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Elbert County, Colorado (CO)


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County population in 2012: 23,383 (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: 13 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Elbert County: 94.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (15.1%), Construction (14.0%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Elbert County, Colorado:


Median resident age:  43.0 years
Colorado median age:  36.0 years

Males: 11,553  (43.2%)
Females: 11,533  (56.8%)

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Elbert County,CO real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Elbert County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $73,369 ($62,480 in 1999)
This county:

$73369
Colorado:

$55430

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $712 (lower quartile is $525, upper quartile is $1,085)
This county:

$712
State:

$753


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $340,803 (it was $235,400 in 2000)
Elbert County:

$340,803
Colorado:

$237,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $236,313 - $467,739

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $509,120
Here:

$509,120
State:

$322,490

Townhouses or other attached units: $2,930,898
Here:

$2,930,898
State:

$250,501

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $880,014
Here:

$880,014
State:

$224,676

Mobile homes: $174,877
Here:

$174,877
State:

$53,488

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $199,786
Here:

$199,786
State:

$69,208
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,740
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $454

Institutionalized population: 65

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


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


Elbert County, CO map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,876 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,371 (0.4%)


Elbert County household income distribution in 2009 Elbert County home values distribution


Elbert County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 4.2%
(3.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.0% for Black residents, 11.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.4% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 2.3% for other race residents, 1.5% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 44 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31 years old, Other race residents: 35 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

4.0%
Whole state:

9.3%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

1.7%
Whole state:

4.1%

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

2005 air pollution in Elbert County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 4.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Significantly below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 13 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Significantly below U.S. average.



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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Elbert County: J-CC Camp (A), Peaceful Valley Ranch (B), Kuhns Crossing (C), Brittingham Ranch (D), Schley School (E), Holtwold Store (F), River Bend (G), Rattlesnake Fire Protection District Station 51 (H), Rattlesnake Fire Protection District Station 54 (I), Elizabeth Fire Rescue Station 73 (J), Agate Volunteer Fire Department (K), North Central Fire Protection District (L), Kiowa Fire Protection District Station 2 (M), Rattlesnake Fire Protection District Station 52 (N), Rattlesnake Fire Protection District Station 53 (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Elbert County include: Pleasant Plains Community Church (A), Saint Mary Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Kanza Cemetery (1), River Bend Cemetery (2), Dunkers Cemetery (3), Mountain View Cemetery (4), Norton Cemetery (5), Gair Cemetery (6), Ebenezer Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Agate Number 1 Reservoir (A), Walter Burns Detention Reservoir (B), John Brittingham Reservoir (C), Frank Ehman Detention Reservoir Number 2 (D), Hertneky Reservoir (E), Max Killian Reservoir (F), Kiowa Creek Watershed D-12 Reservoir (G), Kiowa Creek Watershed Q-51 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Reed Springs Creek (A), Spring Branch (B), Gopher Creek (C), Bland Creek (D), Dry Creek (E), Gold Creek (F), Running Creek (G), Key Creek (H), Cool Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Arapahoe County , Douglas County , El Paso County , Lincoln County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 655
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 374 (39% naturalized citizens)

Elbert County:

1.9%
Whole state:

8.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


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:


Housing units in Elbert County with a mortgage: 3,580 (675 second mortgage, 398 home equity loan, 28 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 331

Here:

91.5% with mortgage
State:

79.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 9.26%
Here9.3%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 1,840
Total congregations: 13

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Baptist Missionary Association of AmericaSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents585 (31.8%)282 (15.3%)240 (13.0%)240 (13.0%)157 (8.5%)
Congregations1 (7.7%)1 (7.7%)1 (7.7%)1 (7.7%)2 (15.4%)
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchConservative Baptist Association of AmericaOther
Adherents97 (5.3%)86 (4.7%)70 (3.8%)50 (2.7%)33 (1.8%)
Congregations2 (15.4%)1 (7.7%)1 (7.7%)1 (7.7%)2 (15.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Elbert County - Ponderosa Park, Elizabeth, Simla, Kiowa, Agate

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Elbert County:

3.97 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

4.8%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

17.4%
Colorado:

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

Tornado activity:

Elbert County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 1.4 times above overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Elbert County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Colorado state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 12/23/1995 at 06:51:48, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 51.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1997 at 22:04:39, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB, 2.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 45.3 miles away from the county center
On 7/22/2001 at 19:22:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 48.7 miles away from Elbert County center
On 1/26/2008 at 03:49:01, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Elbert County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (4%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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




Most common first ancestries reported in Elbert County (%):





Elbert County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,060 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 1,359 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 118 (1%)
  • Railroad: 2 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 13 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 227 (2%)
  • Other means: 82 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 717 (7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $74,120.

10.65% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($60,372 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.65%
Colorado average:

10.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.87% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($45,309 average AGI)
2.78% relocated from other states ($15,063 average AGI)
Elbert County:

2.78%
Colorado average:

4.67%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Douglas County, CO  2.68% ($72,404 average AGI)
from Arapahoe County, CO  1.97% ($62,528)
from Jefferson County, CO  0.83% ($64,900)
from Denver County, CO  0.67% ($53,271)
from El Paso County, CO  0.61% ($43,386)
from Adams County, CO  0.33% ($58,167)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.14% ($122,400)


10.81% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($48,988 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.81%
Colorado average:

10.03%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.65% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($33,447 average AGI)
3.16% relocated to other states ($15,542 average AGI)
Elbert County:

3.16%
Colorado average:

3.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Douglas County, CO  2.56% ($56,773 average AGI)
to Arapahoe County, CO  1.68% ($44,595)
to El Paso County, CO  0.72% ($46,115)
to Denver County, CO  0.49% ($40,200)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.35% ($41,000)
to Larimer County, CO  0.30% ($27,773)
to Adams County, CO  0.26% ($32,947)

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 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 live births in Elbert County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,432 (1,234 aged, 198 disabled)
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: 23,013

Size of family households: 3,117 2-persons, 1,363 3-persons, 1,251 4-persons, 598 5-persons, 243 6-persons, 147 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,297 1-person, 314 2-persons, 33 3-persons, 14 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

95.2% of residents of Elbert County speak English at home.
3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $54,215,000 ($2411 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:

6.9
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

3.9

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Elbert County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 28
  • 3 rooms: 172
  • 4 rooms: 322
  • 5 rooms: 898
  • 6 rooms: 1,192
  • 7 rooms: 1,108
  • 8 rooms: 1,053
  • 9+ rooms: 1,279
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 36
  • 3 rooms: 68
  • 4 rooms: 151
  • 5 rooms: 189
  • 6 rooms: 120
  • 7 rooms: 79
  • 8 rooms: 34
  • 9+ rooms: 38
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Elbert County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 104
  • 2 bedrooms: 763
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,140
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,423
  • 5+ bedrooms: 613
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 101
  • 2 bedrooms: 248
  • 3 bedrooms: 263
  • 4 bedrooms: 72
  • 5+ bedrooms: 24
Cars and other vehicles available in Elbert County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 100
  • 1 vehicle: 705
  • 2 vehicles: 2,383
  • 3 vehicles: 1,801
  • 4 vehicles: 687
  • 5+ vehicles: 379
  • no vehicle: 22
  • 1 vehicle: 189
  • 2 vehicles: 315
  • 3 vehicles: 117
  • 4 vehicles: 48
  • 5+ vehicles: 24

45% of Elbert County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 17% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Colorado.

Elbert County:

44.5%
State average:

45.7%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $183,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Elbert County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (52.0%)
  • Utility gas (34.2%)
  • Electricity (8.7%)
  • Wood (3.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (46.4%)
  • Utility gas (33.3%)
  • Electricity (13.1%)
  • Wood (4.2%)
  • Other fuel (2.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 251
Here:

8.4%
Colorado:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 100
Here:

6.4%
Colorado:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 132
Here:

26.1%
Colorado:

16.7%

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Elbert County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Elbert County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Elbert County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Elbert County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Elbert County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Elbert County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




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
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