Guide for relocation to Steamboat Springs, CO

Employment Fast Facts


Employment By the numbers

2.4% Routt County’s June, 2017 unemployment rate

Source: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment


15,262 Size of Routt County’s labor force in June 2017

Source: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment


$43,242 Average annual wage in Routt County for 2016

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016 QECW Report Annual Average


50.4% Routt County residents have a bachelors degree or higher

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates



County Median HH Income
Douglas County $109,926
Broomfield County $86,548
Elbert County $90,270
Eagle County $75,191
Pitkin County $76,663
Boulder County $72,392
Jefferson County $71,209
Clear Creek County $67,262
Summit County $69,633
Routt County $70,989
Weld County $69,434

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE), 2015 report, released December 2016.


Average Annual Wage

Year Routt County Colorado
2017 $41,184 $59,072
Source: Estimated average weekly wages for the 1st quarter, 2017; Labor Market Information, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Program

Industry Sector Employment Top 10

Rank Sector – Routt County Establishments Employees
1 Accommodation and Food Services 138 2,659
2 Retail Trade 189 1,736
3 Health Care and Social Assistance 127 1,367
4 Construction 345 1,081
5 Education Services 29 1,034
6 Public Administration 25 873
7 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 135 790
8 Other Services (except Public Admin.) 127 774
9 Admin., Support, Waste Mgmt, Remediation 105 610
10 Professional Scientific & Technical Svc 231 550
Source: Labor Market Information, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Program

Did You Know?

* 30 percent of Routt County residents age 25 and older have at least a bachelor’s degree compared to 18 percent across the country

* 15 percent of residents have graduate or professional degrees compared to 10.4 percent across the country

* Adults in Routt County have much lower rates of smoking, physical inactivity and obesity than across Colorado and the U.S.


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