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Dove Creek, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Dove Creek had a population of 710 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Dove Creek is located at latitude 37.7667 and longitude -108.9063 in Dolores County. 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. Dolores County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,844 feet.

The Town of Dove Creek (GNIS ID: 2412446) 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 Dove Creek is located within Dove Creek Division of Dolores County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dove Creek population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Dove Creek, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 710
Population in Households 710
Population in Familes 599
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,320
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 303
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 214
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 355 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 223 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $163,542
Average Home Value $187,500


Median Household Income $37,335
Average Household Income $47,289
Per Capita Income $19,797
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.66% -0.11%
Households -0.37% -0.2%
Families 0.0% -0.19%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
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, 2015 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 # 244 47th
Population Density1 # 135 71st
Diversity Index2 # 335 27th
Median Household Income # 406 12th
Per Capita Income # 401 13th

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