Adams County, Colorado (CO)

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County population in 2012: 459,598 (96% urban, 4% rural); it was 363,857 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 82,706
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 18,335
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 90,448
Renter-occupied apartments: 52,723 (it was 37,708 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

34%

Land area: 1192 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 379 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Adams County: 105.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.7%), Educational, health and social services (18.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Adams County, Colorado:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (53.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (38.0%)
  • Asian alone (3.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  32.0 years
Colorado median age:  36.0 years
Males: 222,142  (41.8%)
Females: 219,461  (58.2%)
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Adams County,CO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Adams County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $54,878 ($47,323 in 1999)

This county:

$54878
Colorado:

$58823

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $849 (lower quartile is $673, upper quartile is $1,075)
This county:

$849
State:

$858


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $191,900 (it was $141,700 in 2000)
Adams:

$191,900
Colorado:

$240,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $137,100 - $259,800

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $229,839
Here:

$229,839
State:

$318,837

Townhouses or other attached units: $153,163
Here:

$153,163
State:

$238,571

In 2-unit structures: $165,459
Here:

$165,459
State:

$199,762

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $144,538
Here:

$144,538
State:

$204,962

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $128,913
Here:

$128,913
State:

$187,898

Mobile homes: $25,886
Here:

$25,886
State:

$56,402

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $84,534
Here:

$84,534
State:

$78,403
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,463
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $392

Institutionalized population: 3,418

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Health of residents in Adams County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is worse than average.
76.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
48.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
85.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
63.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 191 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 159 pounds. This is more than average.
27.1% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1431 buildings, average cost: $183,600
  • 2008: 650 buildings, average cost: $194,700
  • 2009: 477 buildings, average cost: $189,200

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,682 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,195 (0.7%)

Adams County household income distribution in 2009 Adams County home values distribution Adams County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.0%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.6% for Black residents, 19.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.8% for American Indian residents, 33.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.5% for other race residents, 15.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.0%
Adams County:

13.0%
Colorado:

13.0%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.5% for Black residents, 19.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.8% for American Indian residents, 33.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.5% for other race residents, 14.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 33 years old
(Males: 32 years old, Females: 33 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

Area name: Denver-Aurora, CO MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Adams County is $702 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $889 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1262 a month.

Cities in this county include: Aurora, West Adams, Westminster, Thornton, North Aurora, Northglenn, Commerce City, Brighton, Sherrelwood, Welby.

Adams County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2005 air pollution in Adams County:

Carbon Monoxide: 2 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Lead: 0.56 µg/m3 (standard limit: 1.5 µg/m3). Significanly above U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.021 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.086 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.073 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 39 µg/m3. Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 97 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 22 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.002 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.008 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Adams County: Living Springs Ranch (A), Sunnydale Community House (B), Adams County Road Station (C), Munson Ranch (D), Staple D Ranch (E), Bigger Ranch (F), Patton Ranch (G), Valhalla Ranch (H), Blessed Creek Farm (I), Calhoun Ranch (J), Causey Farms (K), Bijou Hill Dairy (L), Bennett Fire Protection District Station 95 (M), Green Valley Grange Hall (N), South Adams County Fire Department Station 8 (O), Greater Brighton Fire Protection District Station 54 (P), Greater Brighton Fire Protection District Station 53 (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Woolsey Cemetery (1), Bennett Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Layne Reservoir (A), Houck Number 1 Reservoir (B), Bowles Reservoir Number 2 (C), Bootleg Reservoir (D), Bramkamp Reservoir (E), No Name 1-1 Number 1 Reservoir (F), Horse Creek Reservoir (G), Barr Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: East Bijou Creek (A), West Bijou Creek (B), Sherman Ranch Slough (C), Little Muddy Creek (D), Poision Springs Creek (E), West Fork San Arroyo Creek (F), Hoffman Creek (G), Wolf Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Arapahoe County , Boulder County , Denver County , Jefferson County , Morgan County , Washington County , Weld County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.7%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 15,697
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 45,588 (27% naturalized citizens)

Adams County:

12.5%
Whole state:

8.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 16,655
  • 1990 to 1994: 9,086
  • 1985 to 1989: 6,138
  • 1980 to 1984: 4,912
  • 1975 to 1979: 3,595
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,744
  • 1970 to 1974: 820
  • 1965 to 1969: 2,638

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 39.3%

Adams County marital status for males Adams County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Adams County with a mortgage: 61,241 (12,884 second mortgage, 5,339 home equity loan, 217 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,859

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

79.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Adams County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic70,59811
Evangelical Protestant34,568159
Other17,15738
Mainline Protestant7,13333
Black Protestant1952
Orthodox-1
None311,952-
Adams County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 49
Adams County:

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Here:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 104
Adams County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 196
This county:

4.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Adams County:

6.8%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Adams County:

24.3%
State:

18.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.0%
State:

9.6%

Agriculture in Adams County:

Average size of farms: 964 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $135,536
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $332.04
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 45.96%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.28%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $139,220
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 37.16%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.51%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $97,399
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.71%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.70
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 15.81%
Corn for grain: 4956 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 211930 harvested acres
Vegetables: 4,481 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Adams County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Colorado state average. It is 1913183.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 43 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/3/1981, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 42 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Adams County-area historical earthquake activity is near Colorado state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 178.6 miles away from Adams County center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 543.4 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 203.9 miles away from the county center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 424.0 miles away from the county center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 275.2 miles away from Adams County center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 375.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Adams County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (64%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Laos (4%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • Korea (2%)
  • El Salvador (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Adams County (%):

  • German (18%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (7%)
  • United States or American (6%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Norwegian (2%)

Adams County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 135,663 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 25,802 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7,407 (4%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 108 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 20 (0%)
  • Railroad: 23 (0%)
  • Taxi: 66 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 284 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 300 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,433 (1%)
  • Other means: 975 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 5,491 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Adams County, Colorado in 2000:

  • 1,298 people in nursing homes
  • 831 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 340 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 269 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 196 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 172 people in halfway houses
  • 96 people in other group homes
  • 67 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 43 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 26 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 22 people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 19 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 12 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 12 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 6 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Adams County, Colorado in 2010:

  • 1,415 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,294 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 429 people in federal detention centers
  • 211 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 206 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 162 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 156 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 51 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 42 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 34 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 27 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,702.

10.07% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,686 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.07%
Colorado average:

9.68%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($90 average AGI)
Adams County:

0.02%
Colorado average:

0.09%

7.41% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($25,679 average AGI)
2.64% relocated from other states ($10,917 average AGI)
Adams County:

2.64%
Colorado average:

4.25%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Denver County, CO  1.99% ($31,740 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, CO  1.42% ($35,073)
from Arapahoe County, CO  1.25% ($30,991)
from Weld County, CO  0.54% ($38,497)
from Boulder County, CO  0.43% ($39,720)
from Larimer County, CO  0.21% ($31,669)
from Douglas County, CO  0.16% ($46,783)


9.45% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,814 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.45%
Colorado average:

9.12%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($166 average AGI)
Adams County:

0.04%
Colorado average:

0.11%

6.94% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($26,854 average AGI)
2.47% relocated to other states ($10,793 average AGI)
Adams County:

2.47%
Colorado average:

3.65%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Denver County, CO  1.96% ($30,500 average AGI)
to Arapahoe County, CO  1.29% ($32,793)
to Jefferson County, CO  1.27% ($35,754)
to Weld County, CO  0.57% ($40,883)
to Boulder County, CO  0.33% ($38,249)
to Douglas County, CO  0.18% ($55,602)
to Larimer County, CO  0.14% ($38,611)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.3
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 15.6

Births per 1000 population in Adams County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 5.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Adams County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 6.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Adams County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 38,254 (31,739 aged, 6,515 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 59.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 33.7
  • Other - 25.4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 172.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 75.7
  • Suffocation - 47.7
  • Poisoning - 42.0
  • Other - 7.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 437,576

Size of family households: 37,306 2-persons, 24,809 3-persons, 23,279 4-persons, 12,791 5-persons, 5,909 6-persons, 4,700 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 34,239 1-person, 8,809 2-persons, 1,249 3-persons, 432 4-persons, 153 5-persons, 58 6-persons, 30 7-or-more-persons.

68,177 married couples with children.
23,214 single-parent households (6,411 men, 16,803 women).

78.4% of residents of Adams County speak English at home.
16.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,603,376,000 ($4113 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $276,787,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $536,237,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $297,531,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,569,000
Federal grants: $286,235,000
Federal procurement contracts: $239,902,000 ($188,291,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $232,902,000 ($59,642,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $8,452,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,427,715,000
Federal Government insurance: $84,311,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 35,123
Here:

88 per 1000 residents
State:

76 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 11,184
Here:

28 per 1000 residents
State:

32 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +14,038
Here:

+35 per 1000 residents
State:

+24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +14,189
Here:

+36 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Adams County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 75.05 millions of gallons per day (6% from ground, 94% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

3.9

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 2,239
  • 2000 to 2004: 37,751
  • 1990 to 1999: 27,696
  • 1980 to 1989: 20,668
  • 1970 to 1979: 25,853
  • 1960 to 1969: 22,155
  • 1950 to 1959: 20,806
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,345
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,889
Rooms in houses/apartments in Adams County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 115
  • 2 rooms: 1,222
  • 3 rooms: 4,219
  • 4 rooms: 7,881
  • 5 rooms: 15,765
  • 6 rooms: 17,149
  • 7 rooms: 16,754
  • 8 rooms: 14,069
  • 9+ rooms: 13,274
  • 1 room: 2,053
  • 2 rooms: 5,006
  • 3 rooms: 7,829
  • 4 rooms: 10,178
  • 5 rooms: 5,817
  • 6 rooms: 2,859
  • 7 rooms: 1,963
  • 8 rooms: 1,139
  • 9+ rooms: 864
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Adams County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 493
  • 1 bedroom: 3,137
  • 2 bedrooms: 17,475
  • 3 bedrooms: 41,274
  • 4 bedrooms: 22,594
  • 5+ bedrooms: 5,475
  • no bedroom: 2,403
  • 1 bedroom: 12,697
  • 2 bedrooms: 13,769
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,191
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,133
  • 5+ bedrooms: 515
Cars and other vehicles available in Adams County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 2,147
  • 1 vehicle: 21,452
  • 2 vehicles: 40,845
  • 3 vehicles: 18,357
  • 4 vehicles: 5,488
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,159
  • no vehicle: 5,370
  • 1 vehicle: 16,959
  • 2 vehicles: 11,614
  • 3 vehicles: 2,766
  • 4 vehicles: 666
  • 5+ vehicles: 333

46% of Adams County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Colorado.

Adams County:

45.7%
State average:

45.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $164,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Adams County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (86.6%)
  • Electricity (11.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.6%)
  • Utility gas (63.9%)
  • Electricity (32.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,777
Here:

5.9%
Colorado:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,283
Here:

6.4%
Colorado:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,775
Here:

21.0%
Colorado:

16.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Adams County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $9,850,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $832,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $1,646,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $88,498,000
    Regular Highways: $30,203,000
    Correctional Institutions: $28,060,000
    Police Protection: $23,472,000
    Central Staff Services: $14,892,000
    General - Other: $13,069,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,112,000
    Financial Administration: $8,215,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,556,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $5,047,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,405,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,074,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $3,807,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,722,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,450,000
    Health - Other: $2,791,000
    Air Transportation: $2,412,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $832,000
    Solid Waste Management: $786,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $10,841,000
    Benefit Payments: $8,104,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $2,163,000
    Withdrawals: $1,232,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,131,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Transit Utilities: $354,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $13,910,000
    General Public Building: $5,923,000
    General - Other: $2,430,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,657,000
    Police Protection: $1,404,000
    Financial Administration: $921,000
    Air Transportation: $737,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $681,000
    Correctional Institutions: $544,000
    Central Staff Services: $317,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $284,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $95,963,000

Adams County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $18,957,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,158,000
    Air Transportation: $2,125,000
    Regular Highways: $1,362,000
    Solid Waste Management: $211,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $9,532,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $4,922,000
    From Parent Local Government: $4,597,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $3,195,000
    Education: $2,992,000
    Air Transportation: $2,066,000
    Public Welfare: $159,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $75,000
    Public Welfare: $41,000
    Education: $23,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $15,672,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,502,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,116,000
    Rents: $1,385,000
    Special Assessments: $370,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $59,000
    Royalties: $18,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $102,892,000
    All Other: $12,356,000
    Highways: $6,048,000
    Housing and Community Development: $530,000
    General Local Government Support: $362,000
    Education: $183,000
  • Tax - Property: $108,573,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $26,118,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,143,000
    Other License: $1,253,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $25,000

Adams County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $290,200,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $247,900,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $224,250,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $181,950,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,017,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,716,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $301,000

Adams County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $147,669,000
    Total Federal Securities: $6,738,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $186,386,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $290,200,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Adams County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Adams County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 82 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4,217$167,9821,986$159,5618,458$198,679311$61,35014$3,723,786783$113,649175$71,171
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED254$161,331224$138,540907$196,90572$38,8191$220,00074$114,77063$58,952
APPLICATIONS DENIED556$159,115445$147,9512,964$191,627363$39,3507$405,286289$119,315138$60,725
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN389$164,401266$152,9291,808$195,26198$79,3163$173,000127$112,19724$73,917
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS46$169,65251$188,686655$191,18047$78,9361$420,00041$124,3667$111,571
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 73 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED313$205,617283$227,11310$176,5001$231,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED131$183,397136$230,32417$145,2940$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED58$194,13861$227,5743$165,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN32$188,71921$255,2860$01$117,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS24$187,91712$202,1674$78,5000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Adams County, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,61872.4 years
Mary1,54378.1 years
Robert1,38270.3 years
William1,27373.0 years
James1,14770.5 years
Charles82072.7 years
George77374.9 years
Helen71679.7 years
Dorothy63377.1 years
Margaret59978.8 years
Most common last names in Adams County, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith57374.2 years
Johnson49273.8 years
Miller44474.1 years
Martinez38470.9 years
Brown37073.0 years
Jones32872.5 years
Williams30670.8 years
Anderson28274.0 years
Davis26672.8 years
Wilson22874.8 years
Businesses in Adams County, CO
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness7Kohl's6
7-Eleven47Kroger22
AMF Bowling2La Quinta2
AT&T21Lane Bryant2
Ace Hardware8Lane Furniture3
Advance Auto Parts13LensCrafters4
Aeropostale2Little Caesars Pizza10
Albertsons4Long John Silver's5
American Eagle Outfitters1Lowe's4
Applebee's4Macy's1
Arby's11Marriott5
AutoZone14Marshalls1
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1MasterBrand Cabinets44
Bakers1Mazda2
Bally Total Fitness2McDonald's35
Barnes & Noble3Men's Wearhouse3
Baskin-Robbins5Motel 63
Bath & Body Works5Motherhood Maternity4
Bed Bath & Beyond4New Balance7
Best Western1New York & Co2
Big O Tires11Nike39
Blockbuster11Nissan1
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards2Office Depot5
Buffalo Wild Wings1OfficeMax5
Burger King19Old Navy1
Cambria1Olive Garden4
Caribou Coffee4On The Border1
Carl\s Jr.6Outback2
Catherines1Outback Steakhouse2
Charlotte Russe1Pac Sun1
Chevrolet4Panda Express7
Chick-Fil-A7Panera Bread2
Chico's1Papa John's Pizza6
Chipotle16Payless9
Chuck E. Cheese's1Penske7
Church's Chicken2PetSmart4
Cinnabon 1Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery5Pizza Hut19
Coldwater Creek1Popeyes6
Comfort Inn4Qdoba Mexican Grill9
Costco3Quality1
Cricket Wireless44Quiznos4
Crossland Economy Studios2RadioShack10
Curves10Ramada1
DHL3Red Lobster2
Dairy Queen17Red Robin3
Deb1Rite Aid4
Decora Cabinetry7Ruby Tuesday2
Dennys4Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Discount Tire11SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza9SONIC Drive-In11
DressBarn2Safeway11
Dressbarn2Sam's Club3
Eddie Bauer1Sears12
Express1Skechers USA1
Extended Stay Deluxe1Sleep Inn2
Famous Footwear5Spencer Gifts1
FedEx90Sprint Nextel7
Finish Line3Staples2
Firestone Complete Auto Care8Starbucks53
Foot Locker2Subaru1
Ford3Subway40
GNC12Super 85
GameStop13T-Mobile29
Gap1T.G.I. Driday's3
Gymboree2T.J.Maxx2
H&R Block26Taco Bell19
Haagen-Dazs1Talbots1
Hilton6Target7
Hobby Lobby3Torrid1
Holiday Inn4Toyota2
Hollister Co.2Toys"R"Us5
Home Depot6True Value3
Homestead Studio Suites1U-Haul31
Honda1UPS81
Hot Topic2Vans8
Hyatt2Verizon Wireless12
IHOP3Victoria's Secret4
InTown Suites1Village Inn13
JCPenney3Volkswagen1
Jack In The Box3Vons12
Jamba Juice2Waffle House2
Jimmy John's1Walgreens28
JoS. A. Bank1Walmart10
Jones New York4Wendy's20
Journeys2Westin1
Justice3Whole Foods Market2
KFC15YMCA2
Kmart3

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