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Rico, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Rico had a population of 255 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Rico is located at latitude 37.6886 and longitude -108.0314 in Dolores County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rico (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dolores County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 8,825 feet.

The Town of Rico (GNIS ID: 2412550) 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 Rico is located within Rico Division of Dolores County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rico population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rico: Carbon City, Carbonville, Dolores City, Lead City.

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Rico, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 255
Daytime Population: Workers 75
Daytime Population: Residents 169
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 244
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 255
Population in Familes 202
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 337
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $39,147
Average Household Income $56,414
Per Capita Income $26,352


Total Housing Units 208 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 100 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (10.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 (41.3%)
Median Home Value $185,714
Average Home Value $253,250


Total Households 122
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 78
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.53% -0.56%
Households -0.33% -0.5%
Families 2.77% -0.52%
Median Household Income   3.62%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

Rico, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rico to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 335 27th
Population Density # 322 30th
Diversity Index # 308 33rd
Median Household Income # 368 20th
Per Capita Income # 298 35th

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