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Adams County Demographics

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POVERTY – the Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who is in poverty. If a family’s total income is less than the family’s threshold, then that family and every individual in it is considered in poverty. The official poverty thresholds do not vary geographically, but they are updated for inflation using Consumer Price Index (CPI-U). The official poverty definition uses money income before taxes and does not include capital gains or noncash benefits (such as public housing, Medicaid, and food stamps).
MOBILITY RATE (As defined by the Colorado Department of Education) – “Mobility is the unduplicated count of grade K-12 students who moved into or out of the district in Year X DIVIDED BY the Total number of students that were part of the same membership base at any time during Year X.”
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4. U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE), 2017 Poverty Estimates for School Districts. Release date December 2018.
5. US Government Census, Adams County Estimate July 1, 2018 (V2018) from
6. Colorado Department of Education (2018-19) from
7. Colorado Department of Education (2018-19) from
8. Colorado Department of Higher Education –  data sharing agreement with ACYI (data includes information from the Student Unit Record Data System (SURDS) and the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC))