La Plata County CO Information


La Plata County Subdivisions

La Plata County CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 56,330
Daytime Population: Workers 30,590
Daytime Population: Residents 26,526
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 57,116
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 54,506
Population in Familes 40,582
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,824
Population Density2 33
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $58,228
Average Household Income $76,823
Per Capita Income $31,802


Total Housing Units 27,800 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,755 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,227 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,818 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $352,780
Average Home Value $414,088


Total Households 22,982
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 14,075
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 1.29% 1.35%
Households 1.19% 1.32%
Families 1.12% 1.27%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   2.38%


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, 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 # 14 80th
Population Density # 16 77th
Diversity Index # 32 52nd
Median Household Income # 23 66th
Per Capita Income # 23 66th

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