La Veta, CO 81055 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 81055: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
La Veta, CO 81055

Not Acceptable, USPS
Indian Creek, CO 81055
Ojo, CO 81055
Wahatoya, CO 81055

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Huerfano County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.461, Longitude -105.039
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 102
  • PO Box Addresses: 728
  • Residential Addresses: 451
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 451

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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La Veta, CO 81055 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,324
Daytime Population: Workers 533
Daytime Population: Residents 704
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,237
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 1,298
Population in Familes 969
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 5
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $36,756
Average Household Income $54,361
Per Capita Income $27,809


Total Housing Units 1,688 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 468 (27.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 202 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,018 (60.3%)
Median Home Value $232,394
Average Home Value $298,130


Total Households 670
Average Household Size 1.94
Family Households 388
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 -0.23% -0.02%
Households -0.2% 0.0%
Families -0.32% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.4%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

La Veta, CO 81055 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 81055 to the other 503 ZIP Codes 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 # 311 38th
Population Density # 345 32nd
Diversity Index # 241 52nd
Median Household Income # 458 9th
Per Capita Income # 300 41st

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