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Bayfield, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Bayfield had a population of 2,615 as of July 1, 2015. Bayfield 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 Bayfield is located at latitude 37.2352 and longitude -107.5948 in La Plata County. 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. La Plata County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,900 feet.

The Town of Bayfield (GNIS ID: 2411667) 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 Bayfield is located within Bayfield Division of La Plata County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bayfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Bayfield, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,615
Population in Households 2,615
Population in Familes 2,187
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,814
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 1,023
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 714
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,091 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 726 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 298 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $286,379
Average Home Value $324,586


Median Household Income $68,654
Average Household Income $78,756
Per Capita Income $31,495
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.2% 1.86%
Households 2.41% 1.96%
Families 2.38% 1.86%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   2.79%
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, 2015 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 # 147 68th
Population Density1 # 87 81st
Diversity Index2 # 188 59th
Median Household Income # 124 73rd
Per Capita Income # 161 65th

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