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Alamosa County, Colorado

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Alamosa County, Colorado
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 16,233
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 16,233
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 15,440
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 5.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 15,445
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.9%
Female persons, percent
50.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
87.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
5.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Two or More Races, percent
3.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
47.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
47.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 937
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 8.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 7,160
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 55.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $157,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,090
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $328
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $657
Building permits, 2019 52
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 6,153
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.50
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 79.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 30.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 84.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 72.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 86.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 26.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 14.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.9%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 58.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 54.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 35,395
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 13,832
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 78,756
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 280,686
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,382
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 13.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $39,191
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $21,328
Persons in poverty, percent
19.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 508
Total employment, 2018 5,699
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 210,548
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 2.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,163
All firms, 2012 1,674
Men-owned firms, 2012 807
Women-owned firms, 2012 540
Minority-owned firms, 2012 512
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,043
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 80
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,490
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 21.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 722.64
FIPS Code 08003
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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