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Ignacio, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Ignacio had a population of 726 as of July 1, 2016. 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.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Ignacio is located within Ignacio Division of La Plata County.

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, 2016.

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


Total Population 726
Population in Households 712
Population in Familes 563
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 1,747
Diversity Index2 84


Total Households 292
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 183
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 318 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 128 (40.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 164 (51.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $116,346
Average Home Value $152,953


Median Household Income $42,411
Average Household Income $50,801
Per Capita Income $19,724
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 1.03%
Households 0.67% 1.07%
Families 0.72% 0.96%
Median Household Income   -1.56%
Per Capita Income   0.18%
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.

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, 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 # 242 47th
Population Density1 # 98 79th
Diversity Index2 # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 339 26th
Per Capita Income # 408 11th

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