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Durango, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Durango is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in La Plata County at latitude 37.2733 and longitude -107.8717. La Plata County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,532 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Durango 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 City of Durango (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 17,213
Population in Households 15,545
Population in Familes 9,355
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,668
Population Density1 1,735
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 7,192
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 3,406
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,024 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,266 (40.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,926 (48.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 832 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $382,353
Average Home Value $431,032


Median Household Income $47,092
Average Household Income $65,700
Per Capita Income $28,146
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.45% 0.72%
Households 0.58% 0.87%
Families 0.89% 0.69%
Median Household Income   3.47%
Per Capita Income   3.41%
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.


Durango, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Durango 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 # 41 91st
Population Density1 # 101 78th
Diversity Index2 # 158 66th
Median Household Income # 273 41st
Per Capita Income # 194 58th

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