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Durango, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Durango had a population of 18,909 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Durango, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 18,909
Daytime Population: Workers 20,595
Daytime Population: Residents 8,349
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 28,944
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.53
Population in Households 17,226
Population in Familes 10,463
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,683
Population Density2 1,708
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $52,452
Average Household Income $71,186
Per Capita Income $30,418


Total Housing Units 8,621 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,634 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,173 (48.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 814 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $390,582
Average Home Value $441,412


Total Households 7,807
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 3,762
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.38% 1.2%
Households 1.29% 1.24%
Families 1.6% 1.16%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

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, 2017 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 Density # 101 78th
Diversity Index # 155 66th
Median Household Income # 245 47th
Per Capita Income # 198 57th

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