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Jansen, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Jansen Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Las Animas County at latitude 37.1582 and longitude -104.5501. Las Animas County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,083 feet.

The formal official name is the Jansen Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Jansen, Colorado.

The U5 Census Class Code for Jansen indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Jansen Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jansen: Chimayoses.

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


Total Population 110
Population in Households 109
Population in Familes 86
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 94
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 56
Average Household Size 1.95
Family Households 35
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 68 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 39 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $116,667
Average Home Value $128,125


Median Household Income $38,383
Average Household Income $46,371
Per Capita Income $19,297
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.42% -1.31%
Households 0.0% -1.1%
Families 3.69% -1.17%
Median Household Income   3.67%
Per Capita Income   3.11%
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.


Jansen, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jansen 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 # 398 13th
Population Density1 # 410 11th
Diversity Index2 # 86 82nd
Median Household Income # 382 17th
Per Capita Income # 398 13th

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