Rio Grande County, Colorado Population 2024

11,199

Rio Grande County, Colorado's estimated 2024 population is 11,199 with a growth rate of -0.56% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rio Grande County, Colorado is the 36th largest county in Colorado. The 2010 population was 12,022 and has seen a growth of -6.85% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202910,884-63-0.58%
202810,947-63-0.57%
202711,010-63-0.57%
202611,073-63-0.57%
202511,136-63-0.56%
202411,199-63-0.56%
202311,262-63-0.56%
202211,325-63-0.55%
202111,388-150-1.3%
202011,5382612.31%
201911,27730.03%
201811,274-26-0.23%
201711,300-54-0.48%
201611,354-1-0.01%
201511,355-150-1.3%
201411,505-169-1.45%
201311,674-193-1.63%
201211,867-47-0.39%
201111,914-108-0.9%
201012,022
199010,7702592.46%
198010,511170.16%
197010,494-666-5.97%
196011,160-1,672-13.03%
195012,8324283.45%
194012,4042,45124.63%
19309,9532,09826.71%
19207,8551,29219.69%
19106,5632,48360.86%
19004,08062918.23%
18903,4511,50777.52%
18801,944-8,940-82.14%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.56% (-63)
County Website
Rio Grande County
County Seat
2010 Population
12,022
Area
912 mi²
Density
12 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-6.85% (-823)
Founded
February 10, 1874

Rio Grande County, Colorado Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,75776.53%
Two or more races1,67614.65%
Other race7616.65%
Native American1681.47%
Black or African American480.42%
Asian170.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander150.13%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Rio Grande County, Colorado Population by Race

Rio Grande County, Colorado Population Pyramid 2024

Rio Grande County, Colorado Median Age

41.3

Total

41.1

Male

41.6

Female

Rio Grande County, Colorado Adults

There are 9,035 adults, (2,395 of whom are seniors) in Rio Grande County, Colorado.

Rio Grande County, Colorado Age Dependency

72.3

Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Rio Grande County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female5,52948.32%
Male5,91351.68%

Rio Grande County, Colorado Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,6572.4172.527.5
Married2,2752.989.710.3
Non Family1,5421.1352.547.5
Female6193.7656.143.9
Male2212.448119
showing: 5 rows

2.91

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

72.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Rio Grande 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 asian people with a rate of 100%.

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

Rio Grande County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$44,988

Average Earnings

$45,664

Average Male

$43,380

Average Female

Rio Grande County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rio Grande County, Colorado Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Rio Grande County, Colorado Language

80% of Rio Grande County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.75% of the population.

Rio Grande County, Colorado Language

Rio Grande County, Colorado Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,76457710.01%
Hispanic5,03554510.82%
Multiple1,661845.06%
Other720344.72%
Black48612.5%
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10.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.83%

Male Poverty Rate

11.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rio Grande County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rio Grande County, Colorado is Black, with 12.5% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rio Grande County, Colorado is Other, with 4.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.81%.

Rio Grande County, Colorado Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.72%
High School11.4%
Some College6.04%
Bachelors or Greater4.22%
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Rio Grande County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed56.25%
Female Unemployed11.11%
Female Employed8.03%
Male Employed4.63%
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Rio Grande County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rio Grande County, Colorado Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Rio Grande County, Colorado Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.7%

Male Marriage Rate

50.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Rio Grande County, Colorado Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Rio Grande County, Colorado Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Rio Grande County, Colorado Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Rio Grande County, Colorado Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

562

Number of Veterans

535

Male Veterans

27

Female Veterans

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Rio Grande County, Colorado Veterans by War

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Rio Grande County, Colorado Veterans by Age

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Rio Grande County, Colorado Veterans by Race

Rio Grande County, Colorado Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.1%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rio Grande County, Colorado Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.8%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Rio Grande County, Colorado Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Rio Grande County, Colorado Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Rio Grande 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

62.59%

Born in Rio Grande County, Colorado

96.07%

Native Born

3.93%

Foreign Born

2.99%

Non Citizen

0.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.07% of Rio Grande County, Colorado residents were born in the United States, with 62.59% having been born in Colorado. 2.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rio Grande County, Colorado Place of Birth

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