Monte Vista, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Monte Vista, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Monte Vista had a population of 4,337 as of July 1, 2017. Monte Vista 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 Monte Vista is located at latitude 37.5785 and longitude -106.1506 in Rio Grande County. The formal boundaries for the City of Monte Vista (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Rio Grande County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,664 feet.

The City of Monte Vista (GNIS ID: 2411143) 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 City of Monte Vista is located within Monte Vista Division of Rio Grande County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Monte Vista population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Monte Vista: Henry, Lariat, Monte.

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Monte Vista, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,337
Daytime Population: Workers 1,593
Daytime Population: Residents 2,270
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,863
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 4,265
Population in Familes 3,454
Population in Group Qrtrs 72
Population Density2 1,673
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $36,081
Average Household Income $47,934
Per Capita Income $19,246


Total Housing Units 1,960 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,041 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 686 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 233 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $112,234
Average Home Value $142,541


Total Households 1,727
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 1,141
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 -0.34% -0.7%
Households -0.37% -0.76%
Families -0.38% -0.78%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

Monte Vista, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monte Vista 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 # 118 74th
Population Density # 102 78th
Diversity Index # 10 98th
Median Household Income # 415 10th
Per Capita Income # 426 7th

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