Poncha Springs, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Poncha Springs, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Poncha Springs had a population of 845 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Poncha Springs is located at latitude 38.5188 and longitude -106.0726 in Chaffee County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Poncha Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chaffee County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,470 feet.

The Town of Poncha Springs (GNIS ID: 2412495) 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 Poncha Springs is located within Salida Division of Chaffee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Poncha Springs 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 Poncha Springs: Poncho Springs.

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


Total Population 845
Population in Households 844
Population in Familes 663
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 311
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 370
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 247
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 416 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 252 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 118 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $246,429
Average Home Value $345,500


Median Household Income $45,048
Average Household Income $63,050
Per Capita Income $28,218
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.21% 1.74%
Households 2.35% 1.82%
Families 2.4% 1.8%
Median Household Income   3.57%
Per Capita Income   2.61%
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.

Poncha Springs, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Poncha 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 # 232 50th
Population Density1 # 328 29th
Diversity Index2 # 303 34th
Median Household Income # 315 31st
Per Capita Income # 221 52nd

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