El Paso County CO Information


El Paso County Subdivisions

El Paso County CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 736,060 (100%)
Population in Households 715,756 (97.2%)
Population in Families 586,005 (79.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 20,304 ( 2.8%)
Population Density 346
Diversity Index2 56


Median Household Income $68,604
Average Household Income $91,112
% of Income for Mortgage4 20%
Per Capita Income $34,607
Wealth Index5 102


Total HU (Housing Units) 287,253 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 185,208 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 91,766 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,279 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $328,539
Average Home Value $389,246
Housing Affordability Index3 126


Total Households 276,974
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 186,508
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.65% 1.43%
Households 1.58% 1.45%
Families 1.48% 1.38%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
Owner Occupied HU   1.64%


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, 2020 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 # 2 98th
Population Density # 8 89th
Median Household Income # 17 75th
Housing Affordability Index # 33 52nd
Per Capita Income # 21 69th
Diversity Index # 21 69th

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