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Bayfield, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Bayfield is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in La Plata County at latitude 37.2352 and longitude -107.5948. La Plata County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,900 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Bayfield, but most people and references simply refer to it as Bayfield, Colorado.

The P1 Census Class Code for Bayfield indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Bayfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Bayfield, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,522
Population in Households 2,522
Population in Familes 2,110
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,750
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 984
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 686
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,054 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 701 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 284 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $274,457
Average Home Value $309,629


Median Household Income $64,884
Average Household Income $80,261
Per Capita Income $32,014
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.85% 1.74%
Households 2.04% 1.8%
Families 1.99% 1.66%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.


Bayfield, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bayfield to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 148 68th
Population Density1 # 98 79th
Diversity Index2 # 193 59th
Median Household Income # 131 72nd
Per Capita Income # 143 69th

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