Rio Grande County Information

Rio Grande in Colorado occupies 912 square miles and has a 2006 population of 12,006, a change from a 2000 population of 12,413 and 10,770 in 1990. 15% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 9.9% percent is 25-35, and 12.3% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 35 acts of violent crime reported in Rio Grande in 2004, a change from 24 reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 318 people: 4.8% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 4.4%.

Read more about Rio Grande, Colorado in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountyRio Grande 
StateColorado 
Land Area912 sq. milesRanked 915 of 3,140
Population 200612,006Ranked 2,300 of 3,140
Population 200512,251 
Population 200012,413Ranked 2,272 of 3,140
Population 199010,770Ranked 2,310 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion96.7% 
African American.8% 
Asian American.4% 
Native American1.6% 
Pacific Islander.1% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 56.8% 
Population 5 to 1414.1% 
Population 15 to 2415% 
Population 25 to 349.9% 
Population 35 to 4412.3% 
Population 45 to 5415.1% 
Population 55 to 6411.2% 
Population 65 to 748% 
Population 75 and up7.5% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes3524
Murders / Manslaughters  
Forcible Rapes4 
Robberies3 
Aggravated Assaults28 
Total Property Crimes209391
Burglaries53 
Larceny Thefts155 
Motor Vehicle Thefts1 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population6,6245,826
Unemployed Population318255
Unemployment Rate4.8%4.4%

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