Population, Race and Ethnicity
Towner is a Census-designated place in Kiowa County, Colorado, with a population of 18. According to the most recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, 100.00% 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, 0.00% as Hispanic or Latino, and 0.00% as some other race or combination of races.
Census respondents are also asked to report ancestry. Some of the most commonly reported ancestries in Towner include German, American, English, Scotch-Irish, and Irish. 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 Scotch-Irish, German, and American.
The population of Towner is older than the United States as a whole. The median age is 56.8 years, 18.9 years more than the national median age of 37.9 years. An estimated 33.30% 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 Towner, 40.00% 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, 0.00% by single female householders, and 60.00% 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 80.00% 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 Towner, 100% 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 Towner are more likely than the typical American to be married. Of all local residents aged 15 and older, 73.3% 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 more common in Towner than it is across the U.S. as a whole. According to Census estimates, 13.3% 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 13.3% of Towner residents 15 and older have never married, compared to one-third of all Americans in the same age group.
In Towner, 6.7% 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 Towner, adults are more likely to have a high school education than the typical American adult, but are less likely to have a four-year college education. Among Towner residents 25 and older, 100.00% have a high school diploma or equivalent, and 13.30% 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 Towner earns $36,250 a year, about $24,000 less than the national median of $60,293 and $32,600 less than the median household income across the state of $68,811.
Serious financial hardship is about as common in Towner than it is nationwide. The local poverty rate stands at 13.30%, 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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