Adams County Employment and Wage Information
Industry Average Establishments Average Employment Total Wage Average Weekly Wage
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 47 893 $24,431,037 $526
Mining 37 272 $20,850,969 $1,474
Utilities 27 776 $57,107,009 $1,415
Construction 1,226 13,781 $643,929,661 $899
Manufacturing 446 10,739 $617,027,910 $1,105
Wholesale Trade 986 13,210 $746,613,821 $1,087
Retail Trade 955 16,752 $463,697,733 $532
Transportation and Warehousing 473 13,476 $594,864,147 $849
Information 96 2,101 $137,417,117 $1,258
Finance and Insurance 455 2,674 $109,373,722 $787
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 426 2,612 $93,914,339 $691
Professional and Technical Services 937 4,880 $288,539,664 $1,137
Management of Companies and Enterprises 77 1,653 $121,687,734 $1,416
Administrative and Waste Services 560 9,574 $311,567,394 $626
Educational Services 131 13,492 $520,357,268 $742
Health Care and Social Assistance 595 15,889 $727,499,122 $881
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 80 1,349 $26,031,581 $371
Accommodation and Food Services 656 12,011 $189,130,068 $303
Other Services, Ex. Public Admin 697 4,459 $155,373,725 $670
Public Administration 63 7,385 $391,578,949 $1,020
Unclassified 8 10 $237,647 $457
Source: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, September 2011

 

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population Age 25 and Over
Metro Denver, Northern Colorado & Colorado
Percent of persons with a high school degree or higher* Percent of persons with a bachelors degree or higher
Area 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Adams      83.3      81.1      79.3      79.4      81.4      80.5      78.9      81.4      81.5      80.2      20.8      19.7      17.8      17.0      19.2      18.6      18.9      19.9      21.4      18.7
Arapahoe      88.7      86.0      89.5      89.8      90.5      89.6      89.4      90.0      90.3      89.9      36.8      37.2      36.2      35.7      40.3      37.6      36.7      38.1      38.2      38.7
Boulder      93.8      92.3      93.6      93.0      95.5      94.1      93.1      92.9      92.7      93.8      52.4      52.9      55.2      56.0      57.5      57.6      56.1      54.5      57.0      57.9
Broomfield**  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a
Denver      80.9      82.0      82.3      85.1      82.1      81.5      82.0      82.6      82.7      84.3      35.0      36.4      33.8      40.8      35.9      39.0      36.3      38.7      38.6      40.3
Douglas**  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a      97.0      97.4      97.0      98.2      96.9  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a      53.4      52.8      53.3      52.9      54.1
Jefferson      91.6      91.0      91.6      94.6      93.2      93.1      91.6      92.5      92.8      93.3      37.7      38.0      38.7      37.7      38.3      38.8      37.7      36.6      40.0      39.5
Metro Denver***      87.9      87.1      87.9      89.3      89.1      88.6      88.0      88.8      89.0      89.3      37.3      37.8      37.3      38.1      38.6      39.0      37.7      38.4      39.5      39.7
Larimer**  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a      94.4      93.3      93.7      92.7      93.3  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a      43.4      41.0      41.5      42.7      41.0
Weld**  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a      81.5      82.5      84.9      83.3      84.5  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a      26.5      24.5      24.0      27.6      24.9
Northern Colorado  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a      88.6      88.5      89.8      88.5      89.3  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a      35.9      33.6      33.7      35.9      33.6
Colorado      87.3      86.8      86.6      88.1      87.4      88.7      88.0      88.9      88.9      89.3      32.9      33.8      33.5      34.7      33.7      35.5      34.3      35.0      35.6      35.9
Rank 9 13 17 15 17 13 17 16 17 17 3 2 2 2 4 2 3 3 2 2
U.S.      81.6      82.1      82.6      83.6      83.9      84.2      84.1      84.5      85.0      85.3      25.0      25.5      25.9      26.5      27.0      27.2      27.0      27.5      27.7      27.9
* Includes high school equivalency
** The City of Broomfield became its own city and county on November 15, 2001, but Broomfield data is not yet available from the American Community Survey (ACS).
The ACS started reporting data for Douglas, Larimer, and Weld counties in 2005.
*** Metro Denver statistics are estimated based on statistics for the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield and Boulder MSAs.
Rank out of 50 states (excludes Washington, DC).
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, American Community Survey; Development Research Partners.
Website: www.metrodenver.org
EMPLOYMENT BY MAJOR INDUSTRY
ANNUAL AVERAGE 2010
Metro Denver
Industry Description Adams Arapahoe Boulder Broomfield Denver Douglas Jefferson Metro Total**
Agriculture 893 108 382 N/A 145 81 306 **
Mining 272 1,105 545 21 6,301 270 402 8,916
Utilities 646 230 261 N/A 1,779 C 857 **
Construction 13,577 13,916 4,044 1,388 14,080 6,213 10,733 63,951
Manufacturing 10,739 7,018 15,202 4,701 18,954 2,216 17,339 76,169
Wholesale trade 13,210 12,924 4,884 1,085 24,383 3,007 6,610 66,103
Retail trade 16,607 29,659 15,181 5,041 25,832 14,865 28,047 135,232
Transportation & warehousing 12,651 2,779 1,130 73 21,391 720 2,244 40,988
Information 1,992 17,636 8,692 2,651 13,788 4,917 3,641 53,317
Finance & insurance 2,673 24,425 4,864 877 23,586 5,433 7,767 69,625
Real estate, rental & leasing 2,596 5,488 2,056 476 9,745 1,216 3,470 25,047
Professional & technical services 4,879 25,358 21,059 4,019 37,038 8,487 19,480 120,320
Management of companies 1,653 5,860 923 1,642 9,440 2,385 2,581 24,484
Administrative & waste services 9,574 22,952 5,830 1,244 31,050 3,690 10,970 85,310
Educational services 1,856 3,445 1,867 314 9,275 1,572 2,733 21,062
Health care & social assistance 14,644 31,893 17,605 1,405 43,532 7,568 22,142 138,789
Arts, entertainment & recreation 933 3,125 2,737 308 7,207 3,111 2,718 20,139
Accommodation & food services 12,011 20,396 14,259 2,910 39,069 9,872 19,335 117,852
Other services 4,459 7,420 4,429 536 14,152 2,865 6,157 40,018
Government 22,114 34,589 26,156 N/A 69,822 11,144 35,024 198,849
Non-classifiable 10 15 9 C 24 19 8 **
Total All Industries*** 147,987 270,342 152,116 29,919 420,592 89,824 202,559 1,313,339
Note: Covered employment refers to jobs covered by unemployment insurance. Industries are defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
**Regional totals are not calculated where county data are suppressed or not reported.
***Individual industry figures may not add to county totals due to suppressed data and rounding.  
N/A – Indicates data not reported.
C – Indicates data suppressed to protect confidentiality. 
Source: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Labor Market Information, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW).
Website: www.metrodenver.org
Revised July 2011
Metro Denver EDC
PER CAPITA PERSONAL INCOME BY COUNTY
Metro Denver
County 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 % Change 2008-09
Adams $25,154 $27,210 $28,701 $29,107 $29,085 $29,644 $30,304 $31,187 $32,301 $32,770 $31,727 -3.2%
Arapahoe $38,651 $43,357 $45,821 $45,477 $44,930 $46,034 $47,362 $50,551 $50,713 $51,392 $48,480 -5.7%
Boulder $36,514 $41,070 $40,699 $40,719 $41,105 $42,995 $46,376 $48,954 $49,999 $50,714 $48,056 -5.2%
Broomfield* (N) (N) #VALUE! $32,914 $32,443 $32,930 $34,074 $35,841 $38,215 $38,848 $37,135 -4.4%
Denver $35,381 $39,576 $41,581 $42,480 $42,863 $44,817 $47,376 $51,934 $51,895 $54,098 $51,630 -4.6%
Douglas $41,476 $44,402 $43,857 $40,561 $40,444 $42,692 $47,837 $52,560 $57,281 $59,775 $59,358 -0.7%
Jefferson $34,892 $38,743 $40,145 $39,067 $39,578 $41,981 $43,712 $45,814 $47,219 $48,007 $45,834 -4.5%
Metro Denver $34,963 $38,827 $40,245 $39,863 $39,940 $41,572 $43,695 $46,636 $47,747 $48,940 $46,868 -4.2%
Colorado $30,919 $33,977 $35,296 $35,023 $35,156 $36,652 $38,555 $40,898 $42,386 $43,560 $41,895 -3.8%
Note: Population estimates used to calculate per capita income are not consistent with data from Census 2010.
*Broomfield became its own city and county on November 15, 2001. The former City of Broomfield was located in portions of Adams, Boulder, and Jefferson counties. Therefore, historical data comparisons for these counties are not possible.
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Colorado Per Capita Personal Income.
Website: www.metrodenver.org
PER CAPITA PERSONAL INCOME BY COUNTY
Metro Denver
County 1993 1994 1995 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 % Change 2008-09
Adams $17,974 $18,782 $19,566 $25,154 $27,210 $28,701 $29,107 $29,085 $29,644 $30,304 $31,187 $32,301 $32,770 $31,727 -3.2%
Arapahoe $27,714 $28,157 $29,816 $38,651 $43,357 $45,821 $45,477 $44,930 $46,034 $47,362 $50,551 $50,713 $51,392 $48,480 -5.7%
Boulder $25,628 $27,349 $27,997 $36,514 $41,070 $40,699 $40,719 $41,105 $42,995 $46,376 $48,954 $49,999 $50,714 $48,056 -5.2%
Broomfield* n/a n/a n/a (N) (N) #VALUE! $32,914 $32,443 $32,930 $34,074 $35,841 $38,215 $38,848 $37,135 -4.4%
Denver $26,393 $26,526 $28,219 $35,381 $39,576 $41,581 $42,480 $42,863 $44,817 $47,376 $51,934 $51,895 $54,098 $51,630 -4.6%
Douglas $26,843 $37,097 $38,944 $41,476 $44,402 $43,857 $40,561 $40,444 $42,692 $47,837 $52,560 $57,281 $59,775 $59,358 -0.7%
Jefferson $24,272 $24,760 $26,276 $34,892 $38,743 $40,145 $39,067 $39,578 $41,981 $43,712 $45,814 $47,219 $48,007 $45,834 -4.5%
Metro Denver $24,890 $25,894 $27,319 $34,963 $38,827 $40,245 $39,863 $39,940 $41,572 $43,695 $46,636 $47,747 $48,940 $46,868 -4.2%
Colorado $22,196 $23,004 $24,226 $30,919 $33,977 $35,296 $35,023 $35,156 $36,652 $38,555 $40,898 $42,386 $43,560 $41,895 -3.8%
Note: Population estimates used to calculate per capita income are not consistent with data from Census 2010.
*Broomfield became its own city and county on November 15, 2001. The former City of Broomfield was located in portions of Adams, Boulder, and Jefferson counties.
Therefore, historical data comparisons for these counties are not possible.
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Colorado Per Capita Personal Income.
Website: www.metrodenver.org

 

2010 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, Sector (2 digit) data for Adams County, CO, Aggregate of all types.
Industry Average Establishments Average Employment Total Wage Average Weekly Wage
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 47 893 $24,431,037 $526
Mining 37 272 $20,850,969 $1,474
Utilities 27 776 $57,107,009 $1,415
Construction 1,226 13,781 $643,929,661 $899
Manufacturing 446 10,739 $617,027,910 $1,105
Wholesale Trade 986 13,210 $746,613,821 $1,087
Retail Trade 955 16,752 $463,697,733 $532
Transportation and Warehousing 473 13,476 $594,864,147 $849
Information 96 2,101 $137,417,117 $1,258
Finance and Insurance 455 2,674 $109,373,722 $787
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 426 2,612 $93,914,339 $691
Professional and Technical Services 937 4,880 $288,539,664 $1,137
Management of Companies and Enterprises 77 1,653 $121,687,734 $1,416
Administrative and Waste Services 560 9,574 $311,567,394 $626
Educational Services 131 13,492 $520,357,268 $742
Health Care and Social Assistance 595 15,889 $727,499,122 $881
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 80 1,349 $26,031,581 $371
Accommodation and Food Services 656 12,011 $189,130,068 $303
Other Services, Ex. Public Admin 697 4,459 $155,373,725 $670
Public Administration 63 7,385 $391,578,949 $1,020
Unclassified 8 10 $237,647 $457
147988 $6,241,230,617
Source: Colorado Dept. of Labor
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