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Swink, Colorado - Basic Facts

Swink is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of Swink.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Otero County at latitude 38.0145 and longitude -103.6283. Otero County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,121 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Swink (see map) encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Swink: Fairmont.

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


Total Population 610
Population in Households 610
Population in Familes 530
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,307
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 248
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 184
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 286 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 173 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 75 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $127,500
Average Home Value $144,253


Median Household Income $38,795
Average Household Income $50,464
Per Capita Income $20,090
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.27% -0.23%
Households 0.0% -0.08%
Families 0.78% -0.11%
Median Household Income   3.62%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
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.


Swink, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Swink 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 # 263 43rd
Population Density1 # 57 88th
Diversity Index2 # 103 78th
Median Household Income # 377 18th
Per Capita Income # 384 16th

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