Valdez, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Valdez, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Valdez Census Designated Place had a population of 46 as of July 1, 2016. Valdez ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Valdez is located at latitude 37.1258 and longitude -104.6729 in Las Animas County. The formal boundaries for the Valdez Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Las Animas County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,489 feet.

The Valdez Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583310) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Valdez Census Designated Place is located within Weston Division of Las Animas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Valdez 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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Valdez, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 46
Population in Households 46
Population in Familes 37
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 29
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 22
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 15
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 26 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $225,000
Average Home Value $243,750


Median Household Income $46,819
Average Household Income $55,984
Per Capita Income $26,219
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.34% -0.89%
Households -0.71% 0.0%
Families 2.32% -1.37%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
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.

Valdez, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valdez 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 # 437 5th
Population Density1 # 439 4th
Diversity Index2 # 104 78th
Median Household Income # 299 35th
Per Capita Income # 270 41st

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