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Calhan, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Calhan is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in El Paso County at latitude 39.0344 and longitude -104.2991. El Paso County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,535 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Calhan 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 Calhan (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 795
Population in Households 795
Population in Familes 688
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 917
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 318
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 238
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 348 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 239 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 79 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $171,196
Average Home Value $195,816


Median Household Income $53,694
Average Household Income $65,396
Per Capita Income $24,848
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.45% 0.74%
Households 0.6% 0.99%
Families 2.87% 0.75%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   3.14%
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.


Calhan, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Calhan 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 # 232 50th
Population Density1 # 198 57th
Diversity Index2 # 367 20th
Median Household Income # 203 56th
Per Capita Income # 277 40th

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