Fort Garland, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fort Garland, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Fort Garland Census Designated Place had a population of 413 as of July 1, 2017. Fort Garland ranks in 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 Fort Garland is located at latitude 37.4279 and longitude -105.435 in Costilla County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Garland Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Costilla County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,943 feet.

The Fort Garland Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408238) 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 Fort Garland Census Designated Place is located within Blanca Division of Costilla County.

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


Total Population 413
Daytime Population: Workers 127
Daytime Population: Residents 241
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 368
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 413
Population in Familes 343
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,100
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $36,445
Average Household Income $51,570
Per Capita Income $22,965


Total Housing Units 194 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 126 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $170,109
Average Home Value $172,600


Total Households 159
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 109
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 -0.65% -0.24%
Households -0.76% -0.38%
Families -1.87% -0.37%
Median Household Income   3.1%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Fort Garland, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Garland 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 # 296 36th
Population Density # 171 63rd
Diversity Index # 16 97th
Median Household Income # 412 10th
Per Capita Income # 362 21st

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