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Labor Force & Employment

Labor Force

 

Lincoln County 

1990

Annual

2000

Annual

2010

Annual

2011

Annual

Employment   2,156 2,557 2,910 3,075
Unemployed 59 72 152 157
Total Labor Force 2,215 2,630 3,062 3,232
Unemployment Rate 2.7% 2.7% 5.0% 4.9%

 

Employment/Wages for Lincoln County (2011)

 

 Lincoln County Establishments  Employment  Total Wages  Average
Weekly
Wage 
Total 162 2,103 $69,553,000 $636
Agriculture 5 ND ND ND
Construction 15 120 $4,871,000 $779
Manufacturing 2 ND ND ND
Wholesale Trade 3 ND ND ND
Retail Trade 28 308 $6,876,000 $430
Transportation/Warehousing 4  10 $268,000 $537
Information 2  ND ND ND
Finance/Insurance 7 60 $2,555,000 $820
Real Estate, Rental & Leasing 6 23 $586,000 $485
Professional & Technical Services 11 25 $621,000 $481
Management of Companies & Enterprises 1  ND  ND ND
Health Care & Social Assistance 6 151 $4,680,000 $597
Accommodation & Food Services  24  291 $4,020,000  $265
Other Services 9  ND ND ND
State Government  13  396 $19,595,000  $951
Local Government   14  539 $16,662,000  $594
Federal Government  9  26 $1,166,000  $852

Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, Bureau of Labor Statistics


Average Annual Wage for Lincoln County (2001-2011)

2001 $24,921
2002 $26,549
2003 $26,639
2004 $26,823
2005 $27,616
2006 $28,487
2007 $29,983
2008 $30,876
2009 $31,786
2010 $32,321
2011 $33,080

Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, Bureau of Labor Statistics



Population

Historic Population

 

 Area 1980  1990  2000   2010
 Town of Limon 1,805  1,831  2,071   1,883
Lincoln County  4,663  4,529  6,087   5,473

 


Population Forecast

 

 Area 2015 2020  2025  2030  2035 2040
 Lincoln County 5,787 6,193 6,628 7,084  7,493 7,885

Taxes

Property Taxes

 

 Propert Tax Mill Levy
 Municipal: 17.686
School District  27.437
Lincoln County 39.500
Limon Fire Protection District 3.000
Big Sandy Ground Water District 0.532
TOTAL MILL LEVY 88.176
TOTAL TOWN ASSESSED VALUATION (2010)

$19,455,012

TOTAL TOWN PROPERTY TAX REVENUE (2010) 

$344,081

 

Sales Taxes

 

 Year

Sales Tax

Retail Sales

1996

$601,852

$30,092,600

1997

$631,676

$31,583,800

1998

$704,455

$35,222,750

1999

$747,120

$37,356,000

2000

$785,366

$39,768,300

2001

$844,267

$42,213,350

2002

$777,064

$38,853,200

2003

$772,426

$38,621,300

2004

$774,412

$38,720,600

 2005

 $775,687

 $38,784,350

2006

 $794,317

 $39,715,850

2007

 $832,032

 $41,601,600

2008

 $901,939  $45,096,950

2009

 $876,271  $43,813,550

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Traffic Counts

 Location Annual Average Daily Traffic 
Annual Average Daily Trucks
Percent Trucks
Interstate 70 -- West of Town 12,300 3,800 30.90%
Interstate 70 -- East of Town 12,200 4,400 36.10%
US 40/287 Ports-to-Plains 2,900 1,360 47.00%
Colorado Highway 71 North-- Heartland Expressway 1,900 160 10.70%
Colorado Highway 71 South 2,800 240 8.50%
Highway 24 -- Colorado Springs 5,300 1,000 18.80%
Highway/24/40/71/287 Main Street Downtown 7,300 530 7.30%
   
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