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(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Bent County, Colorado)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 986

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 171

Female householder, no husband present : 275

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 509

Householder not living alone : 86


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Bent County, Colorado)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 5

Male householder and female partner : 36

Female householder and female partner : 9

Female householder and male partner : 21

All other households : 1,956


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Bent County, Colorado)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 715

Renter-occupied housing units : 271

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 92

Renter-occupied housing units : 79

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 95

Renter-occupied housing units : 180

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 443

Renter-occupied housing units : 152


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Bent County, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 300

$10,000 to $14,999 : 144

$15,000 to $19,999 : 104

$20,000 to $24,999 : 204

$25,000 to $29,999 : 123

$30,000 to $34,999 : 124

$35,000 to $39,999 : 139

$40,000 to $44,999 : 118

$45,000 to $49,999 : 141

$50,000 to $59,999 : 132

$60,000 to $74,999 : 174

$75,000 to $99,999 : 139

$100,000 to $124,999 : 117

$125,000 to $149,999 : 39

$150,000 to $199,999 : 16

$200,000 or more : 13


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Bent County, Colorado)

Total : 2,366


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Bent County, Colorado)

Occupied : 2,027

Vacant : 339


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Bent County, Colorado)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Bent County, Colorado)

Built 2005 or later : 34

Built 2000 to 2004 : 132

Built 1990 to 1999 : 271

Built 1980 to 1989 : 162

Built 1970 to 1979 : 283

Built 1960 to 1969 : 146

Built 1950 to 1959 : 255

Built 1940 to 1949 : 293

Built 1939 or earlier : 790


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Bent County, Colorado)

Utility gas : 1,424

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 342

Electricity : 185

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 0

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 59

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 8

No fuel used : 9


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Bent County, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 79

$10,000 to $14,999 : 31

$15,000 to $19,999 : 38

$20,000 to $24,999 : 30

$25,000 to $29,999 : 20

$30,000 to $34,999 : 72

$35,000 to $39,999 : 55

$40,000 to $49,999 : 173

$50,000 to $59,999 : 95

$60,000 to $69,999 : 100

$70,000 to $79,999 : 117

$80,000 to $89,999 : 100

$90,000 to $99,999 : 83

$100,000 to $124,999 : 143

$125,000 to $149,999 : 32

$150,000 to $174,999 : 104

$175,000 to $199,999 : 13

$200,000 to $249,999 : 18

$250,000 to $299,999 : 3

$300,000 to $399,999 : 15

$400,000 to $499,999 : 0

$500,000 to $749,999 : 21

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 3


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Bent County, Colorado)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 94

Home equity loan only : 22

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 11

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 583

Housing units without a mortgage : 635


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Bent County, Colorado)

Built 2005 or later : $17,700

Built 2000 to 2004 : $160,500

Built 1990 to 1999 : $94,300

Built 1980 to 1989 : $176,300

Built 1970 to 1979 : $62,700

Built 1960 to 1969 : $73,900

Built 1950 to 1959 : $24,700

Built 1940 to 1949 : $45,200

Built 1939 or earlier : $70,800


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Bent County, Colorado: 64.7%

Percentage of Family Households in Colorado: 63.9%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Bent County, Colorado

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 14 14 $437,469
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

14 14 $437,469
2000        
  Single Family 17 17 $1,564,250
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

17 17 $1,564,250
2001        
  Single Family 12 12 $1,168,500
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

12 12 $1,168,500
2002        
  Single Family 11 11 $532,250
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

11 11 $532,250
2003        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2004        
  Single Family 10 10 $351,900
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

10 10 $351,900
2005        
  Single Family 2 2 $315,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 7 $281,337
  Total

3 9 $596,337
2006        
  Single Family 4 4 $383,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

4 4 $383,000


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Bent County, CO): $28,125
Median Household Income In 2000 (Colorado): $47,203


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Bent County): $57,900
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Colorado): $160,100


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Bent County, Colorado

Utility Gas: 67.5%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 24.6%
Electricity: 5.4%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.0%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 1.9%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.3%
No Fuel Used: 0.2%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Bent County, Colorado

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 95.02%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 2.31%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 2.67%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Bent County): $415
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Colorado): $671
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Bent County): $592


(updated 2010)



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