Blanca, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Blanca, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Blanca had a population of 425 as of July 1, 2017. Blanca ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Blanca is located at latitude 37.4393 and longitude -105.5135 in Costilla County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Blanca (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Costilla County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,756 feet.

The Town of Blanca (GNIS ID: 2411696) 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 Blanca is located within Blanca Division of Costilla County.

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


Total Population 425
Daytime Population: Workers 114
Daytime Population: Residents 187
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 301
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 425
Population in Familes 343
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 238
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $29,005
Average Household Income $52,069
Per Capita Income $21,124


Total Housing Units 183 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 118 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $95,625
Average Home Value $122,009


Total Households 156
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 99
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 1.37% 1.06%
Households 1.31% 1.01%
Families 0.0% 0.99%
Median Household Income   4.35%
Per Capita Income   3.6%

Blanca, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blanca 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 # 291 37th
Population Density # 349 24th
Diversity Index # 32 93rd
Median Household Income # 446 3rd
Per Capita Income # 394 14th

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