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Alamosa County, CO


Designated Market Area: Denver, CO-NE-WY
USDA County Type (2015): Government, Low Employment, Persistent Poverty
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Hispanic Centers

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2022 population: 16,592   ( 1,147 from 2010)
Land area: 722.6 square miles
Population density: 23.0 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:7,531 45.39% 1.8%
Black:2051.24% 48.6%
Indian:2341.41% 74.6%
Asian:1691.02% 24.3%
2+ races:3241.95% 42.7%
Hispanic:8,12948.99% 14.3%
Total non-White:9,06154.61% 16.5%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:438 13.4
Deaths:40012.2
Net Migration: 1374.2
Net Immigration: 351.1
Change in White population:-136 -0.9
Change in Non-White pop.:1,283 8.3




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
15,445
7,66749.64%
1380.89%
1340.87%
1360.88%
2271.47%
7,11046.03%
7,77850.36%

2000
14,966
8,08954.05%
1060.71%
1861.24%
1240.83%
2261.51%
6,19741.41%
6,87745.95%

1990
13,617
8,10959.55%
390.29%
1891.39%
1240.91%
n/a
5,15637.86%
5,50840.45%

1980
11,799
7,71565.39%
860.73%
770.65%
1130.96%
n/a
3,77231.97%
4,08434.61%

1970
11,422
7,44165.15%
410.36%
170.15%
490.43%
n/a
3,85133.72%
3,981 34.85%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
2,314 15.5
1,0156.8
-1,033-6.9
2711.8
-422 -2.8
901 6.0
1990's
NumberRate
2,442 17.9
1,0527.7
-449-3.3
2231.6
-20 -0.1
1,369 10.1
1980's
NumberRate
2,515 21.3
879 7.4
196 1.7
n/a
394 3.3
1,424 12.1
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
-1,071 -9.4
n/a
274 2.4
103 0.9

Age, Family & Household Data for Alamosa County, CO

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
32.2
3,931 23.7%
12,661 76.3%
2,387 14.4%
6,471
2.39
4,044 62.5%
2,785 68.9%
419 10.4%
2,427 37.5%

2010
NumberPercent
32.9
3,828 24.8%
11,617 75.2%
1,752 11.3%
5,995
2.45
3,793 63.3%
2,692 71.0%
477 12.6%
2,202 36.7%

2000
NumberPercent
30.8
4,103 27.4%
10,863 72.6%
1,440 9.6%
5,475
2.55
3,727 68.1%
2,937 78.8%
421 11.3%
1,748 31.9%

1990
NumberPercent
28.2
4,062 29.8%
9,555 70.2%
1,261 9.3%
4,776
2.64
3,355 70.2%
2,600 77.5%
434 12.9%
1,421 29.8%

1980
NumberPercent
25.6
3,481 29.5%
8,318 70.5%
1,058 9.0%
3,951
2.77
2,905 73.5%
2,519 86.7%
221 7.6%
1,046 26.5%

2022 Housing Data for Alamosa County, CO

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units7,084 
Median Value$198,500 
Occupied6,47191.3%
Vacant6138.7%
Owned3,70257.2%
Rented2,76942.8%
Median Rent$815 
Single-Family Units4,46563.0%
    Detached4,35561.5%
    Attached1101.6%
Buldings with 5+ Units87112.3%
Mobile Homes87012.3%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Alamosa County, CO

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0003044.7%
$10,000 to $14,9994136.4%
$15,000 to $19,9994597.1%
$20,000 to $24,9993194.9%
$25,000 to $29,9992323.6%
$30,000 to $34,9993805.9%
$35,000 to $39,9991712.6%
$40,000 to $44,9993805.9%
$45,000 to $49,9993355.2%
$50,000 to $59,99966310.2%
$60,000 to $74,9996439.9%
$75,000 to $99,99977111.9%
$100,000 to $124,9994406.8%
$125,000 to $149,9992714.2%
$150,000 to $199,9993365.2%
$200,000 or more3545.5%
Median Household Income52,271 
Per Capita Income28,945 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state80 
Compared to U.S.91 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI5558.6%
Public Assistance3625.6%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps1,68026.0%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed4,00371.8%
Unemployed1502.7%
In Armed Forces00.0%
Total Labor Force4,15374.5%
Not in Labor Force1,42225.5%
Real Unemployment Rate 28.2%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector2,5131,98555.9%
Non-Profit29546139.0%
Self-Employed57141458.0%
Local Government20654327.5%
State Government32548640.1%
Federal Government383949.4%
Total Private + Self3,0842,39956.2%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.8641,52936.1%
Total3,9483,92850.1%
Pct. Govt.20.8%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts1,13914.4%
Sales and Office Occupations1,89123.9%
Professional, Technical1,55319.7%
Service Occupations1,36717.3%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing4625.9%
All others1,94724.7%
White Collar 58.0%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance1,30716.6%
Educational services98412.5%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting79810.1%
Retail trade7079.0%
Accommodation and food services6328.0%
Construction5997.6%
Public administration5186.6%
Other services4846.1%
Finance and insurance4846.1%
Professional, scientific, technical2993.8%
Manufacturing2443.1%
Transportation and warehousing2343.0%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.1972.5%
Wholesale trade1181.5%
Real estate and rental and leasing750.9%
Arts, entertainment, recreation680.9%
Utilities570.7%
Management330.4%
Information310.4%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction280.4%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Alamosa County, CO

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican5,09530.95%
Puerto Rican970.59%
Cuban100.06%
Dominican00.00%
Total Central American1300.79%
Costa Rican00.00%
Guatemalan810.49%
Honduran00.00%
Nicaraguan00.00%
Panamanian00.00%
Salvadoran50.03%
Other Central American440.27%
Total South American760.46%
Argentinean00.00%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean00.00%
Colombian00.00%
Ecuadorian00.00%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian760.46%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan00.00%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic2,48915.12%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Chinese1681.02%
Vietnamese850.52%
Korean430.26%
Filipino250.15%
Thai170.10%
Japanese130.08%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English11,98977.4%
Spanish2,86018.5%
Other2651.7%
Chinese1681.1%
Vietnamese760.5%
German, other Germanic390.3%
Other Asian330.2%
French, Haitian, Cajun290.2%
Other Indo-European140.1%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German2,20213.4%
Irish2,06212.5%
English1,3318.1%
European6634.0%
Italian5163.1%
French3552.2%
American3191.9%
Norwegian2321.4%
Portuguese2121.3%
Scottish2031.2%
Dutch1951.2%
Swedish1881.1%
Scotch-Irish1460.9%
Polish1300.8%
Scandinavian1070.7%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen16,03897.4%
Not a citizen4222.6%
Native15,68995.3%
Foreign-born7714.7%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Alamosa County, CO

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
550 5.6%449 4.6%2,713 27.7%3,328 33.9%1,551 15.8%1,216 12.4%
  Average years of education: 13.3
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 550 5.6%
9-12 Years 449 4.6%
H.S. Grad or GED 2,713 27.7%
Some College 3,328 33.9%
Bach. Degree 1,551 15.8%
Grad Degree 1,216 12.4%
Average years of education: 13.3

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Alamosa County, CO

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 6,762 6,276 486 7.2% 5.1%
1991 6,825 6,339 486 7.1% 5.3%
1992 6,972 6,394 578 8.3% 6.1%
1993 7,214 6,694 520 7.2% 5.4%
1994 7,544 7,109 435 5.8% 4.2%
1995 8,005 7,516 489 6.1% 4.0%
1996 8,183 7,698 485 5.9% 4.2%
1997 8,338 7,902 436 5.2% 3.4%
1998 8,585 8,020 565 6.6% 3.6%
1999 8,316 7,876 440 5.3% 3.0%
2000 7,205 6,946 259 3.6% 2.7%
2001 7,754 7,427 327 4.2% 3.8%
2002 8,230 7,817 413 5.0% 5.7%
2003 8,204 7,725 479 5.8% 6.1%
2004 8,280 7,787 493 6.0% 5.6%
2005 8,165 7,716 449 5.5% 5.1%
2006 8,287 7,908 379 4.6% 4.2%
2007 8,424 8,094 330 3.9% 3.7%
2008 8,410 7,969 441 5.2% 4.9%
2009 8,954 8,343 611 6.8% 7.9%
2010 7,681 6,955 726 9.5% 9.2%
2011 7,676 6,904 772 10.1% 8.7%
2012 7,737 6,915 822 10.6% 8.0%
2013 7,555 6,832 723 9.6% 6.7%
2014 7,509 6,970 539 7.2% 5.0%
2015 7,648 7,267 381 5.0% 3.7%
2016 7,964 7,657 307 3.9% 3.1%
2017 8,117 7,858 259 3.2% 2.6%
2018 8,538 8,218 320 3.7% 3.0%
2019 8,489 8,201 288 3.4% 2.7%
2020 8,403 7,868 535 6.4% 7.3%
2021 8,098 7,616 482 6.0% 5.4%
2022 8,187 7,890 297 3.6% 3.0%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com