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The Blende Census Designated Place had a population of 891 as of July 1, 2017. Blende 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 Blende is located at latitude 38.2527 and longitude -104.5663 in Pueblo County. The formal boundaries for the Blende Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Pueblo County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,737 feet.

The Blende Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583212) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with 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 Blende Census Designated Place is located within Saint Charles Mesa Division of Pueblo County.

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


Total Population 891
Daytime Population: Workers 1,061
Daytime Population: Residents 445
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,506
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.69
Population in Households 891
Population in Familes 757
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 662
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $58,828
Average Household Income $73,743
Per Capita Income $29,171


Total Housing Units 406 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 261 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $206,140
Average Home Value $265,649


Total Households 362
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 257
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 0.2% 0.25%
Households 0.15% 0.22%
Families 0.83% 0.16%
Median Household Income   4.05%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

Blende, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blende 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 # 227 51st
Population Density # 252 45th
Diversity Index # 74 84th
Median Household Income # 197 57th
Per Capita Income # 220 52nd

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