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Saguache, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Saguache is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Saguache County at latitude 38.0862 and longitude -106.1409. Saguache County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,703 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Saguache 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 Town of Saguache (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Saguache: Siwatch, Siwatche.

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


Total Population 496
Population in Households 484
Population in Familes 344
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 1,245
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 246
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 133
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 360 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 170 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 114 (31.7%)
Median Home Value $120,000
Average Home Value $150,882


Median Household Income $35,243
Average Household Income $48,767
Per Capita Income $24,227
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.53% 0.28%
Households 0.88% 0.48%
Families 0.54% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   2.85%
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, 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 # 283 38th
Population Density1 # 145 69th
Diversity Index2 # 127 72nd
Median Household Income # 418 9th
Per Capita Income # 290 37th

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