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Nucla, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Nucla had a population of 711 as of July 1, 2016. Nucla ranks in the lower 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 Nucla is located at latitude 38.2665 and longitude -108.5487 in Montrose County. 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. Montrose County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,787 feet.

The Town of Nucla (GNIS ID: 2413058) 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 Nucla is located within Nucla Division of Montrose County.

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


Total Population 711
Population in Households 711
Population in Familes 572
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 988
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 310
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 199
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 371 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 230 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $153,636
Average Home Value $182,500


Median Household Income $42,713
Average Household Income $57,563
Per Capita Income $25,427
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.03%
Households 0.16% 0.06%
Families 0.66% 0.1%
Median Household Income   0.16%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
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, 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 # 245 47th
Population Density1 # 184 60th
Diversity Index2 # 435 5th
Median Household Income # 333 28th
Per Capita Income # 294 36th

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