Bayfield, CO Profile: Facts & Data


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Bayfield, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Bayfield had a population of 2,846 as of July 1, 2018. Bayfield ranks in the upper 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 Bayfield is located at latitude 37.2352 and longitude -107.5948 in La Plata County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bayfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. La Plata County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,900 feet.

The Town of Bayfield (GNIS ID: 2411667) 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 Bayfield is located within Bayfield Division of La Plata County.

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


Total Population 2,846
Population in Households 2,846
Population in Familes 2,385
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,974
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $68,939
Average Household Income $83,192
Per Capita Income $32,731


Total Housing Units 1,143 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 790 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 308 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $283,683
Average Home Value $311,375


Total Households 1,097
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 764
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 2.44% 2.16%
Households 2.39% 2.13%
Families 2.35% 2.04%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Bayfield, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bayfield 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 # 147 68th
Population Density # 78 83rd
Diversity Index # 188 59th
Median Household Income # 142 69th
Per Capita Income # 186 60th

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