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Total population (Number)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Number
5,353,471
5,456,584
5,538,180
5,609,445
5,694,311
El Paso
Number
665,070
677,022
690,207
701,283
714,398
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Number
5,353,471
5,456,584
5,538,180
5,609,445
5,694,311
El Paso
Number
665,070
677,022
690,207
701,283
714,398
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Definitions: Population estimates provided by the Colorado Demography Section, Colorado Department of Local Affairs.

Data Source: Colorado Demography Section, Colorado Department of Local Affairs.

Child population by age group (Number)

Location Age group Data Type 2000 2010
Colorado
Under 18
Number
1,100,795
1,225,609
Colorado
Under 5
Number
297,505
343,960
Colorado
School-Aged 5-17
Number
1,100,795
881,649
El Paso
Under 18
Number
142,480
162,676
El Paso
Under 5
Number
39,038
45,212
El Paso
School-Aged 5-17
Number
142,480
117,464
Location Age group Data Type 2000 2010
Colorado
Under 18
Number
1,100,795
1,225,609
Colorado
Under 5
Number
297,505
343,960
Colorado
School-Aged 5-17
Number
1,100,795
881,649
El Paso
Under 18
Number
142,480
162,676
El Paso
Under 5
Number
39,038
45,212
El Paso
School-Aged 5-17
Number
142,480
117,464
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Definitions: Number of children by age group collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, Decennial Census 2000 and 2010.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 and 2010

Child population by age group (Number)

Location Age group Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
School-Aged 5-17
Number
929,190
944,432
925,943
929,986
932,588
Colorado
Under 18
Number
1,264,587
1,282,625
1,259,652
1,263,998
1,265,056
Colorado
Under 5
Number
335,397
338,193
333,710
334,012
332,468
El Paso
School-Aged 5-17
Number
123,196
125,109
124,393
125,831
126,843
El Paso
Under 18
Number
169,670
172,455
170,807
172,563
173,728
El Paso
Under 5
Number
46,475
47,346
46,414
46,731
46,885
Location Age group Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
School-Aged 5-17
Number
929,190
944,432
925,943
929,986
932,588
Colorado
Under 18
Number
1,264,587
1,282,625
1,259,652
1,263,998
1,265,056
Colorado
Under 5
Number
335,397
338,193
333,710
334,012
332,468
El Paso
School-Aged 5-17
Number
123,196
125,109
124,393
125,831
126,843
El Paso
Under 18
Number
169,670
172,455
170,807
172,563
173,728
El Paso
Under 5
Number
46,475
47,346
46,414
46,731
46,885
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Definitions: Child population by age group for counties and the state.

Data Source: Colorado Department of Local Affairs, State Demography Office.

Footnotes: Population forecasts are produced annually by the State Demography Office. The most recent forecasts were produced in October 2012.

Child population by single age (Number)

Location Single Age Data Type 2000 2010
Colorado
Under 1
Number
60,823
66,594
Colorado
2 years
Number
58,271
69,353
Colorado
3 years
Number
58,820
70,538
Colorado
4 years
Number
59,555
69,763
Colorado
5 years
Number
59,697
69,989
Colorado
6 years
Number
60,179
70,543
Colorado
7 years
Number
62,090
69,761
Colorado
8 years
Number
62,733
68,623
Colorado
9 years
Number
63,729
69,687
Colorado
10 years
Number
63,925
68,903
Colorado
11 years
Number
61,549
66,888
Colorado
12 years
Number
62,172
65,833
Colorado
13 years
Number
61,864
65,561
Colorado
14 years
Number
61,987
65,469
Colorado
15 years
Number
61,376
66,148
Colorado
16 years
Number
60,503
66,575
Colorado
17 years
Number
61,486
67,669
Colorado
18 years
Number
61,349
68,804
Colorado
19 years
Number
62,524
70,279
Colorado
1 year
Number
60,036
67,712
El Paso
Under 1
Number
7,954
8,769
El Paso
2 years
Number
7,598
9,240
El Paso
3 years
Number
7,778
9,180
El Paso
4 years
Number
7,896
9,163
El Paso
5 years
Number
7,816
8,932
El Paso
6 years
Number
7,739
9,114
El Paso
7 years
Number
7,991
8,971
El Paso
8 years
Number
8,134
8,940
El Paso
9 years
Number
8,424
9,122
El Paso
10 years
Number
8,322
9,128
El Paso
11 years
Number
7,983
9,157
El Paso
12 years
Number
8,033
8,880
El Paso
13 years
Number
8,114
9,002
El Paso
14 years
Number
7,846
9,068
El Paso
15 years
Number
7,880
9,144
El Paso
16 years
Number
7,572
8,963
El Paso
17 years
Number
7,588
9,043
El Paso
18 years
Number
7,652
9,353
El Paso
19 years
Number
8,016
9,672
El Paso
1 year
Number
7,812
8,860
Location Single Age Data Type 2000 2010
Colorado
Under 1
Number
60,823
66,594
Colorado
2 years
Number
58,271
69,353
Colorado
3 years
Number
58,820
70,538
Colorado
4 years
Number
59,555
69,763
Colorado
5 years
Number
59,697
69,989
Colorado
6 years
Number
60,179
70,543
Colorado
7 years
Number
62,090
69,761
Colorado
8 years
Number
62,733
68,623
Colorado
9 years
Number
63,729
69,687
Colorado
10 years
Number
63,925
68,903
Colorado
11 years
Number
61,549
66,888
Colorado
12 years
Number
62,172
65,833
Colorado
13 years
Number
61,864
65,561
Colorado
14 years
Number
61,987
65,469
Colorado
15 years
Number
61,376
66,148
Colorado
16 years
Number
60,503
66,575
Colorado
17 years
Number
61,486
67,669
Colorado
18 years
Number
61,349
68,804
Colorado
19 years
Number
62,524
70,279
Colorado
1 year
Number
60,036
67,712
El Paso
Under 1
Number
7,954
8,769
El Paso
2 years
Number
7,598
9,240
El Paso
3 years
Number
7,778
9,180
El Paso
4 years
Number
7,896
9,163
El Paso
5 years
Number
7,816
8,932
El Paso
6 years
Number
7,739
9,114
El Paso
7 years
Number
7,991
8,971
El Paso
8 years
Number
8,134
8,940
El Paso
9 years
Number
8,424
9,122
El Paso
10 years
Number
8,322
9,128
El Paso
11 years
Number
7,983
9,157
El Paso
12 years
Number
8,033
8,880
El Paso
13 years
Number
8,114
9,002
El Paso
14 years
Number
7,846
9,068
El Paso
15 years
Number
7,880
9,144
El Paso
16 years
Number
7,572
8,963
El Paso
17 years
Number
7,588
9,043
El Paso
18 years
Number
7,652
9,353
El Paso
19 years
Number
8,016
9,672
El Paso
1 year
Number
7,812
8,860
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Definitions: Child population by single age, from birth through age 19.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2010

Child population by race and ethnicity (Number & Percent)

Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2010
Colorado
Hispanic
Number
374,225
Colorado
Hispanic
Percent
31%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Number
7,298
Colorado
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Percent
1%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Asian
Number
32,225
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Asian
Percent
3%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
49,967
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
4%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Number
2,772
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Percent
0%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Pacific Islander
Number
1,557
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Pacific Islander
Percent
0%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Number
47,285
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Percent
4%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic White
Number
710,280
Colorado
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
58%
Colorado
Total Children Under 18
Number
1,225,609
Colorado
Total Children Under 18
Percent
100%
El Paso
Hispanic
Number
35,876
El Paso
Hispanic
Percent
22%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Number
924
El Paso
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Percent
1%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Asian
Number
3,468
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Asian
Percent
2%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
9,872
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
6%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Number
451
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Percent
0%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Pacific Islander
Number
563
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Pacific Islander
Percent
0%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Number
11,090
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Percent
7%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic White
Number
100,432
El Paso
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
62%
El Paso
Total Children Under 18
Number
162,676
El Paso
Total Children Under 18
Percent
100%
Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2010
Colorado
Hispanic
Number
374,225
Colorado
Hispanic
Percent
31%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Number
7,298
Colorado
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Percent
1%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Asian
Number
32,225
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Asian
Percent
3%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
49,967
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
4%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Number
2,772
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Percent
0%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Pacific Islander
Number
1,557
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Pacific Islander
Percent
0%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Number
47,285
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Percent
4%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic White
Number
710,280
Colorado
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
58%
Colorado
Total Children Under 18
Number
1,225,609
Colorado
Total Children Under 18
Percent
100%
El Paso
Hispanic
Number
35,876
El Paso
Hispanic
Percent
22%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Number
924
El Paso
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Percent
1%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Asian
Number
3,468
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Asian
Percent
2%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
9,872
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
6%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Number
451
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Percent
0%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Pacific Islander
Number
563
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Pacific Islander
Percent
0%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Number
11,090
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Percent
7%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic White
Number
100,432
El Paso
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
62%
El Paso
Total Children Under 18
Number
162,676
El Paso
Total Children Under 18
Percent
100%
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Definitions: Child population by age group with ethnicity and race combined for children under the age of 18.

Data Source: U. S. Census Bureau, Census 2010

Child population by race and ethnicity (Number & Percent)

Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2010
Colorado
Hispanic
Number
112,711
Colorado
Hispanic
Percent
33%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Number
874
Colorado
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Percent
0%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Asian
Number
8,430
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Asian
Percent
3%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
13,751
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
4%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Number
815
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Percent
0%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Pacific Islander
Number
407
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Pacific Islander
Percent
0%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Number
15,242
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Percent
4%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic White
Number
190,887
Colorado
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
55%
Colorado
Total Children Under 5
Number
343,960
Colorado
Total Children Under 5
Percent
100%
El Paso
Hispanic
Number
11,078
El Paso
Hispanic
Percent
25%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Number
219
El Paso
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Percent
1%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Asian
Number
808
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Asian
Percent
2%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
2,623
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
6%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Number
127
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Percent
0%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Pacific Islander
Number
156
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Pacific Islander
Percent
0%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Number
3,516
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Percent
8%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic White
Number
26,685
El Paso
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
59%
El Paso
Total Children Under 5
Number
45,212
El Paso
Total Children Under 5
Percent
100%
Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2010
Colorado
Hispanic
Number
112,711
Colorado
Hispanic
Percent
33%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Number
874
Colorado
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Percent
0%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Asian
Number
8,430
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Asian
Percent
3%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
13,751
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
4%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Number
815
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Percent
0%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Pacific Islander
Number
407
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Pacific Islander
Percent
0%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Number
15,242
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Percent
4%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic White
Number
190,887
Colorado
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
55%
Colorado
Total Children Under 5
Number
343,960
Colorado
Total Children Under 5
Percent
100%
El Paso
Hispanic
Number
11,078
El Paso
Hispanic
Percent
25%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Number
219
El Paso
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Percent
1%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Asian
Number
808
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Asian
Percent
2%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
2,623
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
6%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Number
127
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Percent
0%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Pacific Islander
Number
156
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Pacific Islander
Percent
0%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Number
3,516
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Percent
8%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic White
Number
26,685
El Paso
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
59%
El Paso
Total Children Under 5
Number
45,212
El Paso
Total Children Under 5
Percent
100%
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Definitions: Child population by age group with ethnicity and race combined for children under the age of 5.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2010

Child population by race and ethnicity (Number & Percent)

Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2010
Colorado
Hispanic
Number
261,514
Colorado
Hispanic
Percent
30%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Number
5,581
Colorado
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Percent
1%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Asian
Number
23,795
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Asian
Percent
3%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
36,216
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
4%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Number
1,957
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Percent
0%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Pacific Islander
Number
1,150
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Pacific Islander
Percent
0%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Number
32,043
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Percent
4%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic White
Number
519,393
Colorado
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
59%
Colorado
Total Children Age 5-17
Number
881,649
Colorado
Total Children Age 5-17
Percent
100%
El Paso
Hispanic
Number
24,798
El Paso
Hispanic
Percent
21%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Number
705
El Paso
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Percent
1%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Asian
Number
2,660
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Asian
Percent
2%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
7,249
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
6%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Number
324
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Percent
0%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Pacific Islander
Number
407
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Pacific Islander
Percent
0%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Number
7,574
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Percent
6%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic White
Number
73,747
El Paso
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
63%
El Paso
Total Children Age 5-17
Number
117,464
El Paso
Total Children Age 5-17
Percent
100%
Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2010
Colorado
Hispanic
Number
261,514
Colorado
Hispanic
Percent
30%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Number
5,581
Colorado
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Percent
1%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Asian
Number
23,795
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Asian
Percent
3%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
36,216
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
4%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Number
1,957
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Percent
0%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Pacific Islander
Number
1,150
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Pacific Islander
Percent
0%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Number
32,043
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Percent
4%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic White
Number
519,393
Colorado
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
59%
Colorado
Total Children Age 5-17
Number
881,649
Colorado
Total Children Age 5-17
Percent
100%
El Paso
Hispanic
Number
24,798
El Paso
Hispanic
Percent
21%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Number
705
El Paso
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Percent
1%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Asian
Number
2,660
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Asian
Percent
2%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
7,249
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
6%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Number
324
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Percent
0%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Pacific Islander
Number
407
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Pacific Islander
Percent
0%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Number
7,574
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Percent
6%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic White
Number
73,747
El Paso
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
63%
El Paso
Total Children Age 5-17
Number
117,464
El Paso
Total Children Age 5-17
Percent
100%
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Definitions: Child population by age group with ethnicity and race combined for school-age children age 5-17.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2010

Total population by race and Hispanic origin (Number & Percent)

Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2010
Colorado
Hispanic - Any Race
Number
1,038,687
Colorado
Hispanic - Any Race
Percent
21%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Number
31,244
Colorado
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Percent
1%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Asian
Number
141,225
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Asian
Percent
3%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
188,778
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
4%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Number
7,622
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Percent
0%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Number
100,847
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Percent
2%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic White
Number
3,520,793
Colorado
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
70%
Colorado
Total Population
Number
5,029,196
Colorado
Total Population
Percent
100%
El Paso
Hispanic - Any Race
Number
93,665
El Paso
Hispanic - Any Race
Percent
15%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Number
3,693
El Paso
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Percent
1%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Asian
Number
18,403
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Asian
Percent
3%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
35,792
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
6%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Number
1,147
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Percent
0%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Number
21,616
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Percent
4%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic White
Number
447,947
El Paso
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
72%
El Paso
Total Population
Number
622,263
El Paso
Total Population
Percent
100%
Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2010
Colorado
Hispanic - Any Race
Number
1,038,687
Colorado
Hispanic - Any Race
Percent
21%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Number
31,244
Colorado
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Percent
1%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Asian
Number
141,225
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Asian
Percent
3%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
188,778
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
4%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Number
7,622
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Percent
0%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Number
100,847
Colorado
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Percent
2%
Colorado
Non-Hispanic White
Number
3,520,793
Colorado
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
70%
Colorado
Total Population
Number
5,029,196
Colorado
Total Population
Percent
100%
El Paso
Hispanic - Any Race
Number
93,665
El Paso
Hispanic - Any Race
Percent
15%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Number
3,693
El Paso
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Percent
1%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Asian
Number
18,403
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Asian
Percent
3%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
35,792
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
6%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Number
1,147
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Other Race
Percent
0%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Number
21,616
El Paso
Non-Hispanic Two or More Races
Percent
4%
El Paso
Non-Hispanic White
Number
447,947
El Paso
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
72%
El Paso
Total Population
Number
622,263
El Paso
Total Population
Percent
100%
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Definitions: The number of people by total population, race, and ethnicity based on the 2010 U.S. Census.

Data Source: The Colorado Department of Local Affairs, State Demography Office

Median household income (Currency)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Currency
$61,324
$63,945
$65,718
$69,113
$71,949
El Paso
Currency
$59,286
$60,050
$63,610
$65,260
$67,923
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Currency
$61,324
$63,945
$65,718
$69,113
$71,949
El Paso
Currency
$59,286
$60,050
$63,610
$65,260
$67,923
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Definitions: Median household income by county.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates.

Unemployment rate by county (Rate)

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Colorado
Rate
6.8
5.0
3.9
3.3
2.8
El Paso
Rate
8.0
6.0
4.6
3.7
3.3
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Colorado
Rate
6.8
5.0
3.9
3.3
2.8
El Paso
Rate
8.0
6.0
4.6
3.7
3.3
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Definitions: Annual unemployment rate by county, not seasonally adjusted.

Data Source: U.S. Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Children under 6 with all parents in the labor force (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Colorado
Number
248,925
246,446
248,340
247,373
246,495
Colorado
Percent
62.4%
62.0%
62.7%
62.7%
62.8%
El Paso
Number
29,271
29,357
29,851
30,373
30,711
El Paso
Percent
55.8%
54.8%
55.4%
56.5%
56.7%
Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Colorado
Number
248,925
246,446
248,340
247,373
246,495
Colorado
Percent
62.4%
62.0%
62.7%
62.7%
62.8%
El Paso
Number
29,271
29,357
29,851
30,373
30,711
El Paso
Percent
55.8%
54.8%
55.4%
56.5%
56.7%
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Definitions: All parents in the family in the labor force, families with children under the age of 6.

Data Source: U. S. Census Bureau Selected Economic Characteristics
Data Sets: American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Children receiving TANF basic cash assistance (Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Colorado
Percent
4.7%
4.6%
4.6%
4.5%
4.2%
El Paso
Percent
4.6%
4.5%
4.7%
5.0%
5.2%
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Colorado
Percent
4.7%
4.6%
4.6%
4.5%
4.2%
El Paso
Percent
4.6%
4.5%
4.7%
5.0%
5.2%
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Definitions: The data is provided by calendar year and by county. It reflects eligible children receiving Basic Cash Assistance payments.  
  
The caseload by individual children is provided. A case is considered active for the report month if there was an authorized payment (initial benefit, regular benefit, or supplemental payment) in and for the month. 

The percentage of children by county was calculated by the Colorado Children's Campaign. Percentages are based on population projections from the Colorado State Demography Office.

Data Source: TANF case data by county:  Colorado Works Program, Colorado Department of Health and Human Services

Population estimates:  State Demography Office, Colorado Department of Local Affairs



Children under 5 enrolled in WIC (Percent & Number)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Colorado
Number
107,593
107,418
101,278
100,378
96,332
Colorado
Percent
31.8%
31.6%
30.2%
30.0%
29.2%
El Paso
Number
17,501
16,536
16,183
16,348
15,464
El Paso
Percent
37.2%
34.7%
35.0%
35.0%
33.1%
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Colorado
Number
107,593
107,418
101,278
100,378
96,332
Colorado
Percent
31.8%
31.6%
30.2%
30.0%
29.2%
El Paso
Number
17,501
16,536
16,183
16,348
15,464
El Paso
Percent
37.2%
34.7%
35.0%
35.0%
33.1%
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Definitions: Children under age 5 receiving vouchers from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children during the calendar year. Number reflects unduplicated count of children. Note: Some local WIC programs provide services to children from other counties. 

Percentages based on population projections from the Colorado State Demography Office.

Data Source: Governor's Office of Information Technology.

Children under 18 in poverty (Percent & Number)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Percent
15.6%
14.8%
13.4%
12.2%
12.1%
Colorado
Number
191,679
183,216
166,581
151,899
151,618
El Paso
Percent
15.4%
14.9%
14.8%
13.4%
13.2%
El Paso
Number
25,288
24,616
24,579
22,440
22,394
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Percent
15.6%
14.8%
13.4%
12.2%
12.1%
Colorado
Number
191,679
183,216
166,581
151,899
151,618
El Paso
Percent
15.4%
14.9%
14.8%
13.4%
13.2%
El Paso
Number
25,288
24,616
24,579
22,440
22,394
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Definitions: Number and percent of children under age 18 living in families with incomes below the federal poverty level. 

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE).

Footnotes: There is a break in the SAIPE time-series between 2004 and 2005 due to the switch from CPS ASEC to ACS data in SAIPE modeling. Comparisons across these particular years are not advised because of this break in series.

School-aged children in poverty (Percent & Number)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Number
133,066
122,519
115,917
103,485
105,173
Colorado
Percent
14.9%
13.6%
12.8%
11.4%
11.5%
El Paso
Number
17,109
NA
NA
NA
NA
El Paso
Percent
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Number
133,066
122,519
115,917
103,485
105,173
Colorado
Percent
14.9%
13.6%
12.8%
11.4%
11.5%
El Paso
Number
17,109
NA
NA
NA
NA
El Paso
Percent
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
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Definitions: Number and percentage of children ages 5 through 17 living in families with incomes below poverty level.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE).

Footnotes: There is a break in the SAIPE time-series between 2004 and 2005 due to the switch from CPS ASEC to ACS data in SAIPE modeling. Comparisons across these particular years are not advised because of this break in series.

School-aged children in poverty (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Percent
15.6%
14.9%
12.8%
11.4%
11.5%
Colorado
Number
133,066
122,519
115,917
103,485
105,173
El Paso
Percent
15.4%
14.5%
14.3%
13.4%
12.9%
El Paso
Number
17,109
15,900
17,072
16,103
15,703
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Percent
15.6%
14.9%
12.8%
11.4%
11.5%
Colorado
Number
133,066
122,519
115,917
103,485
105,173
El Paso
Percent
15.4%
14.5%
14.3%
13.4%
12.9%
El Paso
Number
17,109
15,900
17,072
16,103
15,703
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Definitions: Number and percentage of children ages 5 through 17 living in families with incomes below poverty level.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE).

Footnotes: There is a break in the SAIPE time-series between 2004 and 2005 due to the switch from CPS ASEC to ACS data in SAIPE modeling. Comparisons across these particular years are not advised because of this break in series.

Children in extreme poverty (under 50 percent FPL) (Number & Percent)

Location Age group Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Colorado
Ages 12-17
Percent
6.5%
6.6%
6.5%
6.4%
6.2%
Colorado
Ages 12-17
Number
25,463
26,155
26,142
25,823
25,162
Colorado
Ages 6-11
Percent
7.1%
7.3%
7.3%
6.9%
6.1%
Colorado
Ages 6-11
Number
29,023
30,137
30,252
29,115
25,617
Colorado
Under 6 years old
Percent
8.8%
9.1%
8.6%
8.2%
7.5%
Colorado
Under 6 years old
Number
35,548
36,900
34,779
33,069
29,929
Colorado
Total Under 18
Percent
7.5%
7.7%
7.5%
7.2%
6.6%
Colorado
Total Under 18
Number
90,034
93,192
91,173
88,007
80,708
El Paso
Ages 12-17
Percent
7.6%
7.4%
6.3%
6.2%
5.6%
El Paso
Ages 12-17
Number
3,891
3,800
3,311
3,320
3,040
El Paso
Ages 6-11
Percent
8.0%
8.0%
8.1%
8.0%
6.5%
El Paso
Ages 6-11
Number
4,346
4,444
4,461
4,405
3,585
El Paso
Under 6 years old
Percent
10.0%
9.6%
9.9%
9.1%
7.9%
El Paso
Under 6 years old
Number
5,331
5,222
5,435
5,016
4,343
El Paso
Total Under 18
Percent
8.5%
8.3%
8.1%
7.8%
6.7%
El Paso
Total Under 18
Number
13,568
13,466
13,207
12,741
10,968
Location Age group Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Colorado
Ages 12-17
Percent
6.5%
6.6%
6.5%
6.4%
6.2%
Colorado
Ages 12-17
Number
25,463
26,155
26,142
25,823
25,162
Colorado
Ages 6-11
Percent
7.1%
7.3%
7.3%
6.9%
6.1%
Colorado
Ages 6-11
Number
29,023
30,137
30,252
29,115
25,617
Colorado
Under 6 years old
Percent
8.8%
9.1%
8.6%
8.2%
7.5%
Colorado
Under 6 years old
Number
35,548
36,900
34,779
33,069
29,929
Colorado
Total Under 18
Percent
7.5%
7.7%
7.5%
7.2%
6.6%
Colorado
Total Under 18
Number
90,034
93,192
91,173
88,007
80,708
El Paso
Ages 12-17
Percent
7.6%
7.4%
6.3%
6.2%
5.6%
El Paso
Ages 12-17
Number
3,891
3,800
3,311
3,320
3,040
El Paso
Ages 6-11
Percent
8.0%
8.0%
8.1%
8.0%
6.5%
El Paso
Ages 6-11
Number
4,346
4,444
4,461
4,405
3,585
El Paso
Under 6 years old
Percent
10.0%
9.6%
9.9%
9.1%
7.9%
El Paso
Under 6 years old
Number
5,331
5,222
5,435
5,016
4,343
El Paso
Total Under 18
Percent
8.5%
8.3%
8.1%
7.8%
6.7%
El Paso
Total Under 18
Number
13,568
13,466
13,207
12,741
10,968
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Definitions: Children living in families with annual incomes at 50% FPL or less.  

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Table:  B17024

Total population in poverty (Percent)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Colorado
Percent
14%
13%
12%
12%
11%
El Paso
Percent
13%
11%
12%
11%
12%
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Colorado
Percent
14%
13%
12%
12%
11%
El Paso
Percent
13%
11%
12%
11%
12%
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Definitions: The percent of the total population living below the poverty line.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates

Footnotes: There is a break in the SAIPE time-series between 2004 and 2005 due to the switch from CPS ASEC to ACS data in SAIPE modeling. Comparisons across these particular years are not advised because of this break in series.

Children under 6 by ratio of income to poverty (Percent & Number)

Location Ratio to Poverty Data Type 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
Colorado
49% FPL and under
Number
34,779
33,069
29,929
27,369
26,190
Colorado
49% FPL and under
Percent
9%
8%
7%
7%
7%
Colorado
50% FPL to 99% FPL
Number
44,356
42,076
39,455
36,447
31,761
Colorado
50% FPL to 99% FPL
Percent
11%
10%
10%
9%
8%
Colorado
100% FPL to 199% FPL
Number
90,313
91,251
86,406
84,863
82,091
Colorado
100% FPL to 199% FPL
Percent
22%
23%
22%
21%
21%
Colorado
200% FPL to 299% FPL
Number
68,719
68,022
70,857
71,027
71,802
Colorado
200% FPL to 299% FPL
Percent
17%
17%
18%
18%
18%
Colorado
300% FPL and above
Number
164,707
167,391
173,153
178,480
187,101
Colorado
300% FPL and above
Percent
41%
42%
43%
45%
47%
El Paso
49% FPL and under
Number
5,435
5,016
4,343
3,973
3,790
El Paso
49% FPL and under
Percent
10%
9%
8%
7%
7%
El Paso
50% FPL to 99% FPL
Number
4,862
4,481
4,434
4,610
4,672
El Paso
50% FPL to 99% FPL
Percent
9%
8%
8%
8%
8%
El Paso
100% FPL to 199% FPL
Number
13,605
13,797
12,841
12,892
11,889
El Paso
100% FPL to 199% FPL
Percent
25%
25%
23%
23%
22%
El Paso
200% FPL to 299% FPL
Number
11,272
11,773
12,661
12,751
12,938
El Paso
200% FPL to 299% FPL
Percent
21%
21%
23%
23%
23%
El Paso
300% FPL and above
Number
19,618
19,778
20,867
20,839
21,831
El Paso
300% FPL and above
Percent
36%
36%
38%
38%
40%
Location Ratio to Poverty Data Type 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
Colorado
49% FPL and under
Number
34,779
33,069
29,929
27,369
26,190
Colorado
49% FPL and under
Percent
9%
8%
7%
7%
7%
Colorado
50% FPL to 99% FPL
Number
44,356
42,076
39,455
36,447
31,761
Colorado
50% FPL to 99% FPL
Percent
11%
10%
10%
9%
8%
Colorado
100% FPL to 199% FPL
Number
90,313
91,251
86,406
84,863
82,091
Colorado
100% FPL to 199% FPL
Percent
22%
23%
22%
21%
21%
Colorado
200% FPL to 299% FPL
Number
68,719
68,022
70,857
71,027
71,802
Colorado
200% FPL to 299% FPL
Percent
17%
17%
18%
18%
18%
Colorado
300% FPL and above
Number
164,707
167,391
173,153
178,480
187,101
Colorado
300% FPL and above
Percent
41%
42%
43%
45%
47%
El Paso
49% FPL and under
Number
5,435
5,016
4,343
3,973
3,790
El Paso
49% FPL and under
Percent
10%
9%
8%
7%
7%
El Paso
50% FPL to 99% FPL
Number
4,862
4,481
4,434
4,610
4,672
El Paso
50% FPL to 99% FPL
Percent
9%
8%
8%
8%
8%
El Paso
100% FPL to 199% FPL
Number
13,605
13,797
12,841
12,892
11,889
El Paso
100% FPL to 199% FPL
Percent
25%
25%
23%
23%
22%
El Paso
200% FPL to 299% FPL
Number
11,272
11,773
12,661
12,751
12,938
El Paso
200% FPL to 299% FPL
Percent
21%
21%
23%
23%
23%
El Paso
300% FPL and above
Number
19,618
19,778
20,867
20,839
21,831
El Paso
300% FPL and above
Percent
36%
36%
38%
38%
40%
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Definitions: 5-year aggregated estimates of the number and percent of children under the age of 6 living at different proportions of the federal poverty level (FPL) from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS).

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau Table B17024. AGE BY RATIO OF INCOME TO POVERTY LEVEL IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS - Universe:  POPULATION FOR WHOM POVERTY STATUS IS DETERMINED

Footnotes: Estimates contain error; the smaller the population, the higher the error.  Please use caution when interpreting data from small counties or small population groups.

Children under 18 by ratio of income to poverty (Percent & Number)

Location Ratio to Poverty Data Type 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
Colorado
49% FPL and under
Number
91,173
88,007
80,708
74,105
71,439
Colorado
49% FPL and under
Percent
7%
7%
7%
6%
6%
Colorado
50% FPL to 99% FPL
Number
117,729
115,459
112,504
105,390
96,809
Colorado
50% FPL to 99% FPL
Percent
10%
9%
9%
9%
8%
Colorado
100% FPL to 199% FPL
Number
256,416
256,254
250,779
248,349
244,767
Colorado
100% FPL to 199% FPL
Percent
21%
21%
20%
20%
20%
Colorado
200% FPL to 299% FPL
Number
209,590
209,412
215,545
216,679
217,574
Colorado
200% FPL to 299% FPL
Percent
17%
17%
18%
18%
18%
Colorado
300% FPL and above
Number
543,671
556,430
569,882
589,595
612,100
Colorado
300% FPL and above
Percent
45%
45%
46%
48%
49%
El Paso
49% FPL and under
Number
13,207
12,741
10,968
10,375
10,275
El Paso
49% FPL and under
Percent
8%
8%
7%
6%
6%
El Paso
50% FPL to 99% FPL
Number
13,768
12,762
13,023
13,125
13,908
El Paso
50% FPL to 99% FPL
Percent
8%
8%
8%
8%
8%
El Paso
100% FPL to 199% FPL
Number
33,887
34,896
34,407
35,168
34,198
El Paso
100% FPL to 199% FPL
Percent
21%
21%
21%
21%
21%
El Paso
200% FPL to 299% FPL
Number
31,996
33,101
33,971
34,276
34,756
El Paso
200% FPL to 299% FPL
Percent
20%
20%
21%
21%
21%
El Paso
300% FPL and above
Number
69,945
70,182
72,189
72,194
73,423
El Paso
300% FPL and above
Percent
43%
43%
44%
44%
44%
Location Ratio to Poverty Data Type 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
Colorado
49% FPL and under
Number
91,173
88,007
80,708
74,105
71,439
Colorado
49% FPL and under
Percent
7%
7%
7%
6%
6%
Colorado
50% FPL to 99% FPL
Number
117,729
115,459
112,504
105,390
96,809
Colorado
50% FPL to 99% FPL
Percent
10%
9%
9%
9%
8%
Colorado
100% FPL to 199% FPL
Number
256,416
256,254
250,779
248,349
244,767
Colorado
100% FPL to 199% FPL
Percent
21%
21%
20%
20%
20%
Colorado
200% FPL to 299% FPL
Number
209,590
209,412
215,545
216,679
217,574
Colorado
200% FPL to 299% FPL
Percent
17%
17%
18%
18%
18%
Colorado
300% FPL and above
Number
543,671
556,430
569,882
589,595
612,100
Colorado
300% FPL and above
Percent
45%
45%
46%
48%
49%
El Paso
49% FPL and under
Number
13,207
12,741
10,968
10,375
10,275
El Paso
49% FPL and under
Percent
8%
8%
7%
6%
6%
El Paso
50% FPL to 99% FPL
Number
13,768
12,762
13,023
13,125
13,908
El Paso
50% FPL to 99% FPL
Percent
8%
8%
8%
8%
8%
El Paso
100% FPL to 199% FPL
Number
33,887
34,896
34,407
35,168
34,198
El Paso
100% FPL to 199% FPL
Percent
21%
21%
21%
21%
21%
El Paso
200% FPL to 299% FPL
Number
31,996
33,101
33,971
34,276
34,756
El Paso
200% FPL to 299% FPL
Percent
20%
20%
21%
21%
21%
El Paso
300% FPL and above
Number
69,945
70,182
72,189
72,194
73,423
El Paso
300% FPL and above
Percent
43%
43%
44%
44%
44%
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Definitions: 5-year aggregated estimates of the number and percent of children under the age of 18 living at different proportions of the federal poverty level (FPL) from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS).

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau Table B17024. AGE BY RATIO OF INCOME TO POVERTY LEVEL IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS - Universe:  POPULATION FOR WHOM POVERTY STATUS IS DETERMINED

Footnotes: Note:  Estimates contain error.  The smaller the population, the higher the error.  Please use caution when interpreting data from small counties or small population groups.

Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) slots (Number)

Location Data Type 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019 2019 - 2020
Colorado
Number
23,536
23,236
23,428
23,980
29,360
El Paso
Number
2,099
2,099
2,109
2,188
2,597
Location Data Type 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019 2019 - 2020
Colorado
Number
23,536
23,236
23,428
23,980
29,360
El Paso
Number
2,099
2,099
2,109
2,188
2,597
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Definitions:

In 1988, the Colorado General Assembly created the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) to serve the young children in Colorado who were most vulnerable to starting grade school unprepared. The legislature responsibly recognized that providing quality early childhood education would ultimately curb dropout rates, help children achieve their full potential, reduce dependence on public assistance, and decrease susceptibility to criminal activities (22-28-102 C.R.S.).  CPP is funded through the Colorado Public School Finance Formula, and is administered under the Public School Finance Unit.

Data Source: Colorado Department of Education.

Footnotes: Each CPP slot provides a half-day of preschool for one child.

For the 2013-2014 school year, the Colorado General Assembly authorized 20,160 traditional CPP slots but also approved an expansion of CPP through an initiative called Early Childhood At-Risk Enhancement, or ECARE. The ECARE expansion included 3,200 additional slots that districts could use flexibly to meet their needs. The data presented here for the 2013-2014 school year include both the traditional CPP slots, as well as ECARE slots allocated to half-day or full-day preschool. The data do not include ECARE slots allocated to provide a full day of kindergarten.

Children ages 3 and 4 enrolled in preschool (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
Colorado
Percent
50.3%
50.7%
50.5%
50.7%
51.0%
Colorado
Number
69,353
69,463
68,389
68,069
69,359
El Paso
Percent
42.3%
43.4%
43.8%
43.0%
44.7%
El Paso
Number
7,873
8,297
8,417
8,161
8,629
Location Data Type 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
Colorado
Percent
50.3%
50.7%
50.5%
50.7%
51.0%
Colorado
Number
69,353
69,463
68,389
68,069
69,359
El Paso
Percent
42.3%
43.4%
43.8%
43.0%
44.7%
El Paso
Number
7,873
8,297
8,417
8,161
8,629
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Definitions: Children ages 3 and 4 who are enrolled in preschool, as reported by the child's parent(s) or caregiver(s).

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates Table S1401.

Footnotes: Due to a small sample size, the estimates for small counties may have large margins of error. Please use caution when interpreting estimates for counties with small populations.

Pupil enrollment (Number)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Colorado
Number
899,112
905,019
910,280
911,536
913,223
El Paso
Number
118,707
120,128
120,776
121,192
122,783
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Colorado
Number
899,112
905,019
910,280
911,536
913,223
El Paso
Number
118,707
120,128
120,776
121,192
122,783
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Definitions: Number of children enrolled in public schools in Colorado.

Data Source: Colorado Department of Education

English language learners (Percent)

Location Data Type 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019 2019 - 2020
Colorado
Percent
14.3%
14.2%
14.1%
13.8%
13.5%
El Paso
Percent
6.4%
6.4%
6.1%
5.9%
5.7%
Location Data Type 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019 2019 - 2020
Colorado
Percent
14.3%
14.2%
14.1%
13.8%
13.5%
El Paso
Percent
6.4%
6.4%
6.1%
5.9%
5.7%
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Immigrant students (Percent & Number)

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Colorado
Number
9,397
8,410
9,474
8,881
11,657
Colorado
Percent
1.1%
0.9%
1.1%
1.0%
1.3%
El Paso
Number
385
608
1,924
1,195
1,333
El Paso
Percent
0.3%
0.5%
1.6%
1.0%
1.1%
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Colorado
Number
9,397
8,410
9,474
8,881
11,657
Colorado
Percent
1.1%
0.9%
1.1%
1.0%
1.3%
El Paso
Number
385
608
1,924
1,195
1,333
El Paso
Percent
0.3%
0.5%
1.6%
1.0%
1.1%
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Definitions: Number and percent of school aged children classified as immigrant students by the Colorado Department of Education.

The term "immigrant children" means individuals who are ages 3-21, were not born in any State, and have not been attending one or more schools in any one or more States for more than 3 full academic years. 

Data Source: Colorado Department of Education

Homeless students (Number)

Location Data Type 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
Colorado
Number
24,685
23,954
21,943
22,369
22,217
El Paso
Number
2,015
1,768
1,911
2,142
2,029
Location Data Type 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
Colorado
Number
24,685
23,954
21,943
22,369
22,217
El Paso
Number
2,015
1,768
1,911
2,142
2,029
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Definitions: Number of PK-12 public school students served by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program during the school year based on Colorado school district submissions.  The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program serves homeless children and youth, which they define as "individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence...; and includes:

  • sharing housing due to loss of housing or economic hardship (not due to cultural preference or a desire to save money)
  • living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate housing.
  • living in emergency or transitional housing.
  • abandoned in hospitals.
  • awaiting foster care.
  • living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, or bus or train stations.
  • children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as regular sleeping accommodations.
  • migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in the circumstances described above.

Data Source: Colorado Department of Education

Footnotes: Please note that this indicator is derived only from school or school district records.  This does not represent the total number of homeless children and youth in these communities, which would include both those children who were enrolled during the year and those who were not.  Additionally, children and youth in homeless situations are difficult to identify for many reasons.  High mobility, fear or stigmas, and invisibility of postulations not living in shelters or accessing other service agencies are examples of reported identification barriers.  While the data above are based on continual district efforts in identifying students who are homeless, the complexity regarding identification challenges would indicate the actual numbers of students who are homeless in Colorado school districts and counties are most likely higher than those reported.

Special education (Percent & Number)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Colorado
Number
92,687
95,362
98,984
102,081
106,238
Colorado
Percent
10.3%
10.5%
10.9%
11.2%
11.6%
El Paso
Number
11,882
12,078
12,452
12,761
13,319
El Paso
Percent
10.0%
10.1%
10.3%
10.5%
10.8%
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Colorado
Number
92,687
95,362
98,984
102,081
106,238
Colorado
Percent
10.3%
10.5%
10.9%
11.2%
11.6%
El Paso
Number
11,882
12,078
12,452
12,761
13,319
El Paso
Percent
10.0%
10.1%
10.3%
10.5%
10.8%
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Definitions: Number and percentage of students enrolled in special education by county.

Data Source: Colorado Department of Education

Special Education (IEP) -- Specially designed programs, at no cost to the parent/guardian, that meet the needs of a child with disabilities including classroom instruction, instruction in physical education, home instruction, and - instruction in hospitals and institutions. The student must have an annual individualized educational program (IEP) in effect on the count date. This does not include students with a 504 plan.

Title I students (Percent)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Colorado
Percent
22.9%
23.2%
23.6%
23.9%
24.2%
El Paso
Percent
16.5%
20.0%
22.6%
22.6%
22.5%
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Colorado
Percent
22.9%
23.2%
23.6%
23.9%
24.2%
El Paso
Percent
16.5%
20.0%
22.6%
22.6%
22.5%
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Students qualifying for free or reduced price lunch (Number & Percent)

Location Poverty Level Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Colorado
Eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch
Percent
42%
42%
42%
41%
41%
Colorado
Eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch
Number
376,078
381,103
379,387
371,326
371,804
Colorado
Eligible for Free Lunch
Percent
34%
35%
34%
33%
33%
Colorado
Eligible for Free Lunch
Number
309,995
312,824
308,323
300,044
298,139
Colorado
Eligible for Reduced Price Lunch
Percent
7%
8%
8%
8%
8%
Colorado
Eligible for Reduced Price Lunch
Number
66,083
68,305
71,064
71,282
73,665
El Paso
Eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch
Percent
40%
39%
38%
38%
37%
El Paso
Eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch
Number
46,894
47,122
46,160
45,595
45,829
El Paso
Eligible for Free Lunch
Percent
31%
31%
30%
30%
30%
El Paso
Eligible for Free Lunch
Number
37,323
37,659
36,629
35,860
36,468
El Paso
Eligible for Reduced Price Lunch
Percent
8%
8%
8%
8%
8%
El Paso
Eligible for Reduced Price Lunch
Number
9,571
9,463
9,531
9,735
9,361
Location Poverty Level Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Colorado
Eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch
Percent
42%
42%
42%
41%
41%
Colorado
Eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch
Number
376,078
381,103
379,387
371,326
371,804
Colorado
Eligible for Free Lunch
Percent
34%
35%
34%
33%
33%
Colorado
Eligible for Free Lunch
Number
309,995
312,824
308,323
300,044
298,139
Colorado
Eligible for Reduced Price Lunch
Percent
7%
8%
8%
8%
8%
Colorado
Eligible for Reduced Price Lunch
Number
66,083
68,305
71,064
71,282
73,665
El Paso
Eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch
Percent
40%
39%
38%
38%
37%
El Paso
Eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch
Number
46,894
47,122
46,160
45,595
45,829
El Paso
Eligible for Free Lunch
Percent
31%
31%
30%
30%
30%
El Paso
Eligible for Free Lunch
Number
37,323
37,659
36,629
35,860
36,468
El Paso
Eligible for Reduced Price Lunch
Percent
8%
8%
8%
8%
8%
El Paso
Eligible for Reduced Price Lunch
Number
9,571
9,463
9,531
9,735
9,361
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Definitions: Number and percent of children in public school grades pk-12 who qualify for free or reduced price lunches. Children in public school qualify for free lunches if their family's income is less than 130 percent of the federal poverty level. Children in public school qualify for reduced price lunches if their family's income is less than 185 percent of the federal poverty level.

Data Source: Colorado Department of Education

Kindergartners in full-day program (Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Colorado
Percent
76.1%
77.3%
78.4%
79.0%
97.0%
El Paso
Percent
87.0%
86.9%
87.2%
88.3%
94.0%
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Colorado
Percent
76.1%
77.3%
78.4%
79.0%
97.0%
El Paso
Percent
87.0%
86.9%
87.2%
88.3%
94.0%
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Definitions: The percent of kindergarten children in public full-day programs by county.

Data Source: Colorado Department of Education

Footnotes: Full-day kindergarten enrollment data are not provided for Arapahoe County or Boulder County for the 2013-2014 school year, because at least one district in these counties misreported full-day kindergarten enrollment for 2013-2014.

High school graduation rates (Percent)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Percent
77.3%
77.3%
78.9%
79.0%
80.7%
El Paso
Percent
77.8%
75.7%
76.6%
76.3%
76.6%
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Percent
77.3%
77.3%
78.9%
79.0%
80.7%
El Paso
Percent
77.8%
75.7%
76.6%
76.3%
76.6%
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Definitions:

Starting from 2009-2010, the method Colorado uses to calculate the graduation rate is changing. In the past, early and late graduates were folded into the current graduating class. In the new rate, a student is assigned a graduating class that does not change. These early and late graduates are reflected in 3-year, 5-year, 6-year, and 7-year graduation rates based on their assigned anticipated year of graduation.

Therefore, the major change involves a shift to a four-year “on-time” graduation rate. The shift to the new fourth-year “on –time” graduation rate is being made in order to comply with The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Under this act, the state of Colorado must move to an accountability system that measures and reports the “on-time” graduation rate. The formula and methodology is based on the National Governors Association (NGA) “Graduation Counts Compact.”

Data Source: Colorado Department of Education

Dropout rates (Percent)

Location Data Type 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
Colorado
Percent
2.5%
2.3%
2.3%
2.2%
2.0%
El Paso
Percent
2.4%
2.6%
3.0%
2.9%
2.7%
Location Data Type 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
Colorado
Percent
2.5%
2.3%
2.3%
2.2%
2.0%
El Paso
Percent
2.4%
2.6%
3.0%
2.9%
2.7%
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Definitions:

A dropout is defined by Colorado law as a "person who leaves school for any reason, except death, before completion of a high school diploma or its equivalent, and who does not transfer to another public or private school or enroll in an approved home study program."  

The dropout rate is calculated by dividing the number of dropouts by a membership base which includes all students who were in membership any time during the year. 

Online pupil enrollment (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Colorado
Number
16,215
17,060
18,664
19,581
19,876
Colorado
Percent
1.8%
1.9%
2.1%
2.2%
2.2%
El Paso
Number
4,233
4,534
5,615
5,398
5,532
El Paso
Percent
3.6%
3.9%
4.7%
4.5%
4.6%
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Colorado
Number
16,215
17,060
18,664
19,581
19,876
Colorado
Percent
1.8%
1.9%
2.1%
2.2%
2.2%
El Paso
Number
4,233
4,534
5,615
5,398
5,532
El Paso
Percent
3.6%
3.9%
4.7%
4.5%
4.6%
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Definitions:  Number of PK-12 pupils enrolled in online education programs.

Data Source: Colorado Department of Education. Pupil Membership by Instructional Program.

Footnotes: Beginning in 2017, LNE indicates that data were suppressed by the Colorado Department of Education.

Charter school membership (Percent & Number)

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Colorado
Number
95,860
101,359
108,793
114,694
120,739
Colorado
Percent
10.9%
11.4%
12.1%
12.7%
13.3%
El Paso
Number
16,013
16,811
17,907
18,242
18,671
El Paso
Percent
13.8%
14.4%
15.1%
15.2%
15.5%
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Colorado
Number
95,860
101,359
108,793
114,694
120,739
Colorado
Percent
10.9%
11.4%
12.1%
12.7%
13.3%
El Paso
Number
16,013
16,811
17,907
18,242
18,671
El Paso
Percent
13.8%
14.4%
15.1%
15.2%
15.5%
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Definitions: The number and percent of students in each county who are enrolled in charter schools.

Data Source: Colorado Department of Education.

Footnotes: The sum of the students enrolled in charter schools in each county will not equal the total number of students enrolled in charter schools statewide. In addition to district-authorized charters, schools that are authorized by the Charter School Institute enrolled 11,694 students in the 2012-2013 school year.

Students attending high-poverty schools (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2011 - 12 2012 - 13 2013 - 14 2014 - 15 2015 - 16
Colorado
Number
135,232
145,307
147,676
148,191
145,985
Colorado
Percent
15.8%
16.8%
16.8%
16.7%
16.2%
El Paso
Number
9,164
NA
NA
NA
NA
El Paso
Percent
8.2%
NA
NA
NA
NA
Location Data Type 2011 - 12 2012 - 13 2013 - 14 2014 - 15 2015 - 16
Colorado
Number
135,232
145,307
147,676
148,191
145,985
Colorado
Percent
15.8%
16.8%
16.8%
16.7%
16.2%
El Paso
Number
9,164
NA
NA
NA
NA
El Paso
Percent
8.2%
NA
NA
NA
NA
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Definitions: Number and percent of students in grades PK-12 attending a public school where more than 75% of children qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Public school children qualify for free meals if their family's income is less than 130 percent of the federal poverty level. Public school children qualify for reduced-price meals if their family's income is less than 185 percent of the federal poverty level.

Data Source: Colorado Department of Education. Calculations performed by the Colorado Children's Campaign.

Students attending high-poverty schools (Percent & Number)

Location Data Type 2011 - 12 2012 - 13 2013 - 14 2014 - 15 2015 - 16
Colorado
Percent
15.8%
16.8%
16.8%
16.7%
16.2%
Colorado
Number
135,232
145,307
147,676
148,191
145,985
El Paso
Percent
8.2%
9.0%
10.2%
10.9%
10.1%
El Paso
Number
9,164
10,090
11,825
12,762
12,016
Location Data Type 2011 - 12 2012 - 13 2013 - 14 2014 - 15 2015 - 16
Colorado
Percent
15.8%
16.8%
16.8%
16.7%
16.2%
Colorado
Number
135,232
145,307
147,676
148,191
145,985
El Paso
Percent
8.2%
9.0%
10.2%
10.9%
10.1%
El Paso
Number
9,164
10,090
11,825
12,762
12,016
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Definitions: Number and percent of students in grades PK-12 attending a public school where more than 75% of children qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Public school children qualify for free meals if their family's income is less than 130 percent of the federal poverty level. Public school children qualify for reduced-price meals if their family's income is less than 185 percent of the federal poverty level.

Data Source: Colorado Department of Education. Calculations performed by the Colorado Children's Campaign.

Students attending schools with more than 75% students of color (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2011 - 12 2012 - 13 2013 - 14 2014 - 15 2015 - 16
Colorado
Number
152,726
155,233
165,493
170,779
172,799
Colorado
Percent
17.9%
18.0%
18.9%
19.2%
19.2%
El Paso
Number
5,197
3,921
5,682
6,874
8,963
El Paso
Percent
4.7%
3.5%
4.9%
5.9%
7.6%
Location Data Type 2011 - 12 2012 - 13 2013 - 14 2014 - 15 2015 - 16
Colorado
Number
152,726
155,233
165,493
170,779
172,799
Colorado
Percent
17.9%
18.0%
18.9%
19.2%
19.2%
El Paso
Number
5,197
3,921
5,682
6,874
8,963
El Paso
Percent
4.7%
3.5%
4.9%
5.9%
7.6%
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Definitions: Number and percent of students in grades PK-12 attending a public school where students of color make up more than 75% of the student population.

Data Source: Colorado Department of Education. Calculations performed by the Colorado Children's Campaign.

4th graders meeting or exceeding expectations in English Language Arts (CMAS) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
Colorado
Percent
41.7%
43.9%
44.1%
46.1%
48.0%
El Paso
Percent
43.6%
46.3%
46.3%
49.6%
51.9%
Location Data Type 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
Colorado
Percent
41.7%
43.9%
44.1%
46.1%
48.0%
El Paso
Percent
43.6%
46.3%
46.3%
49.6%
51.9%
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Definitions: Percent of 4th graders meeting or exceeding grade-level expectations on the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) assessment. 

Non-participants are not included in the achievement denominator. 

To protect student privacy, when the number of students with valid scores is less than 16, performance level information is suppressed. LNE indicates data suppressed due to low number events.

Data Source: Colorado Department of Education.

Persons who speak a language other than English at home (Percent)

Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Colorado
Percent
16.8%
16.8%
16.9%
16.9%
17.0%
El Paso
Percent
11.3%
11.6%
11.5%
11.8%
11.9%
Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Colorado
Percent
16.8%
16.8%
16.9%
16.9%
17.0%
El Paso
Percent
11.3%
11.6%
11.5%
11.8%
11.9%
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Definitions: The number of persons 5 years and older who sometimes or always speak another language other than English at home divided by the total population surveyed.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey Five-Year Estimates.

High school graduation rates by race/ethnicity (Percent)

Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Colorado
All Students
Percent
77%
77%
77%
79%
79%
Colorado
American Indian
Percent
61%
61%
64%
62%
64%
Colorado
Asian
Percent
86%
85%
88%
86%
90%
Colorado
Black
Percent
70%
69%
70%
72%
72%
Colorado
Hispanic
Percent
65%
67%
68%
70%
71%
Colorado
White
Percent
83%
83%
83%
84%
84%
El Paso
All Students
Percent
82%
78%
76%
77%
76%
El Paso
American Indian
Percent
73%
68%
70%
60%
58%
El Paso
Asian
Percent
92%
86%
92%
86%
93%
El Paso
Black
Percent
78%
72%
72%
77%
77%
El Paso
Hispanic
Percent
73%
67%
64%
66%
65%
El Paso
White
Percent
85%
82%
80%
81%
80%
Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Colorado
All Students
Percent
77%
77%
77%
79%
79%
Colorado
American Indian
Percent
61%
61%
64%
62%
64%
Colorado
Asian
Percent
86%
85%
88%
86%
90%
Colorado
Black
Percent
70%
69%
70%
72%
72%
Colorado
Hispanic
Percent
65%
67%
68%
70%
71%
Colorado
White
Percent
83%
83%
83%
84%
84%
El Paso
All Students
Percent
82%
78%
76%
77%
76%
El Paso
American Indian
Percent
73%
68%
70%
60%
58%
El Paso
Asian
Percent
92%
86%
92%
86%
93%
El Paso
Black
Percent
78%
72%
72%
77%
77%
El Paso
Hispanic
Percent
73%
67%
64%
66%
65%
El Paso
White
Percent
85%
82%
80%
81%
80%
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Definitions: High school graduation rate for all students by race/ethnicity by county.

Data Source: Colorado Department of Education

Footnotes: LNE=Low Number of Events
N/A=Data not Available

Pupil enrollment by race/ethnicity (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Colorado
American Indian Students
Percent
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
Colorado
American Indian Students
Number
6,574
6,537
6,424
6,511
6,455
Colorado
Asian Students
Percent
3.1%
3.1%
3.1%
3.1%
3.2%
Colorado
Asian Students
Number
26,895
27,297
27,733
28,309
28,948
Colorado
Black Students
Percent
4.7%
4.7%
4.6%
4.6%
4.6%
Colorado
Black Students
Number
41,107
41,660
41,560
41,478
41,671
Colorado
Hispanic Students
Percent
32.8%
33.1%
33.4%
33.5%
33.7%
Colorado
Hispanic Students
Number
287,402
294,435
300,107
303,573
306,434
Colorado
White Students
Percent
55.0%
54.5%
54.1%
53.8%
53.4%
Colorado
White Students
Number
482,405
484,305
486,818
486,537
486,479
Colorado
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Percent
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.3%
Colorado
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Number
1,991
2,065
2,077
2,223
2,290
Colorado
Two or more races
Percent
3.5%
3.7%
3.8%
4.0%
4.2%
Colorado
Two or more races
Number
30,625
32,707
34,393
36,388
38,003
El Paso
American Indian Students
Percent
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.6%
0.7%
El Paso
American Indian Students
Number
830
840
786
778
787
El Paso
Asian Students
Percent
2.5%
2.4%
2.3%
2.3%
2.3%
El Paso
Asian Students
Number
2,873
2,788
2,699
2,767
2,814
El Paso
Black Students
Percent
7.0%
6.9%
6.7%
6.6%
6.4%
El Paso
Black Students
Number
8,079
8,035
7,924
7,934
7,776
El Paso
Hispanic Students
Percent
23.4%
24.0%
24.7%
25.2%
25.5%
El Paso
Hispanic Students
Number
27,173
28,132
29,265
30,314
30,824
El Paso
White Students
Percent
59.5%
58.7%
58.3%
57.4%
57.1%
El Paso
White Students
Number
69,041
68,674
69,223
69,007
68,936
El Paso
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Percent
0.5%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
El Paso
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Number
616
666
665
695
715
El Paso
Two or more races
Percent
6.4%
6.7%
6.9%
7.2%
7.4%
El Paso
Two or more races
Number
7,449
7,896
8,145
8,633
8,924
Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Colorado
American Indian Students
Percent
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
Colorado
American Indian Students
Number
6,574
6,537
6,424
6,511
6,455
Colorado
Asian Students
Percent
3.1%
3.1%
3.1%
3.1%
3.2%
Colorado
Asian Students
Number
26,895
27,297
27,733
28,309
28,948
Colorado
Black Students
Percent
4.7%
4.7%
4.6%
4.6%
4.6%
Colorado
Black Students
Number
41,107
41,660
41,560
41,478
41,671
Colorado
Hispanic Students
Percent
32.8%
33.1%
33.4%
33.5%
33.7%
Colorado
Hispanic Students
Number
287,402
294,435
300,107
303,573
306,434
Colorado
White Students
Percent
55.0%
54.5%
54.1%
53.8%
53.4%
Colorado
White Students
Number
482,405
484,305
486,818
486,537
486,479
Colorado
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Percent
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.3%
Colorado
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Number
1,991
2,065
2,077
2,223
2,290
Colorado
Two or more races
Percent
3.5%
3.7%
3.8%
4.0%
4.2%
Colorado
Two or more races
Number
30,625
32,707
34,393
36,388
38,003
El Paso
American Indian Students
Percent
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.6%
0.7%
El Paso
American Indian Students
Number
830
840
786
778
787
El Paso
Asian Students
Percent
2.5%
2.4%
2.3%
2.3%
2.3%
El Paso
Asian Students
Number
2,873
2,788
2,699
2,767
2,814
El Paso
Black Students
Percent
7.0%
6.9%
6.7%
6.6%
6.4%
El Paso
Black Students
Number
8,079
8,035
7,924
7,934
7,776
El Paso
Hispanic Students
Percent
23.4%
24.0%
24.7%
25.2%
25.5%
El Paso
Hispanic Students
Number
27,173
28,132
29,265
30,314
30,824
El Paso
White Students
Percent
59.5%
58.7%
58.3%
57.4%
57.1%
El Paso
White Students
Number
69,041
68,674
69,223
69,007
68,936
El Paso
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Percent
0.5%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
El Paso
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Number
616
666
665
695
715
El Paso
Two or more races
Percent
6.4%
6.7%
6.9%
7.2%
7.4%
El Paso
Two or more races
Number
7,449
7,896
8,145
8,633
8,924
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Definitions: Pupil enrollment by race/ethnicity by county.

Footnotes: NOTE:  The race and ethnicity of students and staff in Colorado public schools was collected in a new way beginning in the 2010-11 school year. Under the new method there are 64 possible racial/ethnic code combinations. To simplify reporting at federal and state levels, seven categories will be used. All persons identifying with Hispanic ethnicity, regardless of race, will be reported as ‘Hispanic.’ All non-Hispanic persons who mark more than one race will be reported as ‘Two or More Races.’ All other non-Hispanic persons will be reported as the single race identified.

Children under 18 by family type (Percent & Number)

Location Household Type Data Type 2007 - 2011 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015
Colorado
Living with two parents
Percent
72%
71%
71%
70%
71%
Colorado
Living with two parents
Number
834,822
834,704
833,033
830,075
839,462
Colorado
Living with mother, no father in household
Percent
21%
22%
22%
22%
22%
Colorado
Living with mother, no father in household
Number
246,269
256,389
264,364
265,221
260,991
Colorado
Living with father, no mother in household
Percent
7%
7%
7%
8%
8%
Colorado
Living with father, no mother in household
Number
79,287
78,904
81,259
88,951
89,766
El Paso
Living with two parents
Percent
71%
71%
71%
71%
71%
El Paso
Living with two parents
Number
109,422
110,470
112,032
111,940
112,321
El Paso
Living with mother, no father in household
Percent
22%
23%
23%
23%
23%
El Paso
Living with mother, no father in household
Number
34,162
35,577
36,169
36,614
36,083
El Paso
Living with father, no mother in household
Percent
6%
6%
6%
6%
7%
El Paso
Living with father, no mother in household
Number
9,515
9,147
9,178
10,127
10,878
Location Household Type Data Type 2007 - 2011 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015
Colorado
Living with two parents
Percent
72%
71%
71%
70%
71%
Colorado
Living with two parents
Number
834,822
834,704
833,033
830,075
839,462
Colorado
Living with mother, no father in household
Percent
21%
22%
22%
22%
22%
Colorado
Living with mother, no father in household
Number
246,269
256,389
264,364
265,221
260,991
Colorado
Living with father, no mother in household
Percent
7%
7%
7%
8%
8%
Colorado
Living with father, no mother in household
Number
79,287
78,904
81,259
88,951
89,766
El Paso
Living with two parents
Percent
71%
71%
71%
71%
71%
El Paso
Living with two parents
Number
109,422
110,470
112,032
111,940
112,321
El Paso
Living with mother, no father in household
Percent
22%
23%
23%
23%
23%
El Paso
Living with mother, no father in household
Number
34,162
35,577
36,169
36,614
36,083
El Paso
Living with father, no mother in household
Percent
6%
6%
6%
6%
7%
El Paso
Living with father, no mother in household
Number
9,515
9,147
9,178
10,127
10,878
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Definitions: Children in families and subfamilies by family type

Data Source: Table B23008:  U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.

Footnotes: Data are based on a sample and are subject to sampling variability. The degree of uncertainty for an estimate arising from sampling variability is represented through the use of a margin of error.
See the U.S. Census Bureau (http://factfinder.census.gov) for more details and the margins of error associated with this data.

Low weight births (Percent & Number)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Number
5,779
6,007
NA
5,860
5,917
Colorado
Percent
8.8%
9.0%
9.0%
9.1%
9.4%
El Paso
Number
846
943
NA
951
874
El Paso
Percent
9.0%
10.0%
9.1%
10.0%
9.6%
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Number
5,779
6,007
NA
5,860
5,917
Colorado
Percent
8.8%
9.0%
9.0%
9.1%
9.4%
El Paso
Number
846
943
NA
951
874
El Paso
Percent
9.0%
10.0%
9.1%
10.0%
9.6%
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Definitions: Babies born weighing 5.5 pounds or less (less than 2500 grams) per 100 live births.

Data Source: Health Statistics Section, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Footnotes: LNE = Low number of events (1 or 2 events).

Births to women receiving early prenatal care (Percent)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Percent
80.1%
79.8%
81.1%
81.6%
82.1%
El Paso
Percent
79.3%
81.6%
80.8%
82.5%
81.9%
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Percent
80.1%
79.8%
81.1%
81.6%
82.1%
El Paso
Percent
79.3%
81.6%
80.8%
82.5%
81.9%
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Definitions: Births for which prenatal care was initiated in the first trimester of pregnancy per 100 live births.

Data Source: Health Statistics Section, Colorado Department of Health and Environment.

Footnotes: LNE = Low number of events (1 or 2 events).

Births to women who smoked during pregnancy (Percent)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Percent
6.7%
6.4%
6.2%
6.1%
5.9%
El Paso
Percent
5.9%
6.0%
5.6%
6.0%
5.4%
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Percent
6.7%
6.4%
6.2%
6.1%
5.9%
El Paso
Percent
5.9%
6.0%
5.6%
6.0%
5.4%
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Definitions: Births in which women reported smoking during pregnancy on infant's birth certificate per 100 live births.

Data Source: Health Statistics Section, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Footnotes: Please note that these data are most likely underreported on birth certificates across the state due to mothers knowing they shouldn't smoke during pregnancy. Low numbers of events (LNE) indicates less than three births to women smoking during pregnancy in the county.

Children from birth to 18 enrolled in the Child Health Plan Plus (Percent & Number)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Number
84,191
87,362
85,148
100,067
99,166
Colorado
Percent
6.3%
6.4%
6.4%
7.5%
7.4%
El Paso
Number
8,089
8,014
7,216
10,140
10,229
El Paso
Percent
4.5%
4.4%
4.0%
5.5%
5.5%
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Number
84,191
87,362
85,148
100,067
99,166
Colorado
Percent
6.3%
6.4%
6.4%
7.5%
7.4%
El Paso
Number
8,089
8,014
7,216
10,140
10,229
El Paso
Percent
4.5%
4.4%
4.0%
5.5%
5.5%
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Definitions: Number of children enrolled in Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) per 100 children under age 19.

Unique Client Counts for Children with Child Health Plan Plus Eligibility in Fiscal Year

Data Source: Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.

Footnotes: N/A:  Data not available 

Rate calculated by the Colorado Children's Campaign using population estimates from the Colorado State Demography Office for the calendar year for children ages birth through age18.  Note that the CHP+ numbers are for the fiscal year. 

Also note that the CHP+ estimates for 2009 onward were calculated using revised population numbers from the Colorado State Demography Office. Therefore, comparisons across years 2000-2008 and 2009 onward are not advised.

Important Note:  These numbers do not match official Health Care Policy and Financing caseload numbers; these numbers are much higher than those reported in caseload reports.  Caseload reports include the number of clients eligible during any given month by eligibility categories.  The numbers below include all children with eligibility at any given time during the fiscal year.  Since some clients lose eligibility and others gain eligibility throughout the year, the numbers below are much higher than the number of children being served during any one month during the year.  The numbers below also include children with disabilities included in the Aid to Needy Disabled category of the caseload reports; these children are not included in the low income child category of the caseload reports.

Children from birth to 18 enrolled in Medicaid (Percent & Number)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Number
555,472
585,221
606,789
592,933
572,747
Colorado
Percent
42%
43%
46%
44%
43%
El Paso
Number
72,593
79,134
82,972
83,566
82,161
El Paso
Percent
40%
43%
46%
46%
45%
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Number
555,472
585,221
606,789
592,933
572,747
Colorado
Percent
42%
43%
46%
44%
43%
El Paso
Number
72,593
79,134
82,972
83,566
82,161
El Paso
Percent
40%
43%
46%
46%
45%
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Definitions: Unique Client Counts for Children with Medicaid Eligibility in Fiscal Year



Data Source: Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Finance.

Footnotes: N/A:  Data not available 

Rate calculated by the Colorado Children's Campaign using population estimates from the Colorado State Demography Office for the calendar year for children ages birth through age18.  Note that the Medicaid numbers are for the fiscal year.

Also note that the Medicaid estimates for 2009 onward were calculated using revised population numbers from the Colorado State Demography Office. Therefore, comparisons across years 2000-2008 and 2009 onward are not advised.

Important Note:  These numbers do not match official Health Care Policy and Financing caseload numbers; these numbers are much higher than those reported in caseload reports.  Caseload reports include the number of clients eligible during any given month by eligibility categories.  The numbers below include all children with eligibility at any given time during the fiscal year.  Since some clients lose eligibility and others gain eligibility throughout the year, the numbers below are much higher than the number of children being served during any one month during the year.  The numbers below also include children with disabilities included in the Aid to Needy Disabled category of the caseload reports; these children are not included in the low income child category of the caseload reports.

Children eligible for but not enrolled in Medicaid, CHP or Advanced Premium Tax Credits (Percent & Number)

Location Program Data Type 2012 2014 2015 2016 2017
Colorado
CHP+
Number
36,380
29,596
15,256
15,418
16,853
Colorado
CHP+
Percent
30.6%
34.4%
23.3%
21.3%
19.0%
Colorado
Medicaid
Number
45,227
24,061
14,702
15,740
13,049
Colorado
Medicaid
Percent
11.5%
4.6%
2.6%
2.9%
2.5%
Colorado
Medicaid and CHP+ Combined
Number
81,607
53,657
29,958
31,158
29,902
Colorado
Medicaid and CHP+ Combined
Percent
15.9%
8.9%
4.8%
5.1%
4.9%
Colorado
Advanced Premium Tax Credits
Number
NA
8,379
5,899
NA
4,893
Colorado
Advanced Premium Tax Credits
Percent
NA
49.3%
45.4%
NA
40.2%
Colorado
All programs combined
Number
NA
62,036
35,857
NA
34,795
Colorado
All programs combined
Percent
NA
10.0%
5.6%
NA
5.6%
El Paso
CHP+
Number
5,189
4,358
1,459
1,580
2,133
El Paso
CHP+
Percent
38.8%
44.8%
24.3%
23.2%
23.7%
El Paso
Medicaid
Number
6,254
3,102
2,300
1,154
1,815
El Paso
Medicaid
Percent
13.0%
4.8%
3.1%
1.6%
2.5%
El Paso
Medicaid and CHP+ Combined
Number
11,443
7,461
3,759
2,734
3,948
El Paso
Medicaid and CHP+ Combined
Percent
18.6%
10.0%
4.8%
3.4%
4.8%
El Paso
Advanced Premium Tax Credits
Number
NA
1,021
627
NA
465
El Paso
Advanced Premium Tax Credits
Percent
NA
63.5%
58.4%
NA
51.2%
El Paso
All programs combined
Number
NA
8,482
4,386
NA
4,412
El Paso
All programs combined
Percent
NA
11.1%
5.5%
NA
5.3%
Location Program Data Type 2012 2014 2015 2016 2017
Colorado
CHP+
Number
36,380
29,596
15,256
15,418
16,853
Colorado
CHP+
Percent
30.6%
34.4%
23.3%
21.3%
19.0%
Colorado
Medicaid
Number
45,227
24,061
14,702
15,740
13,049
Colorado
Medicaid
Percent
11.5%
4.6%
2.6%
2.9%
2.5%
Colorado
Medicaid and CHP+ Combined
Number
81,607
53,657
29,958
31,158
29,902
Colorado
Medicaid and CHP+ Combined
Percent
15.9%
8.9%
4.8%
5.1%
4.9%
Colorado
Advanced Premium Tax Credits
Number
NA
8,379
5,899
NA
4,893
Colorado
Advanced Premium Tax Credits
Percent
NA
49.3%
45.4%
NA
40.2%
Colorado
All programs combined
Number
NA
62,036
35,857
NA
34,795
Colorado
All programs combined
Percent
NA
10.0%
5.6%
NA
5.6%
El Paso
CHP+
Number
5,189
4,358
1,459
1,580
2,133
El Paso
CHP+
Percent
38.8%
44.8%
24.3%
23.2%
23.7%
El Paso
Medicaid
Number
6,254
3,102
2,300
1,154
1,815
El Paso
Medicaid
Percent
13.0%
4.8%
3.1%
1.6%
2.5%
El Paso
Medicaid and CHP+ Combined
Number
11,443
7,461
3,759
2,734
3,948
El Paso
Medicaid and CHP+ Combined
Percent
18.6%
10.0%
4.8%
3.4%
4.8%
El Paso
Advanced Premium Tax Credits
Number
NA
1,021
627
NA
465
El Paso
Advanced Premium Tax Credits
Percent
NA
63.5%
58.4%
NA
51.2%
El Paso
All programs combined
Number
NA
8,482
4,386
NA
4,412
El Paso
All programs combined
Percent
NA
11.1%
5.5%
NA
5.3%
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Definitions: The percent of children (ages 0-18) eligible for but not enrolled in each program.

Data Source: Colorado Health Institute

Footnotes: Estimates were not published for 2013. 

Advanced Premium Tax Credits through Colorado's health insurance exchange were available beginning in 2013. Therefore, EBNE estimates for APTC are unavailable in years prior to 2013.

From 2012 forward, two policy changes impact the calculations of children who are eligible but not enrolled for Medicaid or CHP+. Therefore, estimates from 2012 on should not be compared with estimates from previous years.

The first policy change addresses the fact that there were different income criteria for two age groups, children below the age of 6 and those between 6 and 18. Removing this "stair step" now means that all children have the same income eligibility standards, regardless of age, as long as they meet documentation requirements. Because of this change, some children who were eligible for CHP+ are now eligible for Medicaid.

The second policy change comes from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which establishes a new method to determine net income, known as Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI). The new Colorado MAGI eligibility standards, which were used for this analysis, are:

  • Children in Medicaid: 0-147 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL);
  • Children in CHP+: 148-265 percent FPL.

For additional information, please visit www.coloradohealthinstitute.org.

Uninsured children under 19 (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Colorado
Number
118,285
82,957
58,932
59,180
56,899
Colorado
Percent
9.0%
6.3%
4.4%
4.4%
4.3%
El Paso
Number
7,545
10,313
7,194
5,829
7,095
El Paso
Percent
4.4%
5.9%
4.1%
3.3%
4.0%
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Colorado
Number
118,285
82,957
58,932
59,180
56,899
Colorado
Percent
9.0%
6.3%
4.4%
4.4%
4.3%
El Paso
Number
7,545
10,313
7,194
5,829
7,095
El Paso
Percent
4.4%
5.9%
4.1%
3.3%
4.0%
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Definitions:

Uninsured rates based on Colorado Health Institute (CHI) analyses of data from the American Community Surveys (ACS). A child was counted as uninsured if his or her parent reported that the child did not have any form of health insurance at the time at which the ACS questionnaire was administered. CHI applied a method developed by the University of Missouri to apportion ACS geographic strata to Colorado counties in order to yield county-level estimates. Due to several counties being part of the same ACS stratum, uninsured rates will be similar for several rural counties.

Data Source: Colorado Health Institute

Uninsured children under 19 (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Number
75,468
57,830
56,129
59,095
62,493
Colorado
Percent
5.9%
4.4%
4.3%
4.5%
4.8%
El Paso
Number
8,782
6,471
5,643
6,246
8,655
El Paso
Percent
5.1%
3.7%
3.2%
3.5%
4.9%
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Number
75,468
57,830
56,129
59,095
62,493
Colorado
Percent
5.9%
4.4%
4.3%
4.5%
4.8%
El Paso
Number
8,782
6,471
5,643
6,246
8,655
El Paso
Percent
5.1%
3.7%
3.2%
3.5%
4.9%
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Definitions: Children under the age of 19 who are uninsured in Colorado, by county.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE)

Footnotes: Due to methodological changes, the Census Bureau does not advise comparing SAHIE estimates from 2006 and 2007 with the estimates from 2008 and 2009.

Live births (Number)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Number
65,816
66,566
66,611
64,388
62,871
El Paso
Number
9,375
9,449
9,499
9,492
9,111
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Number
65,816
66,566
66,611
64,388
62,871
El Paso
Number
9,375
9,449
9,499
9,492
9,111
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Definitions: Live births by county.

Data Source: Health Statistics Section, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Footnotes: Low number of events (LNE) indicates fewer than three live births in the county.

Infant mortality rates (per 1,000 live births) (Rate & Number)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Number
315
309
321
290
296
Colorado
Rate
4.8
4.6
4.8
4.5
4.7
El Paso
Number
39
48
52
56
41
El Paso
Rate
4.2
5.1
5.5
5.9
4.5
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Number
315
309
321
290
296
Colorado
Rate
4.8
4.6
4.8
4.5
4.7
El Paso
Number
39
48
52
56
41
El Paso
Rate
4.2
5.1
5.5
5.9
4.5
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Definitions: Deaths during the first year of life per 1,000 live births.

Data Source: Health Statistics Section, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Footnotes: Low number of events (LNE) indicates fewer than three events in the county.

Three risk factor births (Percent & Number)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Percent
3.4%
3.3%
3.2%
3.0%
2.9%
Colorado
Number
2,198
2,190
2,099
1,925
1,795
El Paso
Percent
3.5%
2.6%
3.1%
2.7%
2.6%
El Paso
Number
327
247
289
257
235
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Percent
3.4%
3.3%
3.2%
3.0%
2.9%
Colorado
Number
2,198
2,190
2,099
1,925
1,795
El Paso
Percent
3.5%
2.6%
3.1%
2.7%
2.6%
El Paso
Number
327
247
289
257
235
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Definitions: Births to unmarried women under 25 years of age with less than 12 years education per 100 live births.

Data Source: Health Statistics Section, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Footnotes: Low number of events (LNE) indicates fewer than three births in this category in the county.

Births to women under 25 years old (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Number
16,464
15,877
14,906
13,838
12,987
Colorado
Percent
25.0%
23.9%
22.4%
21.5%
20.7%
El Paso
Number
2,931
2,755
2,707
2,547
2,388
El Paso
Percent
31.3%
29.2%
28.5%
26.9%
26.2%
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Number
16,464
15,877
14,906
13,838
12,987
Colorado
Percent
25.0%
23.9%
22.4%
21.5%
20.7%
El Paso
Number
2,931
2,755
2,707
2,547
2,388
El Paso
Percent
31.3%
29.2%
28.5%
26.9%
26.2%
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Data Source: Health Statistics Section, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Footnotes:

* indicates fewer than three events in the category.

Births to women without a high school diploma or GED (Percent & Number)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Number
7,939
8,102
7,727
7,364
6,756
Colorado
Percent
12.2%
12.3%
11.7%
11.6%
10.9%
El Paso
Number
853
794
862
798
723
El Paso
Percent
9.1%
8.4%
9.1%
8.4%
8.0%
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Number
7,939
8,102
7,727
7,364
6,756
Colorado
Percent
12.2%
12.3%
11.7%
11.6%
10.9%
El Paso
Number
853
794
862
798
723
El Paso
Percent
9.1%
8.4%
9.1%
8.4%
8.0%
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Definitions: Births to women who have less than 12 years education per 100 live births.

Data Source: Health Statistics Section, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Footnotes: Low number of events (LNE) indicates fewer than three births to moms with less than 12 years education in the county.

Births to single women (Percent & Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Number
15,254
15,215
15,153
14,631
14,656
Colorado
Percent
23.4%
23.4%
22.8%
22.8%
23.4%
El Paso
Number
2,119
2,075
2,147
2,220
2,172
El Paso
Percent
23.2%
22.7%
22.6%
23.4%
23.9%
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Number
15,254
15,215
15,153
14,631
14,656
Colorado
Percent
23.4%
23.4%
22.8%
22.8%
23.4%
El Paso
Number
2,119
2,075
2,147
2,220
2,172
El Paso
Percent
23.2%
22.7%
22.6%
23.4%
23.9%
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Definitions: Births to unmarried women per 100 births.

Data Source: Health Statistics Section, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Footnotes: Low number of events (LNE) indicates fewer than three births to single women in the county.

Teen births (rate per 1,000 females age 15-19) (Rate)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Rate
19.4
19.2
17.8
16.1
13.7
El Paso
Rate
23.2
20.6
21.6
18.5
16.2
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Rate
19.4
19.2
17.8
16.1
13.7
El Paso
Rate
23.2
20.6
21.6
18.5
16.2
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Definitions: Live births to girls ages 15 through 19 per 1,000 female teens in that age range (age-specific fertility rate).

Data Source: Health Statistics Section, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Teen births (rate per 1,000 females age 15-17) (Rate)

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2018
Colorado
Rate
11.4
8.7
8.3
7.9
5.9
El Paso
Rate
10.5
9.0
6.8
8.2
5.0
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2018
Colorado
Rate
11.4
8.7
8.3
7.9
5.9
El Paso
Rate
10.5
9.0
6.8
8.2
5.0
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Definitions: Live births to girls ages 15 through 17 per 1,000 female teens in that age range (age-specific fertility rate).

Data Source: Health Statistics Section, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Footnotes: Low number of events (LNE) indicates fewer than three teen births in the county.

Teen suicides (rate per 100,000) (Number & Rate)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Number
44
73
66
76
69
Colorado
Rate
12.4
20.4
18.0
20.6
18.3
El Paso
Number
11
13
15
11
8
El Paso
Rate
22.8
25.7
29.2
21.5
15.4
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Number
44
73
66
76
69
Colorado
Rate
12.4
20.4
18.0
20.6
18.3
El Paso
Number
11
13
15
11
8
El Paso
Rate
22.8
25.7
29.2
21.5
15.4
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Definitions: The number of teens who died by suicide per 100,000 teens ages 15 to 19.

Data Source: Health Statistics Section, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Footnotes: Low number of events (LNE) indicates fewer than three events in the county. 

Child deaths (rate per 100,000) (Rate & Number)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Rate
15.2
14.8
14.9
16.1
17.9
Colorado
Number
151
148
147
158
176
El Paso
Rate
16.5
19.3
13.4
27.6
21.5
El Paso
Number
22
26
18
37
29
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Rate
15.2
14.8
14.9
16.1
17.9
Colorado
Number
151
148
147
158
176
El Paso
Rate
16.5
19.3
13.4
27.6
21.5
El Paso
Number
22
26
18
37
29
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Definitions: Deaths per 100,000 children ages 1 through 14 in Colorado. The data include deaths from natural causes (such as illness or congenital defects) or injury (including motor vehicle deaths, homicides and suicides).

Data Source: Health Statistics Section, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Footnotes: Low number of events (LNE) indicates fewer than three events in the county. 

This indicator differs from KIDS COUNT reports prior to 2001 to be more consistent with the Colorado Vial Statistics series of reports.


Teen deaths (rate per 100,000) (Number & Rate)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Number
159
181
192
216
198
Colorado
Rate
44.6
49.9
52.5
58.5
52.6
El Paso
Number
30
30
29
31
25
El Paso
Rate
62.2
61.1
56.4
60.7
48.1
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Number
159
181
192
216
198
Colorado
Rate
44.6
49.9
52.5
58.5
52.6
El Paso
Number
30
30
29
31
25
El Paso
Rate
62.2
61.1
56.4
60.7
48.1
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Definitions: Deaths per 100,000 teens ages 15-19 in Colorado. The data include deaths from natural causes (such as illness or congenital defects) and injury (including motor vehicle deaths, homicides and suicides).

Data Source: Health Statistics Section, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Footnotes: Low number of events (LNE) indicates fewer than three events in the county. 

Child injury deaths (rate per 100,000) (Number & Rate)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Rate
6.5
6.4
6.9
8.3
9.2
Colorado
Number
64
64
68
81
90
El Paso
Rate
4.5
11.1
6.7
16.4
11.9
El Paso
Number
6
15
9
22
16
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Rate
6.5
6.4
6.9
8.3
9.2
Colorado
Number
64
64
68
81
90
El Paso
Rate
4.5
11.1
6.7
16.4
11.9
El Paso
Number
6
15
9
22
16
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Definitions: Deaths due to intentional and unintentional injuries per 100,000 children ages 1 through 14 in Colorado.  The data include deaths due to homicide, suicide and accidents.  

Data Source: Health Statistics Section, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Footnotes: Low number of events (LNE) indicates fewer than three events in the county. 

Teen injury deaths (rate per 100,000) (Number & Rate)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Rate
34.8
39.9
42.6
50.4
44.9
Colorado
Number
124
145
156
186
169
El Paso
Rate
49.7
50.9
46.7
54.8
40.4
El Paso
Number
24
25
24
28
21
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Rate
34.8
39.9
42.6
50.4
44.9
Colorado
Number
124
145
156
186
169
El Paso
Rate
49.7
50.9
46.7
54.8
40.4
El Paso
Number
24
25
24
28
21
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Definitions: Deaths due to intentional and unintentional injuries per 100,000 teens ages 15 through 19 in Colorado.  The data include deaths due to homicide, suicide and accidents.

Data Source: Health Statistics Section, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Footnotes: Low number of events (LNE) indicates fewer than three events in the county. 

Children living in a Census tract considered a "food desert" (Number)

Location Data Type 2010
Colorado
Number
79,708
El Paso
Number
11,044
Location Data Type 2010
Colorado
Number
79,708
El Paso
Number
11,044
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Definitions: The Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) Working Group defines a food desert as a low-income census tract where a substantial number or share of residents has low access to a supermarket or large grocery store. To qualify as low-income, census tracts must meet the Treasury Department's New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program eligibility criteria. Furthermore, to qualify as a food desert tract, at least 33 percent of the tract's population or a minimum of 500 people in the tract must have low access to a supermarket or large grocery store.


The NMTC program defines a low-income census tract as: any census tract where (1) the poverty rate for that tract is at least 20 percent, or (2) for tracts not located within a metropolitan area, the median family income for the tract does not exceed 80 percent of statewide median family income; or for tracts located within a metropolitan area, the median family income for the tract does not exceed 80 percent of the greater of statewide median family income or the metropolitan area median family income.

Low access to a healthy food retail outlet is defined as more than 1 mile from a supermarket or large grocery store in urban areas and as more than 10 miles from a supermarket or large grocery store in rural areas. The distance to supermarkets and large grocery stores is measured by the distance between the geographic center of the 1-km square grid that contains information on the population (number of people and other characteristics) and the nearest supermarket or large grocery store. Once the distance to the nearest supermarket or large grocery store is calculated for each grid cell, the number of people or housing units more than one mile from a supermarket or large grocery store in urban tracts (or 10 miles for rural census tracts) is aggregated to the census tract level. (A census tract is considered rural if the centroid of that tract is located in an area with a population of less than 2,500, and all other tracts are considered urban tracts.) If the aggregate number of people in the census tract with low access is at least 500 or the percentage of people in the census tract with low access is at least 33 percent, then the census tract is considered a food desert.

Data Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Institute
http://www.ers.usda.gov/data/fooddesert/index.htm

The data used for these calculations come from a variety of sources with different collection dates. The analysis cannot be dated with precision.

Footnotes: Children living in a food-insecure household not located in one of the Census Tracts as defined above, is not counted in the county total.

"0" children in a county means that no Census Tract met the criteria for a food desert in that county and therefore no children were counted.

Children who are overweight or obese (Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 - 2012 2006 - 2007 2008 - 2010
Colorado
Percent
27%
28%
26%
El Paso
Percent
32%
24%
29%
Location Data Type 2010 - 2012 2006 - 2007 2008 - 2010
Colorado
Percent
27%
28%
26%
El Paso
Percent
32%
24%
29%
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Definitions: The measure is the percent of children ages 2 through 14 whose BMI (body mass index) is categorized as overweight (85%-94% of normal weight for height) or obese (95% or higher of normal weight for height). The data shown combine multiple years of results from the Colorado Child Health Survey.

Data Source: Child Health Survey, Health Statistics Section, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Footnotes: Health Statistics Regional data provided (http://www.chd.dphe.state.co.us/healthProfiles.aspx).

Child abuse (rate per 1,000) (Rate)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Rate
7.8
7.8
8.4
9.2
9.5
El Paso
Rate
9.4
9.6
11.9
14.9
14.7
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Rate
7.8
7.8
8.4
9.2
9.5
El Paso
Rate
9.4
9.6
11.9
14.9
14.7
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Definitions: Incidence of maltreatment of children younger than 18 (including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and/or neglect). The value is the number of unique substantiated cases per 1,000 children.

Data Source: Division of Child Welfare Services, Colorado Department of Human Services

Footnotes: LNE = low number of events.

Out of home placements (rate per 1,000) (Rate)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Rate
7.4
7.6
8.1
8.7
8.5
El Paso
Rate
7.4
7.6
8.6
9.3
9.5
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Colorado
Rate
7.4
7.6
8.1
8.7
8.5
El Paso
Rate
7.4
7.6
8.6
9.3
9.5
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Definitions: Number of children removed from their homes by the Department of Human Services per 1,000 children under 18. Out-of-home placements include family foster care, specialized group homes, residential child care facilities, independent living situations, foster care with relatives, residential treatment centers, detention, legal risk adoptions, medical care and both emergency and non-emergency placements in receiving or shelters.

Data Source: Child Welfare Services Division, Colorado Department of Human Services.