Chaffee County, Colorado Population 2021

Chaffee County, Colorado's estimated population is 20,986 with a growth rate of 1.52% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Chaffee County, Colorado is the 27th largest county in Colorado. The 2010 Population was 17,808 and has seen a growth of 17.85% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202120,9863151.52%
202020,6713151.55%
201920,3563151.57%
201820,0413751.91%
201719,6665562.91%
201619,1104982.68%
201518,6121610.87%
201418,451960.52%
201318,3552011.11%
201218,1541260.70%
201118,0282201.24%
201017,8085,12440.40%
199012,684-543-4.11%
198013,2273,06530.16%
197010,1621,86422.46%
19608,2981,13015.76%
19507,168-941-11.60%
19408,109-17-0.21%
19308,1263734.81%
19207,7531311.72%
19107,6225377.58%
19007,0854737.15%
18906,6121001.54%
18806,5120.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.52%
County Website
Founded
February 10, 1879
County Seat
2010 Population
17,808
Growth Since 2010
17.85%
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Chaffee County, Colorado Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,32493.70%
Two or More Races3661.87%
Black or African American3301.69%
Asian2901.48%
Some Other Race1500.77%
American Indian and Alaska Native970.50%
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Chaffee County, Colorado Population by Race

Chaffee County, Colorado Population Pyramid $2021

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Chaffee County, Colorado Median Age

49.2


Total

45.4


Male

51.9


Female

Chaffee County, Colorado Adults

There are 16,613 adults, (4,899 of whom are seniors) in Chaffee County, Colorado.

Chaffee County, Colorado Age Dependency

67

Age Dependency Ratio

41.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Chaffee County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female

9,069

46.37%

Male

10,488

53.63%

Chaffee County, Colorado Population by Age

Chaffee County, Colorado Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chaffee County, Colorado Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.5%11.5%
All77.8%22.2%
Female69.2%30.8%
Male69%31%
Non Family63.5%36.5%

77.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chaffee County, Colorado Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,2312.2177.8
Married4,5172.6888.5
Non Family2,8721.2163.5
Female5323.2569.2
Male3102.8169

2.71

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

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Chaffee County, Colorado Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3392.18%
9th to 12th Grade6654.28%
High School Graduate4,19327.01%
Some College3,76424.25%
Associates Degree1,3188.49%
Bachelors Degree3,03519.55%
Graduate Degree2,20914.23%
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Chaffee County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chaffee County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,34212,8505,020
Hispanic1,3641,063125
Black296278
Asian2478778
2+ Races19417013
Other Race15012432
Native American9746

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.31%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 37.63%.

Chaffee County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,307$37,781$30,051
Less Than 9th Grade$25,288$62,787$16,366
High School Graduate$31,331$37,893$21,048
Some College$31,399$31,377$31,452
Bachelors Degree$35,799$52,689$30,391
Graduate Degree$49,074$54,489$46,027

$33,307

Average Earnings

$37,781

Average Male

$30,051

Average Female

Chaffee County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chaffee County, Colorado Language by Age

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Chaffee County, Colorado Language

93.20% of Chaffee County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 6.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.69% of the population.

Chaffee County, Colorado Language

Chaffee County, Colorado Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,0721,4118.78%
Hispanic1,52129019.07%
Asian2907726.55%
Multiple349349.74%
Other1501610.67%

9.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.20%

Male Poverty Rate

10.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chaffee County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chaffee County, Colorado is Asian, with 26.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chaffee County, Colorado is White, with 8.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.16%.

Chaffee County, Colorado Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.04%
Some College11.12%
High School10.52%
Bachelors or Greater4.64%

Chaffee County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed97.53%
Female Employed6.94%
Male Employed5.36%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Chaffee County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chaffee County, Colorado Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,771$70,142
Families$71,823$84,350
Married Families$77,319-
Non Families$26,303$41,718
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Income by Household Type

Chaffee County, Colorado Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.0%

Male Marriage Rate

58.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Chaffee County, Colorado Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Chaffee County, Colorado Marital Status by Race

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Chaffee County, Colorado Marital Status

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1,760

Number of Veterans

1,624

Male Veterans

136

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam845
First Gulf War312
Second Gulf War234
Korea180
World War II55

Chaffee County, Colorado Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74577
75+486
55 to 64399
35 to 54270
18 to 3428

Chaffee County, Colorado Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,63210.45%
Hispanic1519.59%
Other Race6744.67%
Black3812.84%
Asian176.39%
2+ Races63.09%

Chaffee County, Colorado Veterans by Race

Chaffee County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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10.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chaffee County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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51%

Labor Force Participation

49.3%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Chaffee County, Colorado Employment by Age

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Chaffee County, Colorado Employment by Race

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Chaffee 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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40.49%

Born in Chaffee County, Colorado

96.22%

Native Born

3.78%

Foreign Born

1.69%

Non Citizen

2.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.22% of Chaffee County, Colorado residents were born in the United States, with 40.49% having been born in Colorado. 1.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Chaffee 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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