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Blende, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Blende Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Pueblo County at latitude 38.2527 and longitude -104.5663. Pueblo County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,737 feet.

The formal official name is the Blende Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Blende, Colorado.

The U5 Census Class Code for Blende indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Blende Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 885
Population in Households 885
Population in Familes 753
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 657
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 364
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 259
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 409 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 261 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 103 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $159,545
Average Home Value $174,713


Median Household Income $44,814
Average Household Income $59,866
Per Capita Income $24,040
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.19% 0.49%
Households 0.39% 0.6%
Families 1.61% 0.46%
Median Household Income   4.19%
Per Capita Income   3.42%
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.


Blende, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blende 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 # 225 51st
Population Density1 # 248 46th
Diversity Index2 # 81 83rd
Median Household Income # 300 35th
Per Capita Income # 292 36th

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