Chaffee County CO Information


Chaffee County Subdivisions

Chaffee County CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 19,280
Daytime Population: Workers 9,532
Daytime Population: Residents 9,194
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,726
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 17,808
Population in Familes 13,869
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,472
Population Density2 19
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $43,489
Average Household Income $61,802
Per Capita Income $27,584


Total Housing Units 10,752 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,807 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,438 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,507 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $274,682
Average Home Value $312,786


Total Households 8,245
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 5,233
Average Family Size 3
  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 1.1% 1.07%
Households 1.13% 1.13%
Families 1.07% 1.1%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   1.88%


Chaffee County CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chaffee County to the other 64 counties and county equivalents 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 # 26 61st
Population Density # 26 63rd
Diversity Index # 48 28th
Median Household Income # 40 39th
Per Capita Income # 32 52nd

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