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Holly, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Holly had a population of 789 as of July 1, 2020. Holly ranks in 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 Holly is located at latitude 38.0522 and longitude -102.1227 in Prowers County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Holly encompass a land area of 0.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Prowers County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,392 feet.

The Town of Holly (GNIS ID: 2412764) 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 Holly is located within Holly Division of Prowers County.


Holly, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 789 (100%)
Population in Households 744 (94.3%)
Population in Families 640 (81.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 45 ( 5.7%)
Population Density 1,091
Diversity Index2 73


Median Household Income $40,202
Average Household Income $55,485
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $20,726
Wealth Index5 47


Total HU (Housing Units) 377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 204 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 89 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 (22.3%)
Median Home Value $86,364
Average Home Value $141,422
Housing Affordability Index3 279


Total Households 293
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 207
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 -0.05% -0.18%
Households -0.03% -0.14%
Families -0.05% -0.19%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.49%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%


Holly, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Holly 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 # 240 48th
Population Density # 178 61st
Median Household Income # 412 10th
Housing Affordability Index # 449 98th
Per Capita Income # 420 9th
Diversity Index # 39 92nd

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