La Veta, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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La Veta, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of La Veta had a population of 782 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for La Veta is located at latitude 37.5086 and longitude -105.0085 in Huerfano County. The formal boundaries for the Town of La Veta (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Huerfano County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,037 feet.

The Town of La Veta (GNIS ID: 2412857) 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.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Veta: Francisco Plaza, Francisco Ranch.

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La Veta, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 782
Population in Households 782
Population in Familes 576
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 572
Diversity Index2 36
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 410
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 229
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 566 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 263 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 147 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 156 (27.6%)
Median Home Value $224,013
Average Home Value $272,318
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,346
Average Household Income $72,368
Per Capita Income $36,826
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.43% -0.1%
Households -0.23% 0.0%
Families 0.59% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
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.

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La Veta, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Veta 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 # 237 48th
Population Density1 # 261 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 211 55th
Median Household Income # 220 52nd
Per Capita Income # 116 75th

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