Olney Springs, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Olney Springs, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Olney Springs had a population of 343 as of July 1, 2017. Olney Springs 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 Olney Springs is located at latitude 38.1663 and longitude -103.9445 in Crowley County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Olney Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Crowley County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,383 feet.

The Town of Olney Springs (GNIS ID: 2413079) 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 Olney Springs is located within Ordway Division of Crowley County.

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


Total Population 343
Daytime Population: Workers 19
Daytime Population: Residents 304
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 323
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 90
Population in Familes 74
Population in Group Qrtrs 253
Population Density2 1,426
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $38,606
Average Household Income $52,365
Per Capita Income $16,430


Total Housing Units 161 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 88 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 44 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $76,136
Average Home Value $89,773


Total Households 132
Average Household Size 1.0
Family Households 93
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.08% -0.23%
Households -0.31% -0.77%
Families 0.0% -0.88%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   0.97%

Olney Springs, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Olney 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 # 309 33rd
Population Density # 124 73rd
Diversity Index # 48 90th
Median Household Income # 378 18th
Per Capita Income # 448 2nd

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