Dolores, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dolores, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Dolores had a population of 966 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Dolores is located at latitude 37.474 and longitude -108.4998 in Montezuma County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Dolores (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montezuma County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,936 feet.

The Town of Dolores (GNIS ID: 2412439) 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 Dolores is located within Dolores Division of Montezuma County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dolores 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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Dolores, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 966
Daytime Population: Workers 516
Daytime Population: Residents 551
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,067
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 960
Population in Familes 727
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 1,327
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $33,469
Average Household Income $50,333
Per Capita Income $23,325


Total Housing Units 501 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 279 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 164 (32.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $230,814
Average Home Value $293,321


Total Households 443
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 265
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 0.44% 0.45%
Households 0.38% 0.45%
Families 1.61% 0.37%
Median Household Income   3.35%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

Dolores, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dolores 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 # 219 52nd
Population Density # 138 70th
Diversity Index # 257 44th
Median Household Income # 430 6th
Per Capita Income # 357 22nd

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