Mesa County, Colorado Population 2022

Mesa County, Colorado's estimated population is 157,987 with a growth rate of 0.80% 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 8.02% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18904,2600.00%
19009,2675,007117.54%
191022,19712,930139.53%
192022,281840.38%
193025,9083,62716.28%
194033,7917,88330.43%
195038,9745,18315.34%
196050,71511,74130.13%
197054,3743,6597.21%
198081,53027,15649.94%
199093,14511,61514.25%
2010146,25953,11457.02%
2011147,1749150.63%
2012147,3171430.10%
2013147,175-142-0.10%
2014147,113-62-0.04%
2015148,0259120.62%
2016149,7361,7111.16%
2017151,1701,4340.96%
2018152,9511,7811.18%
2019154,2101,2590.82%
2020155,4691,2590.82%
2021156,7281,2590.81%
2022157,9871,2590.80%
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Mesa County, Colorado Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White140,67191.96%
Black or African American1,1460.75%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,4510.95%
Asian1,6481.08%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1520.10%
Some Other Race2,1911.43%
Two or More Races5,7033.73%
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Mesa County, Colorado Population by Race

Mesa County, Colorado Population Pyramid 2022

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Mesa County, Colorado Median Age

40


Total

38.7


Male

41.1


Female

Mesa County, Colorado Adults

There are 119,989 adults, (29,352 of whom are seniors) in Mesa County, Colorado.

Mesa County, Colorado Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Mesa County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female

77,457

50.64%

Male

75,505

49.36%

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
Married84.1%15.9%
All69.1%30.9%
Non Family55.8%44.2%
Female55.1%44.9%
Male50.3%49.7%

69.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mesa County, Colorado Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All59,7502.5169.1
Married28,7363.1484.1
Male2,9913.3750.3
Female5,8013.355.1
Non Family22,2221.3655.8

3.08

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

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Mesa County, Colorado Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4082.27%
9th to 12th Grade7,6387.19%
High School Graduate30,05328.28%
Some College27,80026.16%
Associates Degree9,2518.71%
Bachelors Degree19,21418.08%
Graduate Degree9,8979.31%
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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
Asian1,076885389
White90,00383,34226,561
Islander24246
Other Race1,6161,065356
2+ Races2,9742,551517
Hispanic12,1489,3921,788
Native American955789122
Black86478341

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 36.15%.

Mesa County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,330$42,809$31,054
Less Than 9th Grade$28,761$35,285$15,434
High School Graduate$35,439$41,379$24,688
Some College$34,439$41,820$28,610
Bachelors Degree$43,611$48,986$40,976
Graduate Degree$54,363$59,450$49,888

$37,330

Average Earnings

$42,809

Average Male

$31,054

Average Female

Mesa County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mesa County, Colorado Language by Age

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Mesa County, Colorado Language

93.27% of Mesa County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 6.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.14% of the population.

Mesa County, Colorado Language

Mesa County, Colorado Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native1,45159641.08%
Islander1245040.32%
Hispanic21,7245,10323.49%
Black1,07119518.21%
Multiple5,53492016.62%
Asian1,64821412.99%
White121,12112,89010.64%
Other255NaN%

13.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.47%

Male Poverty Rate

13.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mesa County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mesa County, Colorado is Native, with 41.08% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.45%.

Mesa County, Colorado Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.76%
High School13.14%
Some College9.48%
Bachelors or Greater4.32%

Mesa County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.76%
Male Unemployed27.70%
Female Employed7.18%
Female Unemployed25.47%

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$57,157$72,683
Families$72,740$86,973
Married Families$80,641$97,354
Non Families$33,910$45,542
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Income by Household Type

Mesa County, Colorado Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.1%

Male Marriage Rate

48.1%

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 55-64.

Mesa County, Colorado Marital Status by Race

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Mesa County, Colorado Marital Status

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11,550

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,995
First Gulf War2,061
Vietnam4,298
Korea1,154
World War II472

Mesa County, Colorado Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,176
35 to 542,442
55 to 641,814
65 to 743,051
75+3,067

Mesa County, Colorado Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White10,7959.71%
Black626.18%
Native American615.42%
Asian715.50%
Other Race1246.81%
2+ Races43712.58%
Hispanic1,1667.76%

Mesa County, Colorado Veterans by Race

Mesa County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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7.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mesa County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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61.9%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

6.9%

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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49.54%

Born in Mesa County, Colorado

95.88%

Native Born

4.12%

Foreign Born

2.28%

Non Citizen

1.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.88% of Mesa County, Colorado residents were born in the United States, with 49.54% having been born in Colorado. 2.28% 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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