Jump to a detailed profile or search site with Google Custom Search

Bent County, Colorado (CO)

County population in 2019: 5,940 (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: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (20.9%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 30%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map

  • Races in Bent County, CO (2019)
    • 3,73462.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,92932.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2163.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 250.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 190.3%Two or more races
    • 120.2%Asian alone
Median resident age:

40.6 years
Colorado median age:

37.1 years
Males: 3,843  (64.7%)
Females: 2,097  (35.3%)
Bent County, CO forum
Recent posts about Bent County, Colorado on our local forum with over 2,200,000 registered users. Bent County is mentioned 30 times on our forum:
10 most affordable counties in Colorado  (9 replies)
Colorado Urban Rural divide  (38 replies)
Winter 2014-2015 Colorado Weather Thread  (347 replies)
Pueblo - General Info  (1016 replies)
Eastern Colorado - your thoughts?  (32 replies)
Winter 2013-2014 Colorado Weather Thread  (473 replies)
Average household size:
Bent County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $32,948 ($28,125 in 1999)
This county:

$32,948
Colorado:

$77,127

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $466 (lower quartile is $384, upper quartile is $536)
This county:

$466
State:

$1258


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $93,104 (it was $57,900 in 2000)
Bent:

$93,104
Colorado:

$394,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,615 - $136,898
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,027
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $403

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
  • 2018: 3 buildings, average cost: $437,500
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $7,000
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 2019: $565 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $393 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Bent, CO in 2019
Distribution of house value in Bent, CO in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Bent, CO in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 26.8%
Bent County:

26.8%
Colorado:

9.3%
(21.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.6% for American Indian residents, 6.8% for other race residents, 42.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 40.6 years old
(Males: 39.8 years old, Females: 44.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.2 years old, Black residents: 40.6 years old, American Indian residents: 35.3 years old, Asian residents: 39.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 35.0 years old, Other race residents: 35.7 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

Click to draw/clear Bent County borders

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 November 2020:
Here:

4.7%
Colorado:

6.2%

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: 84.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 268 (28.9% naturalized citizens)

Bent County:

4.5%
Whole state:

9.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 152010 or later
  • 882000 to 2009
  • 1071990 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: 1,763
  • One, attached: 33
  • Two: 22
  • 3 or 4: 90
  • 5 to 9: 32
  • 10 to 19: 30
  • 50 or more: 4
  • Mobile homes: 349
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Housing units in Bent County with a mortgage: 356 (10 second mortgage, 3 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 759

Here:

31.9% with mortgage
State:

70.8% 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 significantly above Colorado state average. It is 629% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 113.7 miles away from Bent County center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 597.3 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 122.8 miles away from the county center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 124.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/22/2011 at 23:30:19, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 108.8 miles away from Bent County center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 106.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Colorado Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4498, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 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 (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Bent

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,011 (73.5%)
  • Carpooled: 183 (13.3%)
  • Bus: 39 (2.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 37 (2.7%)
  • Walked: 60 (4.4%)
  • Worked at home: 46 (3.3%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (19%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (13%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (62%)
  • England (10%)
  • El Salvador (10%)
  • Australia (5%)
  • Honduras (5%)
  • Chile (2%)
  • Other Western Asia (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Bent County


  • English (9%)
  • American (8%)
  • German (7%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • European (2%)
  • Polish (1%)
  • Italian (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 2019: 10.6

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 2018: 10.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.9%
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 - 2019:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (29)

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,940
  • Male householders: 974 (282 living alone), Female householders: 863 (276 living alone)
  • 875 spouses (871 opposite-sex spouses), 95 unmarried partners, (95 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 984 children (837 natural, 72 adopted, 74 stepchildren), 63 grandchildren, 45 brothers or sisters, 38 parents, 0 foster children, 56 other relatives, 59 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,840

Size of family households: 484 2-persons, 182 3-persons, 262 4-persons, 166 5-persons, 48 6-persons, 11 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 557 1-person, 115 2-persons.

555 married couples with children.
210 single-parent households (67 men, 143 women).

87.2% of residents of Bent speak English at home.
12.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% 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:

6.1
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.0

Year house built in Bent County, Colorado
  • Year house built in Bent County, Colorado
  • 282014 or later
  • 582010 to 2013
  • 862000 to 2009
  • 1451990 to 1999
  • 2091980 to 1989
  • 3761970 to 1979
  • 2391960 to 1969
  • 2211950 to 1959
  • 1971940 to 1949
  • 7091939 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
  • 343 rooms
  • 1494 rooms
  • 2395 rooms
  • 2406 rooms
  • 1367 rooms
  • 1218 rooms
  • 1859+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bent County, Colorado
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bent County, Colorado
  • 41 room
  • 272 rooms
  • 743 rooms
  • 1244 rooms
  • 2365 rooms
  • 1256 rooms
  • 787 rooms
  • 188 rooms
  • 379+ 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
  • 0no bedroom
  • 671 bedroom
  • 3062 bedrooms
  • 4663 bedrooms
  • 2224 bedrooms
  • 395+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bent County, Colorado
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bent County, Colorado
  • 4no bedroom
  • 731 bedroom
  • 2802 bedrooms
  • 2653 bedrooms
  • 954 bedrooms
  • 35+ 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
  • 45no vehicle
  • 2231 vehicle
  • 3632 vehicles
  • 2153 vehicles
  • 1354 vehicles
  • 1345+ 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
  • 168no vehicle
  • 4141 vehicle
  • 1072 vehicles
  • 273 vehicles
  • 124 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

90.8% of Bent County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Colorado.

Bent County:

90.8%
State average:

82.0%

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

  • This state: 3,532
  • Other state: 2,088
  • Northeast: 117
  • Midwest: 570
  • South: 688
  • West: 714
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
  • 66.9%Utility gas
  • 26.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.0%Electricity
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 0.9%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 75.6%Utility gas
  • 12.7%Electricity
  • 5.3%Wood
  • 4.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

1.1%
Colorado:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 13
Here:

7.5%
Colorado:

8.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 37
Here:

42.5%
Colorado:

13.1%

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 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $32,188,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $28,183,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,311,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $2,009,000
    Regular Highways: $1,215,000
    Police Protection: $450,000
    Central Staff Services: $301,000
    Parks and Recreation: $237,000
    Health - Other: $193,000
    Financial Administration: $159,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $125,000
    Libraries: $97,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $523,000
    Interest Earnings: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $700,000
    General - Other: $192,000
    Regular Highways: $181,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,827,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,077,000
    Highways: $1,289,000
    General Local Government Support: $530,000
    Other: $107,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,084,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $192,000
    Other License: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $368,000

Bent County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $32,188,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $28,183,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,311,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $2,009,000
    Regular Highways: $1,215,000
    Police Protection: $450,000
    Central Staff Services: $301,000
    Parks and Recreation: $237,000
    Health - Other: $193,000
    Financial Administration: $159,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $125,000
    Libraries: $97,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $523,000
    Interest Earnings: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $700,000
    General - Other: $192,000
    Regular Highways: $181,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,827,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,077,000
    Highways: $1,289,000
    General Local Government Support: $530,000
    Other: $107,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,084,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $192,000
    Other License: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $368,000

Bent County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $32,188,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $28,183,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,311,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $2,009,000
    Regular Highways: $1,215,000
    Police Protection: $450,000
    Central Staff Services: $301,000
    Parks and Recreation: $237,000
    Health - Other: $193,000
    Financial Administration: $159,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $125,000
    Libraries: $97,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $523,000
    Interest Earnings: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $700,000
    General - Other: $192,000
    Regular Highways: $181,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,827,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,077,000
    Highways: $1,289,000
    General Local Government Support: $530,000
    Other: $107,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,084,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $192,000
    Other License: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $368,000

Bent County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $32,188,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $28,183,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,311,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $2,009,000
    Regular Highways: $1,215,000
    Police Protection: $450,000
    Central Staff Services: $301,000
    Parks and Recreation: $237,000
    Health - Other: $193,000
    Financial Administration: $159,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $125,000
    Libraries: $97,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $523,000
    Interest Earnings: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $700,000
    General - Other: $192,000
    Regular Highways: $181,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,827,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,077,000
    Highways: $1,289,000
    General Local Government Support: $530,000
    Other: $107,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,084,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $192,000
    Other License: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $368,000

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