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Chaffee County Statistics

Facts

Land area1,013.4 square miles
Population Density17.6 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)18,510
Population change3.9%
Under 5 years of age4.2%
Under 1816%
65 and over21.9%
Females47%
White94.5
Hispanic or Latino of any race10.3
Asian0.7%
Two or more races1.5%
Black or African American1.7%
Native American1.5%
Pacific Islander0.1%
Had graduated from high school91%
Had a bachelor degree or higher33.9%
Veterans2,264

Households and Housing

Households7,832
Persons per household2.2
Living in the same house for one year or more86.7%
Median household income$46,504
The Per capita income$27,182
Live below the poverty line8%
Housing units10,201
Multi-unit structures8%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$262,300
Residents owning their homes76.2%

Business Facts

Total number of firms3,369
Women-owned firms27.8%
Asian-owned firms0%
Hispanic-owned firms4%
Black-owned firms0%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$252,573
Retail sales per capita$14,982
Manufacturers shipments$0
Merchant wholesaler sales$23,550
Source US Census Data