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1.89% growth
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5.8% growth
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0.4% decline
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5.44% growth


The economy of Durango, CO employs 9,967 people. The economy of Durango, CO is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Accommodation & Food Service; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 2.21; 1.87; and 1.83 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Durango, CO are Accommodation & Food Service (1,505), Educational Services (1,136), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (993), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($83,304), Utilities ($73,036), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($53,750).

Median household income in Durango, CO is $60,334. Males in Durango, CO have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,411. The income inequality of Durango, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494 which is higher than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Durango, CO. In La Plata County, CO the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 98 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,278. Logan County, CO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Colorado.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Durango, CO is from the county of La Plata County, CO.

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Durango, CO is home to a population of 17,817 people, from which 98.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Durango, CO is composed of 14,186 White residents (79.6%), 2,044 Hispanic residents (11.5%), 927 Native residents (5.2%), 377 Two+ residents (2.12%), and 172 Asian residents (0.97%). The most common foreign languages in Durango, CO are Spanish (1,051 speakers), Navajo (248 speakers), and Italian (88 speakers), but compared to other places, Durango, CO has a relative high number of Navajo (248 speakers), Thai (87 speakers), and Other Native North American (73 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Durango, CO awarded 667 degrees. The student population of Durango, CO is skewed towards females, with 329 male students and 338 female students. Most students in Durango, CO are White (431 and 64.6%), followed by American Indian (124 and 18.6%), Hispanic or Latino (54 and 8.1%), and Two or more races (29 and 4.35%). The largest universities in Durango, CO by number of graduates are Fort Lewis College (667 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Durango, CO are General Business (86 and 12.9%), General Biological Sciences (54 and 8.1%), and General Psychology (50 and 7.5%). The median tuition costs in Durango, CO are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,360 and $16,072 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Durango, CO is $383,500, which is 1.87 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $363,700 to $383,500, a 5.44% increase. The homeownership rate of Durango, CO is 52.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Durango, CO have an average commute time of 14.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Durango, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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