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Chaffee County, Colorado

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Population:

  • Total Population: 16,242
  • Males: 8,682
  • Females: 7,560

Ethnicity:

  • White: 14,136
  • Black/African American: 256
  • Hispanic: 1,351
  • Native American/Eskimo: 161
  • Asian: 61
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 0
  • Other: 27
  • 2 or more: 250

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (14,190)
  2. Spanish (915)
  3. Italian (135)
  4. German (90)
  5. French (75)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 323

  1. Germany (58)
  2. Canada (51)
  3. Italy (39)
  4. Guatemala (32)
  5. Mexico (25)
  6. Korea (24)
  7. United Kingdom (21)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Catholic Church (3,801)
  2. Southern Baptist Convention (1,433)
  3. Episcopal Church (391)
  4. Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod (351)
  5. United Church of Christ (302)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 4,605
    • Sensory: 600
    • Physical: 1,292
    • Mental: 680
    • Self-care: 345
    • Go outside home: 610
    • Employment: 950

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 125

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 6,584
    • Utility gas: 3,657
    • Bottled or LP gas: 1,664
    • Electricity: 593
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 19
    • Coal or Coke: 6
    • Wood: 532
    • Solar Energy: 50
    • Other fuel: 46
    • No fuel used: 17

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 13,029
    • No vehicle: 691
    • 1 or more vehicle: 12,338

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 46
    • No High School: 313
    • Some High School: 1,001
    • High School: 3,545
    • Some College: 3,134
    • Associate's Degree: 919
    • College Degree: 1,930
    • Master's Degree: 632
    • Professional Degree: 219
    • Doctoral Degree: 98

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 6,584
    • Owners with phone: 4,714
    • Owners without phone: 110
    • Renters with phone: 1,620
    • Renters without phone: 140

    10 closest counties:

    1. Saguache County, Colorado
    2. Lake County, Colorado
    3. Park County, Colorado
    4. Fremont County, Colorado
    5. Custer County, Colorado
    6. Summit County, Colorado
    7. Gunnison County, Colorado
    8. Teller County, Colorado
    9. Pitkin County, Colorado
    10. Rio Grande County, Colorado

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    81201, 81211, 81227, 81228, 81236, 81242

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • KVRH-FM (92.3 FM) SALIDA, CO
    • KBVC (104.1 FM) BUENA VISTA, CO
    • KVRH (1340 AM) SALIDA, CO
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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