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San Luis, Colorado - Basic Facts

San Luis is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of San Luis.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Costilla County at latitude 37.2008 and longitude -105.4239. Costilla County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,982 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of San Luis (see map) encompass a land area of 0.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for San Luis: Culebra, Plaza del Medio, San Luis de Culebra.

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


Total Population 654
Population in Households 654
Population in Familes 490
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,169
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 297
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 171
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 415 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 150 (36.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 148 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 118 (28.4%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $115,167


Median Household Income $25,376
Average Household Income $30,788
Per Capita Income $14,274
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.92% 0.39%
Households 1.06% 0.6%
Families 0.56% 0.58%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   2.78%
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.


San Luis, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares San Luis 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 # 254 45th
Population Density1 # 157 66th
Diversity Index2 # 35 93rd
Median Household Income # 454 1st
Per Capita Income # 448 2nd

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