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Chaffee County, CO


Designated Market Area: Denver, CO-NE-WY
USDA County Type (2015): Recreation/Tourism
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Graying America

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2022 population: 20,223   ( 2,414 from 2010)
Land area: 1013.4 square miles
Population density: 20.0 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:17,086 84.49% 10.8%
Black:3471.72% 30.0%
Indian:2151.06% 50.3%
Asian:2081.03% 85.7%
2+ races:2881.42% 60.0%
Hispanic:2,07910.28% 23.9%
Total non-White:3,13715.51% 31.1%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:323 8.3
Deaths:46011.8
Net Migration: 84421.7
Net Immigration: 140.4
Change in White population:1,669 9.4
Change in Non-White pop.:745 4.2




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
17,809
15,41786.57%
2671.50%
1430.80%
1120.63%
1801.01%
1,6789.42%
2,39213.43%

2000
16,242
14,17487.27%
2571.58%
1510.93%
680.42%
1821.12%
1,3938.58%
2,06812.73%

1990
12,684
11,13787.80%
1581.25%
1040.82%
230.18%
n/a
1,2629.95%
1,54712.20%

1980
13,227
11,80689.26%
650.49%
460.35%
210.16%
n/a
1,2899.75%
1,42110.74%

1970
10,162
8,82886.87%
820.81%
330.32%
10.01%
n/a
1,17911.60%
1,334 13.13%

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

2000's
NumberRate
1,317 8.1
1,4038.6
1,0076.2
750.5
1,243 7.7
324 2.0
1990's
NumberRate
1,289 10.2
1,42111.2
3,40726.9
590.5
3,037 23.9
521 4.1
1980's
NumberRate
1,801 13.6
1,174 8.9
-1,153 -8.7
n/a
-669 -5.1
126 1.0
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
2,193 21.6
n/a
2,978 29.3
87 0.9

Age, Family & Household Data for Chaffee 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
47.8
2,929 14.5%
17,294 85.5%
5,141 25.4%
9,066
2.00
5,327 58.8%
4,381 82.2%
584 11.0%
3,739 41.2%

2010
NumberPercent
47.4
2,988 16.8%
14,821 83.2%
3,523 19.8%
7,601
2.15
4,844 63.7%
4,088 84.4%
294 6.1%
2,757 36.3%

2000
NumberPercent
41.3
3,180 19.6%
13,062 80.4%
2,751 16.9%
6,612
2.25
4,380 66.2%
3,768 86.0%
275 6.3%
2,232 33.8%

1990
NumberPercent
37.3
2,864 22.6%
9,820 77.4%
2,111 16.6%
4,818
2.39
3,349 69.5%
2,900 86.6%
240 7.2%
1,469 30.5%

1980
NumberPercent
30.3
3,765 28.5%
9,462 71.5%
1,554 11.7%
4,773
2.64
3,577 74.9%
3,188 89.1%
240 6.7%
1,196 25.1%

2022 Housing Data for Chaffee County, CO

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units11,072 
Median Value$514,900 
Occupied9,06681.9%
Vacant2,00618.1%
Owned6,30969.6%
Rented2,75730.4%
Median Rent$1,330 
Single-Family Units9,08582.1%
    Detached8,63077.9%
    Attached4554.1%
Buldings with 5+ Units4043.6%
Mobile Homes9808.9%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Chaffee County, CO

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0003173.5%
$10,000 to $14,9995816.4%
$15,000 to $19,9993764.1%
$20,000 to $24,9991571.7%
$25,000 to $29,9993383.7%
$30,000 to $34,9996116.7%
$35,000 to $39,9993193.5%
$40,000 to $44,9992833.1%
$45,000 to $49,9991952.2%
$50,000 to $59,9998549.4%
$60,000 to $74,9991,17813.0%
$75,000 to $99,9991,13812.6%
$100,000 to $124,9996727.4%
$125,000 to $149,9994775.3%
$150,000 to $199,9998549.4%
$200,000 or more7167.9%
Median Household Income65,703 
Per Capita Income38,167 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state86 
Compared to U.S.98 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI4374.8%
Public Assistance3233.6%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps1,14612.6%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed7,13067.3%
Unemployed4314.1%
In Armed Forces00.0%
Total Labor Force7,56171.4%
Not in Labor Force3,03328.6%
Real Unemployment Rate 32.7%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector2,4572,33651.3%
Non-Profit26751634.1%
Self-Employed1,14375360.3%
Local Government36139847.6%
State Government19719550.3%
Federal Government01150.0%
Total Private + Self3,6003,08953.8%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.8251,22440.3%
Total4,4254,31350.6%
Pct. Govt.14.5%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts1,43816.4%
Sales and Office Occupations1,88821.6%
Professional, Technical2,37727.2%
Service Occupations1,71819.6%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1241.4%
All others1,33115.2%
White Collar 65.2%
Industry
 Number%
Accommodation and food services1,40416.0%
Health care and social assistance1,10612.6%
Retail trade88010.1%
Construction8309.5%
Educational services8279.4%
Professional, scientific, technical7999.1%
Public administration4965.7%
Transportation and warehousing3844.4%
Other services3393.9%
Manufacturing3383.9%
Arts, entertainment, recreation3003.4%
Finance and insurance2783.2%
Real estate and rental and leasing1742.0%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.1631.9%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1431.6%
Information1351.5%
Wholesale trade1331.5%
Utilities200.2%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction30.0%

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

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican1,1916.09%
Puerto Rican870.44%
Cuban1640.84%
Dominican00.00%
Total Central American190.10%
Costa Rican00.00%
Guatemalan190.10%
Honduran00.00%
Nicaraguan00.00%
Panamanian00.00%
Salvadoran00.00%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American390.20%
Argentinean00.00%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean00.00%
Colombian00.00%
Ecuadorian00.00%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian00.00%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan00.00%
Other South American390.20%
Other Hispanic4682.39%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Korean1440.74%
Chinese220.11%
Singaporean150.08%
Vietnamese140.07%
Japanese80.04%
Indian10.01%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English17,85695.0%
Spanish6263.3%
Korean1370.7%
German, other Germanic590.3%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic420.2%
Other Indo-European410.2%
French, Haitian, Cajun160.1%
Vietnamese140.1%
Other Asian60.0%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German4,41722.6%
English3,19516.3%
Irish2,07010.6%
Italian1,2546.4%
American7623.9%
Dutch7543.9%
Scottish7173.7%
Swedish6543.3%
Polish5983.1%
European4982.5%
French4972.5%
Norwegian3221.6%
Scotch-Irish2681.4%
British2311.2%
Russian1951.0%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen19,15797.9%
Not a citizen4072.1%
Native18,89096.6%
Foreign-born6743.4%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Chaffee County, CO

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
374 2.4%705 4.5%3,837 24.7%4,169 26.9%3,738 24.1%2,687 17.3%
  Average years of education: 14.1
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 374 2.4%
9-12 Years 705 4.5%
H.S. Grad or GED 3,837 24.7%
Some College 4,169 26.9%
Bach. Degree 3,738 24.1%
Grad Degree 2,687 17.3%
Average years of education: 14.1

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


Historical Labor Force Data for Chaffee County, CO

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 5,860 5,464 396 6.8% 5.1%
1991 6,100 5,736 364 6.0% 5.3%
1992 6,151 5,720 431 7.0% 6.1%
1993 6,398 6,011 387 6.0% 5.4%
1994 6,808 6,504 304 4.5% 4.2%
1995 7,218 6,933 285 3.9% 4.0%
1996 7,427 7,085 342 4.6% 4.2%
1997 7,602 7,326 276 3.6% 3.4%
1998 7,906 7,576 330 4.2% 3.6%
1999 7,909 7,649 260 3.3% 3.0%
2000 7,344 7,102 242 3.3% 2.7%
2001 7,522 7,222 300 4.0% 3.8%
2002 7,845 7,440 405 5.2% 5.7%
2003 7,825 7,373 452 5.8% 6.1%
2004 8,107 7,626 481 5.9% 5.6%
2005 8,206 7,766 440 5.4% 5.1%
2006 8,205 7,854 351 4.3% 4.2%
2007 8,282 7,989 293 3.5% 3.7%
2008 8,417 8,037 380 4.5% 4.9%
2009 8,593 8,009 584 6.8% 7.9%
2010 8,244 7,575 669 8.1% 9.2%
2011 8,282 7,659 623 7.5% 8.7%
2012 8,343 7,765 578 6.9% 8.0%
2013 8,298 7,796 502 6.0% 6.7%
2014 8,381 8,017 364 4.3% 5.0%
2015 8,494 8,215 279 3.3% 3.7%
2016 8,843 8,619 224 2.5% 3.1%
2017 9,285 9,082 203 2.2% 2.6%
2018 9,593 9,352 241 2.5% 3.0%
2019 9,775 9,550 225 2.3% 2.7%
2020 9,741 9,126 615 6.3% 7.3%
2021 9,671 9,245 426 4.4% 5.4%
2022 9,825 9,559 266 2.7% 3.0%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com