Delta County, CO

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2022 Population
31,173
0.128% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
47.8
0.42% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15%
10.9% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$56,349
8.78% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$291,400
8.57% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Delta County, CO had a population of 31.2k people with a median age of 47.8 and a median household income of $56,349. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Delta County, CO grew from 31,133 to 31,173, a 0.128% increase and its median household income grew from $51,803 to $56,349, a 8.78% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Delta County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.4%), White (Hispanic) (8.74%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.43%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.36%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.09%).

None of the households in Delta County, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.3% of the residents in Delta County, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Delta County, CO are Technical College of the Rockies (254 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Delta County, CO was $291,400, and the homeownership rate was 76.1%.

Most people in Delta County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Delta County, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Delta County, CO is home to a population of 31.2k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.17% of Delta County, CO residents were born outside of the country (1.3k people).

In 2022, there were 9.08 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.8k people) in Delta County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.73k White (Hispanic) and 1.69k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2022 Citizenship
97.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.3% of Delta County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Delta County, CO was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Delta County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    24.8k ± 296
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.73k ± 533
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.69k ± 545
15.5%
Hispanic Population
4.84k people

In 2022, there were 9.08 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.8k people) in Delta County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.73k White (Hispanic) and 1.69k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.5% of the people in Delta County, CO are hispanic (4.84k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Delta County, CO as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.17%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.3k people
4.75%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.48k people

As of 2022, 4.17% of Delta County, CO residents (1.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Delta County, CO was 4.75%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,200 ± 212
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    431 ± 130
  3. Korea
    328 ± 152

Delta County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Delta County, CO employs 12.2k people. The largest industries in Delta County, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,609 people), Retail Trade (1,495 people), and Construction (1,082 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,935), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,485), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($59,081).

Occupations

12.2k
2022 Value
± 769
2.39%
1 Year growth
± 8.85%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Delta County, CO grew at a rate of 2.39%, from 11.9k employees to 12.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Delta County, CO, are Management Occupations (1,485 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,326 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,262 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Delta County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.2k
2022 Value
± 769
2.39%
1 Year growth
± 8.85%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Delta County, CO grew at a rate of 2.39%, from 11.9k employees to 12.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Delta County, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,609 people), Retail Trade (1,495 people), and Construction (1,082 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Delta County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Delta County, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,599
Median earning men ± $3,536
$29,129
Median earning women ± $2,951

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($104,702), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($72,529), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,394).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($51,705), Construction ($48,672), and Public Administration ($44,097).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.87M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 1.73% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 268
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 219
    Manufacturing
  3. 200
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Delta County, CO went to Donald J. Trump with 67.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (30.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.13%).

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing Colorado.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Colorado have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Delta County, CO awarded 254 degrees. The student population of Delta County, CO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 78 male students and 183 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Delta County, CO are White (165 and 65%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (77 and 30.3%), Unknown (4 and 1.57%), and Asian (2 and 0.787%).

The largest universities in Delta County, CO by number of degrees awarded are Technical College of the Rockies (254 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Delta County, CO are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (65 and 25.6%), General Cosmetology (31 and 12.2%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (31 and 12.2%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.886% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.84% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.16M), Some college (997k), and High School or Equivalent (997k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Delta County, CO was $291,400 in 2022, which is 1.03 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $268,400 to $291,400, a 8.57% increase. The homeownership rate in Delta County, CO is 76.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Delta County, CO have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Delta County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Delta County, CO is $56,349. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Delta County, CO was Census Tract 9646 with a value of $71,944, followed by Census Tract 9647 and Census Tract 9649, with respective values of $68,589 and $55,842.

Property

$291,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,927
$9,328
Median Property Taxes
±$611

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Delta County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

76.1%
Homeownership
2022
68.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.1% of the housing units in Delta County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9646
  2. Census Tract 9647
  3. Census Tract 9649

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Delta County, CO was Census Tract 9646 with a value of $71,944, followed by Census Tract 9647 and Census Tract 9649, with respective values of $68,589 and $55,842.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Delta County, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$56,349
Median Household Income
± $3,710
12.3k
Number of Households
± 759

In 2022, the median household income of the 12.3k households in Delta County, CO grew to $56,349 from the previous year's value of $51,803.

The following chart displays the households in Delta County, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Delta County, CO is from Colorado.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.465
2021 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2022, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.265% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.6%)
  3. Carpooled (9.62%)

In 2022, 72.3% of workers in Delta County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.6%) and those who carpooled to work (9.62%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Delta County, CO have a shorter commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4% of the workforce in Delta County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Delta County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Delta County, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Delta County, CO (4.53k out of 30.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Delta County, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89% of the population of Delta County, CO has health coverage, with 28.2% on employee plans, 23.6% on Medicaid, 18.5% on Medicare, 16% on non-group plans, and 2.67% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Delta County, CO see 1355 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.07% decrease from the previous year (1474 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2390 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 527 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,355 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Delta County, CO

Primary care physicians in Delta County, CO see an average of 1,355 patients per year. This represents a 8.07% decrease from the previous year (1,474 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.8% under 18 years, 13.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37% between 35 and 64 years, and 27.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

11%
Uninsured
28.2%
Employer Coverage
23.6%
Medicaid
18.5%
Medicare
16%
Non-Group
2.67%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Delta County, CO grew by 10.5% from 9.98% to 11%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Delta County, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 61.2 in Delta County, CO.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 29.7% in Delta County, CO.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.5% in Delta County, CO.

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