Additional population data:
- Children in Families- Single and Two Parents
- Children in Out-of-Home Placement
- Foreign-Born Residents
- Grandparents as Caregivers
- Household Types & Age of Residents
- Language Spoken at Home
- Marriage-Divorce Rates
- In FY2012, there were 151 domestic adoption filings in Larimer County, compared to 2,567 adoption filings in Colorado. The majority of foreign adoptions in the United States in FY2012 were from China. (Adoptions)
- Larimer County’s population grew by just over 19% between 2000 and 2010 and by 15.3% over the last decade. Colorado’s Department of Local Affairs Demography Office estimates that the annual population will increase each year by approximately 1.4% to 2% through 2030. (Population Size and Growth)
- From 2000 to 2010, the number of Larimer County residents identifying themselves as Hispanic increased from 8.3% to 10.6% of the total population. Larimer County continues to have a significantly lower Hispanic population than the Colorado average (20.7%). (Larimer County Population Race & Ethnicity)
- In 2010, Larimer County had a higher proportion of adults (68.8%) and a lower percentage of children (21.4%) than the United States. The percentage of Larimer County seniors over the age of 65 (11.9%) fell between the United States (13.0%) and Colorado (10.9%). (Population by Age)
- In 2010, there were 2,356 more women than men living in Larimer County. The difference in the breakdown between men (49.6%) and women (50.4%) was 1.6%. (Population by Gender)
- According to the 2009-2011 American Community Survey, the percentage of children in Larimer County living with both parents was 76%, compared to 81% in 2000. (Children in Families - Single and Two Parents)
- In Larimer County, the most common type of out-of-home placement for FYE 2012 was family foster homes, averaging 67 children at an average monthly cost of $1,649 per child. (Children in Out-of-Home Placement)
- In 2009-2011, a disabled Larimer County resident was more likely to be unemployed than a fully-abled resident. The most common disability in Larimer County in 2009-2011 was a hearing disability. (Disabilities)
- Foreign-born residents comprised 4.3% of the Larimer County population in 2000, compared to an estimated 5.4% in 2007-2011. Since 2000, the plurality of foreign-born residents in Larimer County were from Latin American countries. (Foreign-Born Residents)
- There were nearly 1,600 grandparents in Larimer County who were responsible for the care of their grandchildren according to the 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. Nearly half (46.1%) had been in that role for more than three years. The trend in Larimer County is for more grandparents to be financially responsible for their co-resident grandchildren. (Grandparents as Caregivers)
- The overwhelmingly majority (78.9%) of the population (5 years old and older) living in Larimer County’s linguistically-isolated households speak Spanish. (Language Spoken at Home)
- In Larimer County, the marriage rate has been slowly declining, ranging from a high of 11.7 per 1,000 adults in 2003 to a low of 10.6 per 1,000 adults in 2009. (Marriage-Divorce Rates)
- In 2012, the proportion of veterans in the adult population in Larimer County was 8.8%, less than the state percentage of 10.0%. The plurality of local veterans (34.4%) served during the Vietnam conflict. (Veterans)
- America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2012 describes population, family and social environment, health care and other topics as it relates to children in America. (July 2012)
- State Plan on Aging (Federal Fiscal Years 2012-2015), this document by the Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services, reflects Colorado's plan to respond to the needs of the state's aging population.
- Strengths and Needs Assessment of Older Adults in the State of Colorado, examines quality of life for older adults in Larimer County, including physical and mental health, caretaking responsibilities, social supports, and volunteer time.
- The United States Census site contains a quick search feature (American Factfinder), and numerous data tables, maps, and publications with information about Larimer County and local cities and towns.
- The demography section of the Colorado Division of Local Affairs (DOLA) annually prepares estimates of the current population of all counties, municipalities, and special districts eligible for Conservation Trust Fund (lottery) monies. These estimates are also used for a wide range of purposes including planning and evaluation, and for the assignment or distribution of projects and/or monies by public and private agencies. DOLA collects population data consistently over time, adjusts for local changes, includes estimates of ages and ethnicity, and provides data for Colorado cities and towns. Compass uses DOLA annual population estimates, with the exception of United States Census years.
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