Montezuma County, Colorado Population 2024

26,972

Montezuma County, Colorado's estimated 2024 population is 26,972 with a growth rate of 0.94% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Montezuma County, Colorado is the 21st largest county in Colorado. The 2010 population was 25,576 and has seen a growth of 5.46% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202928,2322520.9%
202827,9802520.91%
202727,7282520.92%
202627,4762520.93%
202527,2242520.93%
202426,9722520.94%
202326,7202520.95%
202226,4682520.96%
202126,2163331.29%
202025,883-486-1.84%
201926,369660.25%
201826,3031160.44%
201726,1871240.48%
201626,0633001.16%
201525,7632120.83%
201425,551-24-0.09%
201325,575780.31%
201225,49780.03%
201125,489-87-0.34%
201025,576
199018,6722,16213.1%
198016,5103,55827.47%
197012,952-1,072-7.64%
196014,0244,03340.37%
19509,991-472-4.51%
194010,4632,66534.18%
19307,7981,53824.57%
19206,2601,23124.48%
19105,0291,97164.45%
19003,0581,529100%
18901,529-26,703-94.58%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.94% (252)
County Website
Montezuma County
County Seat
2020 Population
25,883
Area
2029 mi²
Density
13 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
4.21% (1,089)
Founded
April 16, 1889

Montezuma County, Colorado Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White20,45278.45%
Native American2,88211.05%
Two or more races1,6096.17%
Other race5742.2%
Black or African American3341.28%
Asian2190.84%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Native American

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Montezuma County, Colorado Population by Race

Montezuma County, Colorado Population Pyramid 2024

Montezuma County, Colorado Median Age

43.7

Total

42.5

Male

46.3

Female

Montezuma County, Colorado Adults

There are 20,566 adults, (6,151 of whom are seniors) in Montezuma County, Colorado.

Montezuma County, Colorado Age Dependency

80.9

Age Dependency Ratio

42.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Montezuma County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female13,04450.03%
Male13,02649.97%

Montezuma County, Colorado Population by Age

Montezuma County, Colorado Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,5202.4573.526.5
Married5,5192.8881.818.2
Non Family3,4721.2760.639.4
Female1,1613.2369.130.9
Male3684.5685.114.9
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2.96

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

73.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Montezuma County, Colorado Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Montezuma County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 32.63%.

Montezuma County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,228

Average Earnings

$45,461

Average Male

$33,374

Average Female

Montezuma County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

Montezuma County, Colorado Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Montezuma County, Colorado Language

89.2% of Montezuma County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 10.8% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.37% of the population.

Montezuma County, Colorado Language

Montezuma County, Colorado Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White18,3011,8179.93%
Hispanic3,33666019.78%
Native2,87549017.04%
Multiple1,59839624.78%
Other56820636.27%
Black32213943.17%
Asian212178.02%
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12.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.76%

Male Poverty Rate

12.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Montezuma County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in Montezuma County, Colorado is Black, with 43.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Montezuma County, Colorado is Asian, with 8.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.18%.

Montezuma County, Colorado Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.27%
High School13.27%
Some College10.47%
Bachelors or Greater7.78%
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Montezuma County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed15.94%
Male Unemployed13.91%
Female Employed11.21%
Male Employed5.33%
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Montezuma County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Montezuma County, Colorado Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Montezuma County, Colorado Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.1%

Male Marriage Rate

54.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Montezuma County, Colorado Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Montezuma 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.

Montezuma County, Colorado Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Montezuma County, Colorado Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,812

Number of Veterans

1,635

Male Veterans

177

Female Veterans

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Montezuma County, Colorado Veterans by War

count

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Montezuma County, Colorado Veterans by Age

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Montezuma County, Colorado Veterans by Race

Montezuma County, Colorado Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.8%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Montezuma County, Colorado Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.8%

Labor Force Participation

51.4%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Montezuma County, Colorado Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Montezuma County, Colorado Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Montezuma 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

43.99%

Born in Montezuma County, Colorado

96.66%

Native Born

3.34%

Foreign Born

2.09%

Non Citizen

1.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.66% of Montezuma County, Colorado residents were born in the United States, with 43.99% having been born in Colorado. 2.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Montezuma County, Colorado Place of Birth

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