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Durango, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Durango had a population of 18,435 as of July 1, 2016. Durango 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 Durango is located at latitude 37.2733 and longitude -107.8717 in La Plata County. 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. La Plata County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,532 feet.

The City of Durango (GNIS ID: 2410374) 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 City of Durango is located within Durango Division of La Plata County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Durango population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Durango, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,435
Population in Households 16,644
Population in Familes 10,127
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,791
Population Density1 1,665
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 7,606
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 3,677
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,482 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,560 (42.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,046 (47.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 876 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $387,056
Average Home Value $430,077


Median Household Income $51,321
Average Household Income $70,309
Per Capita Income $30,145
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.19% 1.05%
Households 1.07% 1.16%
Families 1.48% 1.13%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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, 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 # 41 91st
Population Density1 # 103 78th
Diversity Index2 # 155 66th
Median Household Income # 257 44th
Per Capita Income # 187 59th

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