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Blanca, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Blanca is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Costilla County at latitude 37.4393 and longitude -105.5135. Costilla County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,756 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Blanca, but most people and references simply refer to it as Blanca, Colorado.

The P1 Census Class Code for Blanca indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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


Total Population 393
Population in Households 393
Population in Familes 317
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 220
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 146
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 92
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 177 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 111 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $216,667
Average Home Value $297,045


Median Household Income $27,373
Average Household Income $36,464
Per Capita Income $15,069
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.49% 0.45%
Households 0.66% 0.68%
Families -1.71% 0.64%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
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.


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, 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 # 301 34th
Population Density1 # 353 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 22 95th
Median Household Income # 452 2nd
Per Capita Income # 442 4th

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