Alamosa County CO Information


Alamosa County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 16,720
Population in Households 15,565
Population in Familes 12,268
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,155
Population Density1 23
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 6,271
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 3,957
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,967 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,636 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,635 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 696 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $144,121
Average Home Value $174,471


Median Household Income $37,197
Average Household Income $49,964
Per Capita Income $19,738
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.28% 0.64%
Households 0.72% 0.56%
Families 0.68% 0.55%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.


Alamosa County CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alamosa County to the other 64 counties and county equivalents 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 # 30 55th
Population Density1 # 21 69th
Diversity Index2 # 3 97th
Median Household Income # 54 17th
Per Capita Income # 58 11th

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