South Fork, CO Profile: Facts & Data


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South Fork, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of South Fork had a population of 404 as of July 1, 2018. South Fork ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for South Fork is located at latitude 37.6692 and longitude -106.6429 in Rio Grande County. The formal boundaries for the Town of South Fork (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rio Grande County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 8,209 feet.

The Town of South Fork (GNIS ID: 2413307) 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 South Fork is located within Del Norte Division of Rio Grande County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for South Fork: Baxterville.

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South Fork, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 404
Population in Households 402
Population in Familes 327
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 163
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $35,723
Average Household Income $60,746
Per Capita Income $28,969


Total Housing Units 596 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 127 (21.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 ( 9.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 411 (69.0%)
Median Home Value $230,208
Average Home Value $290,748


Total Households 185
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 125
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.55% 0.39%
Households 0.54% 0.43%
Families -0.57% 0.32%
Median Household Income   4.29%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

South Fork, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Fork to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 301 34th
Population Density # 377 18th
Diversity Index # 236 48th
Median Household Income # 411 10th
Per Capita Income # 231 50th

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