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Nucla, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Nucla is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Montrose County at latitude 38.2665 and longitude -108.5487. Montrose County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,787 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Nucla 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 Nucla (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 706
Population in Households 706
Population in Familes 569
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 981
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 308
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 197
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 370 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 227 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 81 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $235,938
Average Home Value $295,575


Median Household Income $48,457
Average Household Income $54,122
Per Capita Income $24,076
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.17% -0.23%
Households 0.08% 0.0%
Families 0.73% -0.1%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.57%
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.


Nucla, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nucla 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 # 246 47th
Population Density1 # 186 60th
Diversity Index2 # 418 9th
Median Household Income # 262 43rd
Per Capita Income # 291 37th

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