Rio Blanco County, Colorado Population 2024

6,801

Rio Blanco County, Colorado's estimated 2024 population is 6,801 with a growth rate of 1.74% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rio Blanco County, Colorado is the 45th largest county in Colorado. The 2010 population was 6,623 and has seen a growth of 2.69% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,3811161.6%
20287,2651161.62%
20277,1491161.65%
20267,0331161.68%
20256,9171161.71%
20246,8011161.74%
20236,6851161.77%
20226,5691161.8%
20216,453-71-1.09%
20206,5241742.74%
20196,35030.05%
20186,347-15-0.24%
20176,362-81-1.26%
20166,443-44-0.68%
20156,487-117-1.77%
20146,604-95-1.42%
20136,699-64-0.95%
20126,763120.18%
20116,7511281.93%
20106,623
19905,972-283-4.52%
19806,2551,41329.18%
19704,842-308-5.98%
19605,1504319.13%
19504,7191,77660.35%
19402,943-37-1.24%
19302,980-155-4.94%
19203,13580334.43%
19102,33264237.99%
19001,69049040.83%
18901,200-6,181-83.74%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.74% (116)
County Website
Rio Blanco County
County Seat
2010 Population
6,623
Area
3221 mi²
Density
2 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
2.69% (178)
Founded
March 25, 1889

Rio Blanco County, Colorado Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,58385.75%
Two or more races72011.06%
Other race1141.75%
Native American711.09%
Black or African American190.29%
Asian40.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Rio Blanco County, Colorado Population by Race

Rio Blanco County, Colorado Population Pyramid 2024

Rio Blanco County, Colorado Median Age

39.2

Total

38.4

Male

40.1

Female

Rio Blanco County, Colorado Adults

There are 4,946 adults, (1,041 of whom are seniors) in Rio Blanco County, Colorado.

Rio Blanco County, Colorado Age Dependency

66.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Rio Blanco County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female3,06147.01%
Male3,45052.99%

Rio Blanco County, Colorado Population by Age

Rio Blanco County, Colorado Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,5132.4578.621.4
Married1,3643.1388.311.7
Non Family8341.1967.632.4
Female2143.0569.230.8
Male1012.5159.440.6
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3.03

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

78.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Rio Blanco 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

Rio Blanco County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rio Blanco 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 black people with a rate of 100%.

Rio Blanco County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,498

Average Earnings

$49,124

Average Male

$30,329

Average Female

Rio Blanco County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rio Blanco County, Colorado Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Rio Blanco County, Colorado Language

92.77% of Rio Blanco County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 7.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.07% of the population.

Rio Blanco County, Colorado Language

Rio Blanco County, Colorado Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,12264512.59%
Multiple68812117.59%
Native713346.48%
Hispanic65160.92%
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12.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

13%

Male Poverty Rate

12.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rio Blanco County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rio Blanco County, Colorado is Native, with 46.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rio Blanco County, Colorado is Hispanic, with 0.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.4%.

Rio Blanco County, Colorado Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.2%
Some College9.63%
High School9.6%
Bachelors or Greater4.81%
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Rio Blanco County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed77.61%
Female Unemployed48.18%
Female Employed9.04%
Male Employed4.09%
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Rio Blanco County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rio Blanco County, Colorado Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Rio Blanco County, Colorado Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.1%

Male Marriage Rate

58.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Rio Blanco County, Colorado Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Rio Blanco 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.

Rio Blanco County, Colorado Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Rio Blanco County, Colorado Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

545

Number of Veterans

498

Male Veterans

47

Female Veterans

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Rio Blanco County, Colorado Veterans by War

count

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Rio Blanco County, Colorado Veterans by Age

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Rio Blanco County, Colorado Veterans by Race

Rio Blanco County, Colorado Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rio Blanco County, Colorado Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.1%

Labor Force Participation

56.4%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Rio Blanco County, Colorado Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Rio Blanco County, Colorado Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Rio Blanco 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

48.16%

Born in Rio Blanco County, Colorado

96.24%

Native Born

3.76%

Foreign Born

2.49%

Non Citizen

1.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.24% of Rio Blanco County, Colorado residents were born in the United States, with 48.16% having been born in Colorado. 2.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rio Blanco County, Colorado Place of Birth

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