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Monte Vista, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Monte Vista is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Rio Grande County at latitude 37.5785 and longitude -106.1506. Rio Grande County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,664 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Monte Vista 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 Monte Vista (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Monte Vista: Henry, Lariat, Monte.

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


Total Population 4,501
Population in Households 4,429
Population in Familes 3,590
Population in Group Qrtrs 72
Population Density1 1,736
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 1,824
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,205
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,001 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,090 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 734 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 177 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $119,085
Average Home Value $137,156


Median Household Income $31,826
Average Household Income $43,972
Per Capita Income $17,832
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.3% 0.0%
Households 0.66% 0.12%
Families 0.64% 0.03%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   2.71%
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.


Monte Vista, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monte Vista 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 # 114 75th
Population Density1 # 100 78th
Diversity Index2 # 12 98th
Median Household Income # 436 5th
Per Capita Income # 414 10th

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