Southern Ute CDP, CO Profile: Facts & Data


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Southern Ute CDP, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Southern Ute Census Designated Place had a population of 186 as of July 1, 2020. Southern Ute CDP ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Southern Ute CDP is located at latitude 37.0749 and longitude -107.5933 in La Plata County. The formal boundaries for the Southern Ute Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 15.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Southern Ute Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583299) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Southern Ute Census Designated Place is located within Ignacio Division of La Plata County.


Southern Ute CDP, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 186 (100%)
Population in Households 186 (100.0%)
Population in Families 151 (81.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 12
Diversity Index2 63


Median Household Income $61,678
Average Household Income $84,174
% of Income for Mortgage4 23%
Per Capita Income $34,246
Wealth Index5 96


Total HU (Housing Units) 83 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 58 (69.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $333,333
Average Home Value $460,714
Housing Affordability Index3 123


Total Households 74
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 48
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.49% 0.53%
Households 0.4% 0.53%
Families 0.85% 0.41%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
Owner Occupied HU   0.68%


Southern Ute CDP, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Southern Ute CDP to the other 459 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 363 21st
Population Density # 454 1st
Median Household Income # 219 53rd
Housing Affordability Index # 226 49th
Per Capita Income # 206 55th
Diversity Index # 86 81st

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