Del Norte, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Del Norte, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Del Norte had a population of 1,619 as of July 1, 2017. Del Norte 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 Del Norte is located at latitude 37.6784 and longitude -106.3539 in Rio Grande County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Del Norte (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rio Grande County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,884 feet.

The Town of Del Norte (GNIS ID: 2412416) 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 Del Norte is located within Del Norte Division of Rio Grande County.

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


Total Population 1,619
Daytime Population: Workers 711
Daytime Population: Residents 787
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,498
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 1,544
Population in Familes 1,207
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density2 1,607
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $26,165
Average Household Income $38,244
Per Capita Income $15,765


Total Housing Units 852 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 394 (46.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 261 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 197 (23.1%)
Median Home Value $95,126
Average Home Value $130,253


Total Households 655
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 418
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 -0.56% -0.73%
Households -0.56% -0.71%
Families -0.45% -0.78%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

Del Norte, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Del Norte 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 # 177 62nd
Population Density # 108 77th
Diversity Index # 28 94th
Median Household Income # 455 1st
Per Capita Income # 452 2nd

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