Ouray, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ouray, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Ouray had a population of 1,032 as of July 1, 2015. Ouray 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 Ouray is located at latitude 38.0274 and longitude -107.6736 in Ouray County. 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. Ouray County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,792 feet.

The City of Ouray (GNIS ID: 2411342) 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 City of Ouray is located within Ouray Division of Ouray County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ouray population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ouray: Uncompahgre, Uncompahgre City.

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Ouray, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,032
Population in Households 1,032
Population in Familes 817
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,172
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 479
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 308
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 835 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 316 (37.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 163 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 356 (42.6%)
Median Home Value $403,125
Average Home Value $462,302


Median Household Income $56,580
Average Household Income $67,632
Per Capita Income $30,966
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 0.65%
Households 0.9% 0.7%
Families 1.63% 0.64%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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, 2015 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 # 207 55th
Population Density1 # 157 66th
Diversity Index2 # 367 20th
Median Household Income # 200 57th
Per Capita Income # 174 62nd

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