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Kit Carson, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Kit Carson had a population of 231 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Kit Carson is located at latitude 38.7628 and longitude -102.7954 in Cheyenne County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Kit Carson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cheyenne County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,285 feet.

The Town of Kit Carson (GNIS ID: 2412842) 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 Kit Carson is located within Kit Carson Division of Cheyenne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kit Carson 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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Kit Carson, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 231
Population in Households 222
Population in Familes 182
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 396
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 94
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 60
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 147 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 71 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (36.1%)
Median Home Value $82,692
Average Home Value $112,500


Median Household Income $56,068
Average Household Income $60,304
Per Capita Income $26,316
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.14% -0.35%
Households 0.0% -0.21%
Families 1.11% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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.

Kit Carson, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kit Carson 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 # 347 24th
Population Density1 # 307 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 149 68th
Median Household Income # 193 58th
Per Capita Income # 269 41st

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