Smeltertown, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Smeltertown, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Smeltertown Census Designated Place had a population of 118 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Smeltertown is located at latitude 38.5523 and longitude -106.0084 in Chaffee County. The formal boundaries for the Smeltertown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chaffee County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,096 feet.

The Smeltertown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583297) 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 Smeltertown Census Designated Place is located within Salida Division of Chaffee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Smeltertown 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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Smeltertown, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 118
Daytime Population: Workers 18
Daytime Population: Residents 37
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 55
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.47
Population in Households 118
Population in Familes 85
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 808
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $29,060
Average Household Income $43,694
Per Capita Income $20,260


Total Housing Units 49 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $260,714
Average Home Value $256,481


Total Households 45
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 25
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 -0.23% 0.0%
Households -0.3% 0.0%
Families -4.91% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.28%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Smeltertown, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smeltertown 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 # 396 14th
Population Density # 219 52nd
Diversity Index # 184 60th
Median Household Income # 445 3rd
Per Capita Income # 409 11th

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