Garfield, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Garfield, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Garfield Census Designated Place had a population of 17 as of July 1, 2017. Garfield ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Garfield is located at latitude 38.5492 and longitude -106.2894 in Chaffee County. The formal boundaries for the Garfield Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chaffee County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 9,541 feet.

The Garfield Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583238) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Garfield Census Designated Place is located within Salida Division of Chaffee County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Garfield: Junction City.

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


Total Population 17
Daytime Population: Workers 43
Daytime Population: Residents 6
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 49
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.88
Population in Households 17
Population in Familes 14
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 52
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $45,276
Average Household Income $65,397
Per Capita Income $30,262


Total Housing Units 61 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9 (14.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 ( 6.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (78.7%)
Median Home Value $225,000
Average Home Value $275,000


Total Households 13
Average Household Size 1.31
Family Households 8
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 1.74% 2.25%
Households 2.33% 1.49%
Families 33.22% 2.38%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   1.48%

Garfield, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garfield 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 # 452 2nd
Population Density # 421 8th
Diversity Index # 367 20th
Median Household Income # 316 31st
Per Capita Income # 203 56th

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