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Nucla, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Nucla had a population of 706 as of July 1, 2017. Nucla ranks in the lower 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 Nucla is located at latitude 38.2665 and longitude -108.5487 in Montrose County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Nucla (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montrose County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,787 feet.

The Town of Nucla (GNIS ID: 2413058) 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 Nucla is located within Nucla Division of Montrose County.

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


Total Population 706
Daytime Population: Workers 319
Daytime Population: Residents 380
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 699
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 706
Population in Familes 568
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 981
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $46,065
Average Household Income $60,005
Per Capita Income $26,434


Total Housing Units 368 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 227 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $152,451
Average Home Value $188,216


Total Households 308
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 197
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 -0.1% 0.03%
Households 0.04% 0.06%
Families 0.43% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Nucla, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nucla 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 # 249 46th
Population Density # 192 58th
Diversity Index # 420 9th
Median Household Income # 310 33rd
Per Capita Income # 295 36th

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