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Walsenburg, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Walsenburg had a population of 3,253 as of July 1, 2016. Walsenburg ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Walsenburg is located at latitude 37.6306 and longitude -104.7817 in Huerfano County. The formal boundaries for the City of Walsenburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Huerfano County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,171 feet.

The City of Walsenburg (GNIS ID: 2412176) 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 City of Walsenburg is located within Walsenburg Division of Huerfano County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Walsenburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Walsenburg: La Plaza de los Leones, Tourist City, Walsen.

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Walsenburg, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,253
Population in Households 3,199
Population in Familes 2,322
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density1 1,088
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 1,514
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 813
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,879 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 911 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 603 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 365 (19.4%)
Median Home Value $83,473
Average Home Value $110,044


Median Household Income $28,324
Average Household Income $41,332
Per Capita Income $19,403
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.98% 0.58%
Households 1.07% 0.65%
Families 1.34% 0.7%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
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.

Walsenburg, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walsenburg to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 135 71st
Population Density1 # 171 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 38 92nd
Median Household Income # 450 2nd
Per Capita Income # 412 10th

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