Cañon City, CO

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
49,107
0.204% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44.9
0.223% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15%
6.73% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$56,165
5.16% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$264,300
21.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Cañon City, CO had a population of 49.1k people with a median age of 44.9 and a median household income of $56,165. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cañon City, CO grew from 49,007 to 49,107, a 0.204% increase and its median household income grew from $53,411 to $56,165, a 5.16% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cañon City, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.2%), White (Hispanic) (9.01%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.63%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.18%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.5%).

None of the households in Cañon City, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99% of the residents in Cañon City, CO are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Cañon City, CO was $264,300, and the homeownership rate was 75.4%.

Most people in Cañon City, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Cañon City, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Cañon City, CO is home to a population of 49.1k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.05% of Cañon City, CO residents were born outside of the country (1.01k people).

In 2022, there were 8.68 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38.4k people) in Cañon City, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.43k White (Hispanic) and 1.78k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
98.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Cañon City, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cañon City, CO was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cañon City, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    38.4k ± 174
  2. White (Hispanic)
    4.43k ± 432
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.78k ± 126
13.7%
Hispanic Population
6.71k people

In 2022, there were 8.68 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38.4k people) in Cañon City, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.43k White (Hispanic) and 1.78k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.7% of the people in Cañon City, CO are hispanic (6.71k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Cañon City, CO as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.05%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.01k people
2.44%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.2k people

As of 2022, 2.05% of Cañon City, CO residents (1.01k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cañon City, CO was 2.44%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,556 ± 257
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,105 ± 272
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    530 ± 150

Cañon City, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cañon City, CO employs 16.9k people. The largest industries in Cañon City, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,472 people), Public Administration (1,925 people), and Construction (1,602 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,304), Utilities ($70,766), and Public Administration ($57,442).

Occupations

16.9k
2022 Value
± 1,030
10.4%
1 Year growth
± 7.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cañon City, CO grew at a rate of 10.4%, from 15.3k employees to 16.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cañon City, CO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,906 people), Management Occupations (1,544 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,409 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cañon City, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

16.9k
2022 Value
± 1,030
10.4%
1 Year growth
± 7.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cañon City, CO grew at a rate of 10.4%, from 15.3k employees to 16.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cañon City, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,472 people), Public Administration (1,925 people), and Construction (1,602 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cañon City, CO, though some of these residents may live in Cañon City, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,467
Median earning men ± $3,012
$34,521
Median earning women ± $2,959

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($59,641), Manufacturing ($55,056), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,115).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,000), Public Administration ($55,668), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,361).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.87M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 1.73% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 309
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 221
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 165
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Colorado went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 55% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.6%).

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing Colorado.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Colorado over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Colorado have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.886% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.84% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.16M), Some college (997k), and High School or Equivalent (997k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cañon City, CO was $264,300 in 2022, which is 0.938 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $217,500 to $264,300, a 21.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Cañon City, CO is 75.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cañon City, CO have an average commute time of 26.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cañon City, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cañon City, CO is $56,165. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Cañon City, CO was Douglas County, CO with a value of $139,010, followed by Elbert County, CO and Broomfield County, CO, with respective values of $124,360 and $117,541.

Property

$264,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,853
$13,326
Median Property Taxes
±$798

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cañon City, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Cañon City, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

75.4%
Homeownership
2022
68.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.4% of the housing units in Cañon City, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cañon City, CO was Douglas County, CO with a value of $139,010, followed by Elbert County, CO and Broomfield County, CO, with respective values of $124,360 and $117,541.

The following map shows all of the counties in Cañon City, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$56,165
Median Household Income
± $3,295
17.7k
Number of Households
± 985

In 2022, the median household income of the 17.7k households in Cañon City, CO grew to $56,165 from the previous year's value of $53,411.

The following chart displays the households in Cañon City, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cañon City, CO is from Colorado.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.465
2021 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2022, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.265% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Colorado across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.2%)
  3. Carpooled (9.53%)

In 2022, 74.7% of workers in Cañon City, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.2%) and those who carpooled to work (9.53%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cañon City, CO have a shorter commute time (26.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.51% of the workforce in Cañon City, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cañon City, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cañon City, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cañon City, CO (6.08k out of 40.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cañon City, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.1% of the population of Cañon City, CO has health coverage, with 32.5% on employee plans, 24.7% on Medicaid, 17.5% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 2.95% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Colorado see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.743% decrease from the previous year (1211 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1208 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 250 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Colorado

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.743% decrease from the previous year (1,211 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Colorado in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.4% under 18 years, 17.8% between 18 and 34 years, 37.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.86%
Uninsured
32.5%
Employer Coverage
24.7%
Medicaid
17.5%
Medicare
15.6%
Non-Group
2.95%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cañon City, CO declined by 12% from 7.79% to 6.86%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cañon City, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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