La Veta, CO 81055 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 81055: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
La Veta, CO 81055

Not Acceptable, USPS
Indian Creek, CO 81055
Ojo, CO 81055
Wahatoya, CO 81055

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 108
  • Single Family Addresses: 421
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Huerfano County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.461, Longitude -105.039
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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La Veta, CO 81055 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,328
Population in Households 1,302
Population in Familes 974
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 5
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 674
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 393
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 1,688 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 473 (28.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 201 (11.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,014 (60.1%)
Median Home Value $232,377
Average Home Value $306,342


Median Household Income $36,366
Average Household Income $52,381
Per Capita Income $26,886
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.25% -0.32%
Households -0.19% -0.24%
Families -0.2% -0.2%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
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.

La Veta, CO 81055 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 81055 to the other 504 ZIP Codes 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 # 307 39th
Population Density1 # 351 30th
Diversity Index2 # 245 52nd
Median Household Income # 454 10th
Per Capita Income # 301 40th

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