El Paso County, Colorado Population 2020

El Paso County, Colorado's estimated population is 700,800 with a growth rate of 1.76% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. El Paso County, Colorado is the 2nd largest county in Colorado.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018713,85613,0561.86%
2017700,80012,1131.76%
2016688,68714,5312.16%
2015674,15610,8901.64%
2014663,2667,9461.21%
2013655,3209,4411.46%
2012645,8798,7591.37%
2011637,12010,2161.63%
2010626,904229,89057.90%
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%

El Paso County, Colorado Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White547,36979.54%
Black or African American43,2826.29%
Two or More Races40,6155.90%
Some Other Race30,2934.40%
Asian19,2502.80%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,6220.67%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,7220.40%

El Paso County, Colorado Population Pyramid 2020

El Paso County, Colorado Median Age

34.1


Total

32.6


Male

35.6


Female

El Paso County, Colorado Adults

There are 519,168 adults, (83,244 of whom are seniors) in El Paso County, Colorado.

El Paso County, Colorado Age Dependency

57.9

Age Dependency Ratio

19.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

El Paso County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female

340,675

49.51%

Male

347,478

50.49%

El Paso County, Colorado Households and Families

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

El Paso County, Colorado Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.7%23.3%
All63.8%36.2%
Male51.5%48.5%
Female49.6%50.4%
Non Family48.6%51.4%

63.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All253,3792.6463.8
Married134,8523.2576.7
Non Family80,1801.348.6
Female26,4443.2849.6
Male11,9033.3751.5

3.17

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

5.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

El Paso County, Colorado Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9,5252.15%
9th to 12th Grade18,2674.13%
High School Graduate89,21820.18%
Some College108,19224.47%
Associates Degree49,20411.13%
Bachelors Degree101,41722.94%
Graduate Degree66,26314.99%

El Paso County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White328,772316,818138,480
Hispanic59,61547,79911,980
Black25,93024,4146,774
Other Race16,89712,2222,325
Multiple Races15,76114,7524,470
Asian13,36211,5165,690
Native American3,0192,691791
Islander1,6561,474243

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.36%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.58%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,288$49,304$31,673
Less Than High School$23,686$27,102$16,482
High School Grad$30,054$35,341$23,917
Some College$35,837$42,932$28,719
Bachelors Degree$50,211$64,592$38,990
Graduate Degree$67,892$91,487$50,888

$40,288

Average Earnings

$49,304

Average Male

$31,673

Average Female

El Paso County, Colorado Language

El Paso County, Colorado Language by Age

El Paso County, Colorado Language

88.06% of El Paso County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 11.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.64% of the population.

El Paso County, Colorado Poverty

El Paso County, Colorado Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White464,92839,3098.45%
Hispanic112,54421,20618.84%
Multiple39,2366,65916.97%
Black41,6376,46615.53%
Other30,0776,30220.95%
Asian18,5711,6458.86%
Native4,46580217.96%
Islander2,61636914.11%

10.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.90%

Male Poverty Rate

11.92%

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 20.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in El Paso County, Colorado is White, with 8.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.44%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.90%
High School12.83%
Some College8.93%
Bachelors or Greater4.11%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed31.14%
Male Unemployed27.46%
Female Employed7.24%
Male Employed4.98%

El Paso County, Colorado Income

El Paso County, Colorado Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$65,334$84,646
Families$78,239$98,037
Married Families$90,676$110,700
Non Families$38,585$51,405

El Paso County, Colorado Marital Status

El Paso County, Colorado Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.8%

Female Marriage Rate

El Paso County, Colorado Married by Age and Sex

El Paso County, Colorado Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

El Paso County, Colorado Marital Status by Race

El Paso County, Colorado Veterans

83,973

Number of Veterans

70,878

Male Veterans

13,095

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War34,338
First Gulf War32,520
Vietnam23,209
Korea3,907
World War II1,230
Name Veterans % of Total
White69,95217.48%
Hispanic7,99411.33%
Black7,37925.34%
2 or More2,61013.01%
Other1,9399.39%
Asian1,2518.62%
Indian56216.99%
Hawaiian28014.75%

$El Paso County, Colorado Veterans by Education

5.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

El Paso County, Colorado Employment Status

67.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.4%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

El Paso County, Colorado Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

31.99%

Born in Colorado

93.07%

Native Born

6.93%

Foreign Born

3.31%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.07% of El Paso County, Colorado residents were born in the United States, with 31.99% having been born in Colorado. 3.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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