Park County, Colorado (CO)

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County population in 2012: 16,029 (all rural); it was 14,523 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,711
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,358
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,174
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,105 (it was 720 in 2000)
% of renters here:

12%
State:

34%

Land area: 2201 sq. mi.

Water area: 10.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 7 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Park County: 95.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (34.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.6%), Manufacturing (11.2%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 17%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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Races in Park County, Colorado:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (91.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.7%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  46.0 years
Colorado median age:  36.0 years
Males: 8,504  (46.3%)
Females: 7,702  (53.7%)

Park County,CO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Park County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $61,980 ($51,899 in 1999)

This county:

$61980
Colorado:

$58823

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $1,005 (lower quartile is $747, upper quartile is $1,449)
This county:

$1005
State:

$858


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $251,802 (it was $174,600 in 2000)
Park:

$251,802
Colorado:

$240,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $182,400 - $357,329
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,469
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $328

Institutionalized population: 86

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):

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 321 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 2005: 292 buildings, average cost: $135,700
  • 2006: 323 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 2007: 239 buildings, average cost: $155,700
  • 2008: 160 buildings, average cost: $168,800
  • 2009: 106 buildings, average cost: $165,100

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 2013: $1,185 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,024 (0.4%)

Park County household income distribution in 2009 Park County home values distribution Park County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.1%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.3% for American Indian residents, 53.3% for other race residents, 93.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.9%
Park County:

8.9%
Colorado:

13.0%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.1% for American Indian residents, 53.3% for other race residents, 88.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 47 years old
(Males: 47 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, Black residents: 38 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 35 years old, Other race residents: 37 years old)

Area name: Denver-Aurora, CO MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Park 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: Lake George, Fairplay, Alma, Guffey.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Park County: Cargill Ranch (A), Temple Ranch (B), Coleman Ranch (C), Rock Creek Cow Camp (D), Shoemate-Augustine Ranch (E), Paige Ranch (F), Buyer Ranch (G), Carruthers Ranch (H), Wahl Ranch (I), Coil Ranch (J), Turner Ranch (K), Badger Spring Ranch (L), Collard Ranch (M), Santa Maria Ranch (N), Highfill Ranch (O), Lost Park Cow Camp (P), Quelland Ranch (Q), Trout Creek Ranch (R), Colton Sheep Camp (S), Hot Springs (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: F.H.L. Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Park County: Jefferson Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Bordenville Cemetery (1), Buffalo Springs Cemetery (2), Dudley Cemetery (3), Old Fairplay Cemetery (4), Farnum Cemetery (5), Hartsel Cemetery (6), Rocky Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Milligan Lakes (A), Mud Lakes (B), Josephine Lake (C), Michigan Lake (D), Gibson Lake (E), Baker Lake (F), Leavick Tarn (G), Twelvemile Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gibson Creek (A), Johnson Creek (B), Mountain Creek (C), Vermillion Creek (D), Crystal Creek (E), Middle Fork South Platte River (F), South Fork South Platte River (G), McCurdy Creek (H), Hay Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Park County include: Antero Reservoir Recreation Area (1), Elevenmile State Recreation Area (2), Horse Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Chaffee County , Clear Creek County , Fremont County , Jefferson County , Lake County , Summit County , Teller County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.0%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 432
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 30.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 317 (66% naturalized citizens)

Park County:

2.2%
Whole state:

8.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 63
  • 1990 to 1994: 40
  • 1985 to 1989: 28
  • 1980 to 1984: 10
  • 1975 to 1979: 19
  • 1970 to 1974: 16
  • 1970 to 1974: 37
  • 1965 to 1969: 104

Mean travel time to work (commute): 44.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 36.0%

Park County marital status for males Park County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Park County with a mortgage: 3,260 (489 second mortgage, 266 home equity loan, 13 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 685

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

79.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Park County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,09412
Catholic7002
Mainline Protestant1872
Other912
Orthodox21
None14,132-
Park 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: 4
Park County:

2.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Park County:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 13
This county:

7.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Park County:

5.3%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Park County:

16.5%
State:

18.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

6.8%
State:

9.6%

Agriculture in Park County:

Average size of farms: 1375 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $19,346
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $40.20
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 94.54%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $24,581
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.91%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $40,171
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.10%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.92
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.07%

Tornado activity:

Park County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Colorado state average. It is 72980040.9 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Park County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 119% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 538.0 miles away from Park County center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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 223.1 miles away from the 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 164.1 miles away from the county center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 405.5 miles away from the county center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 632.0 miles away from Park County center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 263.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Park County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • United Kingdom (21%)
  • Canada (20%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (8%)
  • Romania (6%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (5%)
  • Cuba (4%)

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

  • German (26%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • English (11%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • Italian (6%)
  • Norwegian (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)

Park County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,106 (66%)
  • Carpooled: 1,605 (21%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 180 (2%)
  • Motorcycle: 10 (0%)
  • Walked: 155 (2%)
  • Other means: 54 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 627 (8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

70 people in state prisons

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

  • 74 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 12 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $60,001.

10.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,899 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.41%
Colorado average:

9.68%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.82% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($30,533 average AGI)
3.59% relocated from other states ($16,368 average AGI)
Park County:

3.59%
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 Jefferson County, CO  2.15% ($44,530 average AGI)
from Summit County, CO  0.80% ($33,372)
from Denver County, CO  0.71% ($33,237)
from Arapahoe County, CO  0.65% ($71,543)
from El Paso County, CO  0.54% ($51,000)
from Adams County, CO  0.45% ($51,417)
from Douglas County, CO  0.28% ($96,000)


10.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,345 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.95%
Colorado average:

9.12%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.71% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($27,798 average AGI)
3.23% relocated to other states ($13,547 average AGI)
Park County:

3.23%
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 Jefferson County, CO  2.25% ($42,421 average AGI)
to Denver County, CO  0.85% ($32,957)
to Arapahoe County, CO  0.67% ($45,944)
to Summit County, CO  0.63% ($48,618)
to El Paso County, CO  0.56% ($33,067)
to Douglas County, CO  0.41% ($54,955)
to Chaffee County, CO  0.33% ($26,667)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1

Births per 1000 population in Park County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 3.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 4.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 4.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Park County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Park County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,269 (1,020 aged, 249 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 250.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 206.0
  • Other - 44.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,114

Size of family households: 2,790 2-persons, 884 3-persons, 719 4-persons, 256 5-persons, 83 6-persons, 38 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,940 1-person, 415 2-persons, 37 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 4 6-persons.

2,777 married couples with children.
444 single-parent households (158 men, 286 women).

95.8% of residents of Park County speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $40,865,000 ($2428 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,403,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $28,175,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $3,979,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,000
Federal grants: $4,461,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,200,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,042,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $82,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $25,755,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,006,000

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

Births: 831
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

76 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 364
Here:

21 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: +1,943
Here:

+115 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Park County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.28 millions of gallons per day (61% from ground, 39% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.9

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,883
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,472
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,313
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,629
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,113
  • 1950 to 1959: 695
  • 1940 to 1949: 128
  • 1939 or earlier: 818
Rooms in houses/apartments in Park County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 42
  • 2 rooms: 188
  • 3 rooms: 394
  • 4 rooms: 786
  • 5 rooms: 1,054
  • 6 rooms: 1,034
  • 7 rooms: 725
  • 8 rooms: 483
  • 9+ rooms: 468
  • 1 room: 16
  • 2 rooms: 67
  • 3 rooms: 107
  • 4 rooms: 183
  • 5 rooms: 101
  • 6 rooms: 108
  • 7 rooms: 59
  • 8 rooms: 29
  • 9+ rooms: 50
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Park County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 47
  • 1 bedroom: 437
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,504
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,344
  • 4 bedrooms: 701
  • 5+ bedrooms: 141
  • no bedroom: 23
  • 1 bedroom: 146
  • 2 bedrooms: 291
  • 3 bedrooms: 181
  • 4 bedrooms: 63
  • 5+ bedrooms: 16
Cars and other vehicles available in Park County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 92
  • 1 vehicle: 945
  • 2 vehicles: 2,321
  • 3 vehicles: 1,232
  • 4 vehicles: 418
  • 5+ vehicles: 166
  • no vehicle: 37
  • 1 vehicle: 221
  • 2 vehicles: 317
  • 3 vehicles: 98
  • 4 vehicles: 38
  • 5+ vehicles: 9

42% of Park 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, 60% lived in Colorado.

Park County:

42.0%
State average:

45.7%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $147,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 16%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 15%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Park County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45.6%)
  • Utility gas (21.2%)
  • Wood (19.5%)
  • Electricity (10.4%)
  • Other fuel (2.0%)
  • Solar energy (1.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (69.6%)
  • Electricity (13.1%)
  • Wood (12.2%)
  • Utility gas (4.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 173
Here:

11.2%
Colorado:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 25
Here:

3.0%
Colorado:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 87
Here:

25.0%
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Park County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - General: $1,732,000
    Regular Highways: $945,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,956,000
    Regular Highways: $3,312,000
    Welfare - Other: $2,223,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,000,000
    Financial Administration: $1,454,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $444,000
    Health Services - Other: $366,000
    Parks & Recreation: $224,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $207,000
    General Public Buildings: $182,000
    Libraries: $169,000
    General - Other: $109,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $214,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,516,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,442,000

Park County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,000,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $406,000
    Interest Earnings: $195,000
    Property Sale Other: $125,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,342,000
    All Other: $2,301,000
    Public Welfare: $1,751,000
    General Support: $1,160,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,934,000
    NEC: $1,020,000
    Total General Sales: $465,000

Park County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,575,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,400,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $175,000

Park County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $90,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,938,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $625,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Park County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Park County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Park County, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John579.4 years
William574.2 years
George471.2 years
James382.1 years
Frank377.3 years
Fred373.7 years
Harold374.0 years
Robert390.4 years
Joseph274.5 years
Albert276.0 years
Most common last names in Park County, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Palmer475.0 years
Swanson482.2 years
King353.4 years
Office380.3 years
Harris271.0 years
Gardner286.1 years
Bell287.9 years
Johnson255.0 years
Kintz258.5 years
Hoffman298.5 years
Businesses in Park County, CO
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FedEx2U-Haul1
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