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The Town of Dinosaur had a population of 349 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Dinosaur is located at latitude 40.2406 and longitude -109.0086 in Moffat County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Dinosaur (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Moffat County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,922 feet.

The Town of Dinosaur (GNIS ID: 2412432) 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 Dinosaur is located within Dinosaur Division of Moffat County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dinosaur: Artesia.

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


Total Population 349
Daytime Population: Workers 63
Daytime Population: Residents 215
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 278
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 348
Population in Familes 281
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 445
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $50,310
Average Household Income $62,615
Per Capita Income $25,368


Total Housing Units 175 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 (23.4%)
Median Home Value $93,966
Average Home Value $160,714


Total Households 134
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 87
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 0.4% 0.06%
Households 0.31% 0.0%
Families -0.62% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

Dinosaur, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dinosaur 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 # 306 33rd
Population Density # 294 36th
Diversity Index # 236 48th
Median Household Income # 273 41st
Per Capita Income # 316 31st

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