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Meeker, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Meeker had a population of 2,626 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Meeker is located at latitude 40.0498 and longitude -107.8954 in Rio Blanco County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Meeker (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rio Blanco County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,240 feet.

The Town of Meeker (GNIS ID: 2412977) 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 Meeker is located within Meeker Division of Rio Blanco County.

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


Total Population 2,626
Population in Households 2,571
Population in Familes 2,117
Population in Group Qrtrs 55
Population Density1 749
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 1,074
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 709
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,294 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 681 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 393 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 220 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $212,500
Average Home Value $239,391


Median Household Income $49,727
Average Household Income $62,492
Per Capita Income $25,828
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.95% 0.5%
Households 0.94% 0.53%
Families 0.98% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
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.

Meeker, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Meeker 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 # 149 68th
Population Density1 # 233 49th
Diversity Index2 # 176 62nd
Median Household Income # 273 41st
Per Capita Income # 283 38th

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