De Beque, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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De Beque, Colorado - Basic Facts

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The Town of De Beque had a population of 510 as of July 1, 2016. De Beque ranks in the lower 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 De Beque is located at latitude 39.2757 and longitude -108.1934 in Mesa County. The formal boundaries for the Town of De Beque (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Mesa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,951 feet.

The Town of De Beque (GNIS ID: 2412412) 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 De Beque is located within De Beque Division of Mesa County.

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


Total Population 510
Population in Households 509
Population in Familes 423
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 119
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 192
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 137
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 224 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 150 (67.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $291,518
Average Home Value $367,617


Median Household Income $54,146
Average Household Income $72,021
Per Capita Income $29,485
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% 0.12%
Households 0.17% 0.1%
Families 1.61% 0.15%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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.

De Beque, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares De Beque 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 # 281 39th
Population Density1 # 397 14th
Diversity Index2 # 416 9th
Median Household Income # 217 53rd
Per Capita Income # 199 57th

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