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Valdez, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Valdez Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Las Animas County at latitude 37.1258 and longitude -104.6729. Las Animas County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,489 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Valdez 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 Valdez Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 45
Population in Households 45
Population in Familes 36
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 28
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 22
Average Household Size 2.05
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 $150,000
Average Home Value $160,938


Median Household Income $39,362
Average Household Income $56,134
Per Capita Income $24,795
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.02% -1.37%
Households -1.04% -0.93%
Families 3.42% -1.37%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
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, 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 # 437 5th
Population Density1 # 439 4th
Diversity Index2 # 114 75th
Median Household Income # 369 20th
Per Capita Income # 279 39th

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