The strength of the construction and real estate industries in Garfield County indicate growth that is different than other counties in the Coalition. The transition away from agriculture seems to be more significant in Garfield than many other Coalition counties.
When compared to the rest of the Coalition area, Garfield County seems to have fewer retirees as well as fewer wage earners in it economy. The amount of investment income is significantly higher.
The poverty rate in Garfield County is slightly lower for both individuals and families than it is for other areas of the Coalition.
Tourism plays a greater role in the Garfield County economy that it does in most Coalition counties.