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Watkins, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Watkins Census Designated Place had a population of 705 as of July 1, 2016. Watkins ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Watkins is located at latitude 39.7031 and longitude -104.5768 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the Watkins Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 27.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,525 feet.

The Watkins Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: ) has a U5 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. It also has a Functional Status Code of ""

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Watkins Census Designated Place is located within East Arapahoe Division of Adams County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Watkins population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Watkins: Box Elder.

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Watkins Census Designated Place, CO Boundary Map

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Watkins, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 705
Population in Households 705
Population in Familes 615
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 26
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 261
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 211
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 266 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 231 (86.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (11.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 1.9%)
Median Home Value $380,102
Average Home Value $393,506


Median Household Income $78,086
Average Household Income $102,807
Per Capita Income $35,152
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.23% 1.75%
Households 1.08% 1.7%
Families 1.86% 1.65%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Watkins, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watkins to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 246 47th
Population Density1 # 441 4th
Diversity Index2 # 175 62nd
Median Household Income # 90 81st
Per Capita Income # 129 72nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.