La Plata County CO Information


La Plata County Subdivisions

La Plata County CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 54,741
Population in Households 52,800
Population in Familes 39,360
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,941
Population Density1 32
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 22,447
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 13,779
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 27,457 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,441 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,006 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,010 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $352,238
Average Home Value $406,459


Median Household Income $56,181
Average Household Income $76,012
Per Capita Income $31,671
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.03% 1.23%
Households 1.0% 1.28%
Families 0.96% 1.25%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
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.


La Plata County CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Plata County to the other 64 counties and county equivalents 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 # 14 80th
Population Density1 # 16 77th
Diversity Index2 # 32 52nd
Median Household Income # 24 64th
Per Capita Income # 20 70th

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