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Sawpit, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Sawpit is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in San Miguel County at latitude 37.9946 and longitude -108.0012. San Miguel County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,592 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Sawpit 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 Sawpit (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sawpit: Saw Pit.

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


Total Population 41
Population in Households 41
Population in Familes 32
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,336
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 19
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 12
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 24 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 (20.8%)
Median Home Value $562,500
Average Home Value $648,214


Median Household Income $69,497
Average Household Income $94,179
Per Capita Income $42,332
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.58% 1.42%
Households 1.28% 1.03%
Families -1.87% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.2%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.


Sawpit, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sawpit 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 # 440 4th
Population Density1 # 135 71st
Diversity Index2 # 429 7th
Median Household Income # 114 75th
Per Capita Income # 76 84th

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