Monte Vista, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Monte Vista, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Monte Vista had a population of 4,504 as of July 1, 2016. Monte Vista ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Monte Vista is located at latitude 37.5785 and longitude -106.1506 in Rio Grande County. 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. Rio Grande County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,664 feet.

The City of Monte Vista (GNIS ID: 2411143) 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 Monte Vista is located within Monte Vista Division of Rio Grande County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Monte Vista population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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

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Monte Vista, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,504
Population in Households 4,432
Population in Familes 3,594
Population in Group Qrtrs 72
Population Density1 1,737
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 1,822
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,208
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,019 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,103 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 720 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 197 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $110,236
Average Home Value $143,013


Median Household Income $36,126
Average Household Income $46,830
Per Capita Income $19,077
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% -0.07%
Households 0.43% 0.05%
Families 0.47% 0.07%
Median Household Income   1.05%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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, 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 # 116 75th
Population Density1 # 99 79th
Diversity Index2 # 12 98th
Median Household Income # 409 11th
Per Capita Income # 420 9th

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