Poncha Springs, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Poncha Springs, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Poncha Springs had a population of 845 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Poncha Springs is located at latitude 38.5188 and longitude -106.0726 in Chaffee County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Poncha Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chaffee County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,470 feet.

The Town of Poncha Springs (GNIS ID: 2412495) 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 Town of Poncha Springs is located within Salida Division of Chaffee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Poncha Springs 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 Poncha Springs: Poncho Springs.

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


Total Population 845
Daytime Population: Workers 499
Daytime Population: Residents 342
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 841
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 845
Population in Familes 662
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 311
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $46,901
Average Household Income $66,487
Per Capita Income $29,353


Total Housing Units 410 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 248 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 118 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $247,561
Average Home Value $343,649


Total Households 366
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 244
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 1.9% 1.6%
Households 1.87% 1.64%
Families 1.89% 1.59%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

Poncha Springs, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Poncha Springs 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 # 230 50th
Population Density # 329 28th
Diversity Index # 303 34th
Median Household Income # 300 35th
Per Capita Income # 218 53rd

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