Rio Grande County CO Information


Rio Grande County Subdivisions

Rio Grande County CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 12,637
Population in Households 12,439
Population in Familes 10,317
Population in Group Qrtrs 198
Population Density1 14
Diversity Index2 70


Median Household Income $37,932
Average Household Income $53,654
Per Capita Income $21,606


Total Housing Units 6,789 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,117 (45.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,916 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,756 (25.9%)
Median Home Value $143,189
Average Home Value $195,637


Total Households 5,033
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 3,452
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 0.65% 0.42%
Households 0.63% 0.41%
Families 0.56% 0.36%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   1.85%


Rio Grande County CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rio Grande County to the other 64 counties and county equivalents in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 36 45th
Population Density # 30 55th
Diversity Index # 6 92nd
Median Household Income # 55 16th
Per Capita Income # 55 16th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.