Rico, CO Profile: Facts & Data


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Rico, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Rico had a population of 265 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Rico is located at latitude 37.6886 and longitude -108.0314 in Dolores County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rico (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dolores County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 8,825 feet.

The Town of Rico (GNIS ID: 2412550) 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 Rico is located within Rico Division of Dolores County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rico: Carbon City, Carbonville, Dolores City, Lead City.

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Rico, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 265
Population in Households 265
Population in Familes 211
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 350
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $40,473
Average Household Income $58,012
Per Capita Income $26,500


Total Housing Units 208 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 102 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 (40.4%)
Median Home Value $184,091
Average Home Value $236,139


Total Households 124
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 79
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.0% 0.67%
Households -0.1% 0.64%
Families 2.59% 0.75%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   1.87%

Rico, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rico to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 333 28th
Population Density # 323 30th
Diversity Index # 312 32nd
Median Household Income # 367 20th
Per Capita Income # 297 35th

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