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Fort Garland, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Fort Garland Census Designated Place had a population of 430 as of July 1, 2016. Fort Garland ranks in 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 Fort Garland is located at latitude 37.4279 and longitude -105.435 in Costilla County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Garland Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Costilla County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,943 feet.

The Fort Garland Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408238) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Fort Garland Census Designated Place is located within Blanca Division of Costilla County.

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


Total Population 430
Population in Households 430
Population in Familes 356
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,145
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 165
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 113
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 201 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 132 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $166,848
Average Home Value $167,176


Median Household Income $35,470
Average Household Income $50,219
Per Capita Income $22,284
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.11% 0.0%
Households -0.29% 0.0%
Families -1.6% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
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.

Fort Garland, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Garland 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 # 291 37th
Population Density1 # 163 65th
Diversity Index2 # 25 95th
Median Household Income # 416 9th
Per Capita Income # 362 21st

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