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Paonia, Colorado - Basic Facts

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The Town of Paonia had a population of 1,417 as of July 1, 2016. Paonia ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Paonia is located at latitude 38.8698 and longitude -107.5914 in Delta County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Paonia (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Delta County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,682 feet.

The Town of Paonia (GNIS ID: 2413109) 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 Paonia is located within Paonia Division of Delta County.

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


Total Population 1,417
Population in Households 1,403
Population in Familes 1,053
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 1,651
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 650
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 388
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 747 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 432 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 217 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 97 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $184,028
Average Home Value $190,278


Median Household Income $42,733
Average Household Income $55,327
Per Capita Income $24,872
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.38% -0.26%
Households -0.17% -0.25%
Families 1.48% -0.26%
Median Household Income   3.55%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
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.

Paonia, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paonia 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 # 186 60th
Population Density1 # 105 77th
Diversity Index2 # 309 33rd
Median Household Income # 331 28th
Per Capita Income # 310 33rd

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