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Mesa County, Colorado

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Mesa County, Colorado
Population Estimates, July 1 2022, (V2022)
NA
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2022, (V2022)
NA
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
157,335
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
155,703
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
1.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 155,703
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 146,723
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
20.5%
Female persons, percent
50.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
93.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
80.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 11,897
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 3.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 68,652
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 70.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $264,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,385
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $375
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $982
Building permits, 2021 1,231
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 61,977
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.44
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 82.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 6.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 93.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 88.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 91.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 29.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 10.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 61.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 56.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 356,502
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,429,242
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 367,701
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,463,209
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $16,266
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 18.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $62,127
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $33,073
Persons in poverty, percent
10.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 4,549
Total employment, 2020 55,267
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 2,403,972
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 1.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 12,670
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,647
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,992
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 610
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 242
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,879
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,889
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 46.8
Population per square mile, 2010 44.1
Land area in square miles, 2020 3,328.72
Land area in square miles, 2010 3,328.97
FIPS Code 08077
Value Notes

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

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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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