Pagosa Springs, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pagosa Springs, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Pagosa Springs had a population of 1,776 as of July 1, 2016. Pagosa Springs ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pagosa Springs is located at latitude 37.2636 and longitude -107.0035 in Archuleta County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Pagosa Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Archuleta County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,126 feet.

The Town of Pagosa Springs (GNIS ID: 2413099) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Pagosa Springs is located within Pagosa Springs Division of Archuleta County.

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

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


Total Population 1,776
Population in Households 1,749
Population in Familes 1,441
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 365
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 745
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 520
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,013 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 539 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 206 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 268 (26.5%)
Median Home Value $390,000
Average Home Value $481,865


Median Household Income $55,611
Average Household Income $79,772
Per Capita Income $34,723
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.45% -0.02%
Households 0.64% 0.05%
Families 2.6% 0.04%
Median Household Income   3.14%
Per Capita Income   2.1%
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.

Pagosa Springs, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pagosa Springs 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 # 172 63rd
Population Density1 # 314 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 103 78th
Median Household Income # 201 56th
Per Capita Income # 132 71st

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