Weld County, CO

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2022 Population
331,466
2.8% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35
0.575% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.68%
0.157% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$89,182
10.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$412,200
17.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
168,820
3.64% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Weld County, CO had a population of 331k people with a median age of 35 and a median household income of $89,182. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Weld County, CO grew from 322,424 to 331,466, a 2.8% increase and its median household income grew from $80,843 to $89,182, a 10.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Weld County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.7%), White (Hispanic) (16.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.33%), Other (Hispanic) (5.89%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.44%).

None of the households in Weld County, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.7% of the residents in Weld County, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Weld County, CO are University of Northern Colorado (2,848 degrees awarded in 2022), Aims Community College (1,595 degrees), and Academy of Natural Therapy Inc (29 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Weld County, CO was $412,200, and the homeownership rate was 75.2%.

Most people in Weld County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Weld County, CO was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Weld County, CO is home to a population of 331k people, from which 94.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.04% of Weld County, CO residents were born outside of the country (30k people).

In 2022, there were 3.91 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (211k people) in Weld County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 54k White (Hispanic) and 24.3k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.7%
2022 Citizenship
94.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.7% of Weld County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Weld County, CO was 94.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Weld County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    211k ± 574
  2. White (Hispanic)
    54k ± 2.66k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    24.3k ± 2.06k
30.3%
Hispanic Population
101k people

In 2022, there were 3.91 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (211k people) in Weld County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 54k White (Hispanic) and 24.3k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

30.3% of the people in Weld County, CO are hispanic (101k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Weld County, CO as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    206,571 ± 10,957 people
  2. India
    22,427 ± 3,670 people
  3. China
    17,909 ± 3,280 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 206,571 Colorado residents, followed by India with 22,427 and China with 17,909.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.04%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
30k people
8.93%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
28.8k people

As of 2022, 9.04% of Weld County, CO residents (30k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Weld County, CO was 8.93%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,265 ± 524
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,205 ± 615
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,776 ± 397

Weld County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Weld County, CO employs 169k people. The largest industries in Weld County, CO are Manufacturing (18,470 people), Retail Trade (18,405 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (18,133 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,206), Utilities ($85,194), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($79,018).

Males in Colorado have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,859. The income inequality in Colorado (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

169k
2022 Value
± 3,273
3.64%
1 Year growth
± 2.63%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Weld County, CO grew at a rate of 3.64%, from 163k employees to 169k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Weld County, CO, are Management Occupations (19,553 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,778 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (16,106 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Weld County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

169k
2022 Value
± 3,273
3.64%
1 Year growth
± 2.63%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Weld County, CO grew at a rate of 3.64%, from 163k employees to 169k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Weld County, CO, are Manufacturing (18,470 people), Retail Trade (18,405 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (18,133 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Weld County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Weld County, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$57,763
Median earning men ± $1,031
$38,413
Median earning women ± $870

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($86,376), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,093), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($69,601).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($57,045), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,880), and Public Administration ($54,034).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.87M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 1.73% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,774
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,425
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 1,275
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Weld County, CO went to Donald J. Trump with 57.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.73%).

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing Colorado.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Colorado have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Weld County, CO awarded 4,472 degrees. The student population of Weld County, CO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 6,191 male students and 10,412 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Weld County, CO are White (2,849 and 64.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,090 and 24.7%), Two or More Races (158 and 3.58%), and Black or African American (141 and 3.2%).

The largest universities in Weld County, CO by number of degrees awarded are University of Northern Colorado (2,848 and 63.7%), Aims Community College (1,595 and 35.7%), and Academy of Natural Therapy Inc (29 and 0.648%).

The most popular majors in Weld County, CO are Liberal Arts & Sciences (395 and 8.83%), Registered Nursing (228 and 5.1%), and General Business Administration & Management (228 and 5.1%).

The median tuition cost in Weld County, CO for a public four year colleges is $8,180 for in-state students and $21,570 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Weld County, CO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 78.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 16,603 (37.3% men and 62.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 16,603 students enrolled in Weld County, CO, 37.3% men and 62.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 9,586 records, of which 63.8% were women and 36.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 178 degrees awarded
  2. 172 degrees awarded
  3. 149 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Weld County, CO was Registered Nursing with 178 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Weld County, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,848 degrees awarded
  2. 1,595 degrees awarded
  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Northern Colorado with 2,848 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,515 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Weld County, CO, which is 0.512 times less than the 2,957 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,849 degrees mean that there were 2.61 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,090 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($8,180) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,589) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,475) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.886% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.84% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.16M), Some college (997k), and High School or Equivalent (997k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Weld County, CO was $412,200 in 2022, which is 1.46 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $352,000 to $412,200, a 17.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Weld County, CO is 75.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Weld County, CO have an average commute time of 28.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Weld County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Weld County, CO is $89,182. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Weld County, CO was Census Tract 20.06 with a value of $205,333, followed by Census Tract 20.09 and Census Tract 20.08, with respective values of $178,750 and $156,583.

In 2022, 14.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Weld County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.6%.

Property

$412,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,013
$86,836
Median Property Taxes
±$2,050

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Weld County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.2%
Homeownership
2022
71.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.2% of the housing units in Weld County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 20.06
  2. Census Tract 20.09
  3. Census Tract 20.08

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Weld County, CO was Census Tract 20.06 with a value of $205,333, followed by Census Tract 20.09 and Census Tract 20.08, with respective values of $178,750 and $156,583.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Weld County, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$89,182
Median Household Income
± $1,677
116k
Number of Households
± 2,464

In 2022, the median household income of the 116k households in Weld County, CO grew to $89,182 from the previous year's value of $80,843.

The following chart displays the households in Weld County, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Weld County, CO is from Colorado.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.465
2021 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2022, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.265% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.3%)
  3. Carpooled (10.2%)

In 2022, 75.2% of workers in Weld County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.3%) and those who carpooled to work (10.2%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

28.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Weld County, CO have a longer commute time (28.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.47% of the workforce in Weld County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Weld County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Weld County, CO have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Weld County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.6%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.68% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Weld County, CO (31.4k out of 325k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Weld County, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 9.8% of the children was living in poverty in Weld County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 273 in Weld County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 9.61 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91.5% of the population of Weld County, CO has health coverage, with 52.4% on employee plans, 16.6% on Medicaid, 9.7% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 1.46% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Weld County, CO see 1754 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.68% decrease from the previous year (1766 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2197 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 377 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,754 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Weld County, CO

Primary care physicians in Weld County, CO see an average of 1,754 patients per year. This represents a 0.68% decrease from the previous year (1,766 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Weld County, CO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.4% under 18 years, 22.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.48%
Uninsured
52.4%
Employer Coverage
16.6%
Medicaid
9.7%
Medicare
11.4%
Non-Group
1.46%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Weld County, CO declined by 3.06% from 8.75% to 8.48%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 41.2 in Weld County, CO.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 28.2% in Weld County, CO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.9% in Weld County, CO.

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