Bent County CO Information


Bent County Subdivisions

Bent County CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,943
Daytime Population: Workers 1,716
Daytime Population: Residents 2,758
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,474
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 4,072
Population in Familes 3,296
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,871
Population Density2 4
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $35,548
Average Household Income $46,810
Per Capita Income $16,785


Total Housing Units 2,241 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,103 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 637 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 501 (22.4%)
Median Home Value $79,846
Average Home Value $130,757


Total Households 1,740
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 1,120
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.23% -0.49%
Households -0.71% -0.7%
Families -0.78% -0.74%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.0%


Bent County CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bent County to the other 64 counties and county equivalents in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 48 27th
Population Density # 48 27th
Diversity Index # 14 80th
Median Household Income # 57 13th
Per Capita Income # 64 2nd

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