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Center, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Center had a population of 2,225 as of July 1, 2017. Center ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Center is located at latitude 37.7514 and longitude -106.1102 in Saguache County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Center (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Saguache County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,644 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Center are located in Saguache County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Rio Grande County.

The Town of Center (GNIS ID: 2413186) 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 Center is located within Center Division of Saguache County.

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


Total Population 2,225
Daytime Population: Workers 1,091
Daytime Population: Residents 1,137
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,228
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 2,225
Population in Familes 1,891
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,694
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $27,856
Average Household Income $42,278
Per Capita Income $15,105


Total Housing Units 931 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 428 (46.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 367 (39.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 137 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $86,757
Average Home Value $112,121


Total Households 794
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 569
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 -0.03% 0.04%
Households 0.02% 0.08%
Families 0.07% 0.04%
Median Household Income   3.44%
Per Capita Income   3.04%

Center, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Center 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 # 161 65th
Population Density # 46 90th
Diversity Index # 50 89th
Median Household Income # 452 2nd
Per Capita Income # 455 1st

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