Mesa County, Colorado Population 2024

160,831

Mesa County, Colorado's estimated 2024 population is 160,831 with a growth rate of 0.72% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mesa County, Colorado is the 11th largest county in Colorado. The 2010 population was 146,266 and has seen a growth of 9.96% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029166,5811,1500.7%
2028165,4311,1500.7%
2027164,2811,1500.7%
2026163,1311,1500.71%
2025161,9811,1500.72%
2024160,8311,1500.72%
2023159,6811,1500.73%
2022158,5311,0920.69%
2021157,4391,4280.92%
2020156,0111,4590.94%
2019154,5521,2130.79%
2018153,3391,9041.26%
2017151,4351,5531.04%
2016149,8821,7231.16%
2015148,1599440.64%
2014147,215-34-0.02%
2013147,249-111-0.08%
2012147,3601550.11%
2011147,2059390.64%
2010146,26600%
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%
18904,260-162,321-97.44%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.72% (1,150)
County Website
Mesa County
County Seat
2020 Population
156,011
Area
3329 mi²
Density
48 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
3.09% (4,820)
Founded
February 14, 1883

Mesa County, Colorado Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White135,70986.92%
Two or more races13,6368.73%
Other race2,8441.82%
Asian1,5621%
Native American1,2090.77%
Black or African American1,1110.71%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander600.04%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Mesa County, Colorado Population by Race

Mesa County, Colorado Population Pyramid 2024

Mesa County, Colorado Median Age

40.6

Total

39.7

Male

41.8

Female

Mesa County, Colorado Adults

There are 123,362 adults, (31,265 of whom are seniors) in Mesa County, Colorado.

Mesa County, Colorado Age Dependency

69.5

Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Mesa County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female78,51650.29%
Male77,61549.71%

Mesa County, Colorado Population by Age

Mesa County, Colorado Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All63,0982.4171.828.2
Married30,0343.0687.312.7
Non Family23,2271.3258.241.8
Female6,5703.156.143.9
Male3,2672.8457.642.4

2.95

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

71.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mesa County, Colorado Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1021.92%
9th to 12th Grade6,3525.8%
High School Graduate31,58028.85%
Some College27,49125.11%
Associates Degree9,0658.28%
Bachelors Degree22,06120.15%
Graduate Degree10,8149.88%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Mesa County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mesa County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White91,24685,52029,130
Hispanic12,94210,7162,431
2+ Races7,2736,2251,701
Other Race2,1201,589527
Asian1,113959407
Black77970341
Native American736677172
Islander56560

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 36.57%.

Mesa County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$43,851$51,192$36,450
Less Than 9th Grade$33,631$41,034$20,982
High School Graduate$41,170$50,103$30,339
Some College$39,112$47,287$33,691
Bachelors Degree$51,633$59,067$47,060
Graduate Degree$67,765$78,750$62,115

$43,851

Average Earnings

$51,192

Average Male

$36,450

Average Female

Mesa County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mesa County, Colorado Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mesa County, Colorado Language

93.36% of Mesa County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 6.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.98% of the population.

Mesa County, Colorado Language

Mesa County, Colorado Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White121,54511,9379.82%
Hispanic22,7444,29618.89%
Multiple13,0242,05015.74%
Native1,18338732.71%
Other2,81137313.27%
Black1,05219018.06%
Asian1,52717511.46%

11.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.13%

Male Poverty Rate

12.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mesa County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mesa County, Colorado is Native, with 32.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mesa County, Colorado is White, with 9.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.52%.

Mesa County, Colorado Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.43%
High School11.5%
Some College9.67%
Bachelors or Greater4.64%

Mesa County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed25.87%
Female Unemployed19.53%
Female Employed6.24%
Male Employed4.61%

Mesa County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mesa County, Colorado Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$68,077$87,457
Families$83,034$104,242
Married Families$96,386$118,162
Non Families$40,010$54,207

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mesa County, Colorado Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.3%

Male Marriage Rate

48.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Mesa County, Colorado Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Mesa County, Colorado Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mesa County, Colorado Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

11,667

Number of Veterans

10,757

Male Veterans

910

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam4,309
Second Gulf War2,431
First Gulf War2,199
Korea908
World War II246

Mesa County, Colorado Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+3,195
65 to 743,127
35 to 542,592
55 to 641,614
18 to 341,139

Mesa County, Colorado Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White10,6019.73%
Hispanic1,0556.61%
2+ Races6347.11%
Other Race1757.39%
Asian997.63%
Native American8910.63%
Black525.82%
Islander1785%

Mesa County, Colorado Veterans by Race

Mesa County, Colorado Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mesa County, Colorado Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Mesa County, Colorado Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mesa County, Colorado Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mesa 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

49.68%

Born in Mesa County, Colorado

96.1%

Native Born

3.9%

Foreign Born

2.24%

Non Citizen

1.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.1% of Mesa County, Colorado residents were born in the United States, with 49.68% having been born in Colorado. 2.24% 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

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