Chaffee County, Colorado Population 2024

20,969

Chaffee County, Colorado's estimated 2024 population is 20,969 with a growth rate of 1.71% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Chaffee County, Colorado is the 24th largest county in Colorado. The 2010 population was 17,808 and has seen a growth of 17.75% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202922,7293521.57%
202822,3773521.6%
202722,0253521.62%
202621,6733521.65%
202521,3213521.68%
202420,9693521.71%
202320,6173521.74%
202220,2655242.65%
202119,7412571.32%
202019,484-835-4.11%
201920,3192531.26%
201820,0663661.86%
201719,7005602.93%
201619,1405052.71%
201518,6351640.89%
201418,471960.52%
201318,3752111.16%
201218,1641290.72%
201118,0352271.27%
201017,80800%
199012,684-543-4.11%
198013,2273,06530.16%
197010,1621,86422.46%
19608,2981,13015.76%
19507,168-941-11.6%
19408,109-17-0.21%
19308,1263734.81%
19207,7531311.72%
19107,6225377.58%
19007,0854737.15%
18906,6121001.54%
18806,512-16,217-71.35%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.71% (352)
County Website
Chaffee County
County Seat
2020 Population
19,484
Area
1013 mi²
Density
21 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
7.62% (1,485)
Founded
February 10, 1879

Chaffee County, Colorado Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White17,53889.64%
Two or more races1,2176.22%
Asian2261.16%
Other race2181.11%
Black or African American2071.06%
Native American840.43%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander740.38%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Chaffee County, Colorado Population by Race

Chaffee County, Colorado Population Pyramid 2024

Chaffee County, Colorado Median Age

47.8

Total

46.2

Male

50.1

Female

Chaffee County, Colorado Adults

There are 16,635 adults, (5,141 of whom are seniors) in Chaffee County, Colorado.

Chaffee County, Colorado Age Dependency

70.2

Age Dependency Ratio

44.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Chaffee County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female9,34947.79%
Male10,21552.21%

Chaffee County, Colorado Population by Age

Chaffee County, Colorado Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,066269.630.4
Married4,3812.4782.517.5
Non Family3,7391.2962.137.9
Female7092.6626.473.6
Male2372.3479.320.7

2.47

Average Family Size

2

Average Household Size

69.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Chaffee County, Colorado Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3742.41%
9th to 12th Grade7054.55%
High School Graduate3,83724.74%
Some College2,92618.87%
Associates Degree1,2438.01%
Bachelors Degree3,73824.1%
Graduate Degree2,68717.32%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Chaffee County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White13,22312,6556,061
Hispanic1,4731,149221
2+ Races946729252
Black2041700
Asian1744225
Other Race13010961
Islander74740
Native American65410

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 46.92%.

Chaffee County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$37,865$47,428$31,746
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$36,695$45,216$33,433
Some College$34,332$39,831$22,600
Bachelors Degree$41,889$60,284$31,250
Graduate Degree$50,430$57,604$46,250

$37,865

Average Earnings

$47,428

Average Male

$31,746

Average Female

Chaffee County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chaffee County, Colorado Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Chaffee County, Colorado Language

94.99% of Chaffee County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 5.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.33% of the population.

Chaffee County, Colorado Language

Chaffee County, Colorado Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White15,8581,4539.16%
Hispanic1,49359139.58%
Multiple98013413.67%
Asian2269843.36%
Other1874423.53%

11.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.29%

Male Poverty Rate

12.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chaffee County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chaffee County, Colorado is Asian, with 43.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chaffee County, Colorado is White, with 9.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.23%.

Chaffee County, Colorado Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.69%
High School12.95%
Some College10.75%
Bachelors or Greater9.65%

Chaffee County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed18.75%
Female Employed12.99%
Female Unemployed6.93%
Male Employed5.15%

Chaffee County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chaffee County, Colorado Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$65,703$87,722
Families$83,786$106,224
Married Families$96,765$-999,999,999
Non Families$42,382$58,074

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chaffee County, Colorado Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.0%

Male Marriage Rate

56.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Chaffee County, Colorado Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Chaffee 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 55-64.

Chaffee County, Colorado Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chaffee County, Colorado Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,212

Number of Veterans

1,102

Male Veterans

110

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam559
First Gulf War216
Korea179
Second Gulf War103
World War II0

Chaffee County, Colorado Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+490
65 to 74360
55 to 64206
35 to 54156
18 to 340

Chaffee County, Colorado Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,0987.35%
Hispanic1117.12%
2+ Races827.91%
Black2411.59%
Asian84.6%

Chaffee County, Colorado Veterans by Race

Chaffee County, Colorado Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.2%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chaffee County, Colorado Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.7%

Labor Force Participation

51.4%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Chaffee County, Colorado Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Chaffee County, Colorado Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Chaffee 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

38.7%

Born in Chaffee County, Colorado

96.55%

Native Born

3.45%

Foreign Born

2.08%

Non Citizen

1.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.55% of Chaffee County, Colorado residents were born in the United States, with 38.7% having been born in Colorado. 2.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Chaffee County, Colorado Place of Birth

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