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El Paso County, Colorado (CO)

County population in 2016: 688,284 (91% urban, 9% rural); it was 516,929 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 123,013
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 29,280
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 124,443
Renter-occupied apartments: 83,666 (it was 67,966 in 2000)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

34%

Land area: 2126 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 324 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in El Paso County: 98.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.6%), Educational, health and social services (17.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in El Paso County, Colorado:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (69.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (16.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (6.0%)
  • Two or more races (4.1%)
  • Asian alone (2.6%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (0.4%)
Median resident age:  33.9 years
Colorado median age:  36.7 years
Males: 348,155  (50.6%)
Females: 340,129  (49.4%)

El Paso County,CO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
El Paso County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $63,882 ($46,844 in 1999)

This county:

$63,882
Colorado:

$65,685

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $916 (lower quartile is $700, upper quartile is $1,212)
This county:

$916
State:

$1057


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $249,200 (it was $143,600 in 2000)
El Paso:

$249,200
Colorado:

$314,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $181,100 - $362,100

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $316,050
Here:

$316,050
State:

$396,907

Townhouses or other attached units: $187,894
Here:

$187,894
State:

$316,972

In 2-unit structures: $1,370,969
Here:

$1,370,969
State:

$328,787

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $194,105
Here:

$194,105
State:

$274,686

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $277,559
Here:

$277,559
State:

$251,727

Mobile homes: $37,340
Here:

$37,340
State:

$87,176
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,484
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $416

Institutionalized population: 4,431

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 57
  • Robberies: 24
  • Assaults: 789
  • Burglaries: 721
  • Thefts: 1807
  • Auto thefts: 330

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 59
  • Robberies: 21
  • Assaults: 721
  • Burglaries: 680
  • Thefts: 1874
  • Auto thefts: 276
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Health of residents in El Paso County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is better than average.
81.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
45.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
78.4% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
72.6% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 191 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 154 pounds. This is less than average.
33.5% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 6175 buildings, average cost: $140,500
  • 2005: 6250 buildings, average cost: $144,100
  • 2006: 4129 buildings, average cost: $168,400
  • 2007: 2679 buildings, average cost: $178,200
  • 2008: 1553 buildings, average cost: $194,000
  • 2009: 1317 buildings, average cost: $315,100
  • 2010: 1634 buildings, average cost: $309,700
  • 2011: 1561 buildings, average cost: $337,700
  • 2012: 2373 buildings, average cost: $350,200
  • 2013: 2839 buildings, average cost: $393,000
  • 2014: 2594 buildings, average cost: $410,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,229 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $969 (0.4%)

El Paso County household income distribution in 2009 El Paso County home values distribution El Paso County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 11.4%
El Paso County:

11.4%
Colorado:

11.0%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.5% for Black residents, 18.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.7% for American Indian residents, 8.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 16.2% for other race residents, 20.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 33.9 years old
(Males: 32.4 years old, Females: 35.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37.7 years old, Black residents: 29.1 years old, American Indian residents: 37.9 years old, Asian residents: 36.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.6 years old, Other race residents: 27.6 years old)

Area name: Colorado Springs, CO HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in El Paso County is $601 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $759 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1083 a month.

Cities in this county include: Colorado Springs, Black Forest-Peyton, Security-Widefield, Elsmere, Fountain, Cimarron Hills, Black Forest, Southeastern El Paso, Fort Carson, Cheyenne Mountain.

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

2012 air pollution in El Paso County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 25.5 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in El Paso County: Manitou Experimental Forest Headquarters (A), Sky High Girl Scout Camp (B), Woodland Park Filtration Plant (C), Woodland Park Ranger Station (D), Turkey Rock Ranch (E), Pecks Camp (F), Lost Valley Ranch (G), Rideout Ranch (H), Old Phantom Creek Ranger Station (I), Transmission Line and Blue River Pipe Line (J), B Lazy M Ranch (K), W Snare Ranch (L), Witcher Ranch (M), Clyde (N), Tenderfoot Ski Area (O), Silver Springs Ranch (P), Aspen Valley Ranch (Q), Hidden Valley Ranch (R), Silver Spur Ranch (S), Glen Cove (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Pisgah Cemetery (1), Fourmile Cemetery (2), Divide Cemetery (3), Florissant Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Dead Lake (A), Ute Lake (B), Moonlight Pond (C), Starlight Pond (D), Sunrise Pond (E), North Catamount Reservoir (F), Mason Reservoir (G), Rule Creek Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mule Creek (A), Little Creek (B), Phantom Creek (C), Manchester Creek (D), Rule Creek (E), Fish Creek (F), Grape Creek (G), Hay Creek (H), South Catamount Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in El Paso County include: Beaver Creek State Wildlife Area (1), Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (2), High Park (3), Manitou Park Recreation Area (4), Cathedral Park (5), Lower Beaver Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Prince George's County, Maryland , Culpeper County, Virginia , Preble County, Ohio , Pottawatomie County, Kansas , Thomas County, Kansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Colorado:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 33,737
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 38.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 48,454 (52.7% naturalized citizens)

El Paso County:

7.0%
Whole state:

9.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 8,323
  • 2000 to 2009: 13,988
  • 1990 to 1999: 9,362
  • 1980 to 1989: 6,730
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,967
  • Before 1970: 8,623
Note: State values scaled to El Paso County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 95.2%

El Paso County marital status for males El Paso County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 182,522
  • One, attached: 22,174
  • Two: 3,873
  • 3 or 4: 12,622
  • 5 to 9: 9,557
  • 10 to 19: 12,105
  • 20 to 49: 11,380
  • 50 or more: 9,538
  • Mobile homes: 8,607
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 159

Housing units in El Paso County with a mortgage: 119,778 (4,062 second mortgage, 9,451 home equity loan, 467 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 41,452

Here:

74.4% with mortgage
State:

71.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for El Paso County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant95,284265
Catholic52,31023
Mainline Protestant33,69761
Other22,77562
Black Protestant2,68611
Orthodox9474
None414,564-
El Paso 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: 57
El Paso County:

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 9
Here:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 20
This county:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 168
El Paso County:

2.87 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 389
This county:

6.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
El Paso County:

5.5%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
El Paso County:

19.8%
State:

18.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

7.0%
State:

9.6%

Agriculture in El Paso County:

Average size of farms: 691 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $27,204
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $916.25
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 40.23%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 56.34%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $30,551
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.88%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 55.32%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $57,564
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.32%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.08
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.47%
All wheat for grain: 1390 harvested acres
Vegetables: 9 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

El Paso County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Colorado state average. It is 52726315.4 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

El Paso County-area historical earthquake activity is near Colorado state average. It is 82% 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 134.6 miles away from El Paso 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 247.9 miles away from the county center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 591.1 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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 124.6 miles away from the county center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 119.4 miles away from El Paso County center
On 12/25/1994 at 19:06:07, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 29.6 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 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 16, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4229: July 16, 2015, FEMA Id: 4229, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Colorado Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: September 11, 2013 to October 31, 2013, Emergency Declared EM-3365: September 12, 2013, FEMA Id: 3365, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Colorado Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: September 11, 2013 to September 30, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4145: September 14, 2013, FEMA Id: 4145, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Colorado Black Forest Wildfire, Incident Period: June 11, 2013 to June 21, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4134: July 26, 2013, FEMA Id: 4134, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Colorado Waldo Canyon Fire, Incident Period: June 23, 2012 to July 08, 2012, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 24, 2012, FEMA Id: 2984, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Colorado High Park And Waldo Canyon Wildfires, Incident Period: June 09, 2012 to July 12, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4067: June 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 4067, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Colorado Snow, Incident Period: December 18, 2006 to December 22, 2006, Emergency Declared EM-3270: January 07, 2007, FEMA Id: 3270, 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 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
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in El Paso County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Fires: 4, Landslides: 4, Mudslides: 4, Snows: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (25%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • India (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in El Paso County (%):

  • German (12%)
  • American (9%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • European (4%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)

El Paso County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 256,209 (76.8%)
  • Carpooled: 37,581 (11.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,546 (0.5%)
  • Subway or elevated: 39 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 162 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,710 (0.5%)
  • Bicycle: 1,363 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 11,958 (3.6%)
  • Worked at home: 23,234 (7.0%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


People in group quarters in El Paso County, Colorado in 2000:

  • 8,320 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 1,832 people in nursing homes
  • 1,748 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,096 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 827 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 381 people in halfway houses
  • 200 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 126 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 125 people in religious group quarters
  • 115 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 110 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 90 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 82 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 71 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 68 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 58 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 56 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 51 people in other group homes
  • 27 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 27 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 7 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 5 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents

People in group quarters in El Paso County, Colorado in 2010:

  • 10,678 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 2,577 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,657 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,291 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,230 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 652 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 379 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 255 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 191 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 85 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 84 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 43 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 19 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $59,060.

8.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.83%
Colorado average:

9.68%


0.43% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,153 average AGI)
El Paso County:

0.43%
Colorado average:

0.09%

1.53% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($6,539 average AGI)
6.86% relocated from other states ($30,928 average AGI)
El Paso County:

6.86%
Colorado average:

4.25%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pueblo County, CO  0.18% ($36,520 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.16% ($41,068)
from Arapahoe County, CO  0.16% ($42,377)
from Denver County, CO  0.15% ($35,288)
from Teller County, CO  0.15% ($39,101)
from Douglas County, CO  0.14% ($56,341)
from Cumberland County, NC  0.13% ($41,536)


8.32% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,339 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.32%
Colorado average:

9.12%


0.35% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,834 average AGI)
El Paso County:

0.35%
Colorado average:

0.11%

1.85% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($8,946 average AGI)
6.12% relocated to other states ($30,559 average AGI)
El Paso County:

6.12%
Colorado average:

3.65%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Denver County, CO  0.27% ($37,483 average AGI)
to Arapahoe County, CO  0.23% ($45,734)
to Pueblo County, CO  0.19% ($34,751)
to Douglas County, CO  0.18% ($60,990)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.17% ($45,055)
to Larimer County, CO  0.13% ($35,492)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.13% ($35,014)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.5
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.4

Births per 1000 population in El Paso County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.9

Deaths per 1000 population in El Paso County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 6.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in El Paso County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in El Paso County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in El Paso County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 63,504 (53,489 aged, 10,015 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 18,975 (12%)

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

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

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

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3,182)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2,992)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,857)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (2,132)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,980)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,801)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1,450)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,432)
  • Senility (1,025)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (958)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 43.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 24.7
  • Cut/Pierce - 6.5
  • Other - 11.9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 166.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 83.8
  • Poisoning - 42.6
  • Suffocation - 34.0
  • Other - 6.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 688,284
  • In family households: 560,833 (97,310 male householders, 76,812 female householders)
    137,455 spouses, 202,943 children (186,373 natural, 6,548 adopted, 10,022 stepchildren), 9,447 grandchildren, 5,482 brothers or sisters, 7,276 parents, 8,609 other relatives, 15,499 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 108,297 (40,569 male householders (30,203 living alone)), 42,817 female householders (35,747 living alone)), 24,911 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 19,154

Size of family households: 74,257 2-persons, 39,519 3-persons, 33,525 4-persons, 18,869 5-persons, 5,464 6-persons, 2,488 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 65,950 1-person, 13,280 2-persons, 2,897 3-persons, 437 4-persons, 773 5-persons, 49 6-persons.

115,712 married couples with children.
40,119 single-parent households (8,742 men, 31,377 women).

87.5% of residents of El Paso speak English at home.
8.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
1.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (53% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $5,477,888,000 ($9,878 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,456,855,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,584,547,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $376,423,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,978,000
Federal grants: $374,550,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,699,316,000 ($1,537,655,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,441,074,000 ($1,310,760,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,987,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,306,922,000
Federal Government insurance: $248,221,000

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

Births: 44,851
Here:

79 per 1000 residents
State:

76 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 16,709
Here:

30 per 1000 residents
State:

32 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +7,124
Here:

+13 per 1000 residents
State:

+24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +9,924
Here:

+18 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in El Paso County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 114.22 millions of gallons per day (4% from ground, 96% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.4
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 5,235
  • 2010 to 2013: 11,343
  • 2000 to 2009: 51,895
  • 1990 to 1999: 43,057
  • 1980 to 1989: 49,298
  • 1970 to 1979: 49,268
  • 1960 to 1969: 26,019
  • 1950 to 1959: 19,406
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,316
  • 1939 or earlier: 13,700
Note: State values scaled to El Paso population
Rooms in houses/apartments in El Paso County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to El Paso County population
  • 1 room: 558
  • 2 rooms: 285
  • 3 rooms: 2,447
  • 4 rooms: 10,566
  • 5 rooms: 21,684
  • 6 rooms: 25,768
  • 7 rooms: 21,613
  • 8 rooms: 26,674
  • 9+ rooms: 51,635
  • 1 room: 2,650
  • 2 rooms: 10,412
  • 3 rooms: 18,852
  • 4 rooms: 20,818
  • 5 rooms: 14,791
  • 6 rooms: 10,597
  • 7 rooms: 8,345
  • 8 rooms: 4,326
  • 9+ rooms: 5,487
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in El Paso County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to El Paso County population
  • no bedroom: 558
  • 1 bedroom: 1,913
  • 2 bedrooms: 17,456
  • 3 bedrooms: 60,461
  • 4 bedrooms: 52,704
  • 5+ bedrooms: 28,138
  • no bedroom: 3,377
  • 1 bedroom: 23,119
  • 2 bedrooms: 31,944
  • 3 bedrooms: 23,297
  • 4 bedrooms: 11,528
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3,013
Cars and other vehicles available in El Paso County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to El Paso County population
  • no vehicle: 1,742
  • 1 vehicle: 33,750
  • 2 vehicles: 75,133
  • 3 vehicles: 33,916
  • 4 vehicles: 11,444
  • 5+ vehicles: 5,245
  • no vehicle: 8,480
  • 1 vehicle: 43,935
  • 2 vehicles: 33,464
  • 3 vehicles: 6,989
  • 4 vehicles: 2,506
  • 5+ vehicles: 904

78% of El Paso 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, 31% lived in Colorado.

El Paso County:

77.5%
State average:

81.5%

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

  • This state: 214,872
  • Other state: 403,210
  • Northeast: 46,259
  • Midwest: 124,463
  • South: 116,722
  • West: 115,766

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in El Paso County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (79.7%)
  • Electricity (14.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.5%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • Solar energy (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (57.6%)
  • Electricity (37.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.5%)
  • No fuel used (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.1%)
  • Wood (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4,862
Here:

6.4%
Colorado:

7.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3,042
Here:

8.1%
Colorado:

6.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7,013
Here:

15.9%
Colorado:

14.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

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

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

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

El Paso County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $7,342,000
  • Construction - Judicial and Legal Services: $30,298,000
    Regular Highways: $5,195,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,072,000
    Parks and Recreation: $107,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $44,662,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $30,584,000
    Health - Other: $26,360,000
    General - Other: $24,823,000
    Financial Administration: $13,919,000
    Central Staff Services: $12,715,000
    Regular Highways: $12,652,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,480,000
    General Public Buildings: $7,476,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,203,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,027,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,253,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,245,000
    Solid Waste Management: $614,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $68,293,000
    Other Investments - Other: $23,692,000
    Benefit Payments: $10,364,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $5,923,000
    Withdrawals: $1,756,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,376,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $3,201,000
    Transit Utilities: $3,169,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $3,301,000
    Police Protection: $529,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $294,000
    General - Other: $242,000
    Financial Administration: $208,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $94,091,000

El Paso County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $21,442,000
    Solid Waste Management: $765,000
    Parks and Recreation: $391,000
    Housing and Community Development: $189,000
    Parking Facilities: $101,000
    Regular Highways: $83,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $15,738,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $6,580,000
    From Parent Local Government: $5,697,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $7,551,000
    All Other: $7,551,000
    Highways: $945,000
    Housing and Community Development: $649,000
    Public Welfare: $35,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $4,312,000
    Highways: $366,000
    Education: $360,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $13,646,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,755,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,075,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $674,000
    Rents: $634,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $27,587,000
    All Other: $9,464,000
    Highways: $8,552,000
    Health and Hospitals: $6,113,000
    General Local Government Support: $6,008,000
    Education: $36,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $67,699,000
    Property: $34,825,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $374,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $306,000
    Other License: $15,000

El Paso County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $126,501,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $125,924,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $97,915,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $95,380,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $17,500,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $16,923,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,535,000

El Paso County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $134,120,000
    Total Federal Securities: $8,235,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,608,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $126,501,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 6,050
  • Number of aged recipients: 601
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 5,449
  • Number of recipients under 18: 958
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 4,000
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,092
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,160
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,734
El Paso County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

El Paso County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 111 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5,943$196,3963,212$199,78720,185$215,060848$63,82823$3,062,3911,446$153,258327$134,786
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED361$191,014250$206,3161,796$217,032133$38,2561$1,350,000156$150,21847$135,872
APPLICATIONS DENIED538$177,777421$198,0434,499$219,403726$33,6605$3,352,400421$148,632131$105,206
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN658$188,573396$206,0303,362$217,642206$82,0581$26,275,000244$150,97162$132,161
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS66$164,97040$244,575723$219,11324$104,0002$178,00044$148,4557$112,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 106 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED543$224,002642$238,91618$162,4440$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED112$224,259186$228,23713$170,6151$150,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED165$221,885233$207,1898$173,6251$203,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN65$222,07787$223,7477$118,1431$203,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS27$201,40717$209,6473$205,3330$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in El Paso County, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,56773.4 years
Mary1,47179.5 years
William1,38974.4 years
Robert1,37070.7 years
James1,19271.5 years
Charles88674.1 years
George81576.3 years
Helen73280.6 years
Dorothy72378.9 years
Margaret65780.0 years
Most common last names in El Paso County, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith67276.1 years
Johnson53276.3 years
Brown38575.7 years
Miller36675.0 years
Jones32375.1 years
Davis31773.9 years
Williams31673.6 years
Wilson27476.2 years
Anderson26676.7 years
Martinez22768.5 years
Businesses in El Paso County, CO
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness3Kmart2
7-Eleven51Kohl's4
AT&T29Kroger33
Ace Hardware6La Quinta3
Advance Auto Parts10La-Z-Boy2
Aeropostale2Lane Bryant1
Albertsons5Lane Furniture5
American Eagle Outfitters2LensCrafters4
Ann Taylor1Little Caesars Pizza10
Apple Store1Lowe's5
Applebee's5Macy's1
Arby's9Marriott10
Audi1Marshalls1
AutoZone10MasterBrand Cabinets41
BMW1Maurices1
Bally Total Fitness2Mazda3
Banana Republic1McDonald's31
Barnes & Noble3Men's Wearhouse3
Baskin-Robbins8Microtel1
Bath & Body Works4Motel 62
Bed Bath & Beyond4Motherhood Maternity5
Best Western4New Balance7
Big O Tires8Nike34
Blockbuster14Nissan3
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Office Depot5
Budget Car Rental2OfficeMax4
Buffalo Wild Wings3Old Navy3
Burger King17Olive Garden3
CarMax1On The Border3
Carl\s Jr.12Outback3
Casual Male XL1Outback Steakhouse3
Catherines1Pac Sun3
Charlotte Russe1Panda Express7
Chevrolet4Panera Bread5
Chick-Fil-A5Papa John's Pizza8
Chico's1Payless7
Chipotle9Penske6
Chuck E. Cheese's2PetSmart6
Circle K1Pier 1 Imports2
Clarion2Pizza Hut15
Clarks1Plato's Closet1
Cold Stone Creamery5Popeyes8
Coldwater Creek1Pottery Barn1
Comfort Inn5Pottery Barn Kids1
Comfort Suites1Qdoba Mexican Grill5
Costco2Quality3
Cracker Barrel2Quiznos5
Cricket Wireless21RadioShack12
Crossland Economy Studios1Ramada2
Curves12Red Lobster3
DHL8Red Robin3
Dairy Queen10Rodeway Inn3
Days Inn6Ruby Tuesday4
Deb2Rue211
Decora Cabinetry1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dennys4SAS Shoes2
Discount Tire7SONIC Drive-In14
Domino's Pizza17Safeway14
DressBarn2Sam's Club3
Dressbarn2Sears9
Dunkin Donuts3Sephora1
Econo Lodge4Sleep Inn2
Ethan Allen1Soma Intimates1
Express2Spencer Gifts3
Extended Stay America1Sprint Nextel7
Famous Footwear7Staples4
Fashion Bug1Starbucks41
FedEx109Subaru2
Finish Line2Subway55
Firestone Complete Auto Care9Super 88
Foot Locker3T-Mobile32
Ford3T.G.I. Driday's1
GNC11T.J.Maxx1
GameStop10Taco Bell18
Gap1Talbots1
Goodwill6Target6
Gymboree2The Room Place2
H&R Block28Toyota3
Hilton11Toys"R"Us4
Hobby Lobby4Travelodge2
Holiday Inn7U-Haul27
Hollister Co.1UPS106
Home Depot6Vans7
Honda2Verizon Wireless7
Hot Topic3Victoria's Secret4
Howard Johnson3Village Inn8
Hyatt2Volkswagen2
IHOP5Vons15
J. Jill1Waffle House3
JCPenney4Walgreens25
Jack In The Box1Walmart9
Jamba Juice2Wendy's18
JoS. A. Bank1Wet Seal1
Jones New York12Whole Foods Market2
Journeys2Wingate1
Justice2World Gym1
KFC13YMCA9
Kincaid3

El Paso County on our top lists:

  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"