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Black Hawk, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Black Hawk had a population of 130 as of July 1, 2017. Black Hawk ranks in the lower 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 Black Hawk is located at latitude 39.8011 and longitude -105.4892 in Gilpin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Black Hawk (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gilpin County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 8,537 feet.

The City of Black Hawk (GNIS ID: 2409856) 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 City of Black Hawk is located within Central City Division of Gilpin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Black Hawk 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 Black Hawk: Blackhawk.

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Black Hawk, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 130
Daytime Population: Workers 1,312
Daytime Population: Residents 51
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,363
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 10.48
Population in Households 129
Population in Familes 91
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 67
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $64,009
Average Household Income $84,059
Per Capita Income $38,760


Total Housing Units 72 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (22.2%)
Median Home Value $331,250
Average Home Value $403,788


Total Households 56
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 32
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 1.34% 1.35%
Households 1.3% 1.39%
Families 0.0% 1.22%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

Black Hawk, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Black Hawk 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 # 391 15th
Population Density # 417 9th
Diversity Index # 283 38th
Median Household Income # 157 66th
Per Capita Income # 110 76th

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