Sawpit, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sawpit, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Sawpit had a population of 42 as of July 1, 2016. Sawpit ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Sawpit is located at latitude 37.9946 and longitude -108.0012 in San Miguel County. 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. San Miguel County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,592 feet.

The Town of Sawpit (GNIS ID: 2413263) 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 Sawpit is located within Telluride Division of San Miguel County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sawpit 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 Sawpit: Saw Pit.

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


Total Population 42
Population in Households 42
Population in Familes 33
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,368
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 19
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 12
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 24 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 (20.8%)
Median Home Value $593,750
Average Home Value $693,333


Median Household Income $103,046
Average Household Income $128,592
Per Capita Income $56,424
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% 0.93%
Households 0.87% 1.03%
Families -1.27% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   1.22%
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, 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 # 438 4th
Population Density1 # 128 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 402 13th
Median Household Income # 43 91st
Per Capita Income # 35 93rd

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