Mesa County, Colorado Population 2021

Mesa County, Colorado's estimated population is 156,728 with a growth rate of 0.81% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mesa County, Colorado is the 12th largest county in Colorado. The 2010 Population was 146,259 and has seen a growth of 7.16% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021156,7281,2590.81%
2020155,4691,2590.82%
2019154,2101,2590.82%
2018152,9511,7811.18%
2017151,1701,4340.96%
2016149,7361,7111.16%
2015148,0259120.62%
2014147,113-62-0.04%
2013147,175-142-0.10%
2012147,3171430.10%
2011147,1749150.63%
2010146,25953,11457.02%
199093,14511,61514.25%
198081,53027,15649.94%
197054,3743,6597.21%
196050,71511,74130.13%
195038,9745,18315.34%
194033,7917,88330.43%
193025,9083,62716.28%
192022,281840.38%
191022,19712,930139.53%
19009,2675,007117.54%
18904,2600.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.81%
County Website
Founded
February 14, 1883
County Seat
2010 Population
146,259
Growth Since 2010
7.16%
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Mesa County, Colorado Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White142,16394.01%
Two or More Races3,4682.29%
Some Other Race1,6281.08%
Asian1,4110.93%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3150.87%
Black or African American1,0200.67%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2130.14%
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Mesa County, Colorado Population by Race

Mesa County, Colorado Population Pyramid $2021

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Mesa County, Colorado Median Age

39.7


Total

38.1


Male

41.2


Female

Mesa County, Colorado Adults

There are 118,188 adults, (28,079 of whom are seniors) in Mesa County, Colorado.

Mesa County, Colorado Age Dependency

67.8

Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Mesa County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female

76,617

50.67%

Male

74,601

49.33%

Mesa County, Colorado Population by Age

Mesa County, Colorado Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mesa County, Colorado Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.2%16.8%
All68.2%31.8%
Male59.6%40.4%
Non Family55.7%44.3%
Female46.7%53.3%

68.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mesa County, Colorado Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All61,7422.3968.2
Married29,6453.0683.2
Non Family22,5771.2855.7
Female6,4062.9346.7
Male3,1143.0459.6

2.94

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Mesa County, Colorado Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,6772.57%
9th to 12th Grade7,1726.88%
High School Graduate28,76827.62%
Some College27,40926.31%
Associates Degree8,7568.41%
Bachelors Degree19,19118.42%
Graduate Degree10,2019.79%
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Mesa County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mesa County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White88,90582,70327,064
Hispanic11,7288,5781,466
2+ Races1,4941,223201
Other Race1,268867178
Asian933819489
Native American868698135
Black70666670
Islander36362

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 asian people with a rate of 52.41%.

Mesa County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,880$42,488$29,541
Less Than 9th Grade$26,838$32,122$15,272
High School Graduate$31,877$40,875$22,485
Some College$32,138$41,221$25,777
Bachelors Degree$43,457$48,939$40,364
Graduate Degree$55,337$58,972$51,264

$35,880

Average Earnings

$42,488

Average Male

$29,541

Average Female

Mesa County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mesa County, Colorado Language by Age

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Mesa County, Colorado Language

93.15% of Mesa County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 6.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.45% of the population.

Mesa County, Colorado Language

Mesa County, Colorado Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White120,57713,86411.50%
Hispanic21,2795,71226.84%
Native1,31564248.82%
Multiple3,39758717.28%
Other1,58727817.52%
Black93921923.32%
Asian1,4001107.86%
Islander18510355.68%

14.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.84%

Male Poverty Rate

15.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mesa County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mesa County, Colorado is Islander, with 55.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mesa County, Colorado is Asian, with 7.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.00%.

Mesa County, Colorado Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.56%
High School12.75%
Some College10.57%
Bachelors or Greater4.98%

Mesa County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed31.78%
Male Unemployed23.43%
Female Employed9.73%
Male Employed7.34%

Mesa County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mesa County, Colorado Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,379$71,408
Families$69,308$83,885
Married Families$79,141$95,586
Non Families$34,571$46,287
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Income by Household Type

Mesa County, Colorado Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.5%

Male Marriage Rate

49.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Mesa County, Colorado Married by Age and Sex

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Mesa 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.

Mesa County, Colorado Marital Status by Race

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Mesa County, Colorado Marital Status

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11,645

Number of Veterans

10,840

Male Veterans

805

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,198
First Gulf War2,208
Second Gulf War1,822
Korea1,211
World War II574

Mesa County, Colorado Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 743,102
75+2,906
35 to 542,591
55 to 642,000
18 to 341,046

Mesa County, Colorado Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White11,1249.96%
Hispanic8856.06%
2+ Races1617.99%
Black13314.93%
Other Race1047.43%
Asian716.34%
Native American525.26%

Mesa County, Colorado Veterans by Race

Mesa County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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7.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mesa County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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62.2%

Labor Force Participation

58%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Mesa County, Colorado Employment by Age

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Mesa County, Colorado Employment by Race

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Mesa 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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49.06%

Born in Mesa County, Colorado

95.87%

Native Born

4.13%

Foreign Born

2.30%

Non Citizen

1.83%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.87% of Mesa County, Colorado residents were born in the United States, with 49.06% having been born in Colorado. 2.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Mesa 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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