Rio Grande County, Colorado Population 2021

Rio Grande County, Colorado's estimated population is 11,259 with a growth rate of -0.04% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rio Grande County, Colorado is the 38th largest county in Colorado. The 2010 Population was 12,023 and has seen a growth of -6.35% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202111,259-4-0.04%
202011,263-4-0.04%
201911,267-4-0.04%
201811,271-26-0.23%
201711,297-40-0.35%
201611,337-15-0.13%
201511,352-152-1.32%
201411,504-172-1.47%
201311,676-190-1.60%
201211,866-47-0.39%
201111,913-110-0.91%
201012,0231,25311.63%
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%
18801,9440.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.04%
County Website
Founded
February 10, 1874
County Seat
2010 Population
12,023
Growth Since 2010
-6.35%
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Rio Grande County, Colorado Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,34691.52%
Some Other Race3262.88%
American Indian and Alaska Native2662.35%
Two or More Races2392.11%
Black or African American1060.94%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander140.12%
Asian80.07%
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Rio Grande County, Colorado Population by Race

Rio Grande County, Colorado Population Pyramid $2021

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Rio Grande County, Colorado Median Age

42.1


Total

40.8


Male

43.1


Female

Rio Grande County, Colorado Adults

There are 8,694 adults, (2,196 of whom are seniors) in Rio Grande County, Colorado.

Rio Grande County, Colorado Age Dependency

74

Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Rio Grande County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female

5,673

50.18%

Male

5,632

49.82%

Rio Grande County, Colorado Population by Age

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

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Rio Grande County, Colorado Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male92%8%
Married82.6%17.4%
All63.2%36.8%
Non Family42.8%57.2%
Female41.3%58.7%

63.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rio Grande County, Colorado Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,8232.363.2
Married2,3542.9882.6
Non Family1,8771.1242.8
Female4793.5241.3
Male1132.5792

2.97

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

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Rio Grande County, Colorado Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4606.01%
9th to 12th Grade5326.95%
High School Graduate2,45932.12%
Some College1,85524.23%
Associates Degree4766.22%
Bachelors Degree1,32917.36%
Graduate Degree5447.11%
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Rio Grande County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rio Grande County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,3914,1211,445
Hispanic2,9952,295410
Other Race29518680
Native American20918013
Black10510243
2+ Races98982
Islander1414
Asian555

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Rio Grande County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,336$31,331$26,295
Less Than 9th Grade$24,360$28,682$11,471
High School Graduate$26,527$28,720$23,750
Some College$31,694$35,785$28,750
Bachelors Degree$41,948$61,761$34,760
Graduate Degree$55,556$70,260$54,583

$30,336

Average Earnings

$31,331

Average Male

$26,295

Average Female

Rio Grande County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rio Grande County, Colorado Language by Age

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Rio Grande County, Colorado Language

75.32% of Rio Grande County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 24.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.40% of the population.

Rio Grande County, Colorado Language

Rio Grande County, Colorado Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,9481,02020.61%
White5,80081314.02%
Native2576525.29%
Black1064643.40%
Other2684115.30%
Multiple2393112.97%

17.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.80%

Male Poverty Rate

19.19%

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 43.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rio Grande County, Colorado is Multiple, with 12.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.08%.

Rio Grande County, Colorado Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.21%
High School15.15%
Some College8.75%
Bachelors or Greater7.54%

Rio Grande County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed15.16%
Male Unemployed14.18%
Female Unemployed10.76%
Male Employed7.53%

Rio Grande County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rio Grande County, Colorado Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,123$57,761
Families$58,081$69,787
Married Families$63,788-
Non Families$21,176$31,472
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Income by Household Type

Rio Grande County, Colorado Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

52.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Rio Grande County, Colorado Married by Age and Sex

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Rio Grande County, Colorado Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Rio Grande County, Colorado Marital Status by Race

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Rio Grande County, Colorado Marital Status

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590

Number of Veterans

551

Male Veterans

39

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam282
First Gulf War105
Korea44
Second Gulf War36
World War II

Rio Grande County, Colorado Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+209
65 to 74173
35 to 5495
55 to 6486
18 to 3427

Rio Grande County, Colorado Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5747.29%
Hispanic1303.59%
Other Race92.90%
2+ Races74.96%

Rio Grande County, Colorado Veterans by Race

Rio Grande County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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8.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rio Grande County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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55.4%

Labor Force Participation

50.6%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Rio Grande County, Colorado Employment by Age

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Rio Grande County, Colorado Employment by Race

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Rio Grande 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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60.85%

Born in Rio Grande County, Colorado

95.86%

Native Born

4.14%

Foreign Born

3.69%

Non Citizen

0.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.86% of Rio Grande County, Colorado residents were born in the United States, with 60.85% having been born in Colorado. 3.69% 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

  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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