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Chaffee County, Colorado (CO)

County population in 2016: 19,362 (63% urban, 37% rural); it was 16,242 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,287
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,222
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,824
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,092 (it was 1,760 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

34%

Land area: 1013 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 19 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Chaffee County: 90.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.5%), Educational, health and social services (13.9%), Retail trade (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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  • Races in Chaffee County, CO (2017)
    • 16,714102.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,99912.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2501.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1130.7%Two or more races
    • 760.5%Asian alone
    • 630.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

49.6 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years
Males: 10,331  (53.4%)
Females: 9,031  (46.6%)
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Average household size:
Chaffee County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,373 ($34,368 in 1999)
This county:

$56,373
Colorado:

$69,117

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $823 (lower quartile is $630, upper quartile is $1,063)
This county:

$823
State:

$1125


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $319,262 (it was $146,500 in 2000)
Chaffee:

$319,262
Colorado:

$348,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $213,390 - $448,598
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,541
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $372

Institutionalized population: 1,389

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 30
  • Thefts: 80
  • Auto thefts: 9

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 30
  • Thefts: 84
  • Auto thefts: 7
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 160 buildings, average cost: $83,800
  • 1998: 187 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 1999: 214 buildings, average cost: $85,700
  • 2000: 227 buildings, average cost: $91,500
  • 2001: 219 buildings, average cost: $97,100
  • 2002: 230 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 2003: 190 buildings, average cost: $139,800
  • 2004: 168 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2005: 155 buildings, average cost: $142,900
  • 2006: 162 buildings, average cost: $210,000
  • 2007: 220 buildings, average cost: $221,000
  • 2008: 135 buildings, average cost: $231,000
  • 2009: 91 buildings, average cost: $268,000
  • 2010: 101 buildings, average cost: $249,700
  • 2011: 69 buildings, average cost: $237,200
  • 2012: 93 buildings, average cost: $235,800
  • 2013: 99 buildings, average cost: $272,400
  • 2014: 95 buildings, average cost: $263,500
  • 2015: 105 buildings, average cost: $265,200
  • 2016: 115 buildings, average cost: $264,900
  • 2017: 132 buildings, average cost: $264,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Chaffee, CO residents
Average permit cost in Chaffee, CO
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,222 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,002 (0.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Chaffee, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Chaffee, CO in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Chaffee, CO in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.1%
Chaffee County:

8.1%
Colorado:

10.3%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 49.6 years old
(Males: 45.7 years old, Females: 51.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.7 years old, Black residents: 32.4 years old, American Indian residents: 43.3 years old, Asian residents: 32.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33.8 years old, Other race residents: 57.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Chaffee County is $512 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $624 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $909 a month.

Cities in this county include: Salida, Buena Vista, Poncha Springs, Johnson Village, Maysville, Smeltertown, Garfield.

Chaffee 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: Braxton County, West Virginia , Cape May County, New Jersey , Talbot County, Maryland , Fairfax County, Virginia , Johnson County, Missouri , Monroe County, Indiana , Madison County, Illinois , Osage County, Missouri , Trego County, Kansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
Colorado:

3.0%

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

Current college students: 507
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 36.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 572 (50.3% naturalized citizens)

Chaffee County:

3.0%
Whole state:

9.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 602010 or later
  • 842000 to 2009
  • 1311990 to 1999
  • 591980 to 1989
  • 241970 to 1979
  • 166Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 92.3%

Chaffee County marital status for males Chaffee County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,702
  • One, attached: 299
  • Two: 304
  • 3 or 4: 223
  • 5 to 9: 153
  • 10 to 19: 118
  • 20 to 49: 28
  • 50 or more: 19
  • Mobile homes: 926
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Housing units in Chaffee County with a mortgage: 3,474 (53 second mortgage, 218 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,790

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

71.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Chaffee County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,29021
Catholic2,0242
Mainline Protestant1,0248
Other4465
None10,025-
Chaffee 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: 7
Chaffee County:

4.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Chaffee County:

11.35 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 35
This county:

20.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Chaffee County:

5.2%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Chaffee County:

15.5%
State:

18.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

3.8%
State:

9.6%

Agriculture in Chaffee County:

Average size of farms: 336 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $40,266
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $264.52
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 21.27%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 74.29%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $42,793
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.66%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 75.76%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $122,687
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.02%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.26

Earthquake activity:

Chaffee County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 141% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 548.0 miles away from Chaffee 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 140.2 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 259.9 miles away from the county center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 621.0 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 408.7 miles away from Chaffee County center
On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 108.1 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:

  • 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 Snowstorm, Incident Period: March 17, 2003 to March 20, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3185: April 09, 2003, FEMA Id: 3185, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • 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

The number of natural disasters in Chaffee County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Chaffee

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,267 (69.9%)
  • Carpooled: 704 (7.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 18 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 36 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 443 (4.9%)
  • Walked: 324 (3.6%)
  • Worked at home: 1,180 (13.2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

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


  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (23%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • El Salvador (8%)
  • Morocco (7%)
  • Nepal (5%)
  • England (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Chaffee County


  • German (20%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • American (6%)
  • European (5%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • Swedish (3%)

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

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

  • 1,238 people in state prisons
  • 82 people in nursing homes
  • 27 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 1,235 people in state prisons
  • 91 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 63 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 24 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 15 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $62,149.

10.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($58,326 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.21%
Colorado average:

10.99%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.57% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($29,754 average AGI)
4.65% relocated from other states ($28,571 average AGI)
Chaffee County:

4.65%
Colorado average:

4.99%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from El Paso County, CO  0.66% ($50,260 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, CO  0.57% ($86,628)
from Fremont County, CO  0.51% ($34,795)
from Denver County, CO  0.50% ($61,237)
from Arapahoe County, CO  0.33% ($72,200)
from Lake County, CO  0.28% ($53,762)


7.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,184 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.17%
Colorado average:

9.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.81% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($26,002 average AGI)
3.36% relocated to other states ($20,182 average AGI)
Chaffee County:

3.36%
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 Fremont County, CO  0.63% ($41,043 average AGI)
to El Paso County, CO  0.44% ($65,875)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.29% ($78,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.7

Births per 1000 population in Chaffee County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Chaffee County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 1.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Chaffee County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Chaffee County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Chaffee County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Chaffee County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Chaffee County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Chaffee County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Chaffee County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,522 (3,111 aged, 411 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 366 (13%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (140)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (131)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (126)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (123)
  • Congestive heart failure (78)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (62)
  • Unspecified dementia (62)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (56)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (56)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (49)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 232.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 189.6
  • Other - 43.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,362
  • In family households: 14,812 (3,171 male householders, 2,324 female householders)
    4,470 spouses, 3,850 children (3,522 natural, 183 adopted, 133 stepchildren), 162 grandchildren, 197 brothers or sisters, 210 parents, 225 other relatives, 194 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,335 (1,148 male householders (931 living alone)), 1,405 female householders (996 living alone)), 768 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,185

Size of family households: 3,554 2-persons, 1,018 3-persons, 671 4-persons, 140 5-persons, 125 6-persons, 37 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,928 1-person, 604 2-persons, 9 3-persons, 10 4-persons.

2,009 married couples with children.
704 single-parent households (289 men, 415 women).

94.3% of residents of Chaffee speak English at home.
4.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (96% speak English very well, 4% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $85,625,000 ($5,056 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,234,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $50,058,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,746,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $56,000
Federal grants: $13,399,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,247,000 ($37,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,119,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $411,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,289,000
Federal Government insurance: $18,382,000

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

Births: 760
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

76 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 745
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

32 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +42
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +690
Here:

+41 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Chaffee County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.58 millions of gallons per day (11% from ground, 89% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.1

Year house built in Chaffee County, Colorado
  • Year house built in Chaffee County, Colorado
  • 522014 or later
  • 2832010 to 2013
  • 2,1732000 to 2009
  • 1,9791990 to 1999
  • 8901980 to 1989
  • 1,9061970 to 1979
  • 9301960 to 1969
  • 5091950 to 1959
  • 1731940 to 1949
  • 1,5911939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Chaffee County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Chaffee County, Colorado
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Chaffee County, Colorado
  • 01 room
  • 152 rooms
  • 2073 rooms
  • 8264 rooms
  • 1,2745 rooms
  • 1,4076 rooms
  • 1,0567 rooms
  • 5408 rooms
  • 8329+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chaffee County, Colorado
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chaffee County, Colorado
  • 691 room
  • 1962 rooms
  • 2043 rooms
  • 5374 rooms
  • 4955 rooms
  • 2066 rooms
  • 1507 rooms
  • 38 rooms
  • 409+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Chaffee County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Chaffee County, Colorado
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Chaffee County, Colorado
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1391 bedroom
  • 1,3602 bedrooms
  • 3,3163 bedrooms
  • 1,0394 bedrooms
  • 2285+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chaffee County, Colorado
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chaffee County, Colorado
  • 118no bedroom
  • 4011 bedroom
  • 7582 bedrooms
  • 4803 bedrooms
  • 1404 bedrooms
  • 105+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Chaffee County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Chaffee County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Chaffee County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 107no vehicle
  • 1,1931 vehicle
  • 2,8942 vehicles
  • 1,0983 vehicles
  • 4514 vehicles
  • 5225+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Chaffee County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Chaffee County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 188no vehicle
  • 7231 vehicle
  • 7822 vehicles
  • 1483 vehicles
  • 754 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

87.9% of Chaffee County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Colorado.

Chaffee County:

87.9%
State average:

82.0%

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

  • This state: 7,687
  • Other state: 10,853
  • Northeast: 1,623
  • Midwest: 3,960
  • South: 2,750
  • West: 2,519
Year householders moved into unit in Chaffee County, CO
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Chaffee County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 50.0%Utility gas
  • 24.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.5%Wood
  • 8.9%Electricity
  • 1.7%Solar energy
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 54.1%Utility gas
  • 25.0%Electricity
  • 15.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.7%Wood
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 26
Here:

1.9%
Colorado:

7.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 61
Here:

7.7%
Colorado:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 35
Here:

9.0%
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

Chaffee County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $932,000
    Other: $306,000
    Air Transportation: $3,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $422,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $9,878,000
    Health - Other: $2,421,000
    Police Protection: $1,787,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,629,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,295,000
    Financial Administration: $1,089,000
    Solid Waste Management: $973,000
    General Public Buildings: $594,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $525,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $480,000
    Parks and Recreation: $170,000
    Air Transportation: $165,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,225,000
    Air Transportation: $366,000
    Public Welfare: $77,000
    Highways: $44,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $183,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Housing and Community Development: $494,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $200,000
    Other - General - Other: $200,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $139,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $40,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,580,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,171,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $409,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $126,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $73,000
    Interest Earnings: $20,000
    General Revenue - Other: $9,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,861,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $5,568,000
    Highways: $1,851,000
    Other: $19,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,169,000
    Property: $3,791,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $766,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,351,000

Chaffee County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $932,000
    Other: $306,000
    Air Transportation: $3,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $422,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $9,878,000
    Health - Other: $2,421,000
    Police Protection: $1,787,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,629,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,295,000
    Financial Administration: $1,089,000
    Solid Waste Management: $973,000
    General Public Buildings: $594,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $525,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $480,000
    Parks and Recreation: $170,000
    Air Transportation: $165,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,225,000
    Air Transportation: $366,000
    Public Welfare: $77,000
    Highways: $44,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $183,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Housing and Community Development: $494,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $200,000
    Other - General - Other: $200,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $139,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $40,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,580,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,171,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $409,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $126,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $73,000
    Interest Earnings: $20,000
    General Revenue - Other: $9,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,861,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $5,568,000
    Highways: $1,851,000
    Other: $19,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,169,000
    Property: $3,791,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $766,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,351,000

Chaffee County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $932,000
    Other: $306,000
    Air Transportation: $3,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $422,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $9,878,000
    Health - Other: $2,421,000
    Police Protection: $1,787,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,629,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,295,000
    Financial Administration: $1,089,000
    Solid Waste Management: $973,000
    General Public Buildings: $594,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $525,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $480,000
    Parks and Recreation: $170,000
    Air Transportation: $165,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,225,000
    Air Transportation: $366,000
    Public Welfare: $77,000
    Highways: $44,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $183,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Housing and Community Development: $494,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $200,000
    Other - General - Other: $200,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $139,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $40,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,580,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,171,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $409,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $126,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $73,000
    Interest Earnings: $20,000
    General Revenue - Other: $9,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,861,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $5,568,000
    Highways: $1,851,000
    Other: $19,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,169,000
    Property: $3,791,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $766,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,351,000

Chaffee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $932,000
    Other: $306,000
    Air Transportation: $3,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $422,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $9,878,000
    Health - Other: $2,421,000
    Police Protection: $1,787,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,629,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,295,000
    Financial Administration: $1,089,000
    Solid Waste Management: $973,000
    General Public Buildings: $594,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $525,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $480,000
    Parks and Recreation: $170,000
    Air Transportation: $165,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,225,000
    Air Transportation: $366,000
    Public Welfare: $77,000
    Highways: $44,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $183,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Housing and Community Development: $494,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $200,000
    Other - General - Other: $200,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $139,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $40,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,580,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,171,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $409,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $126,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $73,000
    Interest Earnings: $20,000
    General Revenue - Other: $9,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,861,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $5,568,000
    Highways: $1,851,000
    Other: $19,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,169,000
    Property: $3,791,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $766,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,351,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 203
  • Number of aged recipients: 27
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 176
  • Number of recipients under 18: 23
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 136
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 44
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 99
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 83
Most common first names in Chaffee County, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12075.6 years
Mary9882.2 years
Robert8669.6 years
William8475.4 years
Frank6477.9 years
Charles5873.8 years
Helen5282.6 years
James5070.8 years
George4677.2 years
Dorothy4578.4 years
Most common last names in Chaffee County, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3975.0 years
Johnson2978.6 years
Williams2474.8 years
Martinez2273.2 years
Brown2083.4 years
Miller1778.0 years
Martin1779.5 years
Post1680.4 years
Davis1674.9 years
Wilson1678.8 years
Businesses in Chaffee County, CO
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2La-Z-Boy1
Alco Stores1Lane Furniture1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Best Western1RadioShack1
Big O Tires1SONIC Drive-In1
Burger King1Safeway1
Chevrolet1Sears1
Comfort Inn1Starbucks1
Curves2Super 82
Days Inn1True Value2
FedEx2U-Haul3
Ford1UPS7
H&R Block2Vans1
Holiday Inn1Vons1
KFC1Walmart1
Kroger3