
Founded
February 6, 1874
County Seat
2010 Population
6,500
Growth Since 2010
-21.31%
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Bent County, Colorado Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,28791.36%
Black or African American2384.11%
Some Other Race1081.87%
Two or More Races821.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native601.04%
Asian120.21%
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Bent County, Colorado Population by Race

Bent County, Colorado Population Pyramid $2021

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Bent County, Colorado Median Age

40.2


Total

39.4


Male

44.1


Female

Bent County, Colorado Adults

There are 4,909 adults, (1,033 of whom are seniors) in Bent County, Colorado.

Bent County, Colorado Age Dependency

49.3

Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Bent County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female

2,052

35.46%

Male

3,735

64.54%

Bent County, Colorado Population by Age

Bent County, Colorado Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bent County, Colorado Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.8%25.2%
All59.6%40.4%
Non Family54.4%45.6%
Male43.6%56.4%
Female21.4%78.6%

59.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bent County, Colorado Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7672.2359.6
Married8232.9474.8
Non Family6491.1454.4
Female2012.5921.4
Male942.7143.6

2.81

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

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Bent County, Colorado Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1934.26%
9th to 12th Grade49810.98%
High School Graduate2,21048.74%
Some College82818.26%
Associates Degree2886.35%
Bachelors Degree3798.36%
Graduate Degree1383.04%
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Bent County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bent County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,9862,756457
Hispanic1,33490355
Black185159
Other Race6959
2+ Races60479
Native American56565
Asian95

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 15.30%.

Bent County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,694$35,203$23,857
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$26,114$35,403$16,964
Some College$27,105$31,761$24,570
Bachelors Degree$42,986$54,813$35,114
Graduate Degree$37,266$53,750$36,563

$27,694

Average Earnings

$35,203

Average Male

$23,857

Average Female

Bent County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bent County, Colorado Language by Age

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Bent County, Colorado Language

87.57% of Bent County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 12.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.24% of the population.

Bent County, Colorado Language

Bent County, Colorado Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,64462023.45%
Hispanic1,30053441.08%
Multiple753242.67%
Native522446.15%
Other108109.26%
Asian7571.43%

29.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.96%

Male Poverty Rate

26.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bent County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bent County, Colorado is Asian, with 71.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bent County, Colorado is Other, with 9.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.47%.

Bent County, Colorado Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade56.68%
Some College29.97%
High School20.59%
Bachelors or Greater6.75%

Bent County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed61.54%
Female Unemployed29.17%
Male Employed16.86%
Female Employed10.49%

Bent County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bent County, Colorado Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,900$44,983
Families$40,577$53,674
Married Families$49,125-
Non Families$20,734$28,031
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Income by Household Type

Bent County, Colorado Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.8%

Male Marriage Rate

54.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Bent County, Colorado Married by Age and Sex

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Bent County, Colorado 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 35-44.

Bent County, Colorado Marital Status by Race

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Bent County, Colorado Marital Status

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427

Number of Veterans

397

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam195
First Gulf War72
Second Gulf War41
Korea21
World War II16

Bent County, Colorado Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74123
75+100
55 to 6497
35 to 5480
18 to 3427

Bent County, Colorado Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3848.55%
Hispanic744.95%
2+ Races1321.67%
Other Race1115.94%
Native American1119.64%
Asian550.00%
Black31.34%

Bent County, Colorado Veterans by Race

Bent County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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15.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bent County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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30.9%

Labor Force Participation

29.2%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Bent County, Colorado Employment by Age

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Bent County, Colorado Employment by Race

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Bent County, Colorado Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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59.70%

Born in Bent County, Colorado

95.37%

Native Born

4.63%

Foreign Born

3.46%

Non Citizen

1.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.37% of Bent County, Colorado residents were born in the United States, with 59.70% having been born in Colorado. 3.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bent County, Colorado Place of Birth

  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

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