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Routt County, Colorado (CO)

County population in 2016: 24,790 (55% urban, 45% rural); it was 19,690 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,181
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,733
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,508
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,978 (it was 2,445 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

34%

Land area: 2362 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 10 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Routt County: 95.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (24.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.0%), Construction (11.7%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (11.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 80%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 15%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Routt County, Colorado:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (89.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.0%)
  • Asian alone (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  40.3 years
Colorado median age:  36.7 years
Males: 12,932  (52.2%)
Females: 11,858  (47.8%)

Routt County,CO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Routt County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $66,719 ($53,612 in 1999)

This county:

$66,719
Colorado:

$65,685

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $1,198 (lower quartile is $855, upper quartile is $1,615)
This county:

$1198
State:

$1057


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $503,836 (it was $246,200 in 2000)
Routt:

$503,836
Colorado:

$314,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $285,190 - $822,356

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $736,622
Here:

$736,622
State:

$396,907

Townhouses or other attached units: $465,226
Here:

$465,226
State:

$316,972

In 2-unit structures: $622,857
Here:

$622,857
State:

$328,787

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $453,814
Here:

$453,814
State:

$274,686

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $319,773
Here:

$319,773
State:

$251,727

Mobile homes: $72,145
Here:

$72,145
State:

$87,176
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,860
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $473

Institutionalized population: 14

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 5
  • Thefts: 16
  • Auto thefts: 3
Routt County, CO map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 292 buildings, average cost: $249,000
  • 2001: 186 buildings, average cost: $319,700
  • 2002: 182 buildings, average cost: $351,500
  • 2003: 305 buildings, average cost: $312,800
  • 2004: 327 buildings, average cost: $353,300
  • 2005: 353 buildings, average cost: $360,400
  • 2006: 315 buildings, average cost: $360,200
  • 2007: 279 buildings, average cost: $409,000
  • 2008: 173 buildings, average cost: $568,200
  • 2009: 70 buildings, average cost: $630,000
  • 2010: 27 buildings, average cost: $806,300
  • 2011: 40 buildings, average cost: $625,900
  • 2012: 54 buildings, average cost: $651,400
  • 2013: 40 buildings, average cost: $906,600
  • 2014: 74 buildings, average cost: $559,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,844 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,471 (0.3%)

Routt County household income distribution in 2009 Routt County home values distribution Routt County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 9.2%
Routt County:

9.2%
Colorado:

11.0%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.9% for Black residents, 18.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.2% for other race residents, 17.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 40.3 years old
(Males: 39.6 years old, Females: 41.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.1 years old, Black residents: 37.3 years old, American Indian residents: 54.7 years old, Asian residents: 30.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.3 years old, Other race residents: 24.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Routt County is $744 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $968 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1158 a month.

Cities in this county include: Steamboat Springs, Hayden, Oak Creek, Yampa, Phippsburg.

Routt County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Routt County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 19.9 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Routt County: Buckley Cow Camp (A), Sugarloaf Camp (B), Elk Ranch (C), Sparks (D), Station Ranch (E), Spitzie Place (F), Calloway Place (G), Watson Place (H), Sterling Place (I), Two Bar Ranch (J), Buffham Place (K), Carr Place (L), Ink Spring Ranch (M), Nipple Rim Ranch (N), Great Divide (O), Fortification (P), Mesa View Ranch (Q), Old Bassett Camp (R), Ecklund Cabin (S), Miles Place (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hughes Cemetery (1), Bassett Cemetery (2), Spring Creek Cemetery (3), Fairview Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Fonce Lake (A), G Lake (B), Hog Lake (C), Irish Lakes (D), Dry Cottonwood Reservoir (E), Ellgen Reservoir Number 2 (F), Elk Head Reservoir (G), Cove Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Morapos Creek (A), East Fork Cherokee Creek (B), Yampa River (C), West Fork Cherokee Creek (D), Roaring Fork (E), Cataract Creek (F), Shorty Creek (G), Lake Creek (H), Bar Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Routt County include: Dinosaur National Monument (1), Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bronx County, New York , Logan County , York County, Pennsylvania , Perkins County, Nebraska , Washtenaw County, Michigan , Thurston County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.6%
Colorado:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,014
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 97.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 50.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,625 (31.9% naturalized citizens)

Routt County:

6.6%
Whole state:

9.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 778
  • 2000 to 2009: 517
  • 1990 to 1999: 297
  • 1980 to 1989: 165
  • 1970 to 1979: 82
  • Before 1970: 100
Note: State values scaled to Routt County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 95.3%

Routt County marital status for males Routt County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,115
  • One, attached: 2,414
  • Two: 281
  • 3 or 4: 538
  • 5 to 9: 1,202
  • 10 to 19: 1,009
  • 20 to 49: 1,429
  • 50 or more: 902
  • Mobile homes: 904

Housing units in Routt County with a mortgage: 4,305 (68 second mortgage, 492 home equity loan, 21 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,292

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

71.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Routt County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,3802
Evangelical Protestant1,56916
Mainline Protestant1,3403
Other3763
None16,844-
Routt 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: 5
Routt County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Routt County:

6.73 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 62
This county:

27.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Routt County:

3.9%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Routt County:

13.0%
State:

18.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.9%
State:

9.6%

Agriculture in Routt County:

Average size of farms: 759 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $42,431
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $47.59
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.13%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 91.49%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $43,697
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.99%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 50.66%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $76,607
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.67%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.62
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.02%
All wheat for grain: 6976 harvested acres
Vegetables: 2 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Routt County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Colorado state average. It is 117260610.3 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Routt County-area historical earthquake activity is near Colorado state average. It is 90% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 341.0 miles away from Routt County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 430.6 miles away from the 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 151.7 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 306.8 miles away from the county center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 554.8 miles away from Routt 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 158.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Colorado Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3224: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3224, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Colorado 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, MUDSLIDES, LANDSLIDES, FLOODING, Incident Period: July 27, 1984, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-719: July 27, 1984, FEMA Id: 719, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Colorado Drought, Incident Period: January 29, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3025: January 29, 1977, FEMA Id: 3025, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Routt County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

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

  • Mexico (19%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (15%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Cuba (7%)
  • Colombia (6%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (5%)
  • Nicaragua (5%)

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

  • German (17%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • American (5%)
  • European (5%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Polish (3%)

Routt County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,611 (67.2%)
  • Carpooled: 1,973 (12.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 304 (1.9%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 119 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 415 (2.6%)
  • Walked: 684 (4.3%)
  • Worked at home: 1,640 (10.4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 138 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 49 people in nursing homes
  • 46 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 11 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 6 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in other group homes

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

  • 195 people in college/university student housing
  • 63 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 58 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 14 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $67,467.

9.09% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($53,611 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.09%
Colorado average:

9.68%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.44% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($24,805 average AGI)
5.65% relocated from other states ($28,805 average AGI)
Routt County:

5.65%
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 Denver County, CO  0.43% ($190,342 average AGI)
from Moffat County, CO  0.43% ($32,316)
from Larimer County, CO  0.37% ($81,906)
from Jefferson County, CO  0.29% ($42,880)
from Boulder County, CO  0.25% ($50,500)
from Eagle County, CO  0.15% ($57,692)
from Summit County, CO  0.15% ($36,462)


10.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,106 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.29%
Colorado average:

9.12%


0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($288 average AGI)
Routt County:

0.16%
Colorado average:

0.11%

4.41% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($14,262 average AGI)
5.72% relocated to other states ($20,556 average AGI)
Routt County:

5.72%
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  0.68% ($33,550 average AGI)
to Larimer County, CO  0.57% ($28,098)
to Moffat County, CO  0.42% ($41,405)
to Boulder County, CO  0.36% ($33,750)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.33% ($28,655)
to Mesa County, CO  0.28% ($21,800)
to Adams County, CO  0.27% ($28,375)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Births per 1000 population in Routt County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 3.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 3.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 4.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Routt County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Routt County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Routt County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Routt County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,675 (1,466 aged, 209 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 269 (5%)

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 Routt County, Colorado in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (68)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (63)
  • Unspecified dementia (56)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (51)
  • Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge (45)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (37)
  • Congestive heart failure (37)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (34)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (28)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (28)

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,790
  • In family households: 17,457 (2,812 male householders, 2,951 female householders)
    5,039 spouses, 5,511 children (5,189 natural, 187 adopted, 134 stepchildren), 141 grandchildren, 214 brothers or sisters, 128 parents, 216 other relatives, 428 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,000 (2,152 male householders (1,520 living alone)), 1,804 female householders (1,367 living alone)), 3,138 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 408

Size of family households: 2,895 2-persons, 1,314 3-persons, 1,202 4-persons, 317 5-persons, 17 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,888 1-person, 750 2-persons, 220 3-persons, 23 4-persons, 107 5-persons, 12 6-persons.

3,793 married couples with children.
745 single-parent households (356 men, 389 women).

92.2% of residents of Routt speak English at home.
4.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (42% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 49% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 27% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (52% speak English very well, 48% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $53,612,000 ($2,551 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,657,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $23,500,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $7,668,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $889,000
Federal grants: $7,200,000
Federal procurement contracts: $7,603,000 ($107,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,753,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,084,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,518,000
Federal Government insurance: $46,208,000

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

Births: 1,170
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

76 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 343
Here:

16 per 1000 residents
State:

32 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +284
Here:

+13 per 1000 residents
State:

+24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +537
Here:

+25 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Routt County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.97 millions of gallons per day (9% from ground, 91% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 165
  • 2010 to 2013: 151
  • 2000 to 2009: 4,290
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,495
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,789
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,072
  • 1960 to 1969: 779
  • 1950 to 1959: 329
  • 1940 to 1949: 252
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,220
Note: State values scaled to Routt population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Routt County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Routt County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 139
  • 3 rooms: 653
  • 4 rooms: 1,157
  • 5 rooms: 1,160
  • 6 rooms: 1,172
  • 7 rooms: 726
  • 8 rooms: 747
  • 9+ rooms: 811
  • 1 room: 49
  • 2 rooms: 452
  • 3 rooms: 821
  • 4 rooms: 761
  • 5 rooms: 484
  • 6 rooms: 234
  • 7 rooms: 178
  • 8 rooms: 82
  • 9+ rooms: 77
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Routt County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Routt County population
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 291
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,491
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,656
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,539
  • 5+ bedrooms: 544
  • no bedroom: 48
  • 1 bedroom: 625
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,193
  • 3 bedrooms: 902
  • 4 bedrooms: 298
  • 5+ bedrooms: 44
Cars and other vehicles available in Routt County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Routt County population
  • no vehicle: 220
  • 1 vehicle: 1,450
  • 2 vehicles: 2,971
  • 3 vehicles: 1,351
  • 4 vehicles: 437
  • 5+ vehicles: 124
  • no vehicle: 111
  • 1 vehicle: 1,229
  • 2 vehicles: 1,358
  • 3 vehicles: 374
  • 4 vehicles: 57
  • 5+ vehicles: 39

84% of Routt County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Colorado.

Routt County:

84.1%
State average:

81.5%

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

  • This state: 8,998
  • Other state: 13,780
  • Northeast: 3,587
  • Midwest: 4,635
  • South: 2,384
  • West: 3,178

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Routt County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (49.7%)
  • Electricity (21.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.4%)
  • Wood (7.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.8%)
  • Coal or coke (0.8%)
  • Solar energy (0.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Electricity (47.5%)
  • Utility gas (37.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.0%)
  • Wood (2.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • Coal or coke (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 68
Here:

3.5%
Colorado:

7.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 46
Here:

3.7%
Colorado:

6.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 110
Here:

9.6%
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)

Routt County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,367,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,453,000
    Air Transportation: $3,605,000
    Water Utilities: $108,000
    Sewerage: $72,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,293,000
    General - Other: $4,156,000
    Air Transportation: $2,321,000
    Police Protection: $2,319,000
    Financial Administration: $2,156,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,601,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,198,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,046,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $896,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $846,000
    General Public Buildings: $719,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $575,000
    Health - Other: $305,000
    Parks and Recreation: $225,000
    Solid Waste Management: $68,000
    Housing and Community Development: $50,000
    Sewerage: $30,000
    Water Utilities: $24,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $239,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $3,853,000
    Water Utilities: $86,000
    Sewerage: $57,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,717,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000

Routt County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $2,669,000
    All Other: $2,603,000
    Regular Highways: $2,176,000
    Solid Waste Management: $90,000
    Sewerage: $42,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $29,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $8,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,299,000
    Air Transportation: $1,606,000
    All Other: $41,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $512,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $31,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $39,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,347,000
    Public Welfare: $2,037,000
    All Other: $1,306,000
    General Local Government Support: $80,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,842,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,395,000
    Other License: $1,743,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $214,000

Routt County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $179,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $172,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,000

Routt County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $50,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,162,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 70
  • Number of aged recipients: 4
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 66
  • Number of recipients under 18: 0
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 62
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 0
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 29
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 27
Routt County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Routt County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Routt County, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5475.8 years
Mary4279.0 years
William4075.7 years
James3672.6 years
Charles3076.5 years
Robert2875.0 years
George2476.4 years
Helen2180.3 years
Joseph2075.8 years
Frank1572.9 years
Most common last names in Routt County, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams1576.8 years
Smith1579.2 years
Jones1379.9 years
Scott1270.2 years
Yoast1077.6 years
Adams873.4 years
Nelson871.1 years
Allen880.6 years
Barnes876.1 years
Moore877.5 years
Businesses in Routt County, CO
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1McDonald's1
Ace Hardware1Nike2
Big O Tires1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Budget Car Rental1Quiznos1
Cold Stone Creamery2RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Safeway1
FedEx12Sears1
Ford1Sheraton2
GNC1Staples1
H&R Block1Starbucks3
Hilton1Subaru1
Holiday Inn1Subway3
Jones New York2U-Haul3
KFC1UPS13
Kroger2Vans2
La Quinta1Vons1
Marriott1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets13Wendy's1

Routt County on our top lists:

  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"