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Elbert County, Colorado (CO)

County population in 2016: 25,345 (all rural); it was 19,872 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,243
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,139
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,055
Renter-occupied apartments: 998 (it was 715 in 2000)
% of renters here:

11%
State:

34%

Land area: 1851 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 14 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Elbert County: 96.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Construction (22.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.0%), Information (10.9%), Educational, health and social services (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Elbert County, CO (2017)
    • 22,474113.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,6138.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 5913.0%Two or more races
    • 1810.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1280.6%Asian alone
    • 1170.6%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 380.2%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

45.9 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years
Males: 12,816  (50.6%)
Females: 12,529  (49.4%)
Average household size:
Elbert County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $96,498 ($62,480 in 1999)
This county:

$96,498
Colorado:

$69,117

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $1,112 (lower quartile is $763, upper quartile is $1,778)
This county:

$1112
State:

$1125


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $512,999 (it was $235,400 in 2000)
Elbert:

$512,999
Colorado:

$348,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $321,299 - $570,773

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $498,907
Here:

$498,907
State:

$425,440

Townhouses or other attached units: $244,280
Here:

$244,280
State:

$344,412

Mobile homes: $95,885
Here:

$95,885
State:

$80,946

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,075
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $502

Institutionalized population: 65

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 39
  • Thefts: 60
  • Auto thefts: 13

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 12
  • Burglaries: 44
  • Thefts: 56
  • Auto thefts: 13
Elbert County, CO map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 316 buildings, average cost: $27,600
  • 1998: 295 buildings, average cost: $26,100
  • 1999: 287 buildings, average cost: $137,400
  • 2000: 317 buildings, average cost: $149,800
  • 2001: 301 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2002: 185 buildings, average cost: $136,400
  • 2003: 154 buildings, average cost: $141,400
  • 2004: 219 buildings, average cost: $148,300
  • 2005: 258 buildings, average cost: $164,700
  • 2006: 244 buildings, average cost: $223,900
  • 2007: 150 buildings, average cost: $298,300
  • 2008: 57 buildings, average cost: $275,300
  • 2009: 39 buildings, average cost: $262,300
  • 2010: 33 buildings, average cost: $246,600
  • 2011: 30 buildings, average cost: $241,500
  • 2012: 45 buildings, average cost: $295,500
  • 2013: 79 buildings, average cost: $313,000
  • 2014: 116 buildings, average cost: $286,700
  • 2015: 149 buildings, average cost: $239,000
  • 2016: 120 buildings, average cost: $247,400
  • 2017: 163 buildings, average cost: $304,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Elbert, CO residents
Average permit cost in Elbert, CO
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,104 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,716 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Elbert, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Elbert, CO in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Elbert, CO in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.3%
Elbert County:

4.3%
Colorado:

10.3%
(4.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.4% for American Indian residents, 7.0% for other race residents, 2.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 45.9 years old
(Males: 45.7 years old, Females: 46.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.8 years old, Black residents: 9.9 years old, American Indian residents: 56.7 years old, Asian residents: 45.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.5 years old, Other race residents: 52.1 years old)

Area name: Denver-Aurora, CO MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Elbert County is $702 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $889 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1262 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ponderosa Park, Elizabeth, Simla, Kiowa, Agate, Elbert.

Elbert 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: Adams County , Clay County, Kansas , Cloud County, Kansas , Effingham County, Illinois , Fayette County, Illinois , Marshall County, Kansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.4%
Colorado:

3.0%

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

Current college students: 655
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 96.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 35.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,121 (47.9% naturalized citizens)

Elbert County:

4.4%
Whole state:

9.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3072010 or later
  • 4492000 to 2009
  • 1291990 to 1999
  • 991980 to 1989
  • 421970 to 1979
  • 115Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 28.4%

Elbert County marital status for males Elbert County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,928
  • One, attached: 120
  • Two: 22
  • 3 or 4: 31
  • 5 to 9: 19
  • 10 to 19: 28
  • 20 or more: 1
  • Mobile homes: 382

Housing units in Elbert County with a mortgage: 6,359 (242 second mortgage, 814 home equity loan, 45 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,629

Here:

85.7% with mortgage
State:

71.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Elbert County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,31713
Catholic1,0221
Other7442
Mainline Protestant3847
None19,619-
Elbert 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: 1
Elbert County:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Elbert County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

3.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Elbert County:

4.8%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Elbert County:

17.4%
State:

18.4%

Agriculture in Elbert County:

Average size of farms: 927 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $24,174
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $102.92
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 81.68%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $27,792
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.64%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.14%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $58,353
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.94%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.85
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.47%
All wheat for grain: 20889 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 14 acres

Earthquake activity:

Elbert County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Colorado state average. It is 61% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 224.7 miles away from Elbert County center
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) earthquake occurred 166.2 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 591.7 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 12/25/1994 at 19:06:07, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 27.8 miles away from the county center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 157.5 miles away from Elbert County center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 149.8 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 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
  • 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 Flooding, Incident Period: July 28, 1997 to August 12, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1186: August 01, 1997, FEMA Id: 1186, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Colorado Drought, Incident Period: January 29, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3025: January 29, 1977, FEMA Id: 3025, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Colorado Heavy Rains, Snowmelt, Flooding, Incident Period: May 23, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-385: May 23, 1973, FEMA Id: 385, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain, Snow
  • 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 Elbert County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Elbert

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,626 (61.4%)
  • Carpooled: 512 (8.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 38 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 104 (1.8%)
  • Worked at home: 1,871 (31.7%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Construction (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Construction (6%)

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


  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (18%)
  • England (17%)
  • Canada (17%)
  • Ethiopia (12%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Ecuador (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Elbert County


  • German (20%)
  • American (13%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • European (5%)
  • Dutch (3%)
  • Italian (2%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
26 people in nursing homes
9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 35 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 30 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $97,553.

11.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($87,008 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.10%
Colorado average:

10.99%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
8.66% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($68,448 average AGI)
2.44% relocated from other states ($18,560 average AGI)
Elbert County:

2.44%
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 Douglas County, CO  3.19% ($102,642 average AGI)
from Arapahoe County, CO  2.38% ($96,345)
from Denver County, CO  0.71% ($73,209)
from El Paso County, CO  0.63% ($51,983)
from Jefferson County, CO  0.52% ($65,612)
from Adams County, CO  0.41% ($101,237)


9.34% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($72,153 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.34%
Colorado average:

9.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.48% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($48,852 average AGI)
2.86% relocated to other states ($23,300 average AGI)
Elbert County:

2.86%
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 Douglas County, CO  2.31% ($83,840 average AGI)
to Arapahoe County, CO  1.16% ($79,972)
to El Paso County, CO  0.86% ($50,582)
to Denver County, CO  0.49% ($65,156)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.37% ($48,000)
to Adams County, CO  0.33% ($70,800)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Births per 1000 population in Elbert County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 4.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 4.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 4.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Elbert County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Elbert County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Elbert County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Elbert County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Elbert County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Elbert County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Elbert County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Elbert County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,850 (1,604 aged, 246 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 575 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (93)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (89)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (68)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (58)
  • Congestive heart failure (51)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (45)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (42)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (41)
  • Unspecified dementia (41)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (40)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 138.2. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 25,345
  • In family households: 22,521 (4,044 male householders, 2,802 female householders)
    6,070 spouses, 7,297 children (6,642 natural, 390 adopted, 237 stepchildren), 689 grandchildren, 330 brothers or sisters, 495 parents, 378 other relatives, 409 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,672 (957 male householders (777 living alone)), 1,092 female householders (854 living alone)), 611 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 80

Size of family households: 3,432 2-persons, 1,332 3-persons, 955 4-persons, 548 5-persons, 404 6-persons, 236 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,632 1-person, 321 2-persons, 62 3-persons, 22 4-persons.

4,248 married couples with children.
513 single-parent households (236 men, 277 women).

95.4% of residents of Elbert speak English at home.
3.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 31% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $54,215,000 ($2,411 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,853,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $34,201,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $7,733,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,196,000
Federal grants: $5,560,000
Federal procurement contracts: $975,000 ($266,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,550,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $235,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $22,332,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,628,000

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

Births: 1,180
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

76 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 492
Here:

22 per 1000 residents
State:

32 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +40
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,216
Here:

+97 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Elbert County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.52 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.2
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.3
State:

4.1

Year house built in Elbert County, Colorado
  • Year house built in Elbert County, Colorado
  • 3892014 or later
  • 2092010 to 2013
  • 2,0282000 to 2009
  • 3,0131990 to 1999
  • 1,2621980 to 1989
  • 1,3471970 to 1979
  • 3131960 to 1969
  • 3291950 to 1959
  • 1051940 to 1949
  • 5771939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Elbert County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Elbert County, Colorado
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Elbert County, Colorado
  • 281 room
  • 32 rooms
  • 1053 rooms
  • 5324 rooms
  • 8645 rooms
  • 1,5986 rooms
  • 1,3077 rooms
  • 1,0148 rooms
  • 2,6049+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Elbert County, Colorado
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Elbert County, Colorado
  • 01 room
  • 92 rooms
  • 503 rooms
  • 2574 rooms
  • 1845 rooms
  • 1676 rooms
  • 897 rooms
  • 1138 rooms
  • 819+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Elbert County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Elbert County, Colorado
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Elbert County, Colorado
  • 30no bedroom
  • 1461 bedroom
  • 6962 bedrooms
  • 3,2443 bedrooms
  • 2,8094 bedrooms
  • 1,1865+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Elbert County, Colorado
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Elbert County, Colorado
  • 0no bedroom
  • 511 bedroom
  • 3402 bedrooms
  • 3263 bedrooms
  • 2024 bedrooms
  • 435+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Elbert County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Elbert County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Elbert County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 208no vehicle
  • 1,0431 vehicle
  • 2,4822 vehicles
  • 2,4363 vehicles
  • 1,2324 vehicles
  • 8865+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Elbert County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Elbert County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 35no vehicle
  • 3271 vehicle
  • 2842 vehicles
  • 2343 vehicles
  • 1144 vehicles
  • 245+ vehicles

89.2% of Elbert County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 9% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Colorado.

Elbert County:

89.2%
State average:

82.0%

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

  • This state: 11,361
  • Other state: 12,625
  • Northeast: 1,507
  • Midwest: 4,508
  • South: 2,876
  • West: 3,733
Year householders moved into unit in Elbert County, CO
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Elbert County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 42.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 36.3%Utility gas
  • 11.8%Electricity
  • 5.2%Wood
  • 2.5%Other fuel
  • 1.2%Solar energy
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 37.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 37.8%Utility gas
  • 16.2%Electricity
  • 7.9%Wood
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 510
Here:

19.8%
Colorado:

7.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 199
Here:

10.4%
Colorado:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 113
Here:

15.4%
Colorado:

13.2%

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

Elbert County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $2,116,000
    Regular Highways: $215,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $2,335,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,667,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,775,000
    Police Protection: $3,358,000
    Financial Administration: $1,360,000
    Central Staff Services: $946,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $657,000
    General - Other: $594,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $329,000
    Health - Other: $280,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $143,000
    General Public Buildings: $139,000
    Parks and Recreation: $111,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $287,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,890,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,612,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $278,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $414,000
    Interest Earnings: $250,000
    Special Assessments: $42,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $8,441,000
    Regular Highways: $860,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $96,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $30,000
    Police Protection: $25,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,450,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,663,000
    Public Welfare: $4,368,000
    Other: $541,000
    General Local Government Support: $262,000
    Health and Hospitals: $91,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,334,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,886,000
    Other License: $574,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $8,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000

Elbert County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $2,116,000
    Regular Highways: $215,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $2,335,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,667,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,775,000
    Police Protection: $3,358,000
    Financial Administration: $1,360,000
    Central Staff Services: $946,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $657,000
    General - Other: $594,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $329,000
    Health - Other: $280,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $143,000
    General Public Buildings: $139,000
    Parks and Recreation: $111,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $287,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,890,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,612,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $278,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $414,000
    Interest Earnings: $250,000
    Special Assessments: $42,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $8,441,000
    Regular Highways: $860,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $96,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $30,000
    Police Protection: $25,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,450,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,663,000
    Public Welfare: $4,368,000
    Other: $541,000
    General Local Government Support: $262,000
    Health and Hospitals: $91,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,334,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,886,000
    Other License: $574,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $8,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000

Elbert County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $2,116,000
    Regular Highways: $215,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $2,335,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,667,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,775,000
    Police Protection: $3,358,000
    Financial Administration: $1,360,000
    Central Staff Services: $946,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $657,000
    General - Other: $594,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $329,000
    Health - Other: $280,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $143,000
    General Public Buildings: $139,000
    Parks and Recreation: $111,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $287,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,890,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,612,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $278,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $414,000
    Interest Earnings: $250,000
    Special Assessments: $42,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $8,441,000
    Regular Highways: $860,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $96,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $30,000
    Police Protection: $25,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,450,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,663,000
    Public Welfare: $4,368,000
    Other: $541,000
    General Local Government Support: $262,000
    Health and Hospitals: $91,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,334,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,886,000
    Other License: $574,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $8,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000

Elbert County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $2,116,000
    Regular Highways: $215,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $2,335,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,667,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,775,000
    Police Protection: $3,358,000
    Financial Administration: $1,360,000
    Central Staff Services: $946,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $657,000
    General - Other: $594,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $329,000
    Health - Other: $280,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $143,000
    General Public Buildings: $139,000
    Parks and Recreation: $111,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $287,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,890,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,612,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $278,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $414,000
    Interest Earnings: $250,000
    Special Assessments: $42,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $8,441,000
    Regular Highways: $860,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $96,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $30,000
    Police Protection: $25,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,450,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,663,000
    Public Welfare: $4,368,000
    Other: $541,000
    General Local Government Support: $262,000
    Health and Hospitals: $91,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,334,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,886,000
    Other License: $574,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $8,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 70
  • Number of aged recipients: 9
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 61
  • Number of recipients under 18: 9
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 49
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 12
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 13
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 35
Most common first names in Elbert County, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4278.1 years
Mary3682.2 years
William3274.5 years
James2471.6 years
George2280.0 years
Robert2270.5 years
Dorothy1279.8 years
Frances1285.5 years
Harold1276.8 years
Helen1182.2 years
Most common last names in Elbert County, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller1681.9 years
Lemley878.0 years
Christensen776.5 years
Davis772.7 years
Brown779.9 years
Wilson776.9 years
Smith678.5 years
Evans672.0 years
Wright680.7 years
Anderson669.0 years
Businesses in Elbert County, CO
NameCountNameCount
Big O Tires1U-Haul2
FedEx2UPS1
SONIC Drive-In1Vons1
Starbucks1Walmart1
True Value1

Elbert County on our top lists:

  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"