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Saguache, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Saguache had a population of 482 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Saguache is located at latitude 38.0862 and longitude -106.1409 in Saguache County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Saguache (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Saguache County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,703 feet.

The Town of Saguache (GNIS ID: 2412591) 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 Saguache is located within Saguache Division of Saguache County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Saguache 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 Saguache: Siwatch, Siwatche.

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


Total Population 482
Daytime Population: Workers 548
Daytime Population: Residents 263
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 811
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.68
Population in Households 470
Population in Familes 332
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 1,210
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $28,562
Average Household Income $39,051
Per Capita Income $19,217


Total Housing Units 345 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 164 (47.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 (31.6%)
Median Home Value $116,176
Average Home Value $188,117


Total Households 236
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 127
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 -0.09% 0.04%
Households -0.06% 0.17%
Families -0.32% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

Saguache, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saguache 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 # 286 38th
Population Density # 154 67th
Diversity Index # 128 72nd
Median Household Income # 450 2nd
Per Capita Income # 427 7th

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