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Center, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Center had a population of 2,444 as of July 1, 2019. 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 37.7531 and longitude -106.1086 in Saguache County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Center 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.


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Center, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Center, CO Housing Affordability Index is 190
State of Colorado Housing Affordability Index is 97
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Center, CO Wealth Index is 40
State of Colorado Wealth Index is 111
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,444
Population in Households 2,444
Population in Families 2,076
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 2,923
Diversity Index1 71
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $30,972
Average Household Income $46,572
Per Capita Income $16,807
Wealth Index3 40

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 980 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 519 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 359 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $86,607
Housing Affordability Index2 190
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 877
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 627
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.0% 0.77%
Households 1.09% 0.85%
Families 1.11% 0.82%
Median Household Income   0.51%
Per Capita Income   0.78%

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, 2019 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 # 157 66th
Population Density # 43 91st
Diversity Index # 46 90th
Median Household Income # 441 4th
Per Capita Income # 440 4th

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