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Ouray, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Ouray is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Ouray County at latitude 38.0274 and longitude -107.6736. Ouray County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,792 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Ouray 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 City of Ouray (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ouray: Uncompahgre, Uncompahgre City.

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


Total Population 1,049
Population in Households 1,049
Population in Familes 831
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,191
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 485
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 311
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 853 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 321 (37.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 164 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 368 (43.1%)
Median Home Value $401,136
Average Home Value $462,539


Median Household Income $53,254
Average Household Income $62,220
Per Capita Income $28,456
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.13% 1.23%
Households 1.41% 1.25%
Families 2.24% 1.13%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.


Ouray, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ouray 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 # 205 55th
Population Density1 # 154 67th
Diversity Index2 # 372 19th
Median Household Income # 210 54th
Per Capita Income # 189 59th

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