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The Dolores River Basin’s Economy: Value from the Past, Promise for the Future. The Wilderness Society. May 2012.

The Dolores River Basin’s Economy: Value from the Past, Promise for the Future. The Wilderness Society. May 2012.

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Appendices to Dolores River Basin economic profiles that include economic data by industry sector for seven counties in western Colorado
Appendices to Dolores River Basin economic profiles that include economic data by industry sector for seven counties in western Colorado

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Appendix A - Individual County Employment and Income
The figures in this appendix are provided to show the variability from county to county within the Dolores River Basin region. There are many similarities between these counties, however there are also some striking differences. Dolores County continues to be more reliant on farming and ranching for employment than the other counties in the Dolores Region (Figure A-1). It is also notable that this county has lower overall professional and service sector employment and income than the other counties in the region (see Figure A-2 for Dolores County Income). San Miguel County on the other hand has the highest percentage of total income and employment in the professional and service sector. Figures A-21 through A-22 show unemployment trends for each county and for Colorado as a whole (beginning in 2000). It is noteworthy that San Miguel County clearly experiences wide seasonal variation, while the other Basin Counties fluctuate less severely. Overall the region experiences more seasonal variation and slightly higher unemployment in recent years than the state as a whole. In general the counties have similar trends for the other industries, and similar trends and levels of retirement and investment income.

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Appendix B - Demographic Characteristics of the Dolores River Basin Region
This section provides detailed information for various demographic characteristics of the Dolores River Basin Region. In order to focus on the most relevant portions of the four counties, we have used sub-county areas called Census County Divisions wherever data are available. These are defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as “…areas delineated by the Census Bureau in cooperation with state officials and local officials for statistical purposes. CCDs have no legal function and are not governmental units. CCD boundaries usually follow visible features and often coincide with census tract boundaries. The name of each CCD is based on a place, county, or wellknown local name that identifies its location.” 1

1 From: http://www.census.gov/geo/www/reference.html, Geographic Terms and Concepts. (See
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http://www.census.gov/geo/www/maps/cousub2k_maps.htm for state maps of CCDs). See the map at the end of this report for the boundaries of the Census County Divisions used in this report.

2From U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Census 2000 Technical Documentation:
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http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2000/doc/sf3.pdf The occupational classification system used during Census 2000 consists of 509 specific occupational categories for employed people arranged into 23 major occupational groups. This classification was developed based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Manual: 2000, which includes a hierarchical structure showing 23 major occupational groups divided into 96 minor groups, 449 broad groups, and 821 detailed occupations. For Census 2000, tabulations with occupation as the primary characteristic present several levels of occupational detail. Some occupation groups are related closely to certain industries. Operators of transportation equipment, farm operators and workers, and healthcare providers account for major portions of their respective industries of transportation, agriculture, and health care. However, the industry categories include people in other occupations. For example, people employed in agriculture include truck drivers

uction, Manufacturing 20% 22% 31% 16% 26% 10% 12% 20% 25% 48% 17% 16%

Trade, Transporta 26% 6% 15% 19% 15% 19% 36% 27% 18% 0% 19% 19%

and bookkeepers; people employed in the transportation industry include mechanics, freight handlers, and payroll clerks; and people employed in the health care industry include occupations such as security guard and secretary.

Table A-Ba. Dolores River Basin Region – Demographics, 2006-2010
Glade ParkGatewa y

Dove Creek

Rico

Cortez

Dolore s 21.6% 18.5% 48.5 41.7% 92.8% 0.2% 2.1% 0.1% 0.1% 2.2% 2.4% 12.5% 49.6% 5.8% 32.0%

Mancos 22.1% 17.2% 45.8 32.1% 90.9% 0.1% 3.7% 0.5% 0.1% 2.9% 1.7% 6.1% 40.0% 10.1% 43.9%

Population Under 20 years* 24.1% 21.5% 20.0% 25.8% Population 65 years and over* 20.6% 9.7% 16.0% 17.5% Median Age* 46.0 41.0 49.9 42.6 Proportion of population born in Colorado@ 48.2% 42.2% 45.6% 43.3% Ethnicity*: White 92.3% 96.8% 95.8% 83.4% Black or African American 0.1% 0.6% 0.3% 0.3% American Indian & Alaska Native 3.1% 2.1% 0.9% 8.9% Asian 0.1% 0.0% 0.4% 0.6% Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% Some other race 1.4% 0.6% 0.7% 3.9% Two or more races 2.9% 0.0% 1.8% 2.9% Education@: Less than high school 14.2% 13.0% 4.6% 12.8% High school only or some college no degree 66.3% 45.9% 51.4% 56.8% Two-year degree 9.0% 1.4% 7.1% 6.9% Four-year college degree or higher 10.5% 39.9% 37.0% 23.5% Poverty@: Percent of individuals below poverty line 17.6% 7.6% 1.7% 17.5% Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau. *Decennial Census @American Community Survey (2006-2010 data).

16.6% 2010.

12.2%

Table B-2b. Dolores River Basin Region – Demographics, 2006-2010
Pleasa nt View Nucla Norwoo d West San Miguel Rural Colora do 24.7% 13.6% 41 45.3% 86.3% 1.2% 1.9% 0.7% 0.1% 7.5% 2.3% 7.3% 47.0% 8.7% 37.0% Colorad o 27.1% 10.9% 36.1 42.5% 81.3% 4.0% 1.1% 2.8% 0.1% 7.2% 3.4% 10.7% 45.7% 7.7% 35.9%

Population Under 20 years* 24.2% 24.8% 23.3% 14.4% Population 65 years and over* 13.2% 18.9% 12.8% 19.5% Median Age* 45.2 45.7 43.8 51.8 Proportion of population born in Colorado@ 62.3% 56.1% 47.3% 48.2% Ethnicity*: White 94.8% 96.8% 93.6% 95.8% Black or African American 0.0% 0.2% 0.3% 0.0% American Indian & Alaska Native 1.5% 0.8% 1.1% 1.7% Asian 0.3% 0.1% 0.3% 0.0% Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% Some other race 2.3% 0.7% 2.5% 0.0% Two or more races 1.1% 1.4% 2.2% 2.5% Education@: Less than high school 0.0% 8.9% 7.2% 0.0% High school, including some college 87.7% 65.0% 59.9% 68.5% Two-year degree 0.0% 6.2% 4.4% 0.0% Four-year college degree or higher 12.3% 20.0% 28.5% 31.6% Poverty@: Percent of individuals below poverty line 18.1% 14.5% 16.5% 39.5% Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau. *Decennial Census @American Community Survey (2006-2010 data).

7.3% 2010.

12.2%

Table B-3a. Dolores River Basin Region – Indicators of Housing Affordability, 2006-2010
Glade ParkGatewa y 23.4%

Dove Creek Median gross rent % of median income necessary to buy the median house 538 26.6%

Rico 575 33.3%

Cortez 592 31.9%

Dolore s Mancos 752 29.1% 726 34.1%

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau. American Community Survey (2006-2010 data). Some data missing due to small sample size.

Table B-3b. Dolores River Basin Region – Indicators of Housing Affordability, 2006-2010
Pleasa nt View Nucla Median gross rent % of median income necessary to buy the median house 24.8% 678 35.9% West San Norwood Miguel 906 26.9% Rural Colora do 960 26.1% Colorad o 852 29.3%

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau. American Community Survey (2006-2010 data). Some data missing due to small sample size.

Table B-4a. Dolores River Basin Region – Commuting Patterns, 2006-2010
Glade ParkGatew ay 0.7%

Dove Creek Commute out of Colorado Commute out of their home county Work at home Mean commute time Workers with commute time 45 minutes or more 3.5%

Rico 0.0%

Cortez 6.7%

Dolore s 3.2%

Mancos 3.4%

23.6% 7.8% 17.3

47.1% 5.2% 26.0

4.3% 7.8% 25.7

5.8% 5.4% 21.7

9.2% 13.2% 26.3

24.3% 14.2% 27.7

10.4%

19.3%

13.1%

15.3%

24.0%

31.2%

Table B-4b. Dolores River Basin Region – Commuting Patterns, 2006-2010
Pleasa nt View Commute out of Colorado Commute out of their home county Work at home Mean commute time Workers with commute time 45 minutes or more 0.0% Norwoo d 0.4% West San Miguel 0.0% Rural Colora do 6.4%

Nucla 0.0%

Colorado 1.3%

0.0% 10.1% 19.2

33.2% 1.8% 22.7

6.4% 17.8% 33.2

47.8% 52.2% NA

14.8% 7.7% 27.3

32.7% 6.3% 24.2

0.0%

20.3%

49.4%

0.0%

17.0%

12.7%

Appendix C - Industry Classification Using SIC and NAICS
Over the years there have been changes in the way that government
agencies classify various industries. Income and employment data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Bureau of Labor Statistics for 19692000 are classified according to the Standard Industry Classification system (SIC), while the most recent data (2001 and forward) are classified by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). NAICS was developed jointly by the United States, Canada and Mexico in order to make statistics comparable across all three countries. The NAICS provides greater detail for the service and professional sectors, which are of growing importance in the rural West and indeed all over the country. This classification scheme also includes some emerging industries such as "information," which includes the growing Internet and information phenomenon. Despite certain incompatibilities between these classification systems, one can certainly look at a general picture of the economy over time by using both sets of data, and we have used both SIC and NAICS data to show long-term trends in this profile. The table below shows the specific sectors used in the figures and graphs in this report.

Income and Employment Sectors - Figures 1 and Figures A-1 through A-5 (The same sectors were used for both income and employment.) Sector: SIC sectors (1969-2000) NAICS sectors (2000-2007) Farming and Ranching Agricultural services, Forestry, fishing, related activities, and forestry, fishing and other; other; Farm earnings Farm earnings Mining Mining Mining Professional and Service Retail Trade, Services; Retail Trade; Finance and insurance; Sector Finance, insurance and real Real estate and rental and leasing; estate Professional and technical services; Employment: Retail Trade; Management of companies and Services; Finance, insurance enterprises; Administrative and waste and real estate services; Educational services; Health care and social assistance; Arts, entertainment and recreation; Accommodation and food services; Other services

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