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Bayfield, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Bayfield had a population of 2,764 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bayfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,764
Daytime Population: Workers 1,134
Daytime Population: Residents 1,437
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,571
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 2,764
Population in Familes 2,310
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,917
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $65,122
Average Household Income $80,158
Per Capita Income $31,482


Total Housing Units 1,131 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 762 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 301 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $282,418
Average Home Value $306,908


Total Households 1,063
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 742
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 2.37% 2.06%
Households 2.28% 2.01%
Families 2.26% 1.89%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

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, 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 # 146 68th
Population Density # 79 83rd
Diversity Index # 191 59th
Median Household Income # 148 68th
Per Capita Income # 184 60th

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