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San Luis, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of San Luis had a population of 599 as of July 1, 2017. San Luis 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 San Luis is located at latitude 37.2023 and longitude -105.4225 in Costilla County. The formal boundaries for the Town of San Luis (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Costilla County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,982 feet.

The Town of San Luis (GNIS ID: 2413253) 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 San Luis is located within San Luis Division of Costilla County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with San Luis 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 San Luis: Culebra, Plaza del Medio, San Luis de Culebra.

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


Total Population 599
Daytime Population: Workers 288
Daytime Population: Residents 378
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 666
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 599
Population in Familes 448
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,071
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $20,709
Average Household Income $28,932
Per Capita Income $13,221


Total Housing Units 381 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 135 (35.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 133 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 (29.4%)
Median Home Value $88,961
Average Home Value $115,441


Total Households 269
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 155
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 -0.67% -0.34%
Households -0.75% -0.45%
Families -1.02% -0.52%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

San Luis, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares San Luis 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 # 263 43rd
Population Density # 177 62nd
Diversity Index # 21 96th
Median Household Income # 457 0th
Per Capita Income # 458 0th

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