La Plata County, Colorado Population 2022

La Plata County, Colorado's estimated population is 55,987 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 8.90% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18801,1100.00%
18905,5094,399396.31%
19007,0161,50727.36%
191010,8123,79654.10%
192011,2184063.76%
193012,9751,75715.66%
194015,4942,51919.41%
195014,880-614-3.96%
196019,2254,34529.20%
197019,199-26-0.14%
198027,4248,22542.84%
199032,2844,86017.72%
201051,41119,12759.25%
201151,8664550.89%
201252,4515851.13%
201353,3689171.75%
201453,8654970.93%
201554,6878221.53%
201655,3166291.15%
201755,5632470.45%
201856,2997361.32%
201956,221-78-0.14%
202056,143-78-0.14%
202156,065-78-0.14%
202255,987-78-0.14%
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La Plata County, Colorado Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White48,36986.16%
Black or African American3090.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,5796.38%
Asian4320.77%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander170.03%
Some Other Race1,4712.62%
Two or More Races1,9613.49%
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La Plata County, Colorado Population by Race

La Plata County, Colorado Population Pyramid 2022

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La Plata County, Colorado Median Age

40.8


Total

39.6


Male

42.1


Female

La Plata County, Colorado Adults

There are 45,639 adults, (9,768 of whom are seniors) in La Plata County, Colorado.

La Plata County, Colorado Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Child Dependency Ratio

La Plata County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female

27,886

49.67%

Male

28,252

50.33%

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
Married83.9%16.1%
All71%29%
Non Family60.1%39.9%
Female48.1%51.9%
Male40.9%59.1%

71.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

La Plata County, Colorado Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,3702.5471
Married11,1163.0483.9
Male6633.7240.9
Female1,5044.1548.1
Non Family8,0871.4560.1

3.09

Average Family Size

2.54

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 Grade4491.11%
9th to 12th Grade1,1772.92%
High School Graduate8,46621.00%
Some College9,40123.32%
Associates Degree3,0677.61%
Bachelors Degree11,22827.86%
Graduate Degree6,51916.17%
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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
Islander131312
Asian229198113
White33,17232,34816,057
2+ Races1,051956473
Black16312840
Native American1,8901,744406
Hispanic4,1503,628770
Other Race89978654

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 92.31%.

La Plata County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,057$46,621$33,620
Less Than 9th Grade$25,871$26,196$25,523
High School Graduate$31,921$37,410$26,738
Some College$36,399$42,312$31,192
Bachelors Degree$46,055$52,483$37,066
Graduate Degree$55,684$71,982$47,648

$40,057

Average Earnings

$46,621

Average Male

$33,620

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

90.91% of La Plata County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 9.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.02% 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
Asian39718947.61%
Native3,09394830.65%
Hispanic7,0891,04214.70%
Black2162712.50%
White42,6423,6518.56%
Other124NaN%
Multiple1,8971779.33%

10.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.10%

Male Poverty Rate

11.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in La Plata County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in La Plata County, Colorado is Asian, with 47.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in La Plata County, Colorado is Multiple, with 9.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.81%.

La Plata County, Colorado Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade11.08%
High School10.09%
Some College10.54%
Bachelors or Greater4.51%

La Plata County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.66%
Male Unemployed13.81%
Female Employed8.11%
Female Unemployed18.21%

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$69,291$93,814
Families$89,737$113,847
Married Families$100,771$124,199
Non Families$41,768$58,603
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Income by Household Type

La Plata County, Colorado Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

52.1%

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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3,085

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War384
First Gulf War587
Vietnam1,408
Korea157
World War II71

La Plata County, Colorado Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34112
35 to 54658
55 to 64568
65 to 741,006
75+741

La Plata County, Colorado Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,9147.28%
Native American913.50%
Asian41.11%
Other Race181.91%
2+ Races584.08%
Hispanic2064.16%

La Plata County, Colorado Veterans by Race

La Plata County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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8.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

La Plata County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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63.7%

Labor Force Participation

61.2%

Employment Rate

3.9%

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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35.98%

Born in La Plata County, Colorado

97.63%

Native Born

2.37%

Foreign Born

1.11%

Non Citizen

1.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.63% of La Plata County, Colorado residents were born in the United States, with 35.98% having been born in Colorado. 1.11% 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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