Douglas County, CO

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2022 Population
360,206
2.35% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.3
0.512% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
3.01%
0.401% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$139,010
9.08% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$635,100
17.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Douglas County, CO had a population of 360k people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $139,010. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Douglas County, CO grew from 351,929 to 360,206, a 2.35% increase and its median household income grew from $127,443 to $139,010, a 9.08% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Douglas County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.4%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.32%), White (Hispanic) (4.69%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.81%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.01%).

None of the households in Douglas 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.

96.6% of the residents in Douglas County, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Douglas County, CO are Rocky Vista University (374 degrees awarded in 2022) and Stacey James Institute (109 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Douglas County, CO was $635,100, and the homeownership rate was 78%.

Most people in Douglas County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Douglas County, CO was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Roxborough State Park, located in Douglas County 15 miles south of Littleton, is a 3,339-acre Colorado State Natural Area filled with dramatic red-rock formations, distinct plant communities, and a host of wildlife ranging from black bears to mule deer.

Population & Diversity

Douglas County, CO is home to a population of 360k people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.92% of Douglas County, CO residents were born outside of the country (28.5k people).

In 2022, there were 14.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (286k people) in Douglas County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 16.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.6%
2022 Citizenship
96.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.6% of Douglas County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Douglas County, CO was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Douglas County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    286k ± 650
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    19.2k ± 621
  3. White (Hispanic)
    16.9k ± 1.24k
9.48%
Hispanic Population
34.2k people

In 2022, there were 14.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (286k people) in Douglas County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 16.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.48% of the people in Douglas County, CO are hispanic (34.2k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

7.92%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
28.5k people
7.69%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
27.1k people

As of 2022, 7.92% of Douglas County, CO residents (28.5k 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 Douglas County, CO was 7.69%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,621 ± 676
  2. Vietnam
    5,549 ± 519
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4,308 ± 467

Douglas County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Douglas County, CO employs 197k people. The largest industries in Douglas County, CO are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (27,498 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (23,032 people), and Retail Trade (19,729 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($137,386), Information ($110,886), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($109,481).

Occupations

197k
2022 Value
± 3,381
3.17%
1 Year growth
± 2.34%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Douglas County, CO grew at a rate of 3.17%, from 191k employees to 197k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Douglas County, CO, are Management Occupations (35,866 people), Sales & Related Occupations (24,537 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (18,471 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Douglas County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

197k
2022 Value
± 3,381
3.17%
1 Year growth
± 2.34%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Douglas County, CO grew at a rate of 3.17%, from 191k employees to 197k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Douglas County, CO, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (27,498 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (23,032 people), and Retail Trade (19,729 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Douglas County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Douglas 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

$89,656
Median earning men ± $1,953
$53,571
Median earning women ± $1,366

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($125,054), Information ($122,470), and Manufacturing ($119,754).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($87,787), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($83,606), and Public Administration ($82,990).

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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. 4,207
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,936
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 2,763
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Douglas County, CO went to Donald J. Trump with 52.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.6%).

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 Douglas County, CO awarded 483 degrees. The student population of Douglas County, CO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 751 male students and 854 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Douglas County, CO are White (354 and 73.3%), followed by Two or More Races (66 and 13.7%), Unknown (30 and 6.21%), and Hispanic or Latino (18 and 3.73%).

The largest universities in Douglas County, CO by number of degrees awarded are Rocky Vista University (374 and 77.4%) and Stacey James Institute (109 and 22.6%).

The most popular majors in Douglas County, CO are Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy (279 and 57.8%), Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (66 and 13.7%), and General Biomedical Sciences (60 and 12.4%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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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 Douglas County, CO was $635,100 in 2022, which is 2.25 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $540,400 to $635,100, a 17.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Douglas County, CO is 78%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Douglas County, CO have an average commute time of 27.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Douglas County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Douglas County, CO is $139,010. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Douglas County, CO was Census Tract 141.35 with a value of $242,813, followed by Census Tract 141.34 and Census Tract 141.27, with respective values of $197,361 and $192,184.

Property

$635,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,972
$102,929
Median Property Taxes
±$1,998

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 Douglas County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Douglas County, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

78%
Homeownership
2022
69%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78% of the housing units in Douglas County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 141.35
  2. Census Tract 141.34
  3. Census Tract 141.27

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Douglas County, CO was Census Tract 141.35 with a value of $242,813, followed by Census Tract 141.34 and Census Tract 141.27, with respective values of $197,361 and $192,184.

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

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Household Income

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$139,010
Median Household Income
± $1,825
132k
Number of Households
± 2,541

In 2022, the median household income of the 132k households in Douglas County, CO grew to $139,010 from the previous year's value of $127,443.

The following chart displays the households in Douglas 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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Douglas 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 (67.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (24.2%)
  3. Carpooled (5.43%)

In 2022, 67.2% of workers in Douglas County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (24.2%) and those who carpooled to work (5.43%).

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

27.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Douglas County, CO have a longer commute time (27.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.78% of the workforce in Douglas County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

3.01% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Douglas County, CO (10.8k out of 359k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Douglas 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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Health

96.4% of the population of Douglas County, CO has health coverage, with 67.5% on employee plans, 4.73% on Medicaid, 9.73% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 1.66% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, CO see 1439 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.86% increase from the previous year (1399 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1455 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 719 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,439 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Douglas County, CO

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, CO see an average of 1,439 patients per year. This represents a 2.86% increase from the previous year (1,399 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Douglas 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 26.1% under 18 years, 17.9% between 18 and 34 years, 43% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

3.64%
Uninsured
67.5%
Employer Coverage
4.73%
Medicaid
9.73%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
1.66%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Douglas County, CO grew by 0.164% from 3.63% to 3.64%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 29.6 in Douglas 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 21.4% in Douglas County, CO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.29% in Douglas County, CO.

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