El Paso County, Colorado Population 2021

El Paso County, Colorado's estimated population is 737,031 with a growth rate of 1.14% 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 17.54% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021737,0318,3141.14%
2020728,7178,3141.15%
2019720,4038,3141.17%
2018712,08911,9901.71%
2017700,09911,8221.72%
2016688,27714,2762.12%
2015674,00110,8721.64%
2014663,1297,9201.21%
2013655,2099,2061.43%
2012646,0038,6981.36%
2011637,30510,2741.64%
2010627,031230,01757.94%
1990397,01487,59028.31%
1980309,42473,45231.13%
1970235,97292,23064.16%
1960143,74269,21992.88%
195074,52320,49837.94%
194054,0254,4558.99%
193049,5705,54312.59%
192044,0277061.63%
191043,32111,71937.08%
190031,60210,36348.79%
189021,23913,290167.19%
18807,9496,962705.37%
18709870.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.14%
County Website
Founded
November 1, 1861
County Seat
2010 Population
627,031
Growth Since 2010
17.54%
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El Paso County, Colorado Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White556,17479.57%
Black or African American44,8016.41%
Two or More Races41,7655.98%
Some Other Race28,5464.08%
Asian19,5672.80%
American Indian and Alaska Native5,3770.77%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,7440.39%
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El Paso County, Colorado Population by Race

El Paso County, Colorado Population Pyramid $2021

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El Paso County, Colorado Median Age

34.2


Total

32.8


Male

35.7


Female

El Paso County, Colorado Adults

There are 529,098 adults, (87,111 of whom are seniors) in El Paso County, Colorado.

El Paso County, Colorado Age Dependency

58.1

Age Dependency Ratio

19.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

El Paso County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female

346,071

49.51%

Male

352,903

50.49%

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
Married77.2%22.8%
All64%36%
Male49.1%50.9%
Non Family48.7%51.3%
Female48.6%51.4%

64.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

El Paso County, Colorado Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All257,5072.6564
Married137,8133.2577.2
Non Family81,9551.3248.7
Female26,0123.348.6
Male11,7273.3349.1

3.17

Average Family Size

2.65

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 Grade8,9521.98%
9th to 12th Grade17,0513.77%
High School Graduate92,34020.42%
Some College108,71324.05%
Associates Degree50,91511.26%
Bachelors Degree106,51423.56%
Graduate Degree67,63014.96%
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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
White334,399323,270142,590
Hispanic62,37951,48713,013
Black27,17825,6827,383
Other Race16,43912,6282,500
2+ Races15,97815,0534,893
Asian13,64411,9086,077
Native American3,6553,200893
Islander1,6681,428289

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.67%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 44.54%.

El Paso County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,381$50,329$32,416
Less Than 9th Grade$25,339$29,230$17,318
High School Graduate$31,241$36,746$25,045
Some College$36,493$43,836$29,107
Bachelors Degree$51,047$65,566$40,427
Graduate Degree$70,507$92,785$52,877

$41,381

Average Earnings

$50,329

Average Male

$32,416

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

88.13% of El Paso County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 11.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.58% 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
White470,80237,6137.99%
Hispanic116,17419,05516.40%
Multiple40,4996,64716.41%
Black43,1306,30814.63%
Other28,3214,91117.34%
Asian18,9671,4267.52%
Native5,12287617.10%
Islander2,63339314.93%

10.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.25%

Male Poverty Rate

10.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in El Paso County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in El Paso County, Colorado is Other, with 17.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in El Paso County, Colorado is Asian, with 7.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.98%.

El Paso County, Colorado Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.58%
High School12.53%
Some College8.70%
Bachelors or Greater3.83%

El Paso County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed30.05%
Male Unemployed24.23%
Female Employed6.41%
Male Employed4.51%

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$68,779$88,333
Families$81,957$102,526
Married Families$94,347$115,266
Non Families$40,508$53,414
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Income by Household Type

El Paso County, Colorado Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.7%

Male Marriage Rate

53.0%

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 35-44.

El Paso County, Colorado Marital Status by Race

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El Paso County, Colorado Marital Status

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84,343

Number of Veterans

71,626

Male Veterans

12,717

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War34,721
First Gulf War33,303
Vietnam22,835
Korea3,667
World War II948

El Paso County, Colorado Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5429,270
55 to 6417,243
65 to 7414,949
18 to 3413,248
75+9,633

El Paso County, Colorado Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White69,72617.05%
Hispanic8,26811.29%
Black7,58324.95%
2+ Races2,62813.08%
Other Race1,8899.50%
Asian1,52610.18%
Native American66416.28%
Islander32716.36%

El Paso County, Colorado Veterans by Race

El Paso County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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5.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

El Paso County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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67.9%

Labor Force Participation

59%

Employment Rate

5.8%

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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31.77%

Born in El Paso County, Colorado

93.02%

Native Born

6.98%

Foreign Born

3.18%

Non Citizen

3.80%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.02% of El Paso County, Colorado residents were born in the United States, with 31.77% having been born in Colorado. 3.18% 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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