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Bent County, Colorado (CO)

County population in 2016: 6,084 (62% urban, 38% rural); it was 5,998 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 632
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 592
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,357
Renter-occupied apartments: 608 (it was 646 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

34%

Land area: 1514 sq. mi.

Water area: 27.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 4 people per square mile   (very low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Bent County: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (51.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.3%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 45%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 55%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Bent County, CO (2017)
    • 3,52758.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,95832.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4998.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 450.8%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 380.6%Asian alone
    • 210.4%Two or more races
Median resident age:

41.7 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years
Males: 4,005  (65.8%)
Females: 2,079  (34.2%)
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Average household size:
Bent County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,442 ($28,125 in 1999)
This county:

$38,442
Colorado:

$69,117

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $500 (lower quartile is $395, upper quartile is $583)
This county:

$500
State:

$1125


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $126,179 (it was $57,900 in 2000)
Bent:

$126,179
Colorado:

$348,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,036 - $162,069
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $934
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $385

Institutionalized population: 2,149

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 10
  • Thefts: 16
  • Auto thefts: 4

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 4
  • Thefts: 10
  • Auto thefts: 0
Bent County, CO map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 1998: 23 buildings, average cost: $51,900
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $31,200
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $92,000
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $97,400
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $48,400
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $35,200
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $157,500
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $95,800
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $124,300
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $81,300
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $5,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 0 buildings
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $437,500
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $437,500
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $437,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Bent, CO residents
Average permit cost in Bent, CO
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $601 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $467 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Bent, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bent, CO in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Bent, CO in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.3%
Bent County:

21.3%
Colorado:

10.3%
(19.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 75.9% for American Indian residents, 7.3% for other race residents, 42.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 41.7 years old
(Males: 40.1 years old, Females: 47.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.4 years old, Black residents: 42.1 years old, American Indian residents: 46.5 years old, Asian residents: 40.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 34.5 years old, Other race residents: 31.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bent County is $424 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $516 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $676 a month.

Cities in this county include: Las Animas, McClave, Purgatoire Valley, Hasty.

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

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Neighboring counties: Calaveras County, California , Boyd County, Kentucky , Greenbrier County, West Virginia , Bullitt County, Kentucky , Harrison County, Indiana , Gray County, Kansas , San Juan County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Colorado:

3.0%

Unemployment by year in Bent, CO
County total employment by year in Bent, CO
County average yearly wages by year in Bent, CO

Current college students: 232
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 337 (20.5% naturalized citizens)

Bent County:

5.5%
Whole state:

9.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 232010 or later
  • 1102000 to 2009
  • 881990 to 1999
  • 491980 to 1989
  • 411970 to 1979
  • 66Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.3%

Bent County marital status for males Bent County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,859
  • One, attached: 23
  • Two: 7
  • 3 or 4: 70
  • 5 to 9: 18
  • 10 to 19: 1
  • 20 to 49: 5
  • 50 or more: 9
  • Mobile homes: 274
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 5

Housing units in Bent County with a mortgage: 471 (26 second mortgage, 19 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 789

Here:

37.4% with mortgage
State:

71.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Bent County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,4691
Mainline Protestant3383
Evangelical Protestant2859
Other7-
None4,400-
Bent 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: 2
Bent County:

3.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Bent County:

5.11 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

10.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Bent County:

5.7%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Bent County:

21.7%
State:

18.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.5%
State:

9.6%

Agriculture in Bent County:

Average size of farms: 2777 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $310,007
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 94.21%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $298,613
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $104,159
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 81.89%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.40
Corn for grain: 1340 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2809 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Bent County-area historical earthquake activity is below Colorado state average. It is 26% 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 122.8 miles away from Bent 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 122.1 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 106.6 miles away from the county center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 327.0 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 129.2 miles away from Bent County center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 169.7 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:

  • Colorado Snow, Incident Period: December 28, 2006 to December 31, 2006, Emergency Declared EM-3271: January 07, 2007, FEMA Id: 3271, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Colorado Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3224: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3224, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Colorado Wildfires, Incident Period: April 23, 2002 to August 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1421: June 19, 2002, FEMA Id: 1421, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Colorado Severe Storms, Incident Period: April 11, 2001 to April 22, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1374: May 17, 2001, FEMA Id: 1374, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • Colorado Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: April 29, 1999 to May 19, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1276: May 17, 1999, FEMA Id: 1276, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Colorado Drought, Incident Period: January 29, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3025: January 29, 1977, FEMA Id: 3025, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Colorado TORNADOES, SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 19, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-200: June 19, 1965, FEMA Id: 200, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Bent County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bent

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,215 (77.7%)
  • Carpooled: 156 (10.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 18 (1.2%)
  • Walked: 60 (3.8%)
  • Worked at home: 107 (6.8%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (26%)
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (44%)
  • England (10%)
  • El Salvador (9%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (6%)
  • Other Western Asia (5%)
  • Australia (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Bent County


  • English (8%)
  • German (7%)
  • American (5%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Polish (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Irish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 681 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 218 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

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

  • 2,067 people in state prisons
  • 51 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 31 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 27 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 25 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,772.

5.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,735 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.33%
Colorado average:

10.99%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.33% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($26,735 average AGI)
2.74% relocated from other states ($15,897 average AGI)
Bent County:

2.74%
Colorado average:

4.99%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries


6.36% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,341 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.36%
Colorado average:

9.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.36% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($31,341 average AGI)
2.64% relocated to other states ($12,049 average AGI)
Bent County:

2.64%
Colorado average:

3.89%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Otero County, CO  2.56% ($26,364 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7

Births per 1000 population in Bent County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Bent County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Bent County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bent County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Bent County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bent County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bent County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bent County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Bent County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 898 (713 aged, 185 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 175 (17%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (111)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (69)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (67)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (52)
  • Congestive heart failure (24)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute lower respiratory infection (23)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (22)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (21)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (20)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (18)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 25%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,084
  • In family households: 3,265 (595 male householders, 620 female householders)
    950 spouses, 834 children (704 natural, 59 adopted, 69 stepchildren), 152 grandchildren, 8 brothers or sisters, 5 parents, 28 other relatives, 59 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 616 (280 male householders (242 living alone)), 296 female householders (274 living alone)), 26 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,141

Size of family households: 623 2-persons, 185 3-persons, 230 4-persons, 62 5-persons, 77 6-persons, 41 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 516 1-person, 51 2-persons.

567 married couples with children.
182 single-parent households (71 men, 111 women).

87.0% of residents of Bent speak English at home.
11.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 53% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $45,127,000 ($8,044 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,139,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $20,075,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $6,178,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,043,000
Federal grants: $11,452,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,346,000 ($1,064,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,034,000 ($293,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,134,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,172,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,681,000

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

Births: 328
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

76 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 346
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

32 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +23
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -430
Here -77 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Bent County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.56 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.1

Year house built in Bent County, Colorado
  • Year house built in Bent County, Colorado
  • 462014 or later
  • 502010 to 2013
  • 642000 to 2009
  • 1861990 to 1999
  • 2221980 to 1989
  • 3751970 to 1979
  • 1531960 to 1969
  • 2111950 to 1959
  • 2491940 to 1949
  • 7221939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Bent County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bent County, Colorado
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bent County, Colorado
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 253 rooms
  • 1294 rooms
  • 2905 rooms
  • 2246 rooms
  • 1707 rooms
  • 1948 rooms
  • 1869+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bent County, Colorado
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bent County, Colorado
  • 211 room
  • 82 rooms
  • 453 rooms
  • 1564 rooms
  • 1035 rooms
  • 1006 rooms
  • 747 rooms
  • 328 rooms
  • 199+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bent County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Bent County, Colorado
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Bent County, Colorado
  • 4no bedroom
  • 481 bedroom
  • 3032 bedrooms
  • 4703 bedrooms
  • 3114 bedrooms
  • 835+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bent County, Colorado
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bent County, Colorado
  • 21no bedroom
  • 471 bedroom
  • 2042 bedrooms
  • 1993 bedrooms
  • 664 bedrooms
  • 225+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Bent County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Bent County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Bent County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 50no vehicle
  • 2561 vehicle
  • 4102 vehicles
  • 2783 vehicles
  • 1184 vehicles
  • 1475+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Bent County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Bent County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 59no vehicle
  • 3051 vehicle
  • 1112 vehicles
  • 503 vehicles
  • 294 vehicles
  • 35+ vehicles

85.3% of Bent County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 20% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 92% lived in Colorado.

Bent County:

85.3%
State average:

82.0%

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

  • This state: 3,379
  • Other state: 2,301
  • Northeast: 201
  • Midwest: 680
  • South: 719
  • West: 711
Year householders moved into unit in Bent County, CO
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bent County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 61.4%Utility gas
  • 26.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.9%Wood
  • 5.5%Electricity
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 70.2%Utility gas
  • 15.6%Electricity
  • 13.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5
Here:

1.2%
Colorado:

7.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 10
Here:

5.8%
Colorado:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10
Here:

29.4%
Colorado:

13.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Bent County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $36,495,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $28,522,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,740,000
    Police Protection: $1,799,000
    Regular Highways: $1,362,000
    General - Other: $1,323,000
    Health - Other: $1,151,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $1,093,000
    Financial Administration: $849,000
    Central Staff Services: $789,000
    Solid Waste Management: $246,000
    Parks and Recreation: $244,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $197,000
    General Public Buildings: $138,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $135,000
    Air Transportation: $110,000
    Libraries: $74,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $33,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $21,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $489,000
    Interest Earnings: $481,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $335,000
    Regular Highways: $205,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,393,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,363,000
    Other: $1,364,000
    Highways: $1,274,000
    General Local Government Support: $707,000
    Health and Hospitals: $45,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,689,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $281,000
    Other License: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $329,000

Bent County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $36,495,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $28,522,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,740,000
    Police Protection: $1,799,000
    Regular Highways: $1,362,000
    General - Other: $1,323,000
    Health - Other: $1,151,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $1,093,000
    Financial Administration: $849,000
    Central Staff Services: $789,000
    Solid Waste Management: $246,000
    Parks and Recreation: $244,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $197,000
    General Public Buildings: $138,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $135,000
    Air Transportation: $110,000
    Libraries: $74,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $33,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $21,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $489,000
    Interest Earnings: $481,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $335,000
    Regular Highways: $205,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,393,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,363,000
    Other: $1,364,000
    Highways: $1,274,000
    General Local Government Support: $707,000
    Health and Hospitals: $45,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,689,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $281,000
    Other License: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $329,000

Bent County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $36,495,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $28,522,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,740,000
    Police Protection: $1,799,000
    Regular Highways: $1,362,000
    General - Other: $1,323,000
    Health - Other: $1,151,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $1,093,000
    Financial Administration: $849,000
    Central Staff Services: $789,000
    Solid Waste Management: $246,000
    Parks and Recreation: $244,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $197,000
    General Public Buildings: $138,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $135,000
    Air Transportation: $110,000
    Libraries: $74,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $33,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $21,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $489,000
    Interest Earnings: $481,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $335,000
    Regular Highways: $205,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,393,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,363,000
    Other: $1,364,000
    Highways: $1,274,000
    General Local Government Support: $707,000
    Health and Hospitals: $45,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,689,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $281,000
    Other License: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $329,000

Bent County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $36,495,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $28,522,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,740,000
    Police Protection: $1,799,000
    Regular Highways: $1,362,000
    General - Other: $1,323,000
    Health - Other: $1,151,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $1,093,000
    Financial Administration: $849,000
    Central Staff Services: $789,000
    Solid Waste Management: $246,000
    Parks and Recreation: $244,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $197,000
    General Public Buildings: $138,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $135,000
    Air Transportation: $110,000
    Libraries: $74,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $33,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $21,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $489,000
    Interest Earnings: $481,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $335,000
    Regular Highways: $205,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,393,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,363,000
    Other: $1,364,000
    Highways: $1,274,000
    General Local Government Support: $707,000
    Health and Hospitals: $45,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,689,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $281,000
    Other License: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $329,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 184
  • Number of aged recipients: 25
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 159
  • Number of recipients under 18: 22
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 112
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 50
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 77
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 77
Most common first names in Bent County, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4777.2 years
James3574.2 years
William3278.3 years
Mary3176.9 years
Robert2571.6 years
George2376.6 years
Frank2376.3 years
Richard1966.6 years
Harold1473.0 years
Charles1478.3 years
Most common last names in Bent County, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3277.0 years
Martinez1674.8 years
Miller1672.4 years
Trujillo1377.1 years
Gallegos1372.3 years
Jones1284.9 years
Gonzales1173.3 years
Wilson1080.1 years
Warren1077.2 years
Johnson1083.3 years

Businesses in Bent County, CO

  • Dairy Queen: 1
  • Kroger: 1
  • U-Haul: 1