Population, Race and Ethnicity
Cascade-Chipita Park is a Census-designated place in El Paso County, Colorado, with a population of 1,260. According to the most recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, 94.10% of residents identify as white, 0.80% as Black or African American, 0.00% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.00% as Asian, 0.00% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 3.50% as Hispanic or Latino, and 1.60% as some other race or combination of races.
Nationally, some 61.1% of Americans identify as white, 12.3% as Black or African American, 0.7% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 5.4% as Asian, 0.2% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 17.8% as Hispanic or Latino, and 2.6% as some other race or combination of races.
Census respondents are also asked to report ancestry. Some of the most commonly reported ancestries in Cascade-Chipita Park include German, Irish, English, Swedish, and Polish. Measured by location quotient — comparing the Census-designated place share to the national share — some of the most highly concentrated ancestries in Census-designated place are Eastern European, Pennsylvania German, and Serbian.
Native and foreign-born population
An estimated 98.20% of Cascade-Chipita Park residents are native-born, meaning they were born in the United States, Puerto Rico, a U.S. Island Area, or abroad to a U.S. citizen. Of the 1.80% of the population that is foreign-born, 100.00% have become naturalized U.S. citizens. Nationwide, 86.5% of Americans are native-born. And of the 13.5% of Americans who are foreign-born, 48.5% have become naturalized U.S. citizens.
The population of Cascade-Chipita Park is older than the United States as a whole. The median age is 54.1 years, 16.2 years more than the national median age of 37.9 years. An estimated 16.30% of the population is 65 years and over, compared to 15.2% of the U.S. population.
Family and household composition
Family and household composition also varies heavily across the United States. In Cascade-Chipita Park, 53.20% of households are occupied by married-couple families, compared to the 48.3% national figure. Some 3.00% of households are occupied by single male householders, 6.80% by single female householders, and 37.00% by non-family occupants. Nationwide, 4.9% of households are occupied by single male householders, 12.6% by single female householders, and 34.3% by non-family occupants. An estimated 80.20% of heads of household own their homes, compared to the national homeownership rate of 63.8%.
English is by far the most commonly spoken language in Colorado and across the U.S. as a whole. Similarly, in Cascade-Chipita Park, 98.6% of local residents aged 5 and up speak English exclusively, or, if they are multilingual, speak English very well. For context, 94.1% of the 5 and older population across Colorado only speaks English, or speak it very well, and 91.5% of the same age group nationwide do.
Residents of Cascade-Chipita Park are more likely than the typical American to be married. Of all local residents aged 15 and older, 58.4% are currently married, compared to 48.1% of Americans nationwide in the same age group. Across Colorado as a whole, 50.4% of residents 15 and older are married.
Divorce is far more common in Cascade-Chipita Park than it is across the U.S. as a whole. According to Census estimates, 18% of residents 15 and older are divorced — compared to 10.8% of the U.S. population in the same age group. In Colorado, 11.9% of the 15 and older population is divorced.
An estimated 20.1% of Cascade-Chipita Park residents 15 and older have never married, compared to one-third of all Americans in the same age group.
In Cascade-Chipita Park, 9.6% of the 18 and older civilian population are veterans — compared to 7.5% of adult civilians nationwide and 8.9% of the civilian population in all of Colorado.
In Cascade-Chipita Park, adults are more likely to have a high school education than the typical American adult, and are also more likely to have a four-year college education. Among Cascade-Chipita Park residents 25 and older, 99.30% have a high school diploma or equivalent, and 39.70% have a bachelor's degree or higher, compared to 87.7% and 31.5% of adults nationwide, respectively. Across Colorado, 91.4% of adults have graduated high school, and 40.1 have a bachelor’s degree.
The typical household in Cascade-Chipita Park earns $50,147 a year, about $10,100 less than the national median of $60,293 and $18,700 less than the median household income across the state of $68,811.
Serious financial hardship is less common in Cascade-Chipita Park than it is nationwide. The local poverty rate stands at 9.20%, while the national poverty rate is 14.1%. Across the state as a whole, 10.9% of the population lives below the poverty line.
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