Chaffee County CO Information


Chaffee County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 19,936
Population in Households 18,489
Population in Familes 14,465
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,447
Population Density1 20
Diversity Index2 32


Median Household Income $44,439
Average Household Income $63,752
Per Capita Income $28,375


Total Housing Units 11,066 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,025 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,505 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,536 (22.9%)
Median Home Value $290,016
Average Home Value $322,855


Total Households 8,530
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 5,402
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 1.38% 1.35%
Households 1.41% 1.41%
Families 1.33% 1.35%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   1.16%


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, 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 # 26 61st
Population Density # 25 63rd
Diversity Index # 47 28th
Median Household Income # 39 41st
Per Capita Income # 32 52nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.