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Dove Creek, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Dove Creek is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Dolores County at latitude 37.7667 and longitude -108.9063. Dolores County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,844 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Dove Creek 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 Dove Creek (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 719
Population in Households 719
Population in Familes 607
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,336
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 307
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 216
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 360 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 226 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $161,310
Average Home Value $182,489


Median Household Income $36,097
Average Household Income $44,091
Per Capita Income $18,287
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.52% -0.06%
Households -0.15% 0.0%
Families 0.22% -0.09%
Median Household Income   3.56%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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.


Dove Creek, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dove Creek 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 # 243 47th
Population Density1 # 134 71st
Diversity Index2 # 339 26th
Median Household Income # 408 11th
Per Capita Income # 407 11th

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