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Ignacio, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Ignacio had a population of 715 as of July 1, 2015. Ignacio ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ignacio is located at latitude 37.1177 and longitude -107.6375 in La Plata County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ignacio (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. La Plata County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,453 feet.

The Town of Ignacio (GNIS ID: 2412787) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ignacio 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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Ignacio, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 715
Population in Households 701
Population in Familes 555
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 1,722
Diversity Index2 83


Total Households 291
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 182
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 317 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 124 (39.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 167 (52.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $67,857
Average Home Value $111,382


Median Household Income $44,593
Average Household Income $52,050
Per Capita Income $20,293
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.49% 0.8%
Households 0.74% 0.94%
Families 0.75% 0.86%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
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.

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Ignacio, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ignacio 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 # 242 47th
Population Density1 # 104 78th
Diversity Index2 # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 322 30th
Per Capita Income # 392 15th

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