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Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado is the county seat of Grand County located at an elevation of 7,680 feet above sea level at the mouth of Byers Canyon on the Colorado River in the central part of the county.
data source: U.S. Census, ACS 5-year estimates

People and Housing

Population 718
High School Diploma or more (% Pop. 25+) 94.4%
Bachelor's Degree or more (% Pop. 25+) 22.2%
Households 211
Total Housing Units 287
% Total Units vacant for seasonal or recreational use 13.9%

Employment and Income

Labor Force (2014) 348
Unemployment Rate (2014) 4.3%
Median Household Income $49,583
Median Family Income $66,136
Poverty Rate 14.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work (minutes) 18.8

Population by Age

  Hot Sulphur Spings % of Total
Total 718 100%
Preschool (0-4) 54 7.5%
School Age (5-17) 160 22.3%
College Age (18-24) 22 3.1%
Young Adult (25-44) 233 32.5%
Adult (45-64) 202 28.1%
Older Adult (65+) 47 6.5%
Median Age 37.3  

Population by Race and Hispanic Origin

  Town of HSS % of Total
Total 718 100%
American Indian or Alaskan Native Alone 0 0%
Asian Alone 0 0%
Black Alone 5 0.7%
Native Hawaiin and Other Pacific Isl. Alone 13 1.8%
White Alone 682 95%
Two or more races 18 2.5%
Hispanic or Latino    
Total Hispanic or Latino 16 16%
Mexican 16 16%
Cuban 0 0%
Puerto Rican 0 0%
Other 0 0%

Educational Attainment

  Town of HSS % of Total
Total Population 25+ 485 100%
Less than 9th grade 0 0%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 27 5.6%
High School Graduate (incl. equiv) 176 36.5%
Some college, no degree 66 13.7%
Associates degree 106 22.0%
Bachelor's degree 96 19.9%
Graduate or professional degree 11 2.3%

Households

  Town of HSS % of Total
Total Households 211 100%
Family households 144 68.2%
Married with children 57 27.0%
Married without children 61 28.9%
Single parents 21 10%
Other 5 2.4%
Non-family households 67 31.8%
Living alone 49 23.2%
Average household size 3.1  
Average family household size 3.7  

Housing Units

  Town of HSS % of Total
Total Housing units 287 100%
Owner occcupied 165 57.5%
Renter occupied 46 16%
Vacant for seasonal or recreational use 40 13.9%
1-Unit (attached or detached) 183 63.8%
2-9 Units 10 3.5%
1o-19 Units 0 0%
20 or more units 0 0%
Built prior to 1940 54 18.8%

Labor Force

Total Labor Force (2014) 348
Employed 333
Unemployed 15
Unemployment rate 4.3%

Commuting to Work

  Town of HSS % of Total
Workers 16 years and over 333 100%
Car, truck or van - drove alone 225 67.6%
Car, truck or van - carpooled 28 8.4%
Public transportation 0 0%
Walked 44 13.2%
Other means 0 0%
Worked at home 16 4.8%
Mean travel time to work 19  

Resident Occupations

  Town of HSS % of Total
Employed civilian Population 16 yrs + 348 100%
Management, professional and related 112 32.2%
Service 49 14.1%
Sales and office 72 20.7%
Farming, fishing and forestry 1 0.3%
Construction, extraction and maintenance 76 21.8%
Production, transportation and material moving 23 6.6%
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