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Watkins, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Watkins Census Designated Place had a population of 730 as of July 1, 2018. Watkins ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Watkins is located at latitude 39.7031 and longitude -104.5768 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the Watkins Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 27.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,525 feet.

The Watkins Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: ) has a U5 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. It also has a Functional Status Code of ""

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Watkins Census Designated Place is located within East Arapahoe Division of Adams County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Watkins: Box Elder.

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Watkins, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 730
Population in Households 730
Population in Familes 638
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 27
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $85,551
Average Household Income $112,753
Per Capita Income $38,771


Total Housing Units 278 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 242 (87.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (10.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 2.2%)
Median Home Value $400,000
Average Home Value $429,855


Total Households 272
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 220
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.36% 1.52%
Households 1.33% 1.43%
Families 1.92% 1.41%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   1.21%

Watkins, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watkins to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 248 46th
Population Density # 441 4th
Diversity Index # 167 64th
Median Household Income # 86 81st
Per Capita Income # 117 75th

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