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San Juan County, Colorado (CO)

County population in 2016: 570 (all rural); it was 558 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 121
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 89
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 181
Renter-occupied apartments: 134 (it was 88 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

34%

Land area: 387 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 1 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in San Juan County: 96.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Retail trade (100.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 100%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 0%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in San Juan County, Colorado:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (75.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (23.8%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  49.4 years
Colorado median age:  36.7 years
Males: 301  (52.9%)
Females: 269  (47.1%)

San Juan County,CO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
San Juan County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $43,338 ($30,764 in 1999)

This county:

$43,338
Colorado:

$65,685

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $835 (lower quartile is $647, upper quartile is $984)
This county:

$835
State:

$1057


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $266,108 (it was $131,900 in 2000)
San Juan:

$266,108
Colorado:

$314,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $181,879 - $423,953
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,619
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $326

Institutionalized population: 0

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 5
  • Thefts: 10
  • Auto thefts: 0

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 3
  • Thefts: 12
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $287,100
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $92,800
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $107,700
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $244,000
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 0 buildings

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: $1,298 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $456 (0.2%)

San Juan County household income distribution in 2009 San Juan County home values distribution San Juan County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 3.3%
San Juan County:

3.3%
Colorado:

11.0%
(4.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 49.4 years old
(Males: 46.2 years old, Females: 52.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 57.0 years old, Other race residents: 58.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Juan County is $573 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $663 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $878 a month.

Cities in this county include: Silverton.

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

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Neighboring counties: Bent County , Cumberland County, Virginia , Harrison County, Indiana , Gray County, Kansas , Mineral County , Buena Vista city, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Colorado:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 14
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 95.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 29.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 3 (100.6% naturalized citizens)

San Juan County:

0.5%
Whole state:

9.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2009: 0
  • 1990 to 1999: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 2
  • 1970 to 1979: 7
  • Before 1970: 3
Note: State values scaled to San Juan County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.0%

San Juan County marital status for males San Juan County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 520
  • One, attached: 2
  • Two: 43
  • 3 or 4: 33
  • 10 to 19: 48
  • 20 to 49: 52
  • 50 or more: 25
  • Mobile homes: 28

Housing units in San Juan County with a mortgage: 101 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 103

Here:

49.5% with mortgage
State:

71.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for San Juan County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1672
Mainline Protestant1162
Other371
Evangelical Protestant342
None345-
San Juan 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 convenience stores (with gas): 1
San Juan County:

17.79 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

142.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
San Juan County:

5.1%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
San Juan County:

18.4%
State:

18.4%

Agriculture in San Juan County:

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: 0.00%
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 100.00%

Earthquake activity:

San Juan County-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 225% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 555.1 miles away from San Juan County center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 558.5 miles away from the county center
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 539.3 miles away from the county center
On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 28.8 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) earthquake occurred 538.6 miles away from San Juan County center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/2/1992 at 10:26:20, a magnitude 5.9 (5.7 MB, 5.6 MS, 5.6 MW, 5.9 ML, Depth: 9.3 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 322.9 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 FLOODING, LANDSLIDES, Incident Period: July 06, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-396: July 06, 1973, FEMA Id: 396, Natural disaster type: Landslide, Flood
  • Colorado Heavy Rains, Flooding, Incident Period: September 22, 1970, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-293: September 22, 1970, FEMA Id: 293, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in San Juan County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (2%)
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (30%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (3%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (3%)

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

  • Australia (100%)
  • England (0%)
  • Scotland (0%)
  • Ireland (0%)
  • Denmark (0%)
  • Norway (0%)
  • Sweden (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in San Juan County (%):

  • German (13%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • European (9%)
  • American (4%)
  • Scottish (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)

San Juan County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 117 (38.1%)
  • Carpooled: 19 (6.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 13 (4.2%)
  • Bicycle: 39 (12.7%)
  • Walked: 102 (33.2%)
  • Worked at home: 10 (3.3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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

5 people in other nonhousehold living situations
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $38,008.

9.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($21,040 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.12%
Colorado average:

9.68%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.47% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($14,040 average AGI)
3.65% relocated from other states ($6,960 average AGI)
San Juan County:

3.65%
Colorado average:

4.25%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



10.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($23,533 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.75%
Colorado average:

9.12%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.66% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($12,800 average AGI)
6.09% relocated to other states ($10,733 average AGI)
San Juan County:

6.09%
Colorado average:

3.65%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8

Births per 1000 population in San Juan County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 4.5

Deaths per 1000 population in San Juan County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 22.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in San Juan County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in San Juan County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 70 (56 aged, 14 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 24 (24%)

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)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 27%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 26%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 570
  • In family households: 362 (71 male householders, 57 female householders)
    106 spouses, 76 children (76 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 9 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 28 parents, 10 other relatives, 4 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 211 (91 male householders (72 living alone)), 72 female householders (61 living alone)), 47 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 93 2-persons, 28 3-persons, 2 5-persons, 5 6-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 133 1-person, 20 2-persons, 8 3-persons.

26 married couples with children.
19 single-parent households (5 men, 14 women).

94.5% of residents of San Juan speak English at home.
3.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (19% speak English very well, 81% speak English well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,067,000 ($3,595 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $63,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,171,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $305,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $0,000
Federal grants: $349,000
Federal procurement contracts: $115,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $126,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $275,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $110,000
Federal Government insurance: $402,000

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

Births: 26
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

76 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 10
Here:

17 per 1000 residents
State:

32 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -4
Here -7 per 1000 residents
State +24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +8
Here:

+14 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in San Juan County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.16 millions of gallons per day (6% from ground, 94% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

4.9
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 6
  • 2000 to 2009: 134
  • 1990 to 1999: 41
  • 1980 to 1989: 158
  • 1970 to 1979: 47
  • 1960 to 1969: 12
  • 1950 to 1959: 27
  • 1940 to 1949: 8
  • 1939 or earlier: 311
Note: State values scaled to San Juan population
Rooms in houses/apartments in San Juan County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to San Juan County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 23
  • 4 rooms: 64
  • 5 rooms: 38
  • 6 rooms: 29
  • 7 rooms: 23
  • 8 rooms: 15
  • 9+ rooms: 11
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 9
  • 4 rooms: 24
  • 5 rooms: 23
  • 6 rooms: 8
  • 7 rooms: 18
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in San Juan County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to San Juan County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 119
  • 3 bedrooms: 50
  • 4 bedrooms: 18
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 18
  • 2 bedrooms: 30
  • 3 bedrooms: 30
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in San Juan County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to San Juan County population
  • no vehicle: 3
  • 1 vehicle: 70
  • 2 vehicles: 73
  • 3 vehicles: 48
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5+ vehicles: 6
  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 32
  • 2 vehicles: 33
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

87% of San Juan County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 100% lived in Colorado.

San Juan County:

87.0%
State average:

81.5%

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

  • This state: 221
  • Other state: 345
  • Northeast: 41
  • Midwest: 90
  • South: 94
  • West: 120

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in San Juan County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36.6%)
  • Wood (36.1%)
  • Electricity (13.9%)
  • Utility gas (5.9%)
  • Other fuel (2.0%)
  • Solar energy (1.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (61.8%)
  • Wood (19.1%)
  • Electricity (11.2%)
  • Utility gas (6.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Colorado:

7.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Colorado:

6.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
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)

San Juan County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $306,000
    Police Protection: $278,000
    Central Staff Services: $204,000
    Financial Administration: $191,000
    Health - Other: $172,000
    General - Other: $167,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $99,000
    General Public Buildings: $70,000
    Local Fire Protection: $56,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $42,000
    Correctional Institutions: $13,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $621,000
    Regular Highways: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $49,000
    General - Other: $27,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $638,000

San Juan County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $296,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $45,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $105,000
    Sale of Property: $7,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $512,000
    Highways: $243,000
    Public Welfare: $87,000
  • Tax - Property: $563,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $145,000
    Other License: $13,000

San Juan County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,262,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3
  • Number of aged recipients: 0
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 0
  • Number of recipients under 18: 0
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 0
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 0
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 0
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 0
San Juan County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

San Juan County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in San Juan County, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary783.0 years
Charles468.0 years
James453.8 years
Joe460.8 years
William470.5 years
Barbara253.0 years
Jesse273.5 years
John279.5 years
Nancy270.0 years
Norman283.0 years
Most common last names in San Juan County, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hill383.0 years
Salazar357.0 years
Dalla276.5 years
Andreatta271.0 years
Cole262.5 years
Donnelly259.5 years
Crawford269.6 years
Gallegos265.5 years
Dailey267.1 years
Blackmore259.9 years

Businesses in San Juan County, CO

  • FedEx: 1

San Juan County on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"