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Las Animas, Colorado - Basic Facts

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The City of Las Animas had a population of 2,330 as of July 1, 2017. Las Animas 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 Las Animas is located at latitude 38.0697 and longitude -103.2232 in Bent County. The formal boundaries for the City of Las Animas (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Bent County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,898 feet.

The City of Las Animas (GNIS ID: 2411628) 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 Las Animas is located within Las Animas Division of Bent County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Las Animas population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Las Animas, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,330
Daytime Population: Workers 984
Daytime Population: Residents 1,583
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,567
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 1,771
Population in Familes 1,391
Population in Group Qrtrs 559
Population Density2 1,438
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $29,983
Average Household Income $41,702
Per Capita Income $16,476


Total Housing Units 1,231 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 570 (46.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 395 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 266 (21.6%)
Median Home Value $66,978
Average Home Value $77,895


Total Households 965
Average Household Size 1.84
Family Households 589
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.46% -0.46%
Households -0.54% -0.63%
Families -0.3% -0.65%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Las Animas, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Las Animas to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 156 66th
Population Density # 122 74th
Diversity Index # 58 88th
Median Household Income # 443 3rd
Per Capita Income # 447 3rd

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