Rio Grande County CO Information


Rio Grande County Subdivisions

Rio Grande County CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,731
Daytime Population: Workers 5,466
Daytime Population: Residents 5,522
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,988
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 11,533
Population in Familes 9,531
Population in Group Qrtrs 198
Population Density2 13
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $37,200
Average Household Income $53,739
Per Capita Income $21,644


Total Housing Units 6,630 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,011 (45.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,658 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,961 (29.6%)
Median Home Value $147,749
Average Home Value $187,039


Total Households 4,669
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 3,208
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 -0.29% -0.65%
Households -0.32% -0.68%
Families -0.38% -0.72%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.66%


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, 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 # 37 44th
Population Density # 31 53rd
Diversity Index # 5 94th
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.