Blanca, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Blanca, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Blanca had a population of 387 as of July 1, 2015. Blanca ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Blanca is located at latitude 37.4393 and longitude -105.5135 in Costilla County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Blanca (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Costilla County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,756 feet.

The Town of Blanca 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Blanca population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Town of Blanca, CO Boundary Map

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Blanca, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 387
Population in Households 387
Population in Familes 312
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 217
Diversity Index2 75
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 143
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 91
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 171 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 108 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $202,500
Average Home Value $285,280
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $28,871
Average Household Income $40,791
Per Capita Income $16,767
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.1% -0.16%
Households 0.13% 0.14%
Families -1.59% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
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.

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Blanca, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blanca to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 302 34th
Population Density1 # 356 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 15 97th
Median Household Income # 449 2nd
Per Capita Income # 441 4th

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