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Rio Grande County, Colorado (CO)

County population in 2019: 11,604 (37% urban, 63% rural); it was 12,413 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,981
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,237
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,326
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,561 (it was 1,375 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

34%

Land area: 912 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 13 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Rio Grande County: 92.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.9%), Retail trade (10.4%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Rio Grande County, CO (2019)
    • 5,99451.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,22244.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1781.5%Two or more races
    • 1481.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 630.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 120.1%Some other race alone
    • 90.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 80.07%Asian alone
Median resident age:

42.6 years
Colorado median age:

37.1 years
Males: 5,795  (49.9%)
Females: 5,809  (50.1%)
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Average household size:
Rio Grande County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $41,717 ($31,836 in 1999)
This county:

$41,717
Colorado:

$77,127

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $502 (lower quartile is $267, upper quartile is $702)
This county:

$502
State:

$1258


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $197,702 (it was $80,500 in 2000)
Rio Grande:

$197,702
Colorado:

$394,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $112,319 - $322,113
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,232
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $338

Institutionalized population: 172

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 10
  • Thefts: 10
  • Auto thefts: 1

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 18
  • Burglaries: 9
  • Thefts: 12
  • Auto thefts: 0
Rio Grande County, CO map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 114 buildings, average cost: $103,700
  • 1998: 93 buildings, average cost: $113,800
  • 1999: 92 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 2000: 120 buildings, average cost: $119,200
  • 2001: 91 buildings, average cost: $149,300
  • 2002: 88 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2003: 101 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 2004: 100 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 2005: 71 buildings, average cost: $160,900
  • 2006: 63 buildings, average cost: $215,200
  • 2007: 51 buildings, average cost: $202,500
  • 2008: 44 buildings, average cost: $195,700
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $260,400
  • 2010: 21 buildings, average cost: $202,800
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $209,200
  • 2012: 15 buildings, average cost: $224,000
  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $225,100
  • 2014: 12 buildings, average cost: $221,100
  • 2015: 14 buildings, average cost: $222,700
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $281,100
  • 2017: 23 buildings, average cost: $211,300
  • 2018: 20 buildings, average cost: $199,400
  • 2019: 14 buildings, average cost: $204,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Rio Grande, CO residents
Average permit cost in Rio Grande, CO
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $982 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $572 (0.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Rio Grande, CO in 2019
Distribution of house value in Rio Grande, CO in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Rio Grande, CO in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.4%
Rio Grande County:

15.4%
Colorado:

9.3%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.0% for Black residents, 18.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.3% for American Indian residents, 12.5% for other race residents, 12.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 42.6 years old
(Males: 41.3 years old, Females: 43.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.1 years old, Black residents: 35.8 years old, American Indian residents: 37.9 years old, Asian residents: 28.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 35.8 years old, Other race residents: 52.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Rio Grande County is $452 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $730 a month.

Cities in this county include: Monte Vista, Del Norte, Sargent, South Fork, Gerrard, Alpine.

Rio Grande 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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Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.5%
Colorado:

6.2%

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

Current college students: 500
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 468 (12.4% naturalized citizens)

Rio Grande County:

4.0%
Whole state:

9.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1452010 or later
  • 662000 to 2009
  • 851990 to 1999
  • 1661980 to 1989
  • 1951970 to 1979
  • 75Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 78.3%

Rio Grande County marital status for males Rio Grande County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,292
  • One, attached: 49
  • Two: 230
  • 3 or 4: 105
  • 5 to 9: 236
  • 10 to 19: 26
  • 20 to 49: 102
  • 50 or more: 95
  • Mobile homes: 835
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Housing units in Rio Grande County with a mortgage: 1,808 (84 second mortgage, 28 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,404

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

70.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Rio Grande County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,4744
Evangelical Protestant2,35721
Mainline Protestant5908
Other5804
None3,981-
Rio Grande 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: 7
Rio Grande County:

6.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Rio Grande County:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

12.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Rio Grande County:

6.0%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Rio Grande County:

17.5%
State:

18.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.3%
State:

9.6%

Agriculture in Rio Grande County:

Average size of farms: 497 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $216,521
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $860.49
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 7.59%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $155,013
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 46.78%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 98.04%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $139,541
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 81.69%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.96
All wheat for grain: 2648 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Rio Grande County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 900% 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 529.5 miles away from Rio Grande County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 97.8 miles away from the county center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.0 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 99.1 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 106.1 miles away from Rio Grande County center
On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 96.8 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 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 Million Fire, Incident Period: June 19, 2002 to August 03, 2002, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 19, 2002, FEMA Id: 2428, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 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 Drought, Incident Period: January 29, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3025: January 29, 1977, FEMA Id: 3025, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • 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 Rio Grande County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Rio Grande

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,662 (79.4%)
  • Carpooled: 480 (10.4%)
  • Bus: 23 (0.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 52 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 21 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 142 (3.1%)
  • Worked at home: 233 (5.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

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


  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (16%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (80%)
  • Nicaragua (5%)
  • Latvia (5%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Germany (0%)
  • Sweden (0%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Rio Grande County


  • German (6%)
  • American (4%)
  • English (3%)
  • European (3%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Pennsylvania German (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

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

People in group quarters in Rio Grande County, Colorado in 2000:

  • 153 people in nursing homes
  • 44 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 28 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 17 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 9 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

People in group quarters in Rio Grande County, Colorado in 2010:

  • 141 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 31 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 14 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 2 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,795.

7.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($56,196 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.48%
Colorado average:

10.99%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.11% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($22,930 average AGI)
3.38% relocated from other states ($33,266 average AGI)
Rio Grande County:

3.38%
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 Alamosa County, CO  1.19% ($35,018 average AGI)
from Saguache County, CO  0.67% ($27,906)


7.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,422 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.17%
Colorado average:

9.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.33% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($23,584 average AGI)
2.84% relocated to other states ($15,836 average AGI)
Rio Grande County:

2.84%
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 Alamosa County, CO  1.30% ($27,371 average AGI)
to Saguache County, CO  0.53% ($25,480)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.2

Births per 1000 population in Rio Grande County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 10.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Rio Grande County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 2.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Rio Grande County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 14.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Rio Grande County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Rio Grande County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rio Grande County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rio Grande County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rio Grande County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Rio Grande County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,417 (2,022 aged, 395 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 518 (19%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (148)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (136)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (60)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (27)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 25%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,604
  • Male householders: 2,527 (863 living alone), Female householders: 2,487 (842 living alone)
  • 2,443 spouses (2,442 opposite-sex spouses), 322 unmarried partners, (319 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,103 children (2,584 natural, 177 adopted, 345 stepchildren), 326 grandchildren, 22 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 0 foster children, 24 other relatives, 184 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 202

Size of family households: 1,526 2-persons, 680 3-persons, 465 4-persons, 184 5-persons, 175 6-persons, 38 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,704 1-person, 228 2-persons, 11 3-persons.

1,752 married couples with children.
643 single-parent households (85 men, 558 women).

75.1% of residents of Rio Grande speak English at home.
23.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 22% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $78,338,000 ($6,310 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,608,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $28,857,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $11,881,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,184,000
Federal grants: $27,321,000
Federal procurement contracts: $760,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,335,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $745,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,956,000
Federal Government insurance: $34,003,000

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

Births: 886
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

76 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 670
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

32 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +95
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -482
Here -39 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Rio Grande County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.07 millions of gallons per day (66% from ground, 34% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.0

Year house built in Rio Grande County, Colorado
  • Year house built in Rio Grande County, Colorado
  • 1962014 or later
  • 802010 to 2013
  • 9542000 to 2009
  • 1,0331990 to 1999
  • 8241980 to 1989
  • 1,1451970 to 1979
  • 7021960 to 1969
  • 4711950 to 1959
  • 2111940 to 1949
  • 1,2651939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Rio Grande County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rio Grande County, Colorado
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rio Grande County, Colorado
  • 171 room
  • 102 rooms
  • 1303 rooms
  • 3874 rooms
  • 9315 rooms
  • 5716 rooms
  • 4687 rooms
  • 2388 rooms
  • 4419+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rio Grande County, Colorado
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rio Grande County, Colorado
  • 1031 room
  • 1172 rooms
  • 1853 rooms
  • 5824 rooms
  • 2755 rooms
  • 3346 rooms
  • 1337 rooms
  • 148 rooms
  • 499+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Rio Grande County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Rio Grande County, Colorado
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Rio Grande County, Colorado
  • 20no bedroom
  • 711 bedroom
  • 6622 bedrooms
  • 1,7923 bedrooms
  • 4654 bedrooms
  • 1635+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rio Grande County, Colorado
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rio Grande County, Colorado
  • 106no bedroom
  • 3111 bedroom
  • 7602 bedrooms
  • 4873 bedrooms
  • 684 bedrooms
  • 725+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Rio Grande County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Rio Grande County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Rio Grande County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 146no vehicle
  • 5311 vehicle
  • 1,1752 vehicles
  • 8533 vehicles
  • 4014 vehicles
  • 1025+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Rio Grande County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Rio Grande County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 349no vehicle
  • 6311 vehicle
  • 5552 vehicles
  • 2483 vehicles
  • 414 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

87.6% of Rio Grande County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Colorado.

Rio Grande County:

87.6%
State average:

82.0%

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

  • This state: 7,033
  • Other state: 3,928
  • Northeast: 278
  • Midwest: 991
  • South: 1,319
  • West: 1,349
Year householders moved into unit in Rio Grande County, CO
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Rio Grande County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 41.9%Utility gas
  • 22.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 22.0%Wood
  • 8.4%Electricity
  • 2.4%Solar energy
  • 2.4%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 39.2%Electricity
  • 34.3%Utility gas
  • 14.7%Wood
  • 11.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 161
Here:

12.1%
Colorado:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 79
Here:

10.5%
Colorado:

8.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
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

Rio Grande County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $5,391,000
  • Charges - Other: $722,000
    Air Transportation: $65,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,499,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $3,316,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,057,000
    Regular Highways: $948,000
    Financial Administration: $910,000
    General - Other: $893,000
    Police Protection: $758,000
    Central Staff Services: $714,000
    General Public Buildings: $198,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $180,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $112,000
    Air Transportation: $100,000
    Parks and Recreation: $57,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $813,000
    Highways: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $73,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,645,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,500,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $145,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $149,000
    Interest Earnings: $103,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $11,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $453,000
    Correctional Institutions: $188,000
    Health - Other: $81,000
    Police Protection: $40,000
    Air Transportation: $15,000
    Financial Administration: $3,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,066,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $8,300,000
    Highways: $2,476,000
    Other: $550,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,856,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $893,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $298,000
    Other Selective Sales: $161,000
    Other: $89,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,937,000

Rio Grande County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $5,391,000
  • Charges - Other: $722,000
    Air Transportation: $65,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,499,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $3,316,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,057,000
    Regular Highways: $948,000
    Financial Administration: $910,000
    General - Other: $893,000
    Police Protection: $758,000
    Central Staff Services: $714,000
    General Public Buildings: $198,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $180,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $112,000
    Air Transportation: $100,000
    Parks and Recreation: $57,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $813,000
    Highways: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $73,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,645,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,500,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $145,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $149,000
    Interest Earnings: $103,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $11,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $453,000
    Correctional Institutions: $188,000
    Health - Other: $81,000
    Police Protection: $40,000
    Air Transportation: $15,000
    Financial Administration: $3,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,066,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $8,300,000
    Highways: $2,476,000
    Other: $550,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,856,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $893,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $298,000
    Other Selective Sales: $161,000
    Other: $89,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,937,000

Rio Grande County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $5,391,000
  • Charges - Other: $722,000
    Air Transportation: $65,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,499,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $3,316,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,057,000
    Regular Highways: $948,000
    Financial Administration: $910,000
    General - Other: $893,000
    Police Protection: $758,000
    Central Staff Services: $714,000
    General Public Buildings: $198,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $180,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $112,000
    Air Transportation: $100,000
    Parks and Recreation: $57,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $813,000
    Highways: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $73,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,645,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,500,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $145,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $149,000
    Interest Earnings: $103,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $11,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $453,000
    Correctional Institutions: $188,000
    Health - Other: $81,000
    Police Protection: $40,000
    Air Transportation: $15,000
    Financial Administration: $3,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,066,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $8,300,000
    Highways: $2,476,000
    Other: $550,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,856,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $893,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $298,000
    Other Selective Sales: $161,000
    Other: $89,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,937,000

Rio Grande County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $5,391,000
  • Charges - Other: $722,000
    Air Transportation: $65,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,499,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $3,316,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,057,000
    Regular Highways: $948,000
    Financial Administration: $910,000
    General - Other: $893,000
    Police Protection: $758,000
    Central Staff Services: $714,000
    General Public Buildings: $198,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $180,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $112,000
    Air Transportation: $100,000
    Parks and Recreation: $57,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $813,000
    Highways: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $73,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,645,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,500,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $145,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $149,000
    Interest Earnings: $103,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $11,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $453,000
    Correctional Institutions: $188,000
    Health - Other: $81,000
    Police Protection: $40,000
    Air Transportation: $15,000
    Financial Administration: $3,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,066,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $8,300,000
    Highways: $2,476,000
    Other: $550,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,856,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $893,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $298,000
    Other Selective Sales: $161,000
    Other: $89,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,937,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 396
  • Number of aged recipients: 83
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 313
  • Number of recipients under 18: 37
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 215
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 144
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 191
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 174
Most common first names in Rio Grande County, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary7779.1 years
John6876.5 years
Joe5374.4 years
William5276.8 years
Jose5175.3 years
James3970.2 years
Frank3776.1 years
Robert3370.9 years
Charles3074.6 years
Dorothy2878.3 years
Most common last names in Rio Grande County, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martinez11275.3 years
Archuleta4875.8 years
Medina3768.8 years
Gallegos3570.2 years
Garcia3273.5 years
Valdez3178.7 years
Trujillo2778.7 years
Gonzales2474.6 years
Duran2469.7 years
Smith2477.6 years
Businesses in Rio Grande County, CO
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1RadioShack1
Best Western1SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Safeway1
Dairy Queen1True Value2
FedEx2U-Haul3
H&R Block1UPS3
MasterBrand Cabinets4Vons1
Pizza Hut1