Alamosa, CO Profile: Facts & Data

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Alamosa, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Alamosa had a population of 9,945 as of July 1, 2018. Alamosa ranks in the upper 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 Alamosa is located at latitude 37.475 and longitude -105.8753 in Alamosa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alamosa (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Alamosa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,543 feet.

The City of Alamosa (GNIS ID: 2409673) 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 City of Alamosa is located within Alamosa Division of Alamosa County.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 9,945
Population in Households 8,722
Population in Familes 6,572
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,223
Population Density2 1,350
Diversity Index3 76
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $34,583
Average Household Income $49,680
Per Capita Income $20,060

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,932 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,589 (40.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,101 (53.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 242 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $140,037
Average Home Value $169,383
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,690
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 2,142
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.5% 0.8%
Households 0.87% 0.85%
Families 0.97% 0.83%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   0.85%

Alamosa, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alamosa 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 # 67 86th
Population Density # 141 69th
Diversity Index # 15 97th
Median Household Income # 424 8th
Per Capita Income # 418 9th

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