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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Adams County is 461,558, which is 26.85% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 20.84% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Adams County population density is 389.86 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 49.93 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Adams County is white, which represent 81.59% of the total population. The average Adams County education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 461,558. #5

Population Growth Since 2000, #5

Adams County

Population Density, #6

Adams County
389.86 per square mile
49.93 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:376,581 (81.59%, #58)
Black:14,816 (3.21%, #9)
Hispanic:177,234 (38.40%, #9)
Asian:17,191 (3.72%, #5)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):5,421 (1.17%, #22)
One Race, Other:31,596 (6.85%, see rank)
Two or More Races:15,953 (3.46%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:146,931 (82.90%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:2,260 (1.28%, see rank)
Cuban:429 (0.24%, see rank)
Central American:4,499 (2.54%, see rank)
South American:1,694 (0.96%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:1,186 (6.90%, see rank)
Chinese:1,924 (11.19%, see rank)
Filipino:1,096 (6.38%, see rank)
Japanese:1,156 (6.72%, see rank)
Korean:947 (5.51%, see rank)
Vietnamese:4,310 (25.07%, see rank)
Asian, Other:6,572 (38.23%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

410,807 (89.00%) out of the total population of 461,558 reported first ancestry.

 Adams County% of the Total PopulationColoradoU.S.
Arab8090.18%, see rank0.39%0.56%
Czech2,0710.45%, see rank0.70%0.47%
Danish2,4750.54%, see rank0.82%0.42%
Dutch5,0591.10%, see rank1.81%1.40%
English29,3266.35%, see rank10.49%8.02%
French10,9902.38%, see rank3.48%3.34%
German72,87215.79%, see rank20.88%15.03%
Greek1,0110.22%, see rank0.38%0.41%
Hungarian1,3530.29%, see rank0.39%0.46%
Irish39,3678.53%, see rank12.04%10.80%
Italian19,6994.27%, see rank5.10%5.52%
Norwegian7,5731.64%, see rank2.18%1.42%
Polish7,9391.72%, see rank2.51%3.01%
Portuguese4690.10%, see rank0.21%0.44%
Russian3,3330.72%, see rank1.09%0.92%
Scotch-Irish3,5780.78%, see rank1.27%0.99%
Scottish7,0241.52%, see rank2.56%1.72%
Subsaharan African3,1120.67%, see rank0.73%0.95%
Swedish7,7561.68%, see rank2.43%1.27%
Swiss1,4290.31%, see rank0.46%0.30%
Ukrainian8320.18%, see rank0.25%0.31%
American30,9256.70%, see rank5.18%7.12%
Welsh2,7800.60%, see rank0.92%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 232,139 (50.29%, see rank)
Females: 229,419 (49.71%, see rank)

Adams County
Male: 50.29%
Female: 49.71%
Male: 50.18%
Female: 49.82%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Adams County
32.80 years old
36.20 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Adams County
32.40 years old
35.30 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Adams County
33.30 years old
37.30 years old
38.80 years old

 Adams County% of the Total PopulationColoradoU.S.
Under 5 years37,3238.09%, see rank6.49%6.36%
5 to 9 years36,9168.00%, see rank6.79%6.51%
10 to 14 years36,4387.89%, see rank6.63%6.59%
15 to 19 years30,2216.55%, see rank6.57%6.85%
20 to 24 years31,2116.76%, see rank7.07%7.13%
25 to 34 years74,42216.12%, see rank14.71%13.47%
35 to 44 years67,79914.69%, see rank13.67%12.96%
45 to 54 years59,73612.94%, see rank13.93%14.09%
55 to 64 years46,0589.98%, see rank12.31%12.29%
65 to 74 years24,7725.37%, see rank6.91%7.64%
75 to 84 12,2122.65%, see rank3.46%4.25%
85 years and over4,4500.96%, see rank1.45%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Adams CountyColoradoU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population289,449, 100%3,453,403209,056,129
Less Than High School52,818, 18.25%, see rank9.62%13.67%
High School Graduate84,928, 29.34%, see rank21.99%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree89,114, 30.79%, see rank30.93%29.09%
Bachelor Degree43,034, 14.87%, see rank23.74%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree19,555, 6.76%, see rank13.73%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.95, see rank14.1413.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Adams County ColoradoU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten15,16381.87%18.13%72.68%27.32%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)57,77995.23%, see rank4.77%, see rank91.90%8.10%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)26,25593.93%, see rank6.07%, see rank93.09%6.91%90.60%9.40%
College21,35277.28%, see rank22.72%, see rank84.22%15.78%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School4,18766.75%, see rank33.25%, see rank65.39%34.61%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Adams CountyColoradoU.S.
Total Households155,047, 100%1,998,314116,211,092
Average Household Size2.95, see rank2.542.63
1 Person Households35,347, 22.80%, see rank28.04%27.57%
2 or More Person Households119,700, 77.20%, see rank71.96%72.43%
Family Households (Families)110,183, 71.06%, see rank64.18%66.22%
Average Family Size3.62, see rank3.223.32
Married-Couple Family79,259, 51.12%, see rank49.32%48.42%
Nonfamily Households44,864, 28.94%, see rank35.82%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Adams County%ColoradoU.S.
15 Years and Over Total350,881see rank4,162,789252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over175,503100%, see rank2,078,151123,281,364
Never Married60,39934.41%, see rank34.71%35.77%
Married92,80452.88%, see rank52.95%52.04%
Widowed3,3921.93%, see rank2.06%2.57%
Divorced18,90810.77%, see rank10.28%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over175,378100%, see rank2,084,638129,692,771
Never Married48,14827.45%, see rank27.28%29.48%
Married91,73752.31%, see rank52.25%49.19%
Widowed11,4426.52%, see rank6.85%9.16%
Divorced24,05113.71%, see rank13.61%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Adams County%ColoradoU.S.
Native391,95184.92%, see rank90.24%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence236,81851.31%, see rank42.58%58.73%
Born in Different State150,40532.59%, see rank46.22%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
4,7281.02%, see rank1.45%1.42%
Foreign Born69,60715.08%, see rank9.76%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship20,7984.51%, see rank3.70%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship48,80910.57%, see rank6.06%7.09%
Born In Europe4,7061.02%, see rank1.37%1.53%
Born In Asia11,1962.43%, see rank2.17%3.82%
Born In Africa2,3700.51%, see rank0.55%0.55%
Born In Oceania2510.05%, see rank0.08%0.07%
Born In Latin America50,44810.93%, see rank5.30%6.83%
Born In Northern America6360.14%, see rank0.30%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Adams County%ColoradoU.S.
English112,93072.84%, see rank82.34%79.39%
Spanish32,59421.02%, see rank11.41%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages4,0112.59%, see rank3.32%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages4,2752.76%, see rank2.07%3.36%
Other1,2370.80%, see rank0.86%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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