Walden, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Walden, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Walden had a population of 609 as of July 1, 2016. Walden ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Walden is located at latitude 40.7316 and longitude -106.2813 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Walden (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 8,097 feet.

The Town of Walden (GNIS ID: 2413440) 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 Walden is located within Walden Division of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Walden 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 Walden: Sagebrush.

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


Total Population 609
Population in Households 607
Population in Familes 456
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 1,817
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 296
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 166
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 385 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 191 (49.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 104 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 (23.1%)
Median Home Value $105,556
Average Home Value $122,656


Median Household Income $32,357
Average Household Income $43,773
Per Capita Income $20,854
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% 0.49%
Households 0.27% 0.6%
Families 0.29% 0.6%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
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.

Walden, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walden 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 # 261 43rd
Population Density1 # 86 81st
Diversity Index2 # 212 54th
Median Household Income # 434 5th
Per Capita Income # 393 14th

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