The county lies in a fertile farming and ranching region. Its major industries are agriculture related, with a 55,000 head cattle feed lot and a large feed producing elevator that supplies livestock feed to a large part of the Southwestern United States. Another asset to the area's economy is the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility, a State medium security prison that opened in 1988. This facility has over 300 employees.
The newest addition is the Crowley County Correctional Facility, a private medium security prison that opened in 1999. There are 264 employees.
In 2018, Crowley County, CO had a population of 5.63k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $37,586. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Crowley County, CO grew from 5,514 to 5,630, a 2.1% increase and its median household income grew from $35,292 to $37,586, a 6.5% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Crowley County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.5%), White (Hispanic) (26%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.66%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.02%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.6%). 0% of the people in Crowley County, CO speak a non-English language, and 95.5% are U.S. citizens.
In 2018, the median property value in Crowley County, CO was $71,700, and the homeownership rate was 72.4%. Most people in Crowley County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Crowley County, CO was 2 cars per household.Crowley County, CO borders El Paso County, CO, Kiowa County, CO, Lincoln County, CO, Otero County, CO, and Pueblo County, CO.
Crowley County is served by an excellent transportation system. The site is located on Highway 96, which is within one hour of I- 25, the major north-south artery on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains. A connection to I-70 in Limon provides access to points east and west. The county is also immediately adjacent to U.S. Highway 50 and within a one hour drive west of the new Ports to Plains Trade Route corridor in Eads. If rail transportation is required a spur could be easily provided from the Colorado, Kansas and Pacific Railroad. Connections at Pueblo and La Junta also make the Burlington Northern, and Santa Fe railroad system available.
Commercial air service is available at the Pueblo Municipal Airport, only 45 minutes to the west. Great Lakes Airlines provides flights to Denver International Airport, which is serviced by United and Frontier Airlines, as well as other major airlines. The closest airport with national connections is located in Colorado Springs, approximately 90 minutes away.