Kiowa County, CO

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2022 Population
1,347
4.74% 1-year decline
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43.3
4.09% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.9%
20.7% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$45,250
0.497% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$127,400
20.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Kiowa County, CO had a population of 1.35k people with a median age of 43.3 and a median household income of $45,250. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Kiowa County, CO declined from 1,414 to 1,347, a −4.74% decrease and its median household income declined from $45,476 to $45,250, a −0.497% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kiowa County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.8%), White (Hispanic) (5.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.11%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.668%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.594%).

None of the households in Kiowa 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.

97.2% of the residents in Kiowa County, CO are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Kiowa County, CO was $127,400, and the homeownership rate was 73.9%.

Most people in Kiowa County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Kiowa County, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Kiowa County, CO is home to a population of 1.35k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.12% of Kiowa County, CO residents were born outside of the country (42 people).

In 2022, there were 17.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.24k people) in Kiowa County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 70 White (Hispanic) and 15 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.2%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.2% of Kiowa County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Kiowa County, CO was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kiowa County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.24k ± 129
  2. White (Hispanic)
    70 ± 59
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    15 ± 15.5
6.09%
Hispanic Population
82 people

In 2022, there were 17.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.24k people) in Kiowa County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 70 White (Hispanic) and 15 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.09% of the people in Kiowa County, CO are hispanic (82 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

3.12%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
42 people
0.707%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
10 people

As of 2022, 3.12% of Kiowa County, CO residents (42 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 Kiowa County, CO was 0.707%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    20 ± 24
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    14 ± 15
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    8 ± 14

Kiowa County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Kiowa County, CO employs 649 people. The largest industries in Kiowa County, CO are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (132 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (111 people), and Educational Services (85 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,571), Public Administration ($63,750), and Manufacturing ($54,643).

Occupations

649
2022 Value
± 115
−6.35%
1 Year decline
± 25.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kiowa County, CO declined at a rate of −6.35%, from 693 employees to 649 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kiowa County, CO, are Management Occupations (122 people), Sales & Related Occupations (64 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (60 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kiowa County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

649
2022 Value
± 115
−6.35%
1 Year decline
± 25.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kiowa County, CO declined at a rate of −6.35%, from 693 employees to 649 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kiowa County, CO, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (132 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (111 people), and Educational Services (85 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kiowa County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Kiowa 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

$41,429
Median earning men ± $7,233
$29,485
Median earning women ± $6,235

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($71,667), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($58,125), and Manufacturing ($54,286).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($34,750), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($33,750), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($33,571).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 19
    Wholesale Trade
  2. 9
    Retail Trade
  3. 7
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kiowa County, CO went to Donald J. Trump with 88% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (10.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.997%).

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.

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Education

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.

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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 Kiowa County, CO was $127,400 in 2022, which is 0.452 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $105,500 to $127,400, a 20.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Kiowa County, CO is 73.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Kiowa County, CO have an average commute time of 15.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kiowa County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$127,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$31,603
$407
Median Property Taxes
±$74

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 Kiowa County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

73.9%
Homeownership
2022
57.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.9% of the housing units in Kiowa County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.2%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9601
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$45,250
Median Household Income
± $12,860
551
Number of Households
± 87

In 2022, the median household income of the 551 households in Kiowa County, CO declined from $45,250 from the previous year's value of $45,476.

The following chart displays the households in Kiowa 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 $35k - $40k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kiowa 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 (78%)
  2. Carpooled (10.6%)
  3. Walked (7.05%)

In 2022, 78% of workers in Kiowa County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.6%) and those who walked to work (7.05%).

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Commute Time

15.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kiowa County, CO have a shorter commute time (15.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.48% of the workforce in Kiowa 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 Kiowa County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kiowa County, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kiowa County, CO (210 out of 1.32k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kiowa County, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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

91.6% of the population of Kiowa County, CO has health coverage, with 37.1% on employee plans, 22.2% on Medicaid, 15.7% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 1.9% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.5% were men and 53.5% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.1% under 18 years, 15.5% between 18 and 34 years, 39.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.5% were men and 53.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.35%
Uninsured
37.1%
Employer Coverage
22.2%
Medicaid
15.7%
Medicare
14.7%
Non-Group
1.9%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kiowa County, CO grew by 43.3% from 5.83% to 8.35%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 Kiowa County, CO.

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