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Kit Carson County Population and Races

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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Kit Carson County is 8,122, which is 1.39% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 20.84% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Kit Carson County population density is 3.76 people per square mile, which is much lower than the state average density of 49.93 people per square mile and is much lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Kit Carson County is white, which represent 91.64% of the total population. The average Kit Carson 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: 8,122. #41

Population Growth Since 2000, #41

Kit Carson County

Population Density, #49

Kit Carson County
3.76 per square mile
49.93 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:7,443 (91.64%, #31)
Black:279 (3.44%, #8)
Hispanic:1,548 (19.06%, #24)
Asian:39 (0.48%, #45)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):148 (1.82%, #16)
One Race, Other:178 (2.19%, see rank)
Two or More Races:35 (0.43%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:1,444 (93.28%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:16 (1.03%, see rank)
Cuban:0 (0.00%, see rank)
Central American:0 (0.00%, see rank)
South American:0 (0.00%, see rank)

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

Population by First Ancestry

6,683 (82.28%) out of the total population of 8,122 reported first ancestry.

 Kit Carson County% of the Total PopulationColoradoU.S.
Arab00.00%, see rank0.39%0.56%
Czech310.38%, see rank0.70%0.47%
Danish110.14%, see rank0.82%0.42%
Dutch710.87%, see rank1.81%1.40%
English5997.38%, see rank10.49%8.02%
French1101.35%, see rank3.48%3.34%
German2,64332.54%, see rank20.88%15.03%
Greek00.00%, see rank0.38%0.41%
Hungarian20.02%, see rank0.39%0.46%
Irish5987.36%, see rank12.04%10.80%
Italian1702.09%, see rank5.10%5.52%
Norwegian1231.51%, see rank2.18%1.42%
Polish510.63%, see rank2.51%3.01%
Portuguese10.01%, see rank0.21%0.44%
Russian851.05%, see rank1.09%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1151.42%, see rank1.27%0.99%
Scottish1021.26%, see rank2.56%1.72%
Subsaharan African110.14%, see rank0.73%0.95%
Swedish2422.98%, see rank2.43%1.27%
Swiss250.31%, see rank0.46%0.30%
Ukrainian00.00%, see rank0.25%0.31%
American4585.64%, see rank5.18%7.12%
Welsh440.54%, see rank0.92%0.57%

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

Population by Gender

Male: 4,521 (55.66%, see rank)
Females: 3,601 (44.34%, see rank)

Kit Carson County
Male: 55.66%
Female: 44.34%
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)
Kit Carson County
38.40 years old
36.20 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Kit Carson County
37.80 years old
35.30 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Kit Carson County
40.40 years old
37.30 years old
38.80 years old

 Kit Carson County% of the Total PopulationColoradoU.S.
Under 5 years5306.53%, see rank6.49%6.36%
5 to 9 years5366.60%, see rank6.79%6.51%
10 to 14 years4525.57%, see rank6.63%6.59%
15 to 19 years5036.19%, see rank6.57%6.85%
20 to 24 years5326.55%, see rank7.07%7.13%
25 to 34 years1,06213.08%, see rank14.71%13.47%
35 to 44 years98912.18%, see rank13.67%12.96%
45 to 54 years1,14614.11%, see rank13.93%14.09%
55 to 64 years96111.83%, see rank12.31%12.29%
65 to 74 years7619.37%, see rank6.91%7.64%
75 to 84 4815.92%, see rank3.46%4.25%
85 years and over1692.08%, see rank1.45%1.85%

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

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Kit Carson CountyColoradoU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population5,569, 100%3,453,403209,056,129
Less Than High School934, 16.77%, see rank9.62%13.67%
High School Graduate1,845, 33.13%, see rank21.99%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree2,018, 36.24%, see rank30.93%29.09%
Bachelor Degree515, 9.25%, see rank23.74%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree257, 4.61%, see rank13.73%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.75, 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

 Kit Carson County ColoradoU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten29983.95%16.05%72.68%27.32%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)78798.22%, see rank1.78%, see rank91.90%8.10%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)47495.99%, see rank4.01%, see rank93.09%6.91%90.60%9.40%
College20677.67%, see rank22.33%, see rank84.22%15.78%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School5115.69%, see rank84.31%, see rank65.39%34.61%58.86%41.14%

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

Household and Family

 Kit Carson CountyColoradoU.S.
Total Households3,053, 100%1,998,314116,211,092
Average Household Size2.39, see rank2.542.63
1 Person Households954, 31.25%, see rank28.04%27.57%
2 or More Person Households2,099, 68.75%, see rank71.96%72.43%
Family Households (Families)2,061, 67.51%, see rank64.18%66.22%
Average Family Size3.03, see rank3.223.32
Married-Couple Family1,592, 52.15%, see rank49.32%48.42%
Nonfamily Households992, 32.49%, see rank35.82%33.78%

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

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Kit Carson County%ColoradoU.S.
15 Years and Over Total6,604see rank4,162,789252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over3,712100%, see rank2,078,151123,281,364
Never Married1,24733.59%, see rank34.71%35.77%
Married1,88450.75%, see rank52.95%52.04%
Widowed1905.12%, see rank2.06%2.57%
Divorced39110.53%, see rank10.28%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over2,892100%, see rank2,084,638129,692,771
Never Married67523.34%, see rank27.28%29.48%
Married1,61155.71%, see rank52.25%49.19%
Widowed36212.52%, see rank6.85%9.16%
Divorced2448.44%, see rank13.61%12.16%

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

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Kit Carson County%ColoradoU.S.
Native7,46491.90%, see rank90.24%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence4,55956.13%, see rank42.58%58.73%
Born in Different State2,89035.58%, see rank46.22%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
150.18%, see rank1.45%1.42%
Foreign Born6588.10%, see rank9.76%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship610.75%, see rank3.70%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship5977.35%, see rank6.06%7.09%
Born In Europe240.30%, see rank1.37%1.53%
Born In Asia420.52%, see rank2.17%3.82%
Born In Africa110.14%, see rank0.55%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.08%0.07%
Born In Latin America5777.10%, see rank5.30%6.83%
Born In Northern America40.05%, see rank0.30%0.26%

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

Language Spoken at Home

 Kit Carson County%ColoradoU.S.
English2,57384.28%, see rank82.34%79.39%
Spanish39913.07%, see rank11.41%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages632.06%, see rank3.32%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages180.59%, see rank2.07%3.36%
Other00.00%, see rank0.86%0.99%

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

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