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Huerfano County, CO


Designated Market Area: Colorado Springs-Pueblo, CO
USDA County Type (2015): Recreation/Tourism, Low Employment, Retirement Destination
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Graying America

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2022 population: 7,082   ( 371 from 2010)
Land area: 1591.0 square miles
Population density: 4.5 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:4,435 62.62% 6.8%
Black:711.00% 222.7%
Indian:851.20% 57.4%
Asian:630.89% 117.2%
2+ races:1371.93% 73.4%
Hispanic:2,29132.35% 3.3%
Total non-White:2,64737.38% 3.4%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:107 7.8
Deaths:32623.9
Net Migration: 48235.4
Net Immigration: -1-0.1
Change in White population:284 4.2
Change in Non-White pop.:87 1.3




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
6,711
4,15161.85%
220.33%
540.80%
290.43%
791.18%
2,36835.29%
2,56038.15%

2000
7,862
4,59058.38%
2102.67%
1061.35%
320.41%
1471.87%
2,76335.14%
3,27241.62%

1990
6,009
3,47457.81%
70.12%
250.42%
100.17%
n/a
2,49341.49%
2,53542.19%

1980
6,440
3,51054.50%
480.75%
220.34%
240.37%
n/a
2,83644.04%
2,93045.50%

1970
6,590
3,24849.29%
230.35%
70.11%
30.05%
n/a
3,29449.98%
3,342 50.71%

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

2000's
NumberRate
622 7.9
89711.4
-9-0.1
290.4
-439 -5.6
-712 -9.1
1990's
NumberRate
631 10.5
88614.7
92615.4
260.4
1,116 18.6
737 12.3
1980's
NumberRate
809 12.6
778 12.1
-444 -6.9
n/a
-36 -0.6
-395 -6.1
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
-281 -4.3
n/a
262 4.0
-412 -6.3

Age, Family & Household Data for Huerfano 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
55.4
1,090 15.4%
5,992 84.6%
2,286 32.3%
2,877
2.33
1,763 61.3%
1,322 75.0%
118 6.7%
1,114 38.7%

2010
NumberPercent
51.8
1,188 17.7%
5,523 82.3%
1,689 25.2%
3,137
2.09
1,810 57.7%
1,371 75.7%
139 7.7%
1,327 42.3%

2000
NumberPercent
41.2
1,634 20.8%
6,228 79.2%
1,347 17.1%
3,074
2.26
1,908 62.1%
1,517 79.5%
208 10.9%
1,166 37.9%

1990
NumberPercent
39.6
1,579 26.3%
4,430 73.7%
1,251 20.8%
2,486
2.37
1,701 68.4%
1,373 80.7%
154 9.1%
785 31.6%

1980
NumberPercent
34.2
1,917 29.8%
4,523 70.2%
1,185 18.4%
2,431
2.59
1,801 74.1%
1,478 82.1%
126 7.0%
630 25.9%

2022 Housing Data for Huerfano County, CO

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units4,738 
Median Value$231,200 
Occupied2,87760.7%
Vacant1,86139.3%
Owned2,23177.5%
Rented64622.5%
Median Rent$735 
Single-Family Units3,91982.7%
    Detached3,80980.4%
    Attached1102.3%
Buldings with 5+ Units1613.4%
Mobile Homes50210.6%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Huerfano County, CO

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0001946.7%
$10,000 to $14,9992438.4%
$15,000 to $19,9991715.9%
$20,000 to $24,9992057.1%
$25,000 to $29,9991154.0%
$30,000 to $34,999782.7%
$35,000 to $39,9992147.4%
$40,000 to $44,999853.0%
$45,000 to $49,9991455.0%
$50,000 to $59,9992358.2%
$60,000 to $74,9992217.7%
$75,000 to $99,99933911.8%
$100,000 to $124,9992699.4%
$125,000 to $149,9991946.7%
$150,000 to $199,999672.3%
$200,000 or more1023.5%
Median Household Income49,631 
Per Capita Income29,508 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state74 
Compared to U.S.84 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI973.4%
Public Assistance1926.7%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps47516.5%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed1,39559.0%
Unemployed1586.7%
In Armed Forces00.0%
Total Labor Force1,55365.7%
Not in Labor Force81234.3%
Real Unemployment Rate 41.0%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector68566650.7%
Non-Profit488835.3%
Self-Employed23415660.0%
Local Government20223146.7%
State Government743667.3%
Federal Government164725.4%
Total Private + Self91982252.8%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.34040245.8%
Total1,2591,22450.7%
Pct. Govt.24.4%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts37515.0%
Sales and Office Occupations52921.1%
Professional, Technical55522.2%
Service Occupations54021.6%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1004.0%
All others50420.1%
White Collar 58.3%
Industry
 Number%
Public administration31312.5%
Educational services30812.3%
Accommodation and food services28411.3%
Retail trade28011.2%
Health care and social assistance27210.9%
Professional, scientific, technical2008.0%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1686.7%
Manufacturing1526.1%
Construction1475.9%
Information923.7%
Other services712.8%
Real estate and rental and leasing471.9%
Arts, entertainment, recreation401.6%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction371.5%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.321.3%
Wholesale trade251.0%
Transportation and warehousing241.0%
Utilities110.4%

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

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican1,28318.60%
Puerto Rican150.22%
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 Hispanic98414.27%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian50.07%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English6,18594.1%
Spanish3585.4%
Other Asian230.4%
Other Indo-European50.1%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German1,21417.6%
English5728.3%
Irish5668.2%
Italian3314.8%
American1251.8%
Czech1241.8%
Scottish981.4%
European941.4%
Dutch891.3%
Polish630.9%
Scandinavian610.9%
Scotch-Irish610.9%
French560.8%
Eastern European470.7%
Norwegian440.6%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen6,84699.3%
Not a citizen500.7%
Native6,77698.3%
Foreign-born1201.7%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Huerfano County, CO

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
218 4.2%148 2.9%1,341 26.0%2,109 40.9%847 16.4%499 9.7%
  Average years of education: 13.5
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 218 4.2%
9-12 Years 148 2.9%
H.S. Grad or GED 1,341 26.0%
Some College 2,109 40.9%
Bach. Degree 847 16.4%
Grad Degree 499 9.7%
Average years of education: 13.5

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


Historical Labor Force Data for Huerfano County, CO

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 2,541 2,339 202 7.9% 5.1%
1991 2,533 2,332 201 7.9% 5.3%
1992 2,632 2,367 265 10.1% 6.1%
1993 2,848 2,599 249 8.7% 5.4%
1994 3,033 2,829 204 6.7% 4.2%
1995 3,195 2,982 213 6.7% 4.0%
1996 3,375 3,155 220 6.5% 4.2%
1997 3,741 3,545 196 5.2% 3.4%
1998 4,131 3,866 265 6.4% 3.6%
1999 3,773 3,561 212 5.6% 3.0%
2000 3,075 2,905 170 5.5% 2.7%
2001 3,203 3,000 203 6.3% 3.8%
2002 3,536 3,278 258 7.3% 5.7%
2003 3,362 3,073 289 8.6% 6.1%
2004 3,298 3,026 272 8.2% 5.6%
2005 3,268 3,013 255 7.8% 5.1%
2006 3,394 3,192 202 6.0% 4.2%
2007 3,382 3,223 159 4.7% 3.7%
2008 3,457 3,235 222 6.4% 4.9%
2009 3,503 3,174 329 9.4% 7.9%
2010 2,703 2,309 394 14.6% 9.2%
2011 2,659 2,285 374 14.1% 8.7%
2012 2,629 2,250 379 14.4% 8.0%
2013 2,536 2,194 342 13.5% 6.7%
2014 2,409 2,169 240 10.0% 5.0%
2015 2,366 2,190 176 7.4% 3.7%
2016 2,497 2,346 151 6.0% 3.1%
2017 2,541 2,405 136 5.4% 2.6%
2018 2,573 2,414 159 6.2% 3.0%
2019 2,528 2,388 140 5.5% 2.7%
2020 2,644 2,395 249 9.4% 7.3%
2021 2,549 2,331 218 8.6% 5.4%
2022 2,470 2,320 150 6.1% 3.0%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com