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Bent County, CO


Designated Market Area: Colorado Springs-Pueblo, CO
USDA County Type (2015): Farming, Government, Low Education, Low Employment
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Hispanic Centers

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2022 population: 5,399   ( 1,100 from 2010)
Land area: 1512.8 square miles
Population density: 3.6 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:3,059 56.66% 20.2%
Black:3205.93% 34.8%
Indian:771.43% 15.4%
Asian:781.44% 30.0%
2+ races:611.13% 69.4%
Hispanic:1,80433.41% 9.1%
Total non-White:2,34043.34% 12.3%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:80 7.1
Deaths:18416.3
Net Migration: -120-10.6
Net Immigration: -1-0.1
Change in White population:-773 -11.9
Change in Non-White pop.:-327 -5.0




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
6,499
3,83258.96%
4917.56%
911.40%
600.92%
360.55%
1,98530.54%
2,66741.04%

2000
5,998
3,79463.25%
2083.47%
631.05%
310.52%
881.47%
1,81430.24%
2,20436.75%

1990
5,048
3,61271.55%
250.50%
150.30%
240.48%
n/a
1,37227.18%
1,43628.45%

1980
5,945
4,35473.24%
310.52%
320.54%
180.30%
n/a
1,51025.40%
1,59126.76%

1970
6,493
5,05677.87%
220.34%
110.17%
250.39%
n/a
1,36020.95%
1,437 22.13%

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

2000's
NumberRate
592 9.9
5849.7
5449.1
80.1
38 0.6
463 7.7
1990's
NumberRate
651 12.9
65413.0
73714.6
350.7
182 3.6
768 15.2
1980's
NumberRate
773 13.0
614 10.3
-1,008 -17.0
n/a
-742 -12.5
-155 -2.6
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
-909 -14.0
n/a
-702 -10.8
154 2.4

Age, Family & Household Data for Bent 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
40.7
933 17.3%
4,466 82.7%
1,023 18.9%
1,808
2.30
1,064 58.8%
815 76.6%
114 10.7%
744 41.2%

2010
NumberPercent
39.8
1,096 16.9%
5,403 83.1%
888 13.7%
1,832
2.34
1,185 64.7%
856 72.2%
135 11.4%
647 35.3%

2000
NumberPercent
37.7
1,426 23.8%
4,572 76.2%
960 16.0%
2,001
2.53
1,393 69.6%
1,099 78.9%
142 10.2%
608 30.4%

1990
NumberPercent
40.0
1,374 27.2%
3,674 72.8%
956 18.9%
1,838
2.55
1,265 68.8%
1,084 85.7%
70 5.5%
573 31.2%

1980
NumberPercent
33.5
1,751 29.5%
4,194 70.5%
880 14.8%
2,008
2.74
1,510 75.2%
1,247 82.6%
103 6.8%
498 24.8%

2022 Housing Data for Bent County, CO

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units2,151 
Median Value$110,700 
Occupied1,80884.1%
Vacant34315.9%
Owned1,11461.6%
Rented69438.4%
Median Rent$778 
Single-Family Units1,63576.0%
    Detached1,60974.8%
    Attached261.2%
Buldings with 5+ Units914.2%
Mobile Homes28213.1%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Bent County, CO

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,000884.9%
$10,000 to $14,99918610.3%
$15,000 to $19,999965.3%
$20,000 to $24,9991558.6%
$25,000 to $29,9991518.4%
$30,000 to $34,999965.3%
$35,000 to $39,999623.4%
$40,000 to $44,999432.4%
$45,000 to $49,9991005.5%
$50,000 to $59,9991538.5%
$60,000 to $74,99923913.2%
$75,000 to $99,99922412.4%
$100,000 to $124,999744.1%
$125,000 to $149,999884.9%
$150,000 to $199,999301.7%
$200,000 or more231.3%
Median Household Income45,776 
Per Capita Income19,041 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state71 
Compared to U.S.81 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI28615.8%
Public Assistance18610.3%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps45325.1%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed1,00740.8%
Unemployed632.5%
In Armed Forces00.0%
Total Labor Force1,07043.3%
Not in Labor Force1,40156.7%
Real Unemployment Rate 59.2%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector45331958.7%
Non-Profit8115734.0%
Self-Employed1994581.6%
Local Government15513653.3%
State Government503161.7%
Federal Government213537.5%
Total Private + Self65236464.2%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.30735946.1%
Total95972357.0%
Pct. Govt.25.4%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts22613.4%
Sales and Office Occupations28016.6%
Professional, Technical30418.1%
Service Occupations36621.8%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1639.7%
All others50630.1%
White Collar 48.2%
Industry
 Number%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting30017.8%
Educational services17410.3%
Health care and social assistance17010.1%
Public administration1599.5%
Retail trade1478.7%
Construction1197.1%
Accommodation and food services1046.2%
Transportation and warehousing995.9%
Other services694.1%
Utilities684.0%
Information674.0%
Finance and insurance623.7%
Arts, entertainment, recreation533.2%
Manufacturing432.6%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.321.9%
Wholesale trade130.8%
Professional, scientific, technical30.2%

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

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican1,09819.74%
Puerto Rican00.00%
Cuban00.00%
Dominican00.00%
Total Central American00.00%
Costa Rican00.00%
Guatemalan00.00%
Honduran00.00%
Nicaraguan00.00%
Panamanian00.00%
Salvadoran00.00%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American00.00%
Argentinean00.00%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean00.00%
Colombian00.00%
Ecuadorian00.00%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian00.00%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan00.00%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic72413.02%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Filipino70.13%
Vietnamese40.07%
Laotian30.05%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English4,83990.7%
Spanish4077.6%
French, Haitian, Cajun601.1%
Other Asian170.3%
German, other Germanic60.1%
Other Indo-European50.1%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German5059.1%
English4748.5%
American2684.8%
Irish2664.8%
Scottish1723.1%
Italian1192.1%
European741.3%
Swedish561.0%
Welsh460.8%
French370.7%
Scotch-Irish360.6%
Other Arab330.6%
Russian290.5%
Norwegian160.3%
Polish90.2%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen5,39096.9%
Not a citizen1713.1%
Native5,35896.3%
Foreign-born2033.7%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Bent County, CO

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
195 4.6%513 12.0%1,837 43.1%1,059 24.8%410 9.6%251 5.9%
  Average years of education: 12.6
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 195 4.6%
9-12 Years 513 12.0%
H.S. Grad or GED 1,837 43.1%
Some College 1,059 24.8%
Bach. Degree 410 9.6%
Grad Degree 251 5.9%
Average years of education: 12.6

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


Historical Labor Force Data for Bent County, CO

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 2,083 2,013 70 3.4% 5.1%
1991 2,054 1,961 93 4.5% 5.3%
1992 2,066 1,945 121 5.9% 6.1%
1993 2,179 2,089 90 4.1% 5.4%
1994 2,249 2,181 68 3.0% 4.2%
1995 2,308 2,241 67 2.9% 4.0%
1996 2,244 2,155 89 4.0% 4.2%
1997 2,266 2,201 65 2.9% 3.4%
1998 2,359 2,270 89 3.8% 3.6%
1999 2,246 2,169 77 3.4% 3.0%
2000 2,273 2,185 88 3.9% 2.7%
2001 2,513 2,404 109 4.3% 3.8%
2002 2,531 2,363 168 6.6% 5.7%
2003 2,419 2,231 188 7.8% 6.1%
2004 2,407 2,253 154 6.4% 5.6%
2005 2,387 2,237 150 6.3% 5.1%
2006 2,425 2,291 134 5.5% 4.2%
2007 2,444 2,327 117 4.8% 3.7%
2008 2,357 2,210 147 6.2% 4.9%
2009 2,686 2,497 189 7.0% 7.9%
2010 2,000 1,829 171 8.6% 9.2%
2011 1,925 1,760 165 8.6% 8.7%
2012 1,717 1,571 146 8.5% 8.0%
2013 1,645 1,520 125 7.6% 6.7%
2014 1,651 1,564 87 5.3% 5.0%
2015 1,732 1,666 66 3.8% 3.7%
2016 1,851 1,797 54 2.9% 3.1%
2017 1,920 1,871 49 2.6% 2.6%
2018 1,902 1,844 58 3.0% 3.0%
2019 1,866 1,816 50 2.7% 2.7%
2020 1,828 1,748 80 4.4% 7.3%
2021 1,773 1,656 117 6.6% 5.4%
2022 1,774 1,711 63 3.6% 3.0%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com