La Plata County, Colorado Population 2021

La Plata County, Colorado's estimated population is 56,065 with a growth rate of -0.14% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. La Plata County, Colorado is the 15th largest county in Colorado. The 2010 Population was 51,411 and has seen a growth of 9.05% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202156,065-78-0.14%
202056,143-78-0.14%
201956,221-78-0.14%
201856,2997361.32%
201755,5632470.45%
201655,3166291.15%
201554,6878221.53%
201453,8654970.93%
201353,3689171.75%
201252,4515851.13%
201151,8664550.89%
201051,41119,12759.25%
199032,2844,86017.72%
198027,4248,22542.84%
197019,199-26-0.14%
196019,2254,34529.20%
195014,880-614-3.96%
194015,4942,51919.41%
193012,9751,75715.66%
192011,2184063.76%
191010,8123,79654.10%
19007,0161,50727.36%
18905,5094,399396.31%
18801,1100.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.14%
County Website
Founded
February 10, 1874
County Seat
2010 Population
51,411
Growth Since 2010
9.05%
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La Plata County, Colorado Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White48,92487.97%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,6636.59%
Two or More Races1,2982.33%
Some Other Race1,0461.88%
Asian4060.73%
Black or African American2760.50%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander40.01%
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La Plata County, Colorado Population by Race

La Plata County, Colorado Population Pyramid $2021

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La Plata County, Colorado Median Age

40.4


Total

39.4


Male

41.5


Female

La Plata County, Colorado Adults

There are 45,007 adults, (9,150 of whom are seniors) in La Plata County, Colorado.

La Plata County, Colorado Age Dependency

55.1

Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Child Dependency Ratio

La Plata County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female

27,618

49.66%

Male

27,999

50.34%

La Plata County, Colorado Population by Age

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

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La Plata County, Colorado Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.6%13.4%
All70.7%29.3%
Non Family55.7%44.3%
Female48.5%51.5%
Male47.5%52.5%

70.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

La Plata County, Colorado Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,7942.4770.7
Married11,0553.0486.6
Non Family8,7151.4555.7
Female1,3543.9348.5
Male6703.2947.5

3.07

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

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La Plata County, Colorado Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4941.24%
9th to 12th Grade1,2773.21%
High School Graduate7,95820.01%
Some College9,75824.53%
Associates Degree2,6986.78%
Bachelors Degree11,02427.72%
Graduate Degree6,56416.50%
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La Plata County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

La Plata County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White32,91932,02915,970
Hispanic4,2523,627900
Native American2,0861,922415
Other Race67550138
2+ Races604526336
Asian21918688
Black1007712

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.30%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 55.63%.

La Plata County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,152$44,926$32,913
Less Than 9th Grade$26,618$27,159$25,768
High School Graduate$34,109$39,008$28,919
Some College$34,931$41,824$30,401
Bachelors Degree$44,505$51,686$36,110
Graduate Degree$57,177$78,750$44,919

$40,152

Average Earnings

$44,926

Average Male

$32,913

Average Female

La Plata County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

La Plata County, Colorado Language by Age

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La Plata County, Colorado Language

90.59% of La Plata County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 9.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.12% of the population.

La Plata County, Colorado Language

La Plata County, Colorado Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White42,6023,1067.29%
Hispanic6,93892713.36%
Native3,26187126.71%
Multiple1,25613911.07%
Asian3576117.09%
Other1,003605.98%
Black1854524.32%

9.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.94%

Male Poverty Rate

10.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in La Plata County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in La Plata County, Colorado is Native, with 26.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in La Plata County, Colorado is Other, with 5.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.88%.

La Plata County, Colorado Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School10.75%
Some College10.72%
Less Than 9th Grade10.05%
Bachelors or Greater3.62%

La Plata County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed18.99%
Male Unemployed14.22%
Female Employed8.01%
Male Employed4.36%

La Plata County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

La Plata County, Colorado Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$68,685$94,761
Families$91,092$118,364
Married Families$100,541$128,485
Non Families$41,333$57,599
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Income by Household Type

La Plata County, Colorado Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.9%

Male Marriage Rate

53.0%

Female Marriage Rate

La Plata County, Colorado Married by Age and Sex

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La Plata 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.

La Plata County, Colorado Marital Status by Race

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La Plata County, Colorado Marital Status

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3,291

Number of Veterans

3,097

Male Veterans

194

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,395
First Gulf War620
Second Gulf War355
Korea290
World War II79

La Plata County, Colorado Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,055
75+794
35 to 54747
55 to 64587
18 to 34108

La Plata County, Colorado Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,1207.78%
Hispanic2665.44%
Native American953.41%
2+ Races364.06%
Other Race354.84%
Asian51.57%

La Plata County, Colorado Veterans by Race

La Plata County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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7.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

La Plata County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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66.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.7%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

La Plata County, Colorado Employment by Age

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La Plata County, Colorado Employment by Race

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La Plata 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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36.77%

Born in La Plata County, Colorado

97.29%

Native Born

2.71%

Foreign Born

1.26%

Non Citizen

1.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.29% of La Plata County, Colorado residents were born in the United States, with 36.77% having been born in Colorado. 1.26% 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

  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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