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Saguache, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Saguache had a population of 492 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Saguache is located at latitude 38.0862 and longitude -106.1409 in Saguache County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Saguache (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Saguache County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,703 feet.

The Town of Saguache (GNIS ID: 2412591) 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 Saguache is located within Saguache Division of Saguache County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Saguache 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 Saguache: Siwatch, Siwatche.

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


Total Population 492
Population in Households 480
Population in Familes 341
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 1,235
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 240
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 130
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 349 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 (31.2%)
Median Home Value $117,857
Average Home Value $196,856


Median Household Income $29,027
Average Household Income $38,651
Per Capita Income $18,949
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.28%
Households 0.2% 0.17%
Families 0.0% 0.15%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   1.1%
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.

Saguache, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saguache 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 # 284 38th
Population Density1 # 148 68th
Diversity Index2 # 126 73rd
Median Household Income # 447 3rd
Per Capita Income # 424 8th

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