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The Town of Paonia had a population of 1,410 as of July 1, 2017. Paonia ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Paonia is located at latitude 38.8698 and longitude -107.5914 in Delta County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Paonia (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Delta County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,682 feet.

The Town of Paonia (GNIS ID: 2413109) 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 Paonia is located within Paonia Division of Delta County.

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


Total Population 1,410
Daytime Population: Workers 751
Daytime Population: Residents 669
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,420
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 1,392
Population in Familes 1,044
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density2 1,643
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $42,897
Average Household Income $56,291
Per Capita Income $25,095


Total Housing Units 718 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 422 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 214 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $190,333
Average Home Value $195,368


Total Households 636
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 379
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 -0.39% -0.54%
Households -0.45% -0.6%
Families 0.95% -0.64%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

Paonia, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paonia 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 # 188 59th
Population Density # 105 77th
Diversity Index # 310 33rd
Median Household Income # 336 27th
Per Capita Income # 318 31st

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