Ouray County, Colorado Population 2024

5,249

Ouray County, Colorado's estimated 2024 population is 5,249 with a growth rate of 1.41% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ouray County, Colorado is the 51st largest county in Colorado. The 2010 population was 4,457 and has seen a growth of 17.77% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,614731.32%
20285,541731.34%
20275,468731.35%
20265,395731.37%
20255,322731.39%
20245,249731.41%
20235,176731.43%
20225,103400.79%
20215,0631813.71%
20204,882-123-2.46%
20195,0051713.54%
20184,834190.39%
20174,815210.44%
20164,7941833.97%
20154,611350.76%
20144,576220.48%
20134,554461.02%
20124,508841.9%
20114,424-33-0.74%
20104,45700%
19902,29537019.22%
19801,92537924.51%
19701,546-55-3.44%
19601,601-502-23.87%
19502,103140.67%
19402,08930517.1%
19301,784-836-31.91%
19202,620-894-25.44%
19103,514-1,217-25.72%
19004,731-1,779-27.33%
18906,5103,841143.91%
18802,669-2,945-52.46%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.41% (73)
County Website
Ouray County
County Seat
2020 Population
4,882
Area
541 mi²
Density
10 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
7.52% (367)
Founded
January 18, 1877

Ouray County, Colorado Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,52291.61%
Two or more races2454.96%
Black or African American1052.13%
Other race400.81%
Asian150.3%
Native American90.18%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ouray County, Colorado Population by Race

Ouray County, Colorado Population Pyramid 2024

Ouray County, Colorado Median Age

56.8

Total

57

Male

56.4

Female

Ouray County, Colorado Adults

There are 4,306 adults, (1,780 of whom are seniors) in Ouray County, Colorado.

Ouray County, Colorado Age Dependency

95.4

Age Dependency Ratio

70.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Ouray County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female2,37848.18%
Male2,55851.82%

Ouray County, Colorado Population by Age

Ouray County, Colorado Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,4352.0376.623.4
Married1,3022.5687.612.4
Non Family9711.2763.436.6
Female922.4884.815.2
Male701.9742.957.1

2.51

Average Family Size

2.03

Average Household Size

76.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ouray County, Colorado Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade280.67%
9th to 12th Grade781.87%
High School Graduate57213.7%
Some College1,04625.05%
Associates Degree3829.15%
Bachelors Degree1,27530.54%
Graduate Degree79419.02%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Ouray County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,8833,8171,976
2+ Races16213660
Hispanic1228213
Black46468
Other Race40265
Asian111111
Native American999

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Ouray County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$45,167$51,763$36,929
Less Than 9th Grade$48,056$49,028$0
High School Graduate$52,969$72,989$41,000
Some College$39,750$50,357$32,734
Bachelors Degree$44,647$51,694$36,830
Graduate Degree$49,286$0$53,125

$45,167

Average Earnings

$51,763

Average Male

$36,929

Average Female

Ouray County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ouray County, Colorado Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ouray County, Colorado Language

94.22% of Ouray County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 5.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.19% of the population.

Ouray County, Colorado Language

Ouray County, Colorado Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,4771874.18%
Multiple2452811.43%
Hispanic2062210.68%
Asian15533.33%
Other4037.5%

4.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.7%

Male Poverty Rate

7.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ouray County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ouray County, Colorado is Asian, with 33.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ouray County, Colorado is White, with 4.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 4.83%.

Ouray County, Colorado Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College6.37%
Bachelors or Greater5.27%
High School5.07%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Ouray County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed29.03%
Female Employed6.42%
Male Employed3.58%
Female Unemployed0%

Ouray County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ouray County, Colorado Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$78,750$97,473
Families$89,070$117,162
Married Families$94,722$-999,999,999
Non Families$47,169$66,892

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ouray County, Colorado Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

60.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.2%

Male Marriage Rate

61.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Ouray County, Colorado Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ouray County, Colorado Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Ouray County, Colorado Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ouray County, Colorado Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

519

Number of Veterans

440

Male Veterans

79

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam268
First Gulf War134
Second Gulf War27
Korea11
World War II8

Ouray County, Colorado Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74222
75+130
35 to 5492
55 to 6461
18 to 3414

Ouray County, Colorado Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White46611.57%
Hispanic4335.25%
2+ Races2615.12%
Other Race1435%
Black1328.26%

Ouray County, Colorado Veterans by Race

Ouray County, Colorado Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ouray County, Colorado Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.9%

Labor Force Participation

49.8%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Ouray County, Colorado Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ouray County, Colorado Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ouray 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

24.53%

Born in Ouray County, Colorado

96.8%

Native Born

3.2%

Foreign Born

1.36%

Non Citizen

1.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.8% of Ouray County, Colorado residents were born in the United States, with 24.53% having been born in Colorado. 1.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Ouray County, Colorado Place of Birth

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