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Alamosa County, Colorado (CO)

County population in 2014: 16,177 (63% urban, 37% rural); it was 14,966 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,330
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,317
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,501
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,348 (it was 1,966 in 2000)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

34%

Land area: 723 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 22 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Alamosa County: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (35.7%), Retail trade (23.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 18%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Alamosa County, Colorado:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (49.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (46.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.9%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  32.0 years
Colorado median age:  36.0 years
Males: 8,112  (50.1%)
Females: 8,065  (49.9%)
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Alamosa County,CO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Alamosa County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,750 ($29,447 in 1999)

This county:

$34750
Colorado:

$58823

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $515 (lower quartile is $305, upper quartile is $723)
This county:

$515
State:

$858


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $139,800 (it was $84,600 in 2000)
Alamosa:

$139,800
Colorado:

$240,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $89,209 - $209,012
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,017
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $307

Institutionalized population: 276

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 8
  • Thefts: 49
  • Auto thefts: 0

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 26
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 53 buildings, average cost: $105,400
  • 2008: 29 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2009: 30 buildings, average cost: $94,600
  • 2010: 36 buildings, average cost: $122,700
  • 2011: 31 buildings, average cost: $112,300
  • 2012: 33 buildings, average cost: $103,200
  • 2013: 31 buildings, average cost: $111,200
  • 2014: 34 buildings, average cost: $110,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $823 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $729 (0.6%)

Alamosa County household income distribution in 2009 Alamosa County home values distribution Alamosa County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.5%
(21.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 83.6% for Black residents, 31.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.4% for American Indian residents, 10.6% for other race residents, 17.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.0%
Alamosa County:

26.0%
Colorado:

13.0%
(22.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 73.5% for Black residents, 29.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.3% for American Indian residents, 10.3% for other race residents, 16.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 31 years old
(Males: 31 years old, Females: 31 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37 years old, Black residents: 19 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Asian residents: 20 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Alamosa County is $453 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $684 a month.

Cities in this county include: Alamosa, Alamosa East, Mosca-Hooper, Hooper.

Alamosa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Alamosa County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 27.8 µg/m3. Above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Conejos County , Botetourt County, Virginia , Breathitt County, Kentucky , Hardin County, Kentucky , Knott County, Kentucky , Perry County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.2%
Colorado:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,945
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 703 (31% naturalized citizens)

Alamosa County:

4.7%
Whole state:

8.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 194
  • 1990 to 1994: 100
  • 1985 to 1989: 74
  • 1980 to 1984: 143
  • 1975 to 1979: 59
  • 1970 to 1974: 49
  • 1970 to 1974: 21
  • 1965 to 1969: 63

Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.9%

Alamosa County marital status for males Alamosa County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,885
  • One, attached: 116
  • Two: 221
  • 3 or 4: 309
  • 5 to 9: 156
  • 10 to 19: 177
  • 20 or more: 117
  • Mobile homes: 1,081
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 26

Housing units in Alamosa County with a mortgage: 1,581 (200 second mortgage, 91 home equity loan, 19 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 700

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

79.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Alamosa County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,9961
Evangelical Protestant2,19118
Other1,5677
Mainline Protestant6915
None4,000-
Alamosa 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: 4
Alamosa County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Alamosa County:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

11.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Alamosa County:

5.1%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Alamosa County:

19.2%
State:

18.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.5%
State:

9.6%

Agriculture in Alamosa County:

Average size of farms: 644 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $297,017
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1120.44
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.33%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $196,698
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 38.59%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 98.15%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $155,519
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.59%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.37
All wheat for grain: 2057 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Alamosa County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 134% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 70.1 miles away from Alamosa County center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 58.6 miles away from the county center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.9 miles away from the county center
On 8/1/2004 at 06:50:47, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.5 miles away from the county center
On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.3 miles away from Alamosa County center
On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 126.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • ColoradoHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3224): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3224, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • ColoradoSnowstorm, Incident Period: March 17, 2003 to March 20, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3185): April 9, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3185, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • ColoradoWildfires, Incident Period: April 23, 2002 to August 6, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1421): June 19, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1421, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • ColoradoFLOODING, LANDSLIDES, Incident Period: July 6, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-396): July 6, 1973, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-396, Natural disaster type: Landslide, Flood
  • ColoradoHeavy Rains, Flooding, Incident Period: September 22, 1970, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-293): September 22, 1970, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-293, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Alamosa County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (65%)
  • Guatemala (17%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Korea (2%)
  • Other Western Europe (2%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (2%)
  • Other South America (2%)

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

  • German (13%)
  • United States or American (9%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • Norwegian (2%)

Alamosa County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,683 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 1,029 (15%)
  • Motorcycle: 33 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 56 (1%)
  • Walked: 611 (9%)
  • Other means: 47 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 307 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 716 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 114 people in nursing homes
  • 71 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 39 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 33 people in halfway houses
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 7 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 6 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 407 people in college/university student housing
  • 159 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 68 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 49 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 25 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,895.

9.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,369 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.22%
Colorado average:

9.68%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.95% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($16,598 average AGI)
3.27% relocated from other states ($10,774 average AGI)
Alamosa County:

3.27%
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 Rio Grande County, CO  1.36% ($24,113 average AGI)
from Conejos County, CO  1.05% ($21,055)
from El Paso County, CO  0.71% ($27,865)
from Jefferson County, CO  0.31% ($40,438)
from Saguache County, CO  0.29% ($30,067)
from Costilla County, CO  0.25% ($20,846)
from Denver County, CO  0.23% ($35,167)


9.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,667 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.02%
Colorado average:

9.12%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.77% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($17,900 average AGI)
3.26% relocated to other states ($11,766 average AGI)
Alamosa County:

3.26%
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 Rio Grande County, CO  1.03% ($24,556 average AGI)
to Conejos County, CO  0.73% ($40,974)
to El Paso County, CO  0.69% ($20,194)
to Pueblo County, CO  0.46% ($33,792)
to Adams County, CO  0.33% ($17,824)
to Denver County, CO  0.31% ($24,063)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.27% ($34,714)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.2

Births per 1000 population in Alamosa County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Alamosa County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Alamosa County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Alamosa County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Alamosa County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,989 (1,564 aged, 425 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 756 (20%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Alamosa County, Colorado in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (180)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (118)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (64)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (58)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (55)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (50)
  • Unspecified dementia (48)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (46)
  • Congestive heart failure (40)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (36)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,705
  • In family households: 11,976 (2,522 male householders, 1,271 female householders)
    2,692 spouses, 4,263 children (3,920 natural, 116 adopted, 227 stepchildren), 374 grandchildren, 173 brothers or sisters, 103 parents, 153 other relatives, 347 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,729 (1,094 male householders (883 living alone)), 1,108 female householders (929 living alone)), 527 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 740 (276 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,678 2-persons, 872 3-persons, 629 4-persons, 351 5-persons, 170 6-persons, 93 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,812 1-person, 307 2-persons, 44 3-persons, 28 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

2,742 married couples with children.
1,029 single-parent households (271 men, 758 women).

71.7% of residents of Alamosa County speak English at home.
26.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (60% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (70% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (55% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $89,600,000 ($5938 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,203,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $26,289,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $15,435,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,092,000
Federal grants: $31,371,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,698,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,717,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,196,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,146,000
Federal Government insurance: $27,873,000

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

Births: 1,264
Here:

83 per 1000 residents
State:

76 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 608
Here:

40 per 1000 residents
State:

32 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +168
Here:

+11 per 1000 residents
State:

+24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -482
Here -32 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Alamosa County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.76 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.9

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 32
  • 2000 to 2004: 637
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,023
  • 1980 to 1989: 879
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,283
  • 1960 to 1969: 594
  • 1950 to 1959: 669
  • 1940 to 1949: 306
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,171
Rooms in houses/apartments in Alamosa County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 14
  • 2 rooms: 73
  • 3 rooms: 172
  • 4 rooms: 350
  • 5 rooms: 959
  • 6 rooms: 818
  • 7 rooms: 523
  • 8 rooms: 322
  • 9+ rooms: 270
  • 1 room: 80
  • 2 rooms: 143
  • 3 rooms: 359
  • 4 rooms: 469
  • 5 rooms: 549
  • 6 rooms: 222
  • 7 rooms: 119
  • 8 rooms: 11
  • 9+ rooms: 14
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Alamosa County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 16
  • 1 bedroom: 190
  • 2 bedrooms: 782
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,888
  • 4 bedrooms: 505
  • 5+ bedrooms: 120
  • no bedroom: 96
  • 1 bedroom: 524
  • 2 bedrooms: 753
  • 3 bedrooms: 487
  • 4 bedrooms: 92
  • 5+ bedrooms: 14
Cars and other vehicles available in Alamosa County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 158
  • 1 vehicle: 863
  • 2 vehicles: 1,348
  • 3 vehicles: 707
  • 4 vehicles: 299
  • 5+ vehicles: 126
  • no vehicle: 302
  • 1 vehicle: 927
  • 2 vehicles: 553
  • 3 vehicles: 136
  • 4 vehicles: 26
  • 5+ vehicles: 22

53% of Alamosa County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Colorado.

Alamosa County:

52.5%
State average:

45.7%

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

  • This state: 9528
  • Northeast: 377
  • Midwest: 1534
  • South: 810
  • West: 1902

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $60,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Alamosa County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (60.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.2%)
  • Wood (8.4%)
  • Electricity (7.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)
  • Solar energy (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (60.0%)
  • Electricity (25.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.1%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 175
Here:

8.6%
Colorado:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 20
Here:

2.4%
Colorado:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 90
Here:

5.3%
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)

Alamosa County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,074,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,161,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $2,054,000
    Health - Other: $2,009,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,328,000
    Police Protection: $1,126,000
    Correctional Institutions: $996,000
    Financial Administration: $791,000
    General - Other: $629,000
    Regular Highways: $588,000
    General Public Buildings: $415,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $271,000
    Parks and Recreation: $225,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $136,000
    Sewerage: $2,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $30,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Air Transportation: $184,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $523,000
    Police Protection: $356,000
    General - Other: $174,000
    General Public Building: $160,000
    Health - Other: $77,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $65,000
    Regular Highways: $18,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,794,000

Alamosa County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $671,000
    Sewerage: $6,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $335,000
    Rents: $82,000
    Interest Earnings: $58,000
    Sale of Property: $55,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,389,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,165,000
    Highways: $1,498,000
    All Other: $797,000
    General Local Government Support: $599,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,318,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,596,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $268,000
    Other Selective Sales: $124,000
    Other License: $60,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000

Alamosa County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $795,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $689,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $106,000

Alamosa County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,703,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 516
  • Number of aged recipients: 83
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 433
  • Number of recipients under 18: 44
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 324
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 148
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 240
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 199
Alamosa County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Alamosa County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Alamosa County, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary13477.5 years
John9676.4 years
Robert7866.6 years
William7672.0 years
George7280.4 years
James7069.2 years
Charles6275.7 years
Jose6079.5 years
Joseph5070.9 years
Joe5071.4 years
Most common last names in Alamosa County, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martinez14075.1 years
Garcia7473.4 years
Romero6872.1 years
Trujillo6271.3 years
Medina6075.9 years
Lucero5469.7 years
Smith5272.9 years
Valdez4870.1 years
Vigil4664.3 years
Sanchez4673.9 years
Businesses in Alamosa County, CO
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Arby's1Nike1
AutoZone1Payless1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Budget Car Rental1Popeyes1
Burger King1Quiznos1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Safeway1
Days Inn1Sears1
FedEx3Starbucks1
Ford1Super 81
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS4
Kroger2Vons1
Long John Silver's1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Wendy's1
Maurices1

Alamosa County on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"