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Kit Carson County, CO


Designated Market Area: Denver, CO-NE-WY
USDA County Type (2015): Farming
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Aging Farmlands

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2022 population: 6,961   ( 1,309 from 2010)
Land area: 2160.8 square miles
Population density: 3.2 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:5,358 76.97% 15.2%
Black:500.72% 77.0%
Indian:500.72% 4.2%
Asian:530.76% 32.5%
2+ races:1181.70% 73.5%
Hispanic:1,33219.14% 15.4%
Total non-White:1,60323.03% 17.8%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:197 13.9
Deaths:22015.5
Net Migration: -101-7.1
Net Immigration: 40.3
Change in White population:-962 -11.6
Change in Non-White pop.:-347 -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
8,270
6,32076.42%
2172.62%
480.58%
400.48%
680.82%
1,57419.03%
1,95023.58%

2000
8,011
6,67883.36%
1361.70%
360.45%
290.36%
330.41%
1,09513.67%
1,33316.64%

1990
7,140
6,57092.02%
360.50%
180.25%
60.08%
n/a
5107.14%
5707.98%

1980
7,599
7,19594.68%
70.09%
330.43%
30.04%
n/a
3434.51%
4045.32%

1970
7,530
7,06293.78%
00.00%
120.16%
10.01%
n/a
4556.04%
468 6.22%

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

2000's
NumberRate
874 10.9
6978.7
350.4
2112.6
-358 -4.5
617 7.7
1990's
NumberRate
892 12.5
7009.8
180.3
640.9
108 1.5
763 10.7
1980's
NumberRate
1,253 16.5
711 9.4
-968 -12.7
n/a
-625 -8.2
166 2.2
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
-711 -9.4
n/a
133 1.8
-64 -0.8

Age, Family & Household Data for Kit Carson 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
39.2
1,811 26.0%
5,150 74.0%
1,409 20.2%
2,979
2.32
1,931 64.8%
1,516 78.5%
184 9.5%
1,048 35.2%

2010
NumberPercent
39.7
1,839 22.2%
6,431 77.8%
1,322 16.0%
3,038
2.37
1,955 64.4%
1,578 80.7%
156 8.0%
1,083 35.6%

2000
NumberPercent
37.5
2,146 26.8%
5,865 73.2%
1,190 14.9%
3,000
2.49
2,108 70.3%
1,820 86.3%
114 5.4%
892 29.7%

1990
NumberPercent
35.0
2,117 29.6%
5,023 70.4%
1,151 16.1%
2,786
2.54
2,041 73.3%
1,799 88.1%
132 6.5%
745 26.7%

1980
NumberPercent
31.2
2,316 30.5%
5,283 69.5%
1,047 13.8%
2,814
2.69
2,168 77.0%
1,980 91.3%
72 3.3%
646 23.0%

2022 Housing Data for Kit Carson County, CO

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units3,430 
Median Value$182,700 
Occupied2,97986.9%
Vacant45113.1%
Owned2,00467.3%
Rented97532.7%
Median Rent$931 
Single-Family Units2,69078.4%
    Detached2,62576.5%
    Attached651.9%
Buldings with 5+ Units1995.8%
Mobile Homes44713.0%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Kit Carson County, CO

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,000321.1%
$10,000 to $14,9991304.4%
$15,000 to $19,9992267.6%
$20,000 to $24,9991284.3%
$25,000 to $29,999983.3%
$30,000 to $34,9991725.8%
$35,000 to $39,9991324.4%
$40,000 to $44,9991314.4%
$45,000 to $49,9991294.3%
$50,000 to $59,99932410.9%
$60,000 to $74,99936812.4%
$75,000 to $99,99933011.1%
$100,000 to $124,99935111.8%
$125,000 to $149,9991053.5%
$150,000 to $199,9991635.5%
$200,000 or more1605.4%
Median Household Income58,992 
Per Capita Income36,039 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state79 
Compared to U.S.90 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI1394.7%
Public Assistance592.0%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps2819.4%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed2,54578.4%
Unemployed722.2%
In Armed Forces00.0%
Total Labor Force2,61780.6%
Not in Labor Force63119.4%
Real Unemployment Rate 21.6%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector1,31287060.1%
Non-Profit4211127.5%
Self-Employed29215765.0%
Local Government22824947.8%
State Government6212732.8%
Federal Government5647.2%
Total Private + Self1,6041,02761.0%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.33755138.0%
Total1,9411,57855.2%
Pct. Govt.20.9%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts63917.9%
Sales and Office Occupations74220.8%
Professional, Technical56115.7%
Service Occupations61317.2%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing2617.3%
All others1,00928.3%
White Collar 54.5%
Industry
 Number%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting62817.6%
Retail trade41611.7%
Health care and social assistance36110.1%
Educational services3239.1%
Construction2938.2%
Accommodation and food services2216.2%
Public administration1925.4%
Manufacturing1574.4%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.1403.9%
Other services1343.8%
Transportation and warehousing1303.6%
Wholesale trade1253.5%
Real estate and rental and leasing912.6%
Professional, scientific, technical892.5%
Utilities822.3%
Finance and insurance822.3%
Arts, entertainment, recreation511.4%
Information471.3%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction20.1%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Kit Carson County, CO

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican1,26417.96%
Puerto Rican100.14%
Cuban40.06%
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 American90.13%
Argentinean00.00%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean00.00%
Colombian00.00%
Ecuadorian00.00%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian90.13%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan00.00%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic460.65%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Korean70.10%
Filipino50.07%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English5,67386.3%
Spanish87513.3%
French, Haitian, Cajun70.1%
Other Asian60.1%
Other Indo-European50.1%
German, other Germanic40.1%
Tagalog40.1%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German1,89927.0%
English5497.8%
Irish5407.7%
American4526.4%
Italian1892.7%
French1331.9%
Polish1101.6%
Scottish971.4%
Norwegian931.3%
Swedish761.1%
Dutch731.0%
European691.0%
British590.8%
Scotch-Irish540.8%
Czech500.7%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen6,69895.2%
Not a citizen3414.8%
Native6,50292.4%
Foreign-born5377.6%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Kit Carson County, CO

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
236 4.9%352 7.3%1,432 29.8%1,912 39.8%578 12.0%288 6.0%
  Average years of education: 12.9
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 236 4.9%
9-12 Years 352 7.3%
H.S. Grad or GED 1,432 29.8%
Some College 1,912 39.8%
Bach. Degree 578 12.0%
Grad Degree 288 6.0%
Average years of education: 12.9

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


Historical Labor Force Data for Kit Carson County, CO

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 3,336 3,296 40 1.2% 5.1%
1991 3,242 3,170 72 2.2% 5.3%
1992 3,262 3,114 148 4.5% 6.1%
1993 3,268 3,145 123 3.8% 5.4%
1994 3,315 3,221 94 2.8% 4.2%
1995 3,436 3,335 101 2.9% 4.0%
1996 3,533 3,409 124 3.5% 4.2%
1997 3,578 3,490 88 2.5% 3.4%
1998 3,751 3,664 87 2.3% 3.6%
1999 3,775 3,689 86 2.3% 3.0%
2000 3,843 3,746 97 2.5% 2.7%
2001 4,315 4,209 106 2.5% 3.8%
2002 4,534 4,388 146 3.2% 5.7%
2003 4,247 4,061 186 4.4% 6.1%
2004 4,310 4,158 152 3.5% 5.6%
2005 4,354 4,205 149 3.4% 5.1%
2006 4,517 4,382 135 3.0% 4.2%
2007 4,514 4,394 120 2.7% 3.7%
2008 4,375 4,228 147 3.4% 4.9%
2009 4,859 4,653 206 4.2% 7.9%
2010 4,368 4,158 210 4.8% 9.2%
2011 4,250 4,042 208 4.9% 8.7%
2012 4,214 4,025 189 4.5% 8.0%
2013 4,082 3,924 158 3.9% 6.7%
2014 4,311 4,180 131 3.0% 5.0%
2015 4,322 4,222 100 2.3% 3.7%
2016 4,540 4,448 92 2.0% 3.1%
2017 4,372 4,302 70 1.6% 2.6%
2018 4,282 4,200 82 1.9% 3.0%
2019 4,317 4,248 69 1.6% 2.7%
2020 4,249 4,130 119 2.8% 7.3%
2021 4,074 3,944 130 3.2% 5.4%
2022 4,116 4,036 80 1.9% 3.0%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com