La Plata County, Colorado Population 2024

57,447

La Plata County, Colorado's estimated 2024 population is 57,447 with a growth rate of 0.74% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. La Plata County, Colorado is the 13th largest county in Colorado. The 2010 population was 51,416 and has seen a growth of 11.73% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202959,5474200.71%
202859,1274200.72%
202758,7074200.72%
202658,2874200.73%
202557,8674200.73%
202457,4474200.74%
202357,0274200.74%
202256,6074200.75%
202156,1875120.92%
202055,675-765-1.36%
201956,440-71-0.13%
201856,5117941.43%
201755,7172580.47%
201655,4596831.25%
201554,7768351.55%
201453,9415090.95%
201353,4329431.8%
201252,4896031.16%
201151,8864700.91%
201051,416
199032,2844,86017.72%
198027,4248,22542.84%
197019,199-26-0.14%
196019,2254,34529.2%
195014,880-614-3.96%
194015,4942,51919.41%
193012,9751,75715.66%
192011,2184063.76%
191010,8123,79654.1%
19007,0161,50727.36%
18905,5094,399396.31%
18801,110-58,437-98.14%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.74% (420)
County Website
La Plata County
County Seat
2020 Population
55,675
Area
1690 mi²
Density
34 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
3.18% (1,772)
Founded
February 10, 1874

La Plata County, Colorado Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White47,04684.04%
Two or more races3,6426.51%
Native American3,2735.85%
Other race1,4122.52%
Asian4370.78%
Black or African American1290.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander440.08%
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White

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

La Plata County, Colorado Population by Race

La Plata County, Colorado Population Pyramid 2024

La Plata County, Colorado Median Age

41.8

Total

41.3

Male

42.5

Female

La Plata County, Colorado Adults

There are 45,783 adults, (10,647 of whom are seniors) in La Plata County, Colorado.

La Plata County, Colorado Age Dependency

59.3

Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29

Child Dependency Ratio

La Plata County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female27,60449.31%
Male28,37950.69%

La Plata County, Colorado Population by Age

La Plata County, Colorado Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All22,6912.3970.729.3
Married11,6602.9584.515.5
Non Family8,6881.3856.143.9
Female1,5183.454.745.3
Male8253.2457.642.4
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2.92

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

70.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

La Plata County, Colorado Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

La Plata County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

La Plata County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 51.17%.

La Plata County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$48,138

Average Earnings

$56,734

Average Male

$40,714

Average Female

La Plata County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

La Plata County, Colorado Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

La Plata County, Colorado Language

91.71% of La Plata County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 8.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.09% of the population.

La Plata County, Colorado Language

La Plata County, Colorado Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White42,0613,6488.67%
Hispanic6,8991,37019.86%
Native2,90782028.21%
Multiple3,39953915.86%
Asian41117642.82%
Other1,391815.82%
Black622845.16%
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11.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.43%

Male Poverty Rate

12.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in La Plata County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in La Plata County, Colorado is Black, with 45.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in La Plata County, Colorado is Other, with 5.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.5%.

La Plata County, Colorado Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.24%
High School11.01%
Some College10.75%
Bachelors or Greater4.51%
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La Plata County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed31.93%
Female Unemployed13.04%
Female Employed8.54%
Male Employed6.05%
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La Plata County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

La Plata County, Colorado Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

La Plata County, Colorado Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.2%

Male Marriage Rate

53.1%

Female Marriage Rate

La Plata County, Colorado Married by Age and Sex

male

female

La Plata County, Colorado Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

La Plata County, Colorado Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

La Plata County, Colorado Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,160

Number of Veterans

2,796

Male Veterans

364

Female Veterans

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La Plata County, Colorado Veterans by War

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La Plata County, Colorado Veterans by Age

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La Plata County, Colorado Veterans by Race

La Plata County, Colorado Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.8%

Veteran Disability Rate

La Plata County, Colorado Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.5%

Labor Force Participation

62.4%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

La Plata County, Colorado Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

La Plata County, Colorado Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

La Plata 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

36.44%

Born in La Plata County, Colorado

97.56%

Native Born

2.44%

Foreign Born

1.22%

Non Citizen

1.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.56% of La Plata County, Colorado residents were born in the United States, with 36.44% having been born in Colorado. 1.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

La Plata County, Colorado Place of Birth

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