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Pagosa Springs, Colorado - Basic Facts

Pagosa Springs is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of Pagosa Springs.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Archuleta County at latitude 37.2695 and longitude -107.0098. Archuleta County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,126 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Pagosa Springs (see map) encompass a land area of 4.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

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Pagosa Springs, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,793
Population in Households 1,767
Population in Familes 1,455
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 369
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 759
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 528
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 999 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 543 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 215 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 240 (24.0%)
Median Home Value $265,190
Average Home Value $314,936


Median Household Income $56,139
Average Household Income $87,525
Per Capita Income $38,370
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.89% 0.17%
Households 1.38% 0.21%
Families 4.22% 0.15%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   2.5%
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, 2014 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 # 167 64th
Population Density1 # 312 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 112 76th
Median Household Income # 179 61st
Per Capita Income # 96 79th

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