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Dinosaur, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Dinosaur is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Moffat County at latitude 40.2406 and longitude -109.0086. Moffat County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,922 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Dinosaur, but most people and references simply refer to it as Dinosaur, Colorado.

The P1 Census Class Code for Dinosaur indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Dinosaur (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dinosaur: Artesia.

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


Total Population 329
Population in Households 328
Population in Familes 265
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 419
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 129
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 83
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 175 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 88 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (26.3%)
Median Home Value $132,000
Average Home Value $161,648


Median Household Income $41,170
Average Household Income $49,896
Per Capita Income $20,767
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.7% -0.8%
Households -0.36% -0.63%
Families -2.14% -0.73%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
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.


Dinosaur, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dinosaur 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 # 309 33rd
Population Density1 # 297 35th
Diversity Index2 # 222 52nd
Median Household Income # 348 24th
Per Capita Income # 375 18th

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