El Paso County CO Information


El Paso County Subdivisions

El Paso County CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 672,786
Population in Households 654,222
Population in Familes 537,630
Population in Group Qrtrs 18,564
Population Density1 316
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 254,597
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 172,839
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 270,448 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 157,408 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 97,189 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 15,851 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $260,370
Average Home Value $305,557


Median Household Income $60,177
Average Household Income $80,653
Per Capita Income $31,082
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.26% 1.33%
Households 1.22% 1.31%
Families 1.19% 1.3%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


El Paso County CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Paso County to the other 64 counties and county equivalents in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 8 89th
Diversity Index2 # 21 69th
Median Household Income # 19 72nd
Per Capita Income # 23 66th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.