Walsenburg, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Walsenburg, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Walsenburg had a population of 3,084 as of July 1, 2017. Walsenburg 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 Walsenburg is located at latitude 37.6306 and longitude -104.7817 in Huerfano County. The formal boundaries for the City of Walsenburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Huerfano County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,171 feet.

The City of Walsenburg (GNIS ID: 2412176) 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 Walsenburg is located within Walsenburg Division of Huerfano County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Walsenburg 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 Walsenburg: La Plaza de los Leones, Tourist City, Walsen.

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


Total Population 3,084
Daytime Population: Workers 1,219
Daytime Population: Residents 2,067
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,286
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 3,030
Population in Familes 2,194
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density2 1,032
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $28,634
Average Household Income $42,591
Per Capita Income $19,907


Total Housing Units 1,779 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 853 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 576 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 350 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $85,206
Average Home Value $113,437


Total Households 1,429
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 765
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 0.1% 0.28%
Households 0.12% 0.29%
Families 0.31% 0.23%
Median Household Income   3.24%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Walsenburg, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walsenburg 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 # 138 70th
Population Density # 184 60th
Diversity Index # 37 92nd
Median Household Income # 449 2nd
Per Capita Income # 415 10th

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