Bent County, Colorado Population 2024

5,523

Bent County, Colorado's estimated 2024 population is 5,523 with a growth rate of 1.14% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bent County, Colorado is the 49th largest county in Colorado. The 2010 population was 6,500 and has seen a growth of -15.03% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,833621.07%
20285,771621.09%
20275,709621.1%
20265,647621.11%
20255,585621.12%
20245,523621.14%
20235,461621.15%
20225,399621.16%
20215,337-141-2.57%
20205,478-100-1.79%
20195,578-215-3.71%
20185,793-35-0.6%
20175,828-4-0.07%
20165,832-59-1%
20155,891701.2%
20145,821621.08%
20135,759-91-1.56%
20125,850-574-8.94%
20116,424-76-1.17%
20106,500
19905,048-897-15.09%
19805,945-548-8.44%
19706,493-926-12.48%
19607,419-1,356-15.45%
19508,775-878-9.1%
19409,6535195.68%
19309,134-571-5.88%
19209,7054,66292.44%
19105,0431,99465.4%
19003,0491,736132.22%
18901,313-341-20.62%
18801,6541,062179.39%
1870592-5,241-89.85%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.14% (62)
County Website
Bent County
County Seat
2010 Population
6,500
Area
1513 mi²
Density
4 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-15.03% (-977)
Founded
February 6, 1874

Bent County, Colorado Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,96071.21%
Two or more races73413.2%
Other race4037.25%
Black or African American2694.84%
Native American1733.11%
Asian140.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander80.14%
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bent County, Colorado Population by Race

Bent County, Colorado Population Pyramid 2024

Bent County, Colorado Median Age

40.7

Total

39.4

Male

46.6

Female

Bent County, Colorado Adults

There are 4,628 adults, (1,023 of whom are seniors) in Bent County, Colorado.

Bent County, Colorado Age Dependency

54.3

Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Bent County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female2,10837.91%
Male3,45362.09%

Bent County, Colorado Population by Age

Bent County, Colorado Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,8082.361.638.4
Married8153.1776.623.4
Non Family7441.2252.747.3
Female1992.5530.769.3
Male5037426
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3

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

61.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bent County, Colorado Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Bent County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.73%.

Bent County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$31,719

Average Earnings

$33,895

Average Male

$28,214

Average Female

Bent County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bent County, Colorado Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bent County, Colorado Language

90.72% of Bent County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 9.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.63% of the population.

Bent County, Colorado Language

Bent County, Colorado Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,41959824.72%
Hispanic1,35051438.07%
Other31912639.5%
Multiple542448.12%
Native1243125%
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27.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.58%

Male Poverty Rate

26.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bent County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bent County, Colorado is Other, with 39.5% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bent County, Colorado is Multiple, with 8.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.11%.

Bent County, Colorado Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.9%
Some College30.92%
High School21.61%
Bachelors or Greater4.48%
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Bent County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed52.38%
Male Unemployed28.57%
Male Employed10.84%
Female Employed8.71%
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Bent County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bent County, Colorado Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bent County, Colorado Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.3%

Male Marriage Rate

52.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Bent County, Colorado Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bent County, Colorado Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

342

Number of Veterans

314

Male Veterans

28

Female Veterans

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Bent County, Colorado Veterans by War

count

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Bent County, Colorado Veterans by Age

count

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Bent County, Colorado Veterans by Race

Bent County, Colorado Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bent County, Colorado Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

37.5%

Labor Force Participation

35.4%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Bent County, Colorado Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bent County, Colorado Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bent County, Colorado 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

65.8%

Born in Bent County, Colorado

96.35%

Native Born

3.65%

Foreign Born

3.07%

Non Citizen

0.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.35% of Bent County, Colorado residents were born in the United States, with 65.8% having been born in Colorado. 3.07% 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

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