Southern Colorado sees population increase in El Paso County and decline in most lowland counties

Like other rural communities, the population of Bent County is small compared to urban centers. It is home to less than 6,000 people, so a displacement of several hundred people results in a high percentage change. Additionally, some rural counties, particularly in the San Luis Valley, had low census response rates, so some residents may not have been counted.

Most counties in the region show a decrease in the percentage of youth aged 17 and under, with the exception of El Paso and Kiowa counties, which saw increases of 5.5% and 10.5% respectively. Kiowa County had a population of 1,446 in 2020, including 33 more children than in 2010.

Region / County Population 2010 Population 2020 Switch Percentage of change
Front Sud range 661 819 772,495 110 676 16.7%
El Paso 622,263 730,395 108,132 17.4%
to park 16 206 17,390 1 184 7.3%
Cashier 23,350 24,710 1360 5.8%
Central East Plains 38 659 40,572 1,913 4.9%
Cheyenne 1,836 1,748 -88 -4.8%
Elbert 23 086 26,062 2 976 12.9%
Kit Carson 8,270 7 087 -1,183 -14.3%
Lincoln 5 467 5 675 208 3.8%
Southern eastern plains 48 890 47,213 -1 677 -3.4%
Baca 3 788 3,506 -282 -7.4%
Curve 6,499 5.650 -849 -13.1%
Crowley 5,823 5 922 99 1.7%
Kiowa 1,398 1,446 48 3.4%
Otero 18 831 18 690 -141 -0.7%
Thrusters 12,551 11,999 -552 -4.4%
Pueblo 159,063 168 162 9,099 5.7%
San Luis Valley 46,027 46 108 81 0.2%
Alamosa 15,445 16,376 931 6.0%
Conejos 8,256 7,461 -795 -9.6%
Costilla 3,524 3 499 -25 -0.7%
Mineral 712 865 153 21.5%
Rio Grande 11 982 11 539 -443 -3.7%
Saguache 6,108 6 368 260 4.3%
Central mountains 76,198 80,555 4.357 5.7%
Chaffee 17,809 19,476 1,667 9.4%
Custer 4,255 4,704 449 10.6%
Fremont 46 824 48 939 2 115 4.5%
Lake 7 310 7,436 126 1.7%
Southern mountains 22,218 21 375 -843 -3.8%
Huerfano 6,711 6 820 109 1.6%
Las Animas 15,507 14 555 -952 -6.1%
Source link

About Ryan Headley

Check Also

Education is key to stopping racism in schools, experts say

(WXYZ) – There is a push to tackle bigotry and repeated instances of racism in …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *