Alamosa County CO Information

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Alamosa County Subdivisions

Alamosa County CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 16,930 (100%)
Population in Households 15,657 (92.5%)
Population in Families 12,287 (72.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,273 ( 7.5%)
Population Density 23
Diversity Index2 73
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,596
Average Household Income $55,157
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $21,221
Wealth Index5 46
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 6,979 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,425 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,955 (42.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 599 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $163,037
Average Home Value $186,015
Housing Affordability Index3 142
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,380
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 3,990
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.9% 0.43%
Households 0.61% 0.47%
Families 0.5% 0.4%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
Owner Occupied HU   0.63%

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Alamosa County CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alamosa County to the other 64 counties and county equivalents in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 31 53rd
Population Density # 21 69th
Median Household Income # 55 16th
Housing Affordability Index # 42 66th
Per Capita Income # 59 9th
Diversity Index # 4 95th

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