El Paso County, Colorado Population 2022

El Paso County, Colorado's estimated population is 745,345 with a growth rate of 1.13% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. El Paso County, Colorado is the 3rd largest county in Colorado. The 2010 Population was 627,031 and has seen a growth of 18.87% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18709870.00%
18807,9496,962705.37%
189021,23913,290167.19%
190031,60210,36348.79%
191043,32111,71937.08%
192044,0277061.63%
193049,5705,54312.59%
194054,0254,4558.99%
195074,52320,49837.94%
1960143,74269,21992.88%
1970235,97292,23064.16%
1980309,42473,45231.13%
1990397,01487,59028.31%
2010627,031230,01757.94%
2011637,30510,2741.64%
2012646,0038,6981.36%
2013655,2099,2061.43%
2014663,1297,9201.21%
2015674,00110,8721.64%
2016688,27714,2762.12%
2017700,09911,8221.72%
2018712,08911,9901.71%
2019720,4038,3141.17%
2020728,7178,3141.15%
2021737,0318,3141.14%
2022745,3458,3141.13%
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El Paso County, Colorado Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White556,17478.28%
Black or African American44,7456.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native5,6860.80%
Asian18,7552.64%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,4440.34%
Some Other Race27,2593.84%
Two or More Races55,4367.80%
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El Paso County, Colorado Population by Race

El Paso County, Colorado Population Pyramid 2022

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El Paso County, Colorado Median Age

34.4


Total

32.9


Male

36


Female

El Paso County, Colorado Adults

There are 539,744 adults, (91,065 of whom are seniors) in El Paso County, Colorado.

El Paso County, Colorado Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

El Paso County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female

351,646

49.49%

Male

358,853

50.51%

El Paso County, Colorado Population by Age

El Paso County, Colorado Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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El Paso County, Colorado Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.3%21.7%
All65.2%34.8%
Male51.9%48.1%
Female50.9%49.1%
Non Family49.5%50.5%

65.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

El Paso County, Colorado Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All262,7802.6365.2
Married141,4053.2178.3
Male11,8083.3551.9
Female25,5443.450.9
Non Family84,0231.3349.5

3.15

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

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El Paso County, Colorado Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8,9901.94%
9th to 12th Grade16,5683.58%
High School Graduate92,49320.01%
Some College113,08224.46%
Associates Degree52,22611.30%
Bachelors Degree108,35323.44%
Graduate Degree70,63715.28%
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El Paso County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

El Paso County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White339,527328,182145,873
Asian13,15111,3095,447
2+ Races23,07521,7187,339
Black27,63426,2287,545
Native American3,7973,3351,002
Hispanic65,09654,97613,572
Islander1,5571,367294
Other Race16,19912,8842,375

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.66%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 42.96%.

El Paso County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,462$51,049$34,925
Less Than 9th Grade$24,987$28,927$17,934
High School Graduate$32,927$38,247$25,857
Some College$37,093$44,509$30,870
Bachelors Degree$52,496$67,676$41,611
Graduate Degree$72,613$92,996$55,459

$42,462

Average Earnings

$51,049

Average Male

$34,925

Average Female

El Paso County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

El Paso County, Colorado Language by Age

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El Paso County, Colorado Language

88.35% of El Paso County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 11.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.43% of the population.

El Paso County, Colorado Language

El Paso County, Colorado Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native5,3101,05819.92%
Hispanic120,28218,88815.70%
Islander2,32134314.78%
Black42,5785,62713.22%
Multiple53,4717,00013.09%
White474,49038,5658.13%
Asian18,1381,3837.62%
Other4,457NaN%

9.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.26%

Male Poverty Rate

10.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in El Paso County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in El Paso County, Colorado is Native, with 19.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in El Paso County, Colorado is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.13%.

El Paso County, Colorado Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.79%
High School12.09%
Some College8.72%
Bachelors or Greater3.76%

El Paso County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.74%
Male Unemployed25.92%
Female Employed6.30%
Female Unemployed28.22%

El Paso County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

El Paso County, Colorado Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$71,517$92,028
Families$84,078$106,563
Married Families$97,652$119,404
Non Families$43,032$56,147
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Income by Household Type

El Paso County, Colorado Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.1%

Male Marriage Rate

53.1%

Female Marriage Rate

El Paso County, Colorado Married by Age and Sex

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El Paso 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.

El Paso County, Colorado Marital Status by Race

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El Paso County, Colorado Marital Status

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86,290

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War36,700
First Gulf War33,608
Vietnam22,379
Korea3,321
World War II636

El Paso County, Colorado Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3413,868
35 to 5430,228
55 to 6417,858
65 to 7414,502
75+9,834

El Paso County, Colorado Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White70,20217.07%
Black7,74625.40%
Native American65915.70%
Asian1,60811.32%
Islander31517.60%
Other Race2,06510.75%
2+ Races3,69513.08%
Hispanic8,78811.66%

El Paso County, Colorado Veterans by Race

El Paso County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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5.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

El Paso County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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68.1%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

El Paso County, Colorado Employment by Age

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El Paso County, Colorado Employment by Race

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El Paso 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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31.36%

Born in El Paso County, Colorado

93.04%

Native Born

6.96%

Foreign Born

3.02%

Non Citizen

3.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.04% of El Paso County, Colorado residents were born in the United States, with 31.36% having been born in Colorado. 3.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

El Paso 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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