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Alamosa County, Colorado (CO)

County population in 2019: 16,533 (63% urban, 37% rural); it was 14,966 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,330
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,317
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,501
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,348 (it was 1,966 in 2000)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

34%

Land area: 723 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 23 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Alamosa County: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (30.1%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (14.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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  • Races in Alamosa County, CO (2019)
    • 7,83647.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 7,81247.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3221.9%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2591.6%Two or more races
    • 1641.0%Asian alone
    • 810.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 560.3%Some other race alone
    • 520.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

32.1 years
Colorado median age:

37.1 years
Males: 8,292  (50.2%)
Females: 8,241  (49.8%)
Average household size:
Alamosa County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $40,002 ($29,447 in 1999)
This county:

$40,002
Colorado:

$77,127

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $664 (lower quartile is $462, upper quartile is $800)
This county:

$664
State:

$1258


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $181,036 (it was $84,600 in 2000)
Alamosa:

$181,036
Colorado:

$394,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $118,991 - $252,205
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,208
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $336

Institutionalized population: 276

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 8
  • Thefts: 49
  • Auto thefts: 0

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 26
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 87 buildings, average cost: $61,000
  • 1998: 67 buildings, average cost: $52,100
  • 1999: 78 buildings, average cost: $71,000
  • 2000: 54 buildings, average cost: $85,600
  • 2001: 52 buildings, average cost: $80,800
  • 2002: 35 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 2003: 34 buildings, average cost: $80,500
  • 2004: 27 buildings, average cost: $87,100
  • 2005: 36 buildings, average cost: $143,900
  • 2006: 51 buildings, average cost: $130,400
  • 2007: 53 buildings, average cost: $105,400
  • 2008: 29 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2009: 30 buildings, average cost: $94,600
  • 2010: 36 buildings, average cost: $122,700
  • 2011: 31 buildings, average cost: $112,300
  • 2012: 33 buildings, average cost: $103,200
  • 2013: 31 buildings, average cost: $111,200
  • 2014: 34 buildings, average cost: $110,700
  • 2015: 26 buildings, average cost: $105,100
  • 2016: 17 buildings, average cost: $95,300
  • 2017: 20 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 2018: 21 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 2019: 42 buildings, average cost: $204,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Alamosa, CO residents
Average permit cost in Alamosa, CO
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,183 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $795 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Alamosa, CO in 2019
Distribution of house value in Alamosa, CO in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Alamosa, CO in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 21.3%
Alamosa County:

21.3%
Colorado:

9.3%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.5% for Black residents, 28.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.7% for American Indian residents, 35.4% for other race residents, 21.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 32.1 years old
(Males: 30.8 years old, Females: 33.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 36.3 years old, Black residents: 23.0 years old, American Indian residents: 50.4 years old, Asian residents: 29.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.2 years old, Other race residents: 29.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Alamosa County is $453 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $684 a month.

Cities in this county include: Alamosa, Alamosa East, Mosca-Hooper, Hooper.

Alamosa 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: Conejos County , Botetourt County, Virginia , Breathitt County, Kentucky , Hardin County, Kentucky , Knott County, Kentucky , Perry County, Missouri .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.8%
Colorado:

6.2%

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

Current college students: 1,945
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,465 (49.0% naturalized citizens)

Alamosa County:

8.9%
Whole state:

9.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1692010 or later
  • 3692000 to 2009
  • 4551990 to 1999
  • 2171980 to 1989
  • 1081970 to 1979
  • 84Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.9%

Alamosa County marital status for males Alamosa County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,056
  • One, attached: 162
  • Two: 291
  • 3 or 4: 413
  • 5 to 9: 618
  • 10 to 19: 356
  • 20 to 49: 60
  • 50 or more: 99
  • Mobile homes: 1,106
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 17

Housing units in Alamosa County with a mortgage: 2,203 (28 second mortgage, 164 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,547

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

70.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Alamosa County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,9961
Evangelical Protestant2,19118
Other1,5677
Mainline Protestant6915
None4,000-
Alamosa 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
Alamosa County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

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

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Alamosa County:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

11.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Alamosa County:

5.1%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Alamosa County:

19.2%
State:

18.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.5%
State:

9.6%

Agriculture in Alamosa County:

Average size of farms: 644 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $297,017
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1120.44
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.33%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $196,698
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 38.59%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 98.15%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $155,519
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.59%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.37
All wheat for grain: 2057 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Alamosa County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 822% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 68.1 miles away from Alamosa County center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 549.5 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.1 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) earthquake occurred 70.1 miles away from the county center
On 8/22/2011 at 23:30:19, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 76.3 miles away from Alamosa County center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Colorado Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4498, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Colorado Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3224: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3224, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Colorado Snowstorm, Incident Period: March 17, 2003 to March 20, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3185: April 09, 2003, FEMA Id: 3185, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Colorado Wildfires, Incident Period: April 23, 2002 to August 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1421: June 19, 2002, FEMA Id: 1421, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Colorado 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 Alamosa County (6) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Alamosa

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,977 (77.1%)
  • Carpooled: 1,305 (16.8%)
  • Bus: 18 (0.2%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 1 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 23 (0.3%)
  • Bicycle: 39 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 229 (3.0%)
  • Worked at home: 161 (2.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (67%)
  • Guatemala (18%)
  • Spain (3%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (1%)
  • Switzerland (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Alamosa County


  • German (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • American (4%)
  • English (3%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scandinavian (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 716 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 114 people in nursing homes
  • 71 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 39 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 33 people in halfway houses
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 7 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 6 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 407 people in college/university student housing
  • 159 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 68 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 49 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 25 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,777.

9.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,159 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.84%
Colorado average:

10.99%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.69% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($19,019 average AGI)
4.15% relocated from other states ($17,142 average AGI)
Alamosa County:

4.15%
Colorado average:

4.99%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Rio Grande County, CO  1.14% ($27,371 average AGI)
from Conejos County, CO  0.72% ($25,795)
from El Paso County, CO  0.53% ($25,517)


9.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,366 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.40%
Colorado average:

9.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.94% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($24,297 average AGI)
3.46% relocated to other states ($16,067 average AGI)
Alamosa County:

3.46%
Colorado average:

3.89%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Rio Grande County, CO  1.06% ($35,018 average AGI)
to Conejos County, CO  0.74% ($25,975)
to El Paso County, CO  0.63% ($51,912)
to Pueblo County, CO  0.61% ($41,273)
to Denver County, CO  0.39% ($41,476)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.2

Births per 1000 population in Alamosa County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 8.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Alamosa County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Alamosa County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 13.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Alamosa County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Alamosa County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Alamosa County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Alamosa County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Alamosa County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Alamosa County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,989 (1,564 aged, 425 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 756 (20%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Alamosa County, Colorado in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (136)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (77)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,533
  • Male householders: 3,338 (982 living alone), Female householders: 3,070 (952 living alone)
  • 2,939 spouses (2,931 opposite-sex spouses), 404 unmarried partners, (404 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 4,513 children (4,338 natural, 101 adopted, 69 stepchildren), 268 grandchildren, 83 brothers or sisters, 82 parents, 5 foster children, 137 other relatives, 582 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,085

Size of family households: 1,971 2-persons, 733 3-persons, 447 4-persons, 349 5-persons, 351 6-persons, 83 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,932 1-person, 406 2-persons, 122 3-persons, 22 4-persons, 11 5-persons.

2,889 married couples with children.
650 single-parent households (182 men, 468 women).

69.5% of residents of Alamosa speak English at home.
25.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (91% speak English very well, 9% speak English well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (82% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
3.7% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $89,600,000 ($5,938 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,203,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $26,289,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $15,435,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,092,000
Federal grants: $31,371,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,698,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,717,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,196,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,146,000
Federal Government insurance: $27,873,000

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

Births: 1,264
Here:

83 per 1000 residents
State:

76 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 608
Here:

40 per 1000 residents
State:

32 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +168
Here:

+11 per 1000 residents
State:

+24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -482
Here -32 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Alamosa County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.76 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.0

Year house built in Alamosa County, Colorado
  • Year house built in Alamosa County, Colorado
  • 1222014 or later
  • 3512010 to 2013
  • 9492000 to 2009
  • 1,2151990 to 1999
  • 6651980 to 1989
  • 1,3991970 to 1979
  • 7181960 to 1969
  • 4421950 to 1959
  • 3111940 to 1949
  • 8991939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Alamosa County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Alamosa County, Colorado
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Alamosa County, Colorado
  • 321 room
  • 222 rooms
  • 1753 rooms
  • 4254 rooms
  • 8065 rooms
  • 7976 rooms
  • 4907 rooms
  • 4398 rooms
  • 5439+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alamosa County, Colorado
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alamosa County, Colorado
  • 1871 room
  • 1182 rooms
  • 6063 rooms
  • 7204 rooms
  • 4445 rooms
  • 2756 rooms
  • 1077 rooms
  • 1358 rooms
  • 439+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Alamosa County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Alamosa County, Colorado
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Alamosa County, Colorado
  • 32no bedroom
  • 801 bedroom
  • 8402 bedrooms
  • 1,6483 bedrooms
  • 7924 bedrooms
  • 3315+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alamosa County, Colorado
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alamosa County, Colorado
  • 193no bedroom
  • 6571 bedroom
  • 9562 bedrooms
  • 6633 bedrooms
  • 1334 bedrooms
  • 555+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Alamosa County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Alamosa County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Alamosa County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 79no vehicle
  • 8331 vehicle
  • 1,3582 vehicles
  • 8833 vehicles
  • 4944 vehicles
  • 1025+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Alamosa County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Alamosa County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 342no vehicle
  • 1,2951 vehicle
  • 6712 vehicles
  • 2643 vehicles
  • 514 vehicles
  • 335+ vehicles

82.1% of Alamosa County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Colorado.

Alamosa County:

82.1%
State average:

82.0%

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

  • This state: 9,924
  • Other state: 4,922
  • Northeast: 416
  • Midwest: 1,112
  • South: 1,208
  • West: 2,190
Year householders moved into unit in Alamosa County, CO
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Alamosa County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 48.9%Utility gas
  • 18.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.6%Electricity
  • 11.3%Wood
  • 1.9%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Solar energy
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 51.7%Utility gas
  • 38.5%Electricity
  • 4.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Wood
  • 1.7%Other fuel
  • 1.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 81
Here:

4.4%
Colorado:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 10
Here:

1.1%
Colorado:

8.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 53
Here:

3.3%
Colorado:

13.1%

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

Alamosa County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $8,441,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $330,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,076,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,054,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $4,685,000
    Police Protection: $3,997,000
    Health - Other: $3,498,000
    Regular Highways: $2,317,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,209,000
    Financial Administration: $552,000
    General Public Buildings: $485,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $484,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $402,000
    Parks and Recreation: $53,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,102,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $76,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,540,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,540,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $724,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $690,000
    Rents: $184,000
    Interest Earnings: $93,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $48,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $543,000
    Health - Other: $62,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,487,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $13,069,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,129,000
    Highways: $1,964,000
    Other: $1,290,000
    General Local Government Support: $209,000
    Housing and Community Development: $16,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,039,000
    Property: $4,311,000
    Other: $497,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $69,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $43,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,281,000

Alamosa County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $8,441,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $330,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,076,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,054,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $4,685,000
    Police Protection: $3,997,000
    Health - Other: $3,498,000
    Regular Highways: $2,317,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,209,000
    Financial Administration: $552,000
    General Public Buildings: $485,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $484,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $402,000
    Parks and Recreation: $53,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,102,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $76,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,540,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,540,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $724,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $690,000
    Rents: $184,000
    Interest Earnings: $93,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $48,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $543,000
    Health - Other: $62,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,487,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $13,069,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,129,000
    Highways: $1,964,000
    Other: $1,290,000
    General Local Government Support: $209,000
    Housing and Community Development: $16,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,039,000
    Property: $4,311,000
    Other: $497,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $69,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $43,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,281,000

Alamosa County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $8,441,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $330,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,076,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,054,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $4,685,000
    Police Protection: $3,997,000
    Health - Other: $3,498,000
    Regular Highways: $2,317,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,209,000
    Financial Administration: $552,000
    General Public Buildings: $485,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $484,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $402,000
    Parks and Recreation: $53,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,102,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $76,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,540,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,540,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $724,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $690,000
    Rents: $184,000
    Interest Earnings: $93,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $48,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $543,000
    Health - Other: $62,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,487,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $13,069,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,129,000
    Highways: $1,964,000
    Other: $1,290,000
    General Local Government Support: $209,000
    Housing and Community Development: $16,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,039,000
    Property: $4,311,000
    Other: $497,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $69,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $43,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,281,000

Alamosa County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $8,441,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $330,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,076,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,054,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $4,685,000
    Police Protection: $3,997,000
    Health - Other: $3,498,000
    Regular Highways: $2,317,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,209,000
    Financial Administration: $552,000
    General Public Buildings: $485,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $484,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $402,000
    Parks and Recreation: $53,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,102,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $76,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,540,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,540,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $724,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $690,000
    Rents: $184,000
    Interest Earnings: $93,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $48,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $543,000
    Health - Other: $62,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,487,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $13,069,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,129,000
    Highways: $1,964,000
    Other: $1,290,000
    General Local Government Support: $209,000
    Housing and Community Development: $16,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,039,000
    Property: $4,311,000
    Other: $497,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $69,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $43,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,281,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 516
  • Number of aged recipients: 83
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 433
  • Number of recipients under 18: 44
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 324
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 148
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 240
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 199
Most common first names in Alamosa County, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary13477.5 years
John9676.4 years
Robert7866.6 years
William7672.0 years
George7280.4 years
James7069.2 years
Charles6275.7 years
Jose6079.5 years
Joseph5070.9 years
Joe5071.4 years
Most common last names in Alamosa County, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martinez14075.1 years
Garcia7473.4 years
Romero6872.1 years
Trujillo6271.3 years
Medina6075.9 years
Lucero5469.7 years
Smith5272.9 years
Valdez4870.1 years
Vigil4664.3 years
Sanchez4673.9 years
Businesses in Alamosa County, CO
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Arby's1Nike1
AutoZone1Payless1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Budget Car Rental1Popeyes1
Burger King1Quiznos1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Safeway1
Days Inn1Sears1
FedEx3Starbucks1
Ford1Super 81
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS4
Kroger2Vons1
Long John Silver's1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Wendy's1
Maurices1

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