Index: Demographics / Subcategory: Demographics

Population Race & Ethnicity

Date updated: 03/27/2012

The race categories used by the United States Census reflect self-identification by the respondents according to the race(s) with which they most closely identify. These classifications are not intended to be scientific in nature, but are designed to promote consistency in federal record keeping and data presentation. It is important to recognize that this system treats race and ethnicity as separate and independent categories. This means that within the federal system every person is classified as both a member of one of the race groups and also as either Hispanic or non-Hispanic.

The categories of race used in the 2010 Census were 'Asian', 'American Indian and Alaska Native', 'Black or African American', 'Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander', 'White', 'Some other race', and 'Two or more races'. Definitions for these terms may be found in the Census 2010 Brief, Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin: 2010 [pdf].

Please note: Because various sources report ethnic/racial categories differently, it is the policy of Compass to utilize the categories designed by the data source.

What this chart shows: Population by Race/Ethnicity in Larimer County, Census 2010

Population by Race/Ethnicity in Larimer County, Census 2010

Data Source: U.S. Census (Table QT-P3)

See data table

What the above data tell us:

In 2010, the overwhelming majority of Larimer County residents were White (90.5%).

NOTE: Hispanic is an ethnicity, not a race. Those Larimer County residents who identify as Hispanic are also included in one of the other seven races shown (White, Black, American Indian, Asian, Native Hawaiian, Other, or Two or more).

The number of Hispanics living in Larimer County has increased 52.0% between 2000 and 2010.

What this chart shows: Race/Ethnicity in Larimer County by Percentage, Census 2000 vs. Census 2010

Race/Ethnicity in Larimer County by Percentage, Census 2000 vs. Census 2010

Data Source: U.S. Census (Table QT-P3)

See data table

What the above data tell us:

According to the 2010 Census, Larimer County is predominately White, with Hispanics as the second largest and fastest growing ethnic group. From 2000 to 2010, Larimer County's Hispanic population increased 52.0%. Those residents who are Hispanic identified themselves as White and some other race. The White population showed a 0.9% loss between 2000 and 2010. However, it remains the largest ethnic group in terms of raw numbers (see data table).

NOTE: Hispanic Origin is an ethnicity, not a race and therefore, Hispanics can be of any race. For this reason, percentages that include Hispanics will not add to 100%.

What this chart shows: Percentage of Hispanic Population in Colorado, Larimer County, and Cities and Towns, Census 2010

Percentage of Hispanic Population in Colorado, Larimer County, and Cities and Towns, Census 2010

Data Source: United States Census (Table QT-P10)

See data table

What this chart shows: Hispanic Population by Type in Larimer County - Census 2010

Hispanic Population by Type in Larimer County - Census 2010

Data Source: United States Census (Table QT-P10)

See data table

What the above data tell us:

Larimer County has a significantly lower Hispanic population (10.6%) when compared to Colorado as a whole (20.7%) in 2010; however, the Hispanic population has grown at a faster rate than any other group. Since the 2000 Census, Larimer County's Hispanic population increased 52.0%.

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Data Tables:

Larimer County Race/Ethnicity, Census

Number

White

Black

American Indian

Asian

Other Race

2 or More Races

Hispanic Origin (Total Hispanic)

2000

229,976 1,650 1,668 3,917 8,575 5,515 20,811

2010

271,267 2,500 2,206 5,800 9,728 7,905 31,628

Percentage

2000

91.4% 0.7% 0.7% 1.6% 3.4% 2.2% 8.3%

2010

90.5% 0.8% 0.7% 1.9% 3.2% 2.6% 10.6%

See Pie chart

See 2000 & 2010 comparison chart

Percentage of Hispanic Residents in Colorado, Larimer County
and Larimer County Communities

Census 2010

Total Population

# Hispanic/ Latino

% Hispanic Population

Colorado

5,029,196 1,038,687 20.7%

Larimer County

299,630 31,628 10.6%

Berthoud

5,105 439 8.6%

Estes Park

5,858

822 14.0%

Fort Collins

143,986 14,572 10.1%

Laporte

2,450 201 8.2%

Loveland

66,859 7,816 11.7%

Timnath

625 38 6.1%

Wellington

6,289 838 13.3%

See chart

Hispanic Population by Ethnicity in Larimer County

Census 2010

Number

Percentage

Total Hispanic or Latino

31,628

10.6%

Mexican

23,084 73.0%

Puerto Rican

767 2.4%

Cuban

291 0.9%

Dominican

67 0.2%

Central American

774 2.4%

South American

848 2.7%

Other Hispanic or Latino

5,794 18.3%

See chart