Rio Grande County, Colorado Population 2022

Rio Grande County, Colorado's estimated population is 11,255 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 -6.39% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18801,9440.00%
18903,4511,50777.52%
19004,08062918.23%
19106,5632,48360.86%
19207,8551,29219.69%
19309,9532,09826.71%
194012,4042,45124.63%
195012,8324283.45%
196011,160-1,672-13.03%
197010,494-666-5.97%
198010,511170.16%
199010,7702592.46%
201012,0231,25311.63%
201111,913-110-0.91%
201211,866-47-0.39%
201311,676-190-1.60%
201411,504-172-1.47%
201511,352-152-1.32%
201611,337-15-0.13%
201711,297-40-0.35%
201811,271-26-0.23%
201911,267-4-0.04%
202011,263-4-0.04%
202111,259-4-0.04%
202211,255-4-0.04%
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Rio Grande County, Colorado Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,01788.65%
Black or African American80.07%
American Indian and Alaska Native3292.91%
Asian80.07%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.04%
Some Other Race4413.90%
Two or More Races4924.35%
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Rio Grande County, Colorado Population by Race

Rio Grande County, Colorado Population Pyramid 2022

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Rio Grande County, Colorado Median Age

41.2


Total

39.5


Male

42.6


Female

Rio Grande County, Colorado Adults

There are 8,724 adults, (2,279 of whom are seniors) in Rio Grande County, Colorado.

Rio Grande County, Colorado Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40

Child Dependency Ratio

Rio Grande County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female

5,627

49.80%

Male

5,673

50.20%

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
Male94.2%5.8%
Married84.9%15.1%
All68.8%31.2%
Non Family52.4%47.6%
Female38.6%61.4%

68.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rio Grande County, Colorado Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,7372.3468.8
Married2,3832.9584.9
Male1392.8894.2
Female4024.1538.6
Non Family1,8131.152.4

3.02

Average Family Size

2.34

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 Grade5417.02%
9th to 12th Grade4145.37%
High School Graduate2,29229.74%
Some College1,98725.78%
Associates Degree4736.14%
Bachelors Degree1,33017.26%
Graduate Degree6708.69%
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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
Asian888
Native American23818686
White4,4134,2101,447
Other Race40426763
Hispanic3,0072,277446
2+ Races26822016
Islander55
Black82

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$34,283$33,328$36,375
Less Than 9th Grade$28,099$28,627$
High School Graduate$27,397$29,625$24,351
Some College$34,160$32,813$34,734
Bachelors Degree$65,045$62,350$70,116
Graduate Degree$56,518$58,112$45,000

$34,283

Average Earnings

$33,328

Average Male

$36,375

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

73.91% of Rio Grande County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 26.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.72% 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
Black8675.00%
Native32011736.56%
Hispanic4,93489118.06%
White5,73472412.63%
Other62NaN%
Multiple492357.11%

15.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.46%

Male Poverty Rate

17.65%

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 75.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rio Grande County, Colorado is Multiple, with 7.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.57%.

Rio Grande County, Colorado Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.39%
High School15.67%
Some College10.00%
Bachelors or Greater5.63%

Rio Grande County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.15%
Male Unemployed16.12%
Female Employed12.56%
Female Unemployed1.34%

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$43,570$63,173
Families$65,676$77,922
Married Families$70,162-
Non Families$21,388$34,829
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Income by Household Type

Rio Grande County, Colorado Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.1%

Male Marriage Rate

53.7%

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 45-54, 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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629

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War24
First Gulf War132
Vietnam287
Korea52
World War II8

Rio Grande County, Colorado Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3414
35 to 5489
55 to 6469
65 to 74262
75+195

Rio Grande County, Colorado Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5827.62%
Asian8100.00%
Other Race163.79%
2+ Races236.41%
Hispanic1594.39%

Rio Grande County, Colorado Veterans by Race

Rio Grande County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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6.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rio Grande County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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56.8%

Labor Force Participation

51.5%

Employment Rate

9.4%

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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62.52%

Born in Rio Grande County, Colorado

93.93%

Native Born

6.07%

Foreign Born

5.58%

Non Citizen

0.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.93% of Rio Grande County, Colorado residents were born in the United States, with 62.52% having been born in Colorado. 5.58% 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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