Population, Race and Ethnicity
Downieville-Lawson-Dumont is a Census-designated place in Clear Creek County, Colorado, with a population of 513. According to the most recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, 70.60% of residents identify as white, 0.00% 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, 29.40% as Hispanic or Latino, and 0.00% 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 Downieville-Lawson-Dumont include German, French, Irish, Italian, and English. 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 Welsh, French, and Scotch-Irish.
The population of Downieville-Lawson-Dumont is older than the United States as a whole. The median age is 43.3 years, 5.4 years more than the national median age of 37.9 years. An estimated 12.50% 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 Downieville-Lawson-Dumont, 35.60% of households are occupied by married-couple families, compared to the 48.3% national figure. Some 0.00% of households are occupied by single male householders, 15.70% by single female householders, and 48.70% 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 75.10% 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 Downieville-Lawson-Dumont, 97.5% 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 Downieville-Lawson-Dumont are slightly more likely than the typical American to be married. Of all local residents aged 15 and older, 48.5% 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 less common in Downieville-Lawson-Dumont than it is across the U.S. as a whole. According to Census estimates, 6.2% 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 41.2% of Downieville-Lawson-Dumont residents 15 and older have never married, compared to one-third of all Americans in the same age group.
In Downieville-Lawson-Dumont, 3.2% 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 Downieville-Lawson-Dumont, 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 Downieville-Lawson-Dumont residents 25 and older, 94.20% have a high school diploma or equivalent, and 33.50% 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 Downieville-Lawson-Dumont earns $57,989 a year, about $2,300 less than the national median of $60,293 and $10,800 less than the median household income across the state of $68,811.
Serious financial hardship is less common in Downieville-Lawson-Dumont than it is nationwide. The local poverty rate stands at 4.90%, 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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