La Plata County CO Information

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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, 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 # 15 78th
Population Density1 # 17 75th
Diversity Index2 # 32 52nd
Median Household Income # 20 70th
Per Capita Income # 19 72nd

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La Plata County CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 52,903
Population in Households 51,094
Population in Familes 38,096
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,809
Population Density1 31
Diversity Index2 42
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 21,943
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 13,414
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 26,875 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,992 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,951 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,932 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $341,442
Average Home Value $390,616
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,528
Average Household Income $73,936
Per Capita Income $30,968
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.71% 1.0%
Households 0.93% 1.12%
Families 0.77% 1.04%
Median Household Income   3.49%
Per Capita Income   2.94%
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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