Rio Grande County CO Information


Rio Grande County Subdivisions

Rio Grande County CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 12,085
Population in Households 11,887
Population in Familes 9,832
Population in Group Qrtrs 198
Population Density1 13
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 4,884
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 3,364
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,794 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,157 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,727 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,910 (28.1%)
Median Home Value $142,658
Average Home Value $187,631


Median Household Income $37,284
Average Household Income $52,174
Per Capita Income $21,333
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% -0.13%
Households 0.35% 0.0%
Families 0.32% -0.01%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
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.


Rio Grande County CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rio Grande County to the other 64 counties and county equivalents 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 # 37 44th
Population Density1 # 30 56th
Diversity Index2 # 6 92nd
Median Household Income # 53 19th
Per Capita Income # 55 16th

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