La Plata County CO Information


La Plata County Subdivisions

La Plata County CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 57,850
Population in Households 55,936
Population in Familes 41,876
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,914
Population Density2 34
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $59,478
Average Household Income $79,003
Per Capita Income $32,732


Total Housing Units 28,311 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,296 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,329 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,686 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $368,989
Average Home Value $433,916


Total Households 23,625
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 14,434
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 1.46% 1.49%
Households 1.38% 1.48%
Families 1.29% 1.42%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   2.47%


La Plata County CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Plata County to the other 64 counties and county equivalents 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 # 14 80th
Population Density # 16 77th
Diversity Index # 30 55th
Median Household Income # 22 67th
Per Capita Income # 23 66th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.